Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming 3rd Edition With Web Resource
Some books address outdoor leadership; others focus on adventure programming. None delve into the specifics of both topics like Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, does.
The first edition of this book helped define the body of knowledge for an emerging profession. Two editions later, this groundbreaking text--now in full color--provides adventure leaders with the tools and evidence they need to show that their outdoor programs are effective and have a lasting impact on their participants.
Internationally renowned authors Simon Priest and Michael Gass have significantly updated the content, based on the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of adventure education and leadership. They have reorganized chapters to conform to their new model of building core competencies. In addition, this third edition includes the following features:
- Material on technology, social justice, cultural adaptation, sustainability, and facilitation techniques
- An online instructor guide that offers activities, discussion questions, and assessments compiled from a group of acclaimed instructors
- A digital field handbook that offers quick reference to key models, concepts, and checklists covered in the text
- An expanded version of global perspectives, valuable for long-standing programs as well as those just beginning to enter the field
Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming details both the art and science of adventure leadership, helping a new generation of outdoor leaders develop their skills. The text extends the focus on evidence-based models, theories, and best practices, showing that science and research are as important to the profession as the natural beauty of the environment.
The book describes the core competencies of outdoor leadership, providing a framework that helps leaders connect with participants in meaningful ways, based on mutual goals. The focus on the science side is invaluable to new lead