Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming - 2nd Edition

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming - 2nd Edition

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Aimed at students in recreation, outdoor education and physical education courses, as well as guides and instructors working in outdoor settings. Examines the historical and philosophical foundations of adventure programmes, reviews technical competencies that leaders should possess and provides safety and environmental guidelines they should follow. Provides a detailed look at the organisational and instructional skills an outdoor adventure leader should develop. Covers problem solving, decision making and the professional ethics associated with the role. Discusses the key future trends and issues associated with outdoor adventure programmes.show more

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  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 218.4 x 289.6 x 27.9mm | 997.91g
  • Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 48 Halftones, black and white; 53 Illustrations, black and white
  • 073605250X
  • 9780736052504
  • 234,947

About Simon Priest

Simon Priest currently holds professorships at management institutes and universities in several countries. He is the chief executive of teamworks.com, advising corporations as they develop teambuilding initiatives. He has authored over a dozen books and more than a hundred articles relating to teambuilding and leadership. His presentations on virtual teamwork and global leaders have been featured at conferences around the world. Michael Gass is a professor and co-ordinator of outdoor education at the University of New Hampshire. He has over 25 years of experience in teaching and adventure programming experiences and has also written for numerous international professional publications.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Outdoor Leadership; Part I: Foundations of Adventure Programming; Chapter 2. Philosophy of Adventure Programming; Chapter 3. History of Adventure Programming; Chapter 4. Individual Behaviour and Motivation; Chapter 5. Group Development and Dynamics; Part II: Practical and Organisational Skills for Outdoor Leaders; Chapter 6. Technical Skills; Chapter 7. Safety/Risk Management Skills; Chapter 8. Environmental Skills; Chapter 9. Trip Planning; Chapter 10. Risk Management; Part III: Instruction in Adventure Programming; Chapter 11. Experiential Education; Chapter 12. Instructional Methods; Chapter 13. Teaching Models; Part IV: Facilitation in Adventure Programming; Chapter 14. The Process of Facilitation; Chapter 15. Basic Facilitation Techniques; Chapter 16. Advanced Facilitation Techniques; Chapter 17. Facilitation Roles; Part V: Metaskills for Outdoor Leaders; Chapter 18. Flexible Leadership Style; Chapter 19. Effective Communication; Chapter 20. Experience-Based Judgement; Chapter 21. Problem Solving; Chapter 22. Decision Making; Chapter 23. Professional Ethics; Chapter 24. Trends and Issues.show more

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