Photo: Brien Sheedy
There are a lot of ways to learn about leadership—books, seminars, classes, degree programs—but how do you learn to be a leader? At NOLS, leadership isn’t just a concept to be studied and pondered; we give you the tools to be a leader. What you learn here are leadership skills and qualities you’ll carry with you the rest of your life.
NOLS Leadership Works for Life
The focus of leadership NOLS-style is on leading
small groups in the wilderness, but the lessons transfer
to your life when you participate in groups at school,
in sports and at work.
What is an Expedition?
goals, planning, efficiency and teamwork. Whether
you're climbing Denali or embarking on a new business
venture, these are the skills that will get you to
the top. Planning, preparing, performing… it's
a formula that applies not only to the wilderness,
but to the expedition of life.
What is Expedition Leadership
Expedition leadership is situationally appropriate action that directs or guides your group to set and achieve goals. Great leaders create an environment that inspires individuals and groups to achieve their full potential.