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Jump to Topic: Risk Management & Outdoor Ed - Facilitation Skills - Inclusion and Social Justice - Higher Ed & K-12 - Therapeutic Adventure - COVID-19 Webinar Series


 2020 Webinar Series 

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July 15, 2020

Grab your compass and rotate the bezel in the direction of social justice: An orienteering adventure with Mary Breunig

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About the Webinar: 

I live on the ancestral lands of the Southern Maidu, Miwok, Nisenan, and Patwin peoples of Northern California. As a White settler, I acknowledge my complicity in the colonialism and racism that have led to the historical erasure, land appropriation, and oppression of many Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). As a White outdoor experiential educator, I am particularly mindful of what it means to be a social and environmental justice educator and activist dedicated to decolonizing my own teaching and praxis. As I contemplate this historical moment in time, I am increasingly aware that I need to do better. We all need to do better.

This webinar will explore the topics of privilege, unconscious bias, intersectionality, social justice competency, and accomplice-ship. Please join me in (re)orienting your compass toward a more socially just world.

May 28, 2020

 

Will We Gather Around the Campfire? A Panel Discussion on Summer Camp Decisions

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About the Webinar:

Around the world, programs, camps, and schools are grappling with the complexities of reopening.

This panel discussion will feature several camp professionals who have made varying decisions on reopening. Discussion topics will include their camp program decisions, their process of coming to these decisions, what precautions they are taking, and other pertinent details.

This panel discussion is designed to provide a space for attendees to learn from other programs who are dealing with reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the panelists will all be from camp programs specifically, all are encouraged to join us from all areas of practice. As a community, we can all learn from each other during this time.

May 26 2020

Pandemic Margins: Transformative Justice During COVID-19

Host: Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer

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About the Webinar: We are in a remarkable season of global mutuality. It’s safe to say that almost anyone you pass on the street or see online has thought about the same thing you have today: pandemic. And because of pandemic, many of us are newly experiencing how systems (think state government, schools, housing, public transport, food production, social services) do or do not serve us. But there are also communities of resilience who have been not only surviving but thriving amidst unjust systems for generations: people of color, immigrants, the queer community, folks with disabilities, and others.

In this experiential webinar, we’ll discern together how White Supremacy Culture affects these systems and our bodies. Through an anti-racist lens, we will engage with a series of short case study videos featuring women of color in social work, medicine, community organizing, and spiritual direction sharing about how COVID-19 has affected their communities/ those they serve, and brilliant stories of resilience + resistance from the margins.  

May 20, 2020

Experiential Education Online: Strategies for Practitioners

Presenter: Bruce Saxman

On Demand Access 

About the Webinar: The COVID-19 pandemic challenges all educators to fit content into the distance/online learning environment. Experiential educators have found this task particularly troublesome. What online modalities support which learning experiences? What can be taught effectively online and how can we still meet learning outcomes? This presentation will cover a model and process for designing online learning modules focused on problem solving and provide an opportunity to brainstorm and troubleshoot particular issues.   

May 14 1:00EST

Agents of Discovery: Using Augmented Reality to Create Engaging Educational Experiences

Presenters: Mary Clark & Russ Crispell

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About the Webinar: Agents of Discovery (AoD) is an educational mobile gaming platform that uses augmented reality to get youth active, and empowers educators in all sectors to turn the whole world into an engaging, fun, and safe learning environment. AoD provides learners with a fun, innovative, and contact-free way to interact with place-based educational programming. Russ Crispell, Director of Outdoor Pursuits - Student Life with the University at Buffalo, and Mary Clark, CEO of Agents of Discovery, will join us on this webinar to talk about the program, why kids love it, and how it can be used to promote safe and healthy practices during COVID-19.

May 5, 2020

Mission Conservation: Using Innovative Mobile Technology to Support Conservation Learners at Home

Presenters: Misty Mitchell & Mary Clark

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About the Webinar: Mission Conservation is a new initiative led by Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium that provides educators with access to free weekly Conservation Education Missions (educational mobile games) to distribute to learners at home. Using the free Agents of Discovery platform, players scan images to unlock fun educational games and learn more about the world around them. Misty Mitchell, the Director of Conservation Education with Wonders of Wildlife, and Mary Clark, the CEO of Agents of Discovery, will be joining us on the webinar to share about this innovative program.

