18 years of age (16 or 17 year-olds can attain probationary certification which will become permanent on their 18th birthday. Read a 60 page manual & complete quizzes before attending course. Attend both days for certification.
Completing an OCC course through licensed instructors gives you
1. A nationally valid outdoor leadership certification.
2. A one-year membership to the OCC.
The course is divided between in- class learning (65%) and field exercises (35%). The learning format will be primarily guided & group discussions. Topics include: leadership, integrating ‘activity’ ‘participant’ and ‘venue’ to promote event quality and safety, constructing activity plans, identifying hazards and mitigation strategies, communication and team building between participants, co-leaders and other stakeholders, group management, enhancing situational awareness, emergency response, and post trip debriefing and facilitation.
“I feel more skilled as a outdoor practitioner and have developed a knowledge base to make outdoor learning opportunities more engaging and learner-centred. I really appreciate the aspect of shared leadership.” - Course Participant
1 Parkside Dr
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1K7
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