June 7 – July 5, 2023
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, Jun 7, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
Wednesday, Jun 14, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
Wednesday, Jun 21, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
Wednesday, Jun 28, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
Wednesday, Jul 5, 11:00 a.m. UTC+8
Live session schedule (APAC, timed for Asia/Pacific)
Note that live sessions will always be at 11:00 am Singapore time. You may need to adjust due to daylight savings, depending on your region.
Independent individual and group work occurs between live sessions.
Program Coordinators/Managers, Risk Management officers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of Boards of Directors, executive leadership.
The course is composed of five live video-conference sessions and three independent work periods:
Independent work is anticipated to take a minimum of 10-12 hours per week.
Jeff Baierlein, Director, Viristar; past Executive Director at Outward Bound USA
USD $649 individual enrollment.
Course fee includes five live sessions, materials for independent work sessions, lifetime access to an electronic, online-based copy of the course textbook Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure, and certification.
Download a PDF version of the syllabus here.
The course textbook is Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure (viristar.com/book). This 218-page text is provided to each student in electronic online-based format.
Participants take four short quizzes throughout the course and a final written exam. Individuals who fully participate in learning activities and successfully complete the final exam receive a certificate from Viristar valid for three years.
Previous Participants Say:
“Viristar’s Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course is intensive, thought-provoking, and designed to make one critically think about the adequacy of the existing risk management…useful for both novices as well as seasoned practitioners.” Syed Ismail, Assistant Director (Training) & Master Instructor, Outward Bound Singapore
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