2024 Viristar Pre-Conference

Viristar Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

Viristar Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training

November 6 - December 4, 2024 (online)

$649 USD ($584 for AEE Members)


Viristar Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training November 6 - December 4, 2024 (online)

The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training by Viristar is a comprehensive, 40-hour online course that provides a systems-based approach to understanding why incidents occur and how they may be prevented. The course takes place over four weeks.

Topics include human factors in incident causation, systems thinking, legal considerations, safety standards, emergency response, risk management planning, and more.

The course has weekly Zoom calls with independent work in between. Participants review outdoor risk management models, learn best safety practices, develop a Risk Management Plan outline, complete a mock Risk Management Review, and develop a Strategic Improvement Plan for their organization.

Participants from over 60 countries on six continents have completed the training, which has been called "the most comprehensive and well-developed outdoor safety training available." Details are at courses.viristar.com 

Presenter: Annie Linhart


Annie Linhart is Viristar’s Program Manager, overseeing certified training, curriculum development, consulting, quality assurance and risk management audit functions.

Annie LAnnie has held instructor, program manager and senior executive roles in a number of outdoor and adventure organizations across North America. She is a Master Educator Trainer with the LNT Center for Outdoor Ethics, an ACA Kayak Instructor and Paddlesport Safety Facilitator Instructor, and a WMAI wilderness medicine instructor, and holds certifications from the National Registry of EMTs and the Wilderness Education Association.

Annie has a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership & Management, and an M.S. in Outdoor Recreation.

Registration Opens July 1