Risk Management for Outdoor Programs Online Training Course for Outdoor Professionals

Training Provider(s):

Certification: Risk Management


The course is a combination of five real-time video-conference sessions, spaced one week apart, and independent work periods between live sessions.

Five live online sessions:

  • Wednesday, Feb 7, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
  • Wednesday, Feb 14, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
  • Wednesday, Feb 21, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
  • Wednesday, Feb 28, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
  • Wednesday, Mar 6, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8

Independent individual and group work occurs between live sessions.


  • Gain critical knowledge of best practices in outdoor program risk management
  • Learn procedures, systems, and plans essential to meeting key outdoor safety standards
  • Understand how to apply successful risk management strategies to adventure programs, experiential education, wilderness expeditions, and outdoor trips

Valuable for
Program Coordinators/Managers, Risk Management officers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of Boards of Directors, executive leadership.​

Course Format
The course is composed of five live video-conference sessions and three independent work periods:

1. Live sessions. Five live, video-conference sessions, occurring the same day and time each week, for five consecutive weeks.  These include structured real-time small-group and large-group discussions and participant project presentations.

2. Independent work. Between live video-conferences, there are four-week-long independent work periods for individual and remote small-group activity. This work includes:

  • ​Review of pre-recorded slide presentations with presenter video
  • Completion of readings
  • Participation in online discussion forums
  • Participation in interactive video-based decision-making activities
  • Completion of writing assignments (including writing risk management plan outline and strategic improvement plan content)
  • Peer review of select classmate writing content
  • Completion of organizational self-assessment of risk management
  • Completion of online worksheets
  • Participation in online risk decision-making role-playing scenario
  • Structured analysis of case-study examples
  • Completion of quizzes and final exam

Independent work is anticipated to take a minimum of 10-12 hours per week.


Fee: $ US dollars

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