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Why Outdoor Leaders Make Great Conservation Leaders

Author(s): Caroline Byrd
Video Release Date: May 14, 2014
Video Source: 2014 NOLS Faculty Summit

The skills we hone as NOLS instructors serve us well as conservation leaders: We are deeply committed to wild lands, wildlife and wild water, we know what wilderness gives to our spirits. We know how to plan a strategy to achieve a goal and how to adapt along the way when conditions change. We know how to talk to and teach people, we are good listeners and we know the power of inspiring leadership in others. And we know the importance of EB, treating people with respect, building a strong team, working hard and pulling more than our weight. This kind of leadership is invaluable to face the challenges of protecting our environment.

About the NOLS Faculty Summit
The NOLS Faculty Summit will inspire faculty to lead and teach excellent courses. Specifically, the purpose of the Summit is to provide professional development to NOLS faculty by:

1. Enhancing and supporting the delivery of NOLS field curriculum
2. Stimulating the exchange of ideas and communication within NOLS
3. Building community and supporting NOLS’ core values
4. Supporting staff excellence by enhancing faculty teaching, supervisory, and technical skills

Our goal is to engage faculty and staff, exchange ideas, and learn from each other while having fun.

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