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Outdoor Action

Leadership Starts Here



Teaching with Intention

This workshop will utilize some of the educational workshops taught during WMI's Instructor Training Courses to help participants develop a more deliberate approach to teaching. Working with concepts including Three Sentence Teaching, Reverse Planning, and Style versus Curriculum, senior WMI instructors will guide participants through a series of exercises designed to help instructors transition from being instinctive educators to being intentional educators.

The Power of Empathy

The RSA public events programme has launched RSA Shorts (  This new series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA public events programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world. It responds to the ever-increasing need for new ideas and inspiration in our busy lives and acts as a shot of 'mental espresso' to awaken the curiosity in all of us.


By the campus community, for our campus community

Leadership means taking an active role as a member of the Princeton community. That means actively supporting the values that underly this diverse educationnal community. The OA Leadership Starts Here Initiative encourages everyone to become actively involved with UMatter.

The Outdoor Action Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Creating a campus culture that values and respects diversity and encourages students to engage in civil discourse is one of the principal tenets of Princeton’s mission. The Outdoor Action Program addresses this issue as a core value in every aspect of our programming. Our primary vehicles are through small group experiential learning opportunities in the outdoors and through our student leadership development program.

The original proposal establishing Outdoor Action identified these core principles which have guided the program for over forty years:

Leader Parents

Becoming an OA Leader for Princeton and Beyond

Becoming an OA Leader is one of the most valuable things a student can do during their four years at Princeton. OA provides the most extensive leadership development program on campus. We teach skills that allow students to develop their confidence to make critical decisions, assess their group and develop effective communication, respect diversity and encourage students to explore cultures and experiences outside their confort zone.