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Becoming a Technical Skills Trainer

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Technical Skills Trainer is a relatively new role within OA. The idea is to develop a cadre of leaders who are super-solid on all the outdoor technical skills and who are the instructors for the Leader Training Technical Skills Classes. We are now taking applications for people interested in becoming paid staff to teach these classes which take place over Fall Break, Spring Break and in April. You need to have completed all of OA Leader Training (including an LTT) before becoming a trainer.  Preference is for those who have led at least one OA multi-day trip.

Typically, the Techinical Skills Trip is combined with some form of Leave No Trace training-- either an LNT Master Educator Course or an LNT Trainer Trip.  Both roles require a strong foundational understanding of effective teaching, and then build up their specific skill sets.  Succesful completion of the trip will result in being eligible to teach both Technical Skills and Leave No Trace Skills to OA leaders-in-training.

Visit our LNT page for more complete information. 

Fall Break Trip: Technial Skills Trainer Trip & LNT Master Educator Trip

  • Departs Sunday (10/28) returns Friday (11/2). 

  • All participants are strongly encouraged to teach their first class on Saturday, November 3rd

Written Application Deadline is Monday, October 8th by 5pm

The focus of the trip will be perfecting your technical skills and learning how to teach those outdoor technical skills to others. Interested leaders should submit a brief application available above and sign up for the trip online at the OA TripStore Applications will be reviewed by the OA Program Coordinator and applicants will be notified about their acceptance.