May 1, 2020

Alleviating Compassion Fatigue When Caring Becomes Difficult 

Presenters: Federico A. Borroel & Carlynne Sutterfield

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About the Webinar: Caregivers, helping professionals, outdoor professionals, and others are invited to join us for this webinar exploring compassion fatigue and strategies for alleviating its effects. Empathizing with others affects our own ability to be present and mindful, especially during difficult times. Presenters will provide a frame for understanding compassion fatigue, provide tools for self-assessment, and explore ways to remain connected to others and our own capacity for compassion.   

April 24, 2020

Risk Assessment & Safety Management: Making Program Decisions in the COVID-19 Era

Presenter: Rick Curtis

On Demand Access

About the Webinar: The traditional Safety I approach to risk management focuses on what is going wrong and takes a ‘control mistakes’ approach. Safety II focuses on what is going right and works to ensure that those factors which create success are present in all programming. This webinar will focus on the Risk Assessment and Safety Management Model (RASM) through the lens of Safety I and Safety II. Many programs have big decisions to make immediately and over the next few months and being able to view those decisions through both a Safety I and Safety II lens will be critical.

April 17, 2020

Kikori 101: Play. Reflect. Connect. Grow.

Presenters: Bryn Lottig & Kendra Bostick

On Demand Access 

Kikori is a new community-driven app that is designed to make experiential education and social emotional learning activities accessible for facilitators and educators. We believe that through experiential education, we can help youth (and adult youth!) connect with themselves, others and the planet.

Through this webinar, we will share with you Kikori’s current features - how you can discover and search for experiential education activities, organize and arrange activities through playlists, and create and share your own activities with others! We’ll also share one of our favorite sequences and how you will be able to search for virtual activities (feature on its way!). If you are new to apps, we’ll guide you through any how to’s you may have and answer any questions you may have. Lastly, we’ll share ways that you can get involved if you’re interested in co-creating with us at Kikori!

 April 14, 2020

 Covid-19: Risk Management, Legal and Practical Issues While Navigating Uncertainty
 
Presenters: Catherine Hansen-Stamp & Steve Smith
 
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Covid-19’s quick, pervasive and continuing impact has fundamentally affected current outdoor, adventure and experiential programming, and importantly, how that programming will operate into the future.  Cathy and Steve will provide insight into the risk management, legal and practical ‘points on the map’ that organizations should consider as they move forward in this fluid and uncertain time.  

 April 9, 2020

 

 Personal and Professional Mental Health Awareness in the Time of COVID-19
 
Presenters: Dr. Christine Norton & Lynette Spencer
 
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This webinar covers topics such as the prevalence of mental health issues, normalized increase in mental health vulnerability during times of chronic stress/crisis, red flags to notice in yourself and others (especially focused on anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide), the role of trauma (triggers, CNS activation, etc.), awareness of vicarious trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue for helpers, incorporation of the Experiential Wave theory to mental health treatment, wellness tools and tips, & resources for professional help. 

April 7, 2020

 

COVID-19, Where, Oh Where, is the Silver Lining? Finding Our Way Forward in the New Normal A structured conversation for CEOs/Executive Directors about what to do now, soon, and after the Covid Crisis

Presenters: Karen Eber Davis & Sherry Bagley

On Demand Access

You’ll leave this webinar with:

·       Insights into your peer’s unique pandemic responses

·       Pitfalls to avoid learned from the Great Recession

·       Tips to get you ahead of the game in the new normal

·       Inspiration to create a bright future for your organization

April 6, 2020 

Navigating Parenting During COVID-19

Presenter: Maurie Lung

On Demand Access

This webinar provides some tips about how to navigate being confined at home, perhaps with younger children who are thrilled with so much parental attention, or perhaps with adolescents who likely feel a bit differently. This webinar also explores how to discuss the pandemic in a way that will be reassuring and teaches a few ways to shore up our resiliency.

