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AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd Edition

Trip Planning. Group Dynamics. Decision Making. Leading Youth. Risk Management.

Comprehensive, readable, and packed with practical advice and real-life experiences, AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd edition is a must-read for anyone committed to becoming a safe and effective outdoors leader.


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Author(s)

Alex Kosseff

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This completely revised and updated handbook details the critical skills and concepts every professional or volunteer outdoors leader needs to know. Building on the basic foundations of leadership, case studies, and his own extensive leadership experience, Alex Kosseff explores such topics as effective decision-making, group dynamics, risk management, self-awareness and evaluation, conservation, and more. Also included is a new chapter on techniques for leading and motivating youth.

Comprehensive, readable, and packed with practical advice and real-life experiences, AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, 2nd edition is a must-read for anyone committed to becoming a safe and effective outdoors leader.

Inside you'll find:
Accessible, comprehensive techniques for new and experienced leaders
Comprehensive coverage of leadership concepts
Advice and anecdotes from experts on decision-making,communication, risk management, and more
Essential reading lists for further study

Additional Information

Author Alex Kosseff
About the Author Alex Kosseff is Director of the Outdoor Safety Institute, where he advises outdoor education and recreation organizations on risk management, staff training, and volunteer-based programs. He has twenty years of outdoor leadership experience, having worked as an Outward Bound chief instructor and staff trainer, backpacking and canoeing trip leader, environmental educator, and wilderness medicine instructor. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
Activity Skills/Instruction
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 2nd Edition (September 14, 2010)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 0.8 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches, 320 pages
ISBN-13 9781934028414

About the Author

Alex Kosseff is Director of the Outdoor Safety Institute, where he advises outdoor education and recreation organizations on risk management, staff training, and volunteer-based programs. He has twenty years of outdoor leadership experience, having worked as an Outward Bound chief instructor and staff trainer, backpacking and canoeing trip leader, environmental educator, and wilderness medicine instructor. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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