In today’s global landscape, where micro-interactions and non-stop demands often set the tone, providing organizations a powerful way to disconnect from the every day and reconnect with each other can be the catalyst for a high-performing team.
Your team needs confidence, resilience, and leadership to accomplish their goals. Through experiential learning, a team can deepen their bonds, strengthen their decision-making capacity, and prepare to lead in a changing world.
For over five decades, NOLS instructors have leveraged wilderness classrooms, outdoor skills, and a proven leadership model to help organizations and teams move through their daily grind. By customizing an expedition course, from a few days to a full week, participants will draw on existing strengths and uncover areas of growth, and walk away with the skills to succeed—together.
Prepare your team to lead in a changing world.
Custom Wilderness Expeditions
Far from the noise of modern life, your group will learn to travel, lead, and thrive on a multi-day outdoor expedition. The wilderness provides teams a dynamic classroom in which to learn in real-time. NOLS faculty guide participants through skills, impactful lessons from decision-making to facing real-life challenges together.
Leadership Navigation Challenge
Get out of the office and take your team to the next level. Built around an urban geocaching adventure, NOLS’ Leadership Navigation Challenge is a one- to three-day experience. Instructors create a challenge course for teams to navigate with opportunities to pause and reflect on group functionality. The session includes structured learning, feedback opportunities, and a relevant, impactful curriculum to build a more cohesive team.
Taking risks may be critical to achieving your organization’s educational goals. Risk is inherent in outdoor activities and international programming. You can improve risk management practices and better manage uncertainty with the help of NOLS Risk Services.
Risk management planning is valuable for anyone who ventures off the beaten path. From outdoor enthusiasts and volunteer trip leaders to outdoor education programs, guide companies, service learning and travel providers, scientists' groups, and more. Whether you take your family hiking or run an established program, choosing to invest in risk management planning is choosing responsible leadership.
All of our services are informed by decades of managing risk for our own global programs. Expand your risk management toolbox today and step forward with confidence.
We believe in giving people the tools they need to respond in an emergency, whether in the backcountry or their communities. When you bring a NOLS Wilderness Medicine course to your organization you join in our goal to develop leadership, improvisation, and self-sufficiency skills, allowing people who travel in remote locations to care for themselves and each other.
Whether you’re a college, camp, research organization, guide service, or governmental agency—we can travel around the globe to certify your staff or students to manage emergencies in austere environments. You can choose from a variety of course offerings lasting 2-10 days and delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Swedish.
Explore your options and join a community of course sponsors committed to expanding the reach of wilderness medicine skills. NOLS Wilderness Medicine is a GSA Authorized Federal Supplier. See our Authorized Federal Supply Schedule Price List.