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Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming 3rd Edition Ebook With Field Handbook

Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming 3rd Edition Ebook With Field Handbook

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    Some books address outdoor leadership; others focus on adventure programming. None delve into the specifics of both topics like Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Third Edition, does.

    The first edition of this book helped define the body of knowledge for an emerging profession. Two editions later, this groundbreaking text—now in full color—provides adventure leaders with the tools and evidence they need to show that their outdoor programs are effective and have a lasting impact on their participants.

    Internationally renowned authors Simon Priest and Michael Gass have significantly updated the content, based on the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of adventure education and leadership. They have reorganized chapters to conform to their new model of building core competencies. In addition, this third edition includes the following new features:
    • Material on technology, social justice, cultural adaptation, sustainability, and facilitation techniques
    • An online instructor guide that offers activities, discussion questions, and assessments compiled from a group of acclaimed instructors
    • A digital field handbook that offers quick reference to key models, concepts, and checklists covered in the text
    • An expanded version of global perspectives, valuable for long-standing programs as well as those just beginning to enter the field
    Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming details both the art and science of adventure leadership, helping a new generation of outdoor leaders develop their skills. The text extends the focus on evidence-based models, theories, and best practices, showing that science and research are as important to the profession as the natural beauty of the environment.

    The book describes the core competencies of outdoor leadership, providing a framework that helps leaders connect with participants in meaningful ways, based on mutual goals. The focus on the science side is invaluable to new leaders and less-experienced leaders, and it is a great refresher for leaders with more experience.

    This new edition offers a more detailed look at diversity and cultural competencies, preparing leaders to effectively manage diverse populations of participants. In addition, the content is in line with the updated accreditation standards from the Association for Experiential Education.

    The opening chapters of Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming supply a solid foundation in the research, philosophy, ethics, and history of outdoor leadership. Numerous chapters explore the skills leaders need, with topics that include technical activity, safety and risk management, environment, organization, instruction, and facilitation. The authors also examine leadership styles and conditional leadership issues, communication, sound judgment, decision making, problem solving, and the trends and issues in adventure programming.

    Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming will help readers understand the four adventure program areas—recreation, education, development, and therapy—and how they influence the delivery of outdoor leadership. The book is a valuable resource for the training and education of future outdoor leaders: It will help readers know why they should work in the profession and understand how they can make a difference by being an effective outdoor leader.

    Audience

    Undergraduate textbook for recreation, adventure programming, and outdoor education courses. Reference for instructors and administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Preface
    Introduction
    Chapter 1