New ICO Chair? Never been to an ICO Chair Training? Are you part of the ICO leadership in your group?
If yes, then the upcoming ICO Chair Training October 31 - November 2 at NatureBridge Conference Center in Sausalito, CA may be for you!
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with Sierra Club staff, other ICO volunteers, and some of our Sierra Club Outdoors partners to improve your skills in program planning, building community partnerships, using Sierra Club resources, promoting your program, and sharing best practices on common ICO issues. It is guaranteed to refresh, rejuvenate, and make one feel like you are part of a supportive network of other ICO leaders. Click her to learn more and apply.
Check out Joshua Brandon's (the Sierra Club's Military and Community Outdoor Recreation Organizer) white paper on "Working with the Military Community" and call notes from our first in our Continuing Education Call Series.
If you have a topic you are interested seeing discussed (especially if you would like to help run it!), please contact Sascha Paris (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Walters (email@example.com).
Come join us May 16-18, 2014 in Hampton, GA for our first Training for Trainers!
Sierra Club Outdoors has set a goal of training 600 new Outing Leaders who will connect 3000 new participants on Outings by the end of 2015. In order to accomplish this ambitious goal, we need to develop an energetic, regionally diverse pool of trainers who are able to facilitate high quality OLT 101, OLT 201 and Basic First Aid trainings.
Are you excited about taking part in this ambitious goal of connecting the public to the great outdoors? Are you interested in developing your presentation and facilitation skills? Are you able to conduct at least two OLT 101 or 201 regional trainings annually for the next two years? Then this training may be for you!
Learn to lead the trips you see in the Sierra magazine! We are running a lodge-based National Training Trip running this August at Sierra Club's own Hutchinson Lodge. To learn more about the five-month pre-trip homework and the five-day trip (and apply), visit: August 20-24 at Hutchinson Lodge in Norden, CA (First homework is due in April.)
Space is available on a WFA at the California Alpine Club May 8-9, 2014. This course is being hosted by the CANVOS subcommittee. Food and lodging option is available. To learn more and register, visit the brochure.
National Outings (the program that runs the trips in the Sierra magazine) is offering two backpack Training Trips - one in the Northwest and one in the Southwest. To learn more about the five-month pre-trip homework and the five-day trip (and apply), visit:
Do you lead others on trips in remote outdoor settings? Learn and practice your skills in the recognition, assessment and treatment of medical emergencies in the beautiful Sierra Nevada (and stay at the Sierra Club's famous Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, CA). Instruction, food and lodging are available for both courses. To learn more and register:
May 3-5 WFR-Recert - If you have a current Wilderness First Responder and need to recertify, this is the course for you! These rigorous three days of training will help you refine your skills.
May 17-26 WFR - This full Wilderness First Responder is ideal for those who are leading groups (or recreating) in remote settings where 911 is not an option.