Executive Leadership Kayak Expedition

Credit: Devin Duffy

Executive Leadership Kayak Expedition

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 Prince William Sound, 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.



2020 Dates

July 10 – July 17, 2020

Tuition: $3,365


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8 days

Minimum Age

30 yrs.


Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics


Palmer, Alaska

Fly in/out

Anchorage, Alaska

Skills learned

Sea Kayaking

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 2, 2020
Tuition balance is due May 1, 2020

Essential Eligibility Criteria