"The training was informative, engaging and most importantly set our staff up to understand the seriousness of their driving responsibilities and perform them to a high standard when working in a professional capacity."
— Ellen Sagmyr, former Director of Programs
Montana Yellowstone Expeditions (renamed REACH)
The Outdoor Safety Institute offers custom training program on a contract basis. These training services range from conference workshops to comprehensive multi-day staff training programs. Broad areas of focus include risk management, outdoor leadership, technical skills, and driver training.
Training on safety and liability management for:
- Boards of directors
- Field instructors
OSI also offers conference workshops and presentations on these topics.
Experiential classroom and field training curriculum building on the AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership by OSI's Alex Kosseff.
- Past courses have ranged from 4 hours to two weeks
- Focus on group dynamics, decision making, teaching, facilitation, and much more
- Role playing scenarios & case study are key training tools
- Option to include technical skills training components
Training programs can include:
- Backcountry travel and safety skills
- Mountaineering and backcountry skiing
- Rock climbing : PCIA or AMGA certifications available
- Wilderness medicine certification : working in partnership with Aerie Backcountry Medicine
- Whitewater safety and rescue : with help from our friends at the Whitewater Rescue Institute
On site training or curriculum materials for delivery of your own training.
- Be proactive in the face of the most significant risk most outdoor programs face
- Training customized to the staffing and operating environments of outdoor programs
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