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Effective leaders in the outdoors are people of integrity, motivated by the best interest of participants, formally trained, technically prepared to make good decisions in variable conditions, and engaging and inspiring communicators. The influence of the professional leader enriches the outdoor experience while promoting safety and the sustainability of wild places. 

Learning Outcomes:

The Certified Outdoor Leader is able to...

  • Describe and apply situational leadership theory.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness by identifying one's preferred leadership styles.
  • Explain the role of the outdoor leader.
  • Model appropriate leadership style, professionalism, and ethical behavior.
  • Communicate effectively and provide feedback.

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Wilderness Education Association, Inc.
151 NC Highway 9, Ste B, Box 136
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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