2014 Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) Leadership

Registration for 2014 is now closed.

Summer Workshop: OCC Leadership Level 1

This entry-level course, Leadership Level 1 (LL1), is based on experiential learning modules that develop group management and event-planning skills through hands-on activities and case studies.

Participants in this program will receive a nationally recognized certification upon successful completion of this 2-day course.

Course Content

  • Understanding the role of the leader and leadership styles
  • Integrating ‘activity,’ ‘participant,’ and ‘venue’ characteristics to promote event quality and safety
  • Constructing an activity plan
  • Identifying hazards and mitigation strategies
  • Communication and team building between participants, co-leaders and other stakeholders
  • Group management in the field
  • Enhancing situational awareness for quality and safety management
  • Emergency response
  • Post-trip debriefing and facilitation.

Hart Banack

I arrived in Vancouver permanently in 1999. Other than Canada, I have lived in Chile and Costa Rica, y puedo hablar el espanol, ya un poco oxidado. I am a father, partner, son, brother, friend, colleague, educator, and community member. I have always volunteered, mostly with children with disabilities, and continue to do so with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, helping people learn to alpine ski.

I have enjoyed participating in experiences with some fairly radical work teams, which have significantly (in)formed my “ways” of teamwork and learning. I am rather open to diversity, difference, and making meaning through sharing and participation. I have learned that outdoor quests are not about the summit, but rather the journey.

I have been the “new person” in various organizations, and recognize there is a process to learning about each other, and building mutual trust. With this spirit, I join the Outdoor Environmental Education program at UBC. I am teaching EDCP 323 and EDCP 423. Read full bio.

UBC Vancouver Campus

Venue to be confirmed

July 19 & 20, 2014

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday


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Registration & Fees

Program cost: $70
Online registration for this program is closed.


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