AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership: Trip Planning * Group Dynamics * Decision Making * Leading Youth * Risk Management

AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership: Trip Planning * Group Dynamics * Decision Making * Leading Youth * Risk Management

by Alex Kosseff

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AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership: Trip Planning * Group Dynamics * Decision Making * Leading Youth * Risk Management by Alex Kosseff

Comprehensive, readable, and packed with practical advice, AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd edition, is a must-read for anyone committed to becoming an effective outdoor leader, guide, or educator, including camp, scouting, and outdoor club leaders.

This completely revised and updated guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club details the critical skills and concepts every professional or volunteer outdoor leader needs to know. Through easy-to-remember leadership models, case studies, and his own extensive leadership experience, author Alex Kosseff explores such topics as effective decision-making, group dynamics and communication, self-awareness and evaluation, backcountry ethics, and more. Also included are a new chapter on techniques for leading and motivating youth and expanded coverage of risk and crisis management.

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:
■ Accessible techniques for new and experienced leaders
■ Comprehensive coverage of leadership concepts
■ Case studies, advice, and anecdotes from experts on trip planning, decision making, leadership styles, teaching, and communication
■ Essential reading lists for further study

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016593005
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 8 MB

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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