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Trip Leader Workshop - How Do I Get Involved? · Monday, October 24th

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Organized by: Zack Wentz.

Start: Monday, Oct. 24th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom

Description:

Requirements: none; Preparation: Dream about a potential trip! Please bring your laptop or a tablet (to share within a group of 3).

Location: VOC CLUBROOM

Hello future and current trip enthusiasts!

Have you ever considered running your own (little or big) trip, but don't feel quite ready? Or, maybe you do feel ready but need some beta? Have you lead trips in the past and would like to contribute your wisdom, expertise and share experiences? You are all wanted! Please sign up and let me know if you would like to be a mentor or new trip leader! Thanks.   

The goal is that you will be able to walk out of this workshop with a worksheet (and maybe a mentor) that outlines all the necessary steps and ideas to make your own trip happen; or for the experts, that your wisdom and knowledge has been transferred to someone else!

There will be some structure to this workshop, mostly to keep us on time and to cover the “Essentials”, but it will also largely depend on your participation. There will be lots of smaller group work (a mix of experts and novices for specific terrain and conditions on various trips), some fun activities, and the hope that this idea will carry forward so that more fun and safe trips can take place.

Currently, I'm thinking of the following subdivisions, but it depends on your wishes/ideas/expertise:

  • Fall/spring hiking trips
  • Winter snowshoeing trips
  • Backcountry skiing/splitboarding trips
  • Workhikes for huts and trails
  • Rock climbing trips
  • Winter mountaineering trips
  • Trail Running trips

Note that these trips can or cannot be instructional in nature. Hence, if you'd still like to lead a trip but don't feel like acting as an instructor, that's okay! But instructional trips are encouraged as well!

Please use the message board and/or our Facebook page to suggest other possible trip groups or to ask questions, make comments or to start discussions. The message board and Facebook group are some of your best tools to connect with people and to get any word out, it’s one of your “essentials” for a successful trip 
J

Lastly, I know it is midterm season and everyone is busy. If you want to participate, but this day does not work for you at all, please suggest a better day on the message board thread attached to this trip, or email me with a more preferred day. Thanks!

Posted: 2016-10-19 13:30:21
Last modified: 2016-10-19 13:44:29