Leadership Outdoor Council of Canada

 Maritime Daytripping offers Leadership Training with the Outdoor Council of Canada (http://www.outdoorcouncil.ca/) .


(Contact info@daytrippingnb.com for custom course booking for your group)


What is the Outdoor Council of Canada?

The Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is a nationally incorporated, non-profit, member-owned organization.  The OCC has been founded to encourage, promote, and facilitate safety-oriented outdoor education and recreation programs, along with leadership opportunities, which are accessible to every Canadian.


What is the purpose of the Outdoor Council of Canada?

The purpose of the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is to ensure that the long-standing Canadian tradition of connection with, and involvement in, the natural world is maintained and nurtured in practical and accessible ways.


 

Courses and Modules of the Field Leader Program

Field Leader courses are designed for entry level leaders. As such, beginner leaders are restricted to low risk terrain and must operate under the supervision of other, more experienced, outdoor practitioners. Most Field Leader courses and modules cover leadership considerations. Outdoor practitioners are encouraged to pursue additional technical training relevant to specific activities. Click here for information regarding possible development avenues as an outdoor leader.


OCC Courses

Field Leader (Hiking):

This course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a hiking activity for one day. Students will be required to read a 60 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the course. Course length is 16 hours. Graduates of the FL (Hiking) course are qualified to lead one day trips into class 1 hiking terrain as defined in the Outdoor Council of Canada's Matrix. The scope of practice for a FL (Hiking) graduate can be found Here.

 

Field Leader (Paddling):

This course offers a systematic approach to planning and managing a paddling activity for one day. Prior to the course, students will be required to obtain a technical paddling certification from another organization, read a 80 page manual and complete attached quizzes. Course length is 16 hours. Graduates of the FL (Paddling) course are qualified to lead one day trips into Low Risk Water Environments as defined in the Outdoor Council of Canada's Matrix.  The scope of practice for the FL (Paddling) graduate can be found Here.

 

OCC Modules

Field Leader (Winter):

This certification is an extension of other Field Leader courses. This module will review and deepen the event cycle and offers effective group management techniques for cold environments. The Field Leader (Hiking) is a prerequisite to this module. Students will be required to read a 40 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the module. Module length is 8 hours, most of which is spent outside. Graduates of the FL (Winter) module are qualified to lead one day trips in low-risk winter environments as defined by the OCC(Matrix). The scope of practice for a FL (Winter) graduate can be found Here.

 

Field Leader (Overnight): 

This certification is an extension of other Field Leader courses. Students must have complete at least on other Field Leader course prior to registering. This module will review and deepen the event cycle and offers effective group management techniques for longer outdoor trips. Students will be required to read a 80 page manual and complete attached quizzes before attending the module. Module length is 20 hours of instruction time, most of which is spent outside, plus one night outdoors. Graduates of the FL (Overnight) module are qualified to lead longer trips in low-risk terrain classes relevant to their activity. The scope of practice for a FL (Overnight) graduate can be found Here.

 

Navigation (Maps):

This technical skills module is a comprehensive introduction to navigation using maps. There is no prerequisite required to taking this 8 hour module. Students will be required to read a 20 page manual before attending the module. The module includes an examination for proficiency. However this module does not automatically qualify a person to lead in an environment where use of a map might be required. Successful graduate's skill levels will need to be reviewed and validated by other respected outdoor leaders.

 

Navigation (Compass):

This technical skills module is a comprehensive introduction to navigation using a compass. The Navigations (maps) is a pre-requisite for this 8 hour module. Students will be required to read a 15 page manual before attending the module. The module includes an examination for proficiency. However this module does not automatically qualify a person to lead in an environment where use of a compass map might be required. Successful graduate's skill levels will need to be reviewed and validated by other respected outdoor leaders.

 

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