If you are a practicing or aspiring trip leader and want to develop your skills as an outdoor educator, then this course is made for you. On this course, you'll join a diverse group of trip organizers to learn the NOLS leadership curriculum in a setting designed for leaders and educators who don't have a lot of time or a huge budget. This 9-day course, which takes place in the wilderness areas of the Southwest, focuses on leadership development through dynamic, on-the-trail teaching methods including scenarios, real-time problem solving, and experiential learning. You'll learn the intricacies of trip planning and how to organize expeditions of your own. You’ll also enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Gila’s ponderosa pine forests and unique wildlife. You will leave the Southwest with an inspiration to lead and the skills to make your own expeditions possible.