Outdoor Leadership Experience (OLE)

OLE is a course to help leaders to transfer outdoor and leadership experience to the field of outdoor leadership.  The goal of this training is for leaders to transfer their outdoor and facilitation skills to effectively and safetly lead outdoor trips for PSO and other groups beyond Puget Sound.  Much of the training emphasizes personal growth, leadership skills, group development. The training also emphasizes risk management and the outdoor skills necessary to effectively lead dayhikes, backpacking and other trips for Puget Sound.

Outdoor Leadership Experience - information and application

See the application for more information on OLE. OLE is required unless you have previous trip leading background with another group.  If you have led trips for another group contact Justin Canny to discuss your options (see sidebar for contact information).

Spring 2015 applications are due by Wednesday March 4

Application for O.L.E. Spring 2015

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership readings from:
The AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership by Alex Kosseff 2nd edition:

OLE Teaching Topics and Resources

PSO Trip Planning Process

See the PSO Leader Resource page

Topic Resources