Students kayaking towards mountains in the Prince William Sound in Alaska.
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Executive Leadership Kayak Expedition


8 days


30+ yrs



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This course selects a small group of professionals from the business, government, military and non-profit worlds to participate in a week-long executive sea kayak expedition in Alaska. It is designed for participants to accelerate their leadership capabilities, explore 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 serve them to step forward and lead in their professional career and community.

Additional Details

Gear: Provided: tents, tarps, cookware, and other group gear. Personal gear is not provided.
Mileage: 30-40 miles

Course deposit due date is March 1, 2021
Tuition balance is due May 1, 2021

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Course Dates

1 course

Jul 2 - 9, 2021