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AEE has created a professional development hub so you can continue to grow yourself and your team.  Here you can partake in training sessions led by industry specialists excited to share their inside knowledge and know-how!  We want to provide educators with an opportunity to continue to push themselves in their education, so that they can bring even more experience and value to their students and clients.  AEE now also offers a catalog of complimentary and paid webinars, providing you with a great deal right off the bat!  And we’re only getting started - more webinars are being added every month!

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Upcoming Webinar

Outdoor Orientation Programs: Current Research and Trends
July 24th @ 4pm Eastern Time
Cost: $19.95 (members) / $29.95 (non-members)

Join Dr.’s Brent Bell and Michael Gass to discuss their latest research on outdoor orientation programs in the United States and Canada. 

Outdoor orientation programs are one of the most important entry points for college students to discover outdoor education. Recent outdoor orientation research demonstrates some important social and educational gains for participants and leaders. This has led to new theories about how outdoor orientation programs work. During this webinar, we will examine the question: How can we maximize the efficacy of our programs based on this new information. Participants should expect to gain a deeper understanding of how outdoor orientation gains are realized.   Registrants will gain access to a research paper: The State of Knowledge of Outdoor Orientation Programs: Current Practices, Research, and Theory to read prior to the seminar. 

Presenter Info:

Michael Gass is a Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire where he is the Director of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center. He received his Ph.D. in Experiential Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed postdoctoral studies in marriage and family therapy. He is one of the creators of the Browne Center, a program development and research center on adventure learning that serves over 10,000 clients a year with educational, therapeutic, and corporate clients. He created and directed the Project Impact and Family Expedition programs, two federally funded research projects that explored working with youth suffering from behavioral disturbances. Some of his past international professorships have been in Taiwan, China, Australia, and Germany. He was the inaugural Chair of the AEE Accreditation Council for its first 10 years of existence as well as President of the Board of Directors of AEE in 1990.

Dr. Brent Bell is an associate professor of outdoor education at the University of New Hampshire. He researches outdoor orientation programs and their impact on student development, and has authored 16 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters.  He is also co-author, along with Bob Baird (United Educators) and Drew Leemon (NOLS), of “Guide to Managing Risks in Wilderness Education.” Since 2003, he has spearheaded the Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium (OOPS), hosting more than 28 symposia focused on issues, research and practice in outdoor orientation in the U.S. and Canada.  Active in the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) for three decades, Brent was honored with that organization’s Karl Rohnke Award in 2009 and its “PICOUP” award — for a “person in charge of unlocking potential” — in 2014.


Featured Webinar

If We Were Brave: Managing Risk in Social Justice Training
Presented by Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer

Webinar Description:
It’s high-stakes: These days, effective social justice training is urgent. We’re an education coalition working to change/train minds & hearts towards justice, and need all the tools we can get. We’ll discuss Arao & Clemens’ foundational 2013 piece, “From Safe Space to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice” and explore interdisciplinary theories supporting brave space. We’ll dig into practical activities, metaphors, comics, and videos to take home for immediate facilitation use. Great for beginner through advanced, and those interested in being more intentional & just facilitators in any setting: in the field, classroom, or boardroom.

Presenter Bio:
Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer, MA, is founder/CEO of Bridgebuilder Consulting, bridging divisions to build better organizations. Czarnik-Neimeyer cultivates unlikely comrades through trainings, keynotes, courses, scholarly writing, and popular press, towards innovation at corporations, schools, churches, nonprofits, and publications. Currently she is on a yearlong global consulting tour “Tour d’Justice,” Anna is from the Midwestern United States, but finds homes and loved ones around the world, especially in Washington state and New York City.

Czarnik-Neimeyer has founded innovative startup communities including Pride@Church ally trainings, and #WriteHereWriteNow author groups. She is an Editor at the justice+faith publication Religious Response, and Director of Strategic Planning & Development on OUT There Adventures’ Board of Directors. She was the 2017 Visiting Scholar in Residence at the bell hooks Institute in at Berea College, KY as well as 2017 International Visiting Faculty in Residence at Lincoln Community International Baccalaureate School in Accra, Ghana.. Her own work has been published through Ms. Magazine, American Camp Association, USA Today, Sojourners, Teaching Tolerance (Southern Poverty Law Center), Religion News Service, and Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage & Renewal. Czarnik-Neimeyer’s blog “A Place on Earth” discusses worldmaking AKA “how can we use innovation/reflection/humor to make this world better and more just?” Presenting frequently at both the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) and National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), Czarnik-Neimeyer was named NWSA’s 2016 WCC Emerging Leader.

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How Webinars Work for You 

  • Directly applicable topics and takeaways from industry-leading experts.

  • Reduced training time and costs – no travel expenses!

  • Cutting edge information on key experiential education issues.

  • Direct access through Q&A segments to answer your questions immediately.

  • Include your staff as well AT NO COST.

  • Webinars are recorded and available in the AEE Webinar Archive.