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Amc Guide to Outdoor Leadership
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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, 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 kids and young adults. 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 effective outdoors leader, whether a scout leader, camp leader, guide, educator, or adventurous parent.
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1. Foundations of Leadership 2. Awareness 3. Decision Making 4. Leadership 5. Field Safety 6. Crisis 7. Leading Youth: get the kids outside! 8. Participants 9. Expedition Behavior 10. Group [DYNAMICS?] 11. Effective Communication 12. Teaching & Facilitation 13. Trip Planning 14. Organizational Risk Management 15. Environmental Stewardship 16. Learning to Lead 17. Don't Forget to Have Fun Appendix A. Training Resources B. Selected References Index

About the Author

ALEX KOSSEFF is director of the Outdoor Safety Institute, where he advises outdoor education and recreation organizations on risk management, staff training, and volunteer-based programs. He has twenty years of outdoor leadership experience, having worked as an Outward Bound chief instructor and staff trainer, backpacking and canoeing trip leader, environmental educator, and wilderness medicine instructor. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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