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AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, Second Edition

AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership

Please visit our AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership page for complete details on this new release.

Written by Outdoor Safety Institute Director, Alex Kosseff, the revised AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership has over 50% new content. This edition brings a new focus on risk management and outdoor safety, teaching, facilitation and leading youth.

This completely revised and updated handbook details the critical skills and concepts every professional or volunteer outdoors leader needs to know. Building on the basic foundations of leadership, case studies, and his own extensive leadership experience, Alex Kosseff explores such topics as effective decision-making, group dynamics, risk management, self-awareness and evaluation, conservation, and more. Also included is a new chapter on techniques for leading and motivating youth.

Comprehensive, readable, and packed with practical advice and real-life experiences, AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd edition is a must-read for anyone committed to becoming a safe and effective outdoors leader.

Advance praise for the second edition:

"A thorough, field-tested examination of what makes the best outdoor leaders . . . and how one of them could be you"

    —Robert Birkby, author of the Boy Scout Handbook, Mountain Madness, and Lightly on the Land

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I got the first edition and loved it. I’m going to order the second one now. This will really help with training my camp leaders for the summer.

By Lindsay Kell on 03/19/2011 at 03:27 PM

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