Course Schedule

UNBC Outdoors Club Workshop

Date: March 22, 2013

Think Outside the BoxThis workshop is a mix of brainstorming and discussion-based exploration of the things most people don't think about, practice, or plan in advance until they're immersed in the situation.

We also spend a couple hours working through scenarios, including improvised stretcher building to get the creative juices flowing and get everyone working together.


GPS collaboration

The workshop includes:

  • Pre-trip planning
    • human considerations
    • skill levels and risk acceptance
    • environmental factors
    • communicating a plan
    • 10 Essentials
  • Group Management
    • at the trailhead
    • 5 minutes in
    • UNBC Outdoors Club workshopthroughout the trip
    • post-trip debriefing
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Emergency Management
    • lost
    • injured
    • spending the night
  • Real-life scenarios encourage teamwork, problem solving, and communication while responding to a problem like a broken leg. 
    Participants jump into action to devise improvised stretchers using whatever items are available in their packs and in their environment