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Leader Training

Leader Training information

FastTrack Schedule

This is the complete schedule for anyone doing FastTrack OA Leader Training during Spring Break.  Everyone needs to take all 5 days of HEART Wilderness First Aid classes.  To keep the class sizes small, everyone will be assigned to one of 2 groups for HEART and Technical Skills classes (X or Y), as well as a time & date for CPR.

Specific class assignments will be emailed to participants in March.

How to use a Compass

Learn how to navigate with a compass easily and efficiently with the Silva 1-2-3 system. This video teaches you how to use a compass with a map to get to your desired location with ease. You will be guided through this easy to follow 3 step program by expert orienteers from Silva.

Wilderness First Responder


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Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Course

2019 Dates: Sun. 1/27 (1 p.m. - 6 p.m.), 1/28 - 2/2 (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sun. 2/3 (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Location: Jadwin A06

Outdoor Action is offering a full Wilderness First Responder Course on campus during Intersession. WFR is heavily subsidized for OA Leaders! If you have completed leader training and led atleast 1 multi-day OA trip, the cost is only $75

Why Should You Take WFR?

  • You travel in the backcountry as a OA Leader

Managing Safety


Risk Assessment & Safety Management Model
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Creating a safe space to operate programs, both physical safety and psychological safety, requires understanding the dynamics that create unsafe situations. The Managing Safety Workshop will provide you with an understanding of how to evaluate and manage risk potential by identifying hazard factors and implementing safety factors that address increasing risk levels whether it is creating a safe environment in a physical setting like a team project, international travel or outdoor trip, or if it is dealing with the risks of institutional racism and bias.

Leader Training Trip

Leading a group on a multi-day trip either in a base camp setting or a backcountry setting requires extensive training in outdoor camping skills, effective first aid, judgment and decision making, leadership and group facilitation. The final part of OA Leader Training is the Leader Training Trip (LTT), a 6-day trip which pulls together all of the skills you have been learning all semester.