April 4, 2020

 

 

Interactive and Experiential Modalities for Online Teaching and Converting our Courses in the Time of the Pandemic

Presenter: Curt Davidson

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This webinar explores current software available to enhance student learning through meaningful and engaging technology platforms. The role of technology in our classrooms, as well as how these platforms can enhanced student learning are explored. Instructional design, pedagogy, and implementation of these platforms are discussed.

 

Risk Management & Outdoor Ed

 

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1986 Oregon Episcopal School Tragedy on Mt. Hood: What Have We Learned?
Presenters: 
Jed Williamson & Lorca Smetana
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We recount a tragic mountaineering incident from the perspectives of the chief incident investigator as well as a student who was on the trip.

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Lessons From the Field
Presenters: Denise Mitten, Mike Gass, Paul Wolf, Jed Williamson, Sky Gray, & Pam McPhee
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Join six of AEE’s most experienced outdoor leaders as they share their true stories of life, loss, success, and failure in the field.

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Beyond Operator Error: Internal Systems Analysis to Improve Safety
Presenter: 
Jeff Jackson, PhD
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CEUs Available

Examine how organizations may inadvertently set their staff up for failure, and review an incident analysis framework that reduces variability in delivery and improves safety.  

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An Exploration of Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Education
Presenters: 
Angie Moline, Steve Smith & Reb Gregg
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Join three industry leaders in risk management and legal consulting to discuss how high quality programs evaluate and manage the inherent risks involved in outdoor and adventure education.

 

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New Paradigms of Non Normal and Training to Failure: Training for Safety
Presenter: 
Jeff Jackson, PhD
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The premise of this work extends that if we want our staff to exhibit certain safety behaviors, then we need to show them the boundaries around such behaviors and the repercussions of undesirable safety behaviors

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The Developing Adolescent Brain with Respect to Education and Safety Management
Presenter: Steve Creech
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In an ever-evolving world of education and neuroscience research, this webinar focuses on understanding developing adolescent brains and implications for educators.

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Protecting Your Client and Your Program
Presenter: 
Reb Gregg
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CEUs Available

Learn about an organization’s legal duty to protect its clients from harm, and the often over-looked obligation to protect the organization itself when bad things happen.

Facilitation and Group Management

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Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques
Presenter: 
Michelle Cummings, M.S.
On Demand Access 
CEUs Available

Learn 10 effective debriefing tools and techniques that are simple and easy to use. We break each technique down and demonstrate different games or activities teaching the concept.

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Serious Fun: How to Create Remarkably Fun Experiential Programs That Make A Difference
Presenter: 
Mark Collard
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This webinar will help you create remarkably fun programs that will leave your group feeling engaged, valued and meaningfully connected to one another. 

 

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Tag...You're It!
Presenter: Michelle Cummings, M.S.
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Michelle Cummings, of Training Wheels, shares several of her favorite tag games that can be used as icebreakers or energizers in your programs.

 

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How to Build Creative Synergy in Teams
Presenter
: Amy Climer, PhD
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CEUs Available

As experiential educators, we often encourage our clients to be more creative. Understanding the research behind what teams need to innovate will help us lead teams to more successful results.

 

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Training with the Brain in Mind
Presenter: 
Richard Rutschman, Ed.D
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CEUs Available

Learn some simple, neuroscience-based, strategies to improve your facilitation and training skills.

 

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Creative Problem Solving: How to Innovate on Demand
Presenter: Amy Climer
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Learn and practice the Creative Problem Solving process, a research-based strategy that has been used in organizations around the world to solve complex problems. 

 

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Wilderness To Virtual
Presenter: Matt Morin
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What can we do to bring adventure education into the digital real? Learn how to create engaging experiences both virtually and digitally.

Inclusion and Social Justice  

 

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More Than Autism: Neurodiversity and Sensory Processing
Presenter: Lorilei Dreibelbis
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The study of Sensory Processing gives us valuable vocabulary and a solid framework from which to embrace diversity, and identify very practical strategies for managing behaviors and teaching more effectively.  

 

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Unpacking Diversity: Language and Activities to Help Start your Conversation
Presenter: Rohan Shahani
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The focus of this webinar is to help those who feel uncomfortable discussing diversity or feel like they don’t have enough knowledge of ‘diversity issues’ to gain the vocabulary and the confidence needed to begin a conversation.

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Hiring for Racial Diversity: Increasing Racial Equity to Better Meet Your Mission
Presenter: 
Fleur Larsen
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CEUs Available

An engaging webinar on hiring practices to increase racial diversity and ensure a supportive culture.

 

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Going High When Others Go Low: How Educators Can Promote “Courageous Compassion”
Presenter: Marilyn Levin, MSW
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Society is currently caught up in a high level of divisiveness. How do we effectively inspire people to choose everyday interactions that are unifying instead of divisive?

 

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If We Were Brave: Managing Risk in Social Justice Training 
Presenter: Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer
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These days, effective social justice training is urgent. We’ll dig into practical activities, metaphors, comics, and videos to take home for immediate facilitation use. Great for those interested in being more intentional & just facilitators in any setting

 

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Moving Towards Gender Inclusive Environments
Presenters: Meg Bolger & Perry Cohen
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Learn evolving terminology around gender, hear vignettes about outdoor education experiences from gender nonconforming folks and learn affirmative and inclusive best practices for working with participants and staff of all gender identities.

 

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Out of Our Corsets & Into the Woods
Presenter: Denise Mitten, PhD
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This well-researched, informal presentation looks at women adventures from the 1800s to the present. Learn about women you can use in your teaching and everyday conversation.

  Higher Education and K-12

 

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Outdoor Orientation Programs: Current Research and Trends 
Presenters:
 Dr. Brent Bell & Dr. Michael Gass
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How can we maximize the efficacy of our programs based on the latest research and information. Participants should expect to gain a deeper understanding of how outdoor orientation gains are realized.

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Brain-Focused Strategies for Developing Social Emotional Health
Presenters: 
Heather Bryant, M.Ed. and Michelle Kinder, M.Ed.
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This introductory session will look at developing social emotional health with a trauma-informed perspective and will provide participants with a variety of activities and resources.

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Classroom Strategies that Empower Learning
Presenter: 
Andrew Potter
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Explore how experiential pedagogy can energize any existing curriculum, positively impact student engagement, and deliver on both cognitive and affective skill development.

 

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Bullying, Empathy & Monkeys
Presenter: 
Jeff Frigon
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Empathy is directly linked to bullying; the more empathy we have, the more likely we are to be kind to one another. Explore what the research shows to be effective at building empathy and addressing bullying behaviors.

Therapeutic Adventure

CRM Webinar Series

The Community Resilience Model: Core Concept and Skills
Presenter:
 Dr. Sandra Newes
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This 7-part webinar series takes an in-depth look at each of the skills identified in our introductory CRM webinar.  Straightforward, practical, and easily learned and taught, CRM skills can be immediately applied by staff, students and families and can be utilized in all types of experiential programming, including schools. CRM is appropriate for non-clinical staff and professionals in all settings 

 

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Transformational Changes in Adventure Therapy
Presenter: 
Mike Gass, PhD
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CEUs Available

This webinar will increase your ability as an adventure therapist to answer the questions “Is it safe?”, “Does it work?”, “How can I tell a good program from a bad program?” And “is it worth the money?"

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When Volatile Situations Arise During Processing & Reflection
Presenter: 
Tony Alvarez
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Learn what facilitators can do to recognize and address when their processing sessions are moving into volatile territory (i.e., rapidly unpredictable, jeopardizing emotional safety, negatively emotionally-charged).

 

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The Community Resilience Model: Wellness-Based Skills for Self-Regulation
Presenter:
 Dr. Sandy Newes
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The Community Resilience Model (CRM) is a set of six wellness-based skills specifically designed to reset the natural balance of the nervous system after traumatic events or chronic stress/anxiety have led to physiological dysregulation.