Photo Credits

Scouting Victoria Falls

Kayakers scout below Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya locally) on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

© Michael Long : http://www.michaellongphoto.com/

OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 5/26/16

OSI Team



Meet the OSI Team!

At OSI we are grateful to work with an incredible team, including some of the most qualified risk management consultants with decades of experience in the outdoor field. We had the opportunity for a few interviews at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference in October 2015 to give voice to the consultants you are likely to work with on your risk management review or other project supporting your program's risk management needs.

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Field Safety    Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Gennifre Hartman

on 11/10/15

Classroom Teaching



International Programming

Thinking about broadening your program to international destinations? Already venturing beyond national borders? There's much to consider, and OSI consultant and international program specialist Gennifre Hartman helps steer you in the right direction.

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Field Safety    Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 10/13/15

MRMC



Midwest Risk Management Symposium

OSI is happy to share the announcement for the 2015 Midwest Risk Management Symposium. OSI attended this great event in its kickoff years and it has proven from the start to be remarkably valuable, especially for the Midwest region leaders of risk management in the outdoor field.

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Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Andrew Leider

on 9/14/15

Rope Team



Do We Have a Risk Management Culture?

Andrew Leider is back! Here, he expands on the basics of building a risk management culture. What is risk management culture anyway? Andrew helps define it and explains how it's essential for programs in the outdoor industry, where risk management efforts—and their successful implementation—are an absolute priority. How does your program's risk management culture add up? The included self-assessment tool gives you a fantastic opportunity to find out. 

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OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 9/6/15

WRMC 2015



WRMC 2015

This year's Wilderness Risk Management Conference is October 14-16 in Portland, Oregon. OSI's Alex Kosseff and Andrew Leider will co-present "10 Steps to Better Risk Management,"  and you will have an opportunity to meet OSI's new Director, John Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Program Management    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Brad Beggs

on 5/18/15

Young Hiker



New Leaders and Confidence

East Carolina University Director of the Adventure Program Brad Beggs shares a fresh perspective on the Conscious Competence Model. Working with new leaders takes keen awareness of not only their consciousness and competence of skills, but also the interplay of these with confidence.

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Outdoor Leadership    
By

Chad Laflamme

on 3/25/15

Backpackers Group



Emotional Safety in Adventure Programming

Senior Outward Bound staff and Masters in Education candidate Chad Laflamme talks emotional safety. Beyond physical safety, easy-to-overlook (yet essential) emotional safety must be met to reach our goals. After laying the groundwork, Chad gives some great options for setting and maintaining an inclusive tone for an entire trip, including fantastic ways to create and implement a group contract.

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OSI News    Outdoor Leadership    
By

OSI Staff

on 6/7/13

AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, Kindle Edition



Outdoor Leadership Guide eBook

The AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd Edition, by OSI’s Alex Kosseff, has just become available in as an ebook in  KindleNook and iOS (iPad, iPhone, & iPad Touch) formats. This is the best reviewed outdoor leadership book on Amazon with ten 5-star reviews, and it is used a the text for numerous outdoor leadership courses!

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Field Safety    Incidents    Outdoor Leadership    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 5/8/13

Sheep Creek 12' Avalanche Crown



Questions After 5 Die in Avalanche

Colorado's deadliest avalanche in 50 years killed 5. The group, many of whom had just met, came together as part of the Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering, an event intended to promote backcountry snowboarding and avalanche safety. Questions about how such incidents can be prevented and links to some of the best coverage.

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