A campsite overlooking a sweeping view of Utah's canyons.
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Executive Leadership Canyons Expedition


7 days


30+ yrs


$3,750 to $4,000

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Join a small group of professionals from the business, government, military and non-profit worlds to participate in a week-long executive backpack canyon expedition in southeastern Utah.  It is designed for participants to accelerate their leadership capabilities, discover their signature style as leaders and develop tools for driving innovation in dynamic environments.

The foundation of the course is built upon NOLS’ essential expedition skills of effective communication, problem-solving, positive influence, and strategically delivering results.  Participants navigate the technical and environmental challenges of field-based learning in the wilderness by getting out of their comfort zones, adapting to a steadily evolving set of scenarios, committing to group over self and learning by collaborating with others.

Participants graduate from the course with transferable skills that will deepen their personal leadership and serve them in their professional career and communities.

Additional Details

Gear Provided: tarps, cookware and other group gear. Personal gear is not provided.

Mileage: 20-30 miles

Course deposit due date is May 23, 2021

Tuition balance is due August 23, 2021

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Cancellation Policy for cancellations not related to COVID-19:

If you cancel or leave for any reason we will retain the non-refundable deposit or the following percentage of tuition, whichever is greater:

Between 15 and 29 days prior to the course start date, NOLS will retain 25 percent of the course tuition
Between 8 and 14 days prior to the course start date, NOLS will retain 50 percent of the course tuition
Less than 8 days prior to the course start date or after the course has begun, there will be no refunds

Course Dates

2 courses

Oct 23 - 29, 2021


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Apr 2 - 8, 2022


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