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Risk Management Consulting:
Gain expert perspective.
$$$ | 3-10 days | Bulding or Established Stage

Through NOLS risk management consulting you receive a professional assessment that will improve the way you handle the inherent hazards of taking people into remote and wild places. You choose the most appropriate review format:


On-site review:
A NOLS reviewer explores your program through on-site dialogue with administrative staff, trip leaders, participants, and parents.
Field Audit:
A NOLS reviewer observes and assesses your program.
Plan development:
A NOLS consultant designs field practices, emergency response plans, and/or administrative plans that help you manage risks and respond to emergencies.
Remote review:
A NOLS reviewer assesses components of your program remotely by reviewing paperwork and talking with administrative staff, trip leaders, participants, and parents.

Risk Management Consulting Process
1. Design: You engage in active dialogue with the NOLS risk management senior consultant to help you identify focal points for your review. During the design process you determine the most appropriate review format.
2. Preparation: The NOLS reviewer analyzes your written program materials, which you have collected. During this phase you prepare for the exploration phase by scheduling site visits and meetings between the NOLS reviewer and appropriate staff or participants of your organization.
3. Exploration: For each of the four review formats, the NOLS reviewer spends time in active dialogue with members or participants of your organization. The NOLS reviewer develops recommendations or materials that preserve the core nature of your programs, and concludes with a preliminary presentation of observations.
4. Final Report: The NOLS reviewer develops a final report, providing concrete observations and recommendations.
5. Post-review consultation: The risk management consulting process includes four hours of post-review consultation with the NOLS risk management senior consultant to provide support during the implementation of suggestions and recommendations.



Next Step: Contact Us!
Talk to our risk management senior consultant to discover how our consulting services can help your organization. Contact us by phone at 307-335-2222 or by email.

With 50 years of programmatic experience, NOLS risk management consultants have the experience to objectively improve your program.

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"I enthusiastically recommend the NOLS external review process. Program assessment and refinement are critical in any organization, and obtaining outside perspectives from highly qualified risk management professionals is an essential element. In our experience, the NOLS review team was easy to work with, thorough, and insightful. The feedback we received was constructive and progress-oriented, with clear and actionable recommendations. I’m certain we are a stronger program for having gone through the review process."

Derek Doucet
Middlebury College

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NOLS risk management staff is trained to review the following for your organization:

  • Emergency response systems and crisis management
  • Working with the media and families
  • Field support services, including equipment, vehicles and rations
  • Administrative practices including staff hiring, training and curriculum development
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