You can step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to your participants, staff, and organization. Risk management planning is critical for any organization taking people into remote environments, whether close to home or across the globe.
In the two-day NOLS Risk Management Training, you will build a prioritized action plan to improve your organization’s risk management practices. You will identify your program’s strengths and areas for growth. You will also learn a framework for designing risk management systems that meet the unique needs of your program.
Who Should Attend?
If you oversee a program that takes people off the beaten path, you are a good candidate for this course. Participants represent organizations from:
- Outdoor education programs
- Colleges and universities
- Secondary schools
- Study abroad, international programs, and travel companies
- Military outdoor programs
- Wilderness therapy programs
- Guide services
- Scientific research entities
- Others operating in remote environments
Outcomes and Benefits to Your Program
- Learn a structured approach to designing a risk management plan.
- Analyze your approach to risk oversight, curriculum, staff hiring and training, field support services, and emergency planning.
- Participate in exercises to help you evaluate your approach to staffing, contracting, and serious incident response.
Tools You'll Receive
- Risk Management Action Plan Workbook
- NOLS Crisis Management Template and NOLS Wilderness Medicine Protocol Package
- Resource examples and templates, including a risk release, health form, orientation checklist, transportation policy, and more.
- Risk Management Oversight
- Participant Agreement and Enrollment Materials
- Accepted Behaviors and Expulsion Policies
- Health Review
- Program Evaluation and Incident Review
- Staff Hiring
- Policies, Practices, and Protocols
- Staff Training
- Medical Treatment
- Emergency Response Planning
- Crisis Management
- Action Planning for your Organization