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.
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 Outdoor leadership applications will be available in December and are due in early February. We will have an orientation meeting before spring break and classes will start in early April. Classes will run for 5 weeks and will culminate with a field course from May 16 - 21. We will also have a number of opportunities for leaders to complete your required wilderness medical training on campus (read more to find out which course is appropriate for you).
OLE Application Process - please read first
The application is online this year. In order to be prepared for the online application please prepare these documents first. Then click on the application below. Applications are due by Wednesday February 24 by midnight.
Facilitator applications are open for the spring semester are due by September 12 at midnight. Facilitator positions are open to any PSO trip leader having led PSO trips. OLE Coordinator is open to leaders have led PSO trips and having Facilitated OLE or similar leadership training experience.