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Advanced Leader Training Trip

Fall 2016 ALTT on Old Rag

The Advanced Leader Training Trip (ALTT) is a 5-night backpacking trip designed for those OA leaders who have led at least one trip and who want to focus on further developing their leadership and interpersonal skills. The advanced leadership techniques developed during the trip will be applicable both to the wilderness and to other areas of campus life. It will be led by Caroline + LTs and take place in a remote wilderness location. 

Although the focus will depend on the specific goals of the participants, leadership abilities and interpersonal skills will be emphasized over the teaching of advanced technical skills. Participants will learn to be aware of their own weaknesses (and strengths) and how they can continue to improve upon those in the future.

Complex simulations will challenge participants’ technical, group management, and problem solving abilities; throughout, awareness of one’s own leadership and different leadership styles will be emphasized. There will be significant opportunities to practice debriefing groups both formally and informally.

The ALTT promises to be a challenging, yet ultimately fun and rewarding trip. Each participant will lead for two full days, providing ample opportunity to improve upon teaching and leadership skills.

Participants should possess a desire to reflect upon and improve their leadership.


Interested leaders should submit a brief application available above and sign up for the trip online in the Leaders Only section of the OA TripStore. Applications will be reviewed by the OA Program Coordinator and applicants will be notified about their acceptance.

The next ALTT is scheduled for Fall Break 2019: Monday, October 28th- Saturday, November 2nd (packing on Sun., Oct. 27) in Shenandoah National Forest (VA)

Applications Due: Wednesday, October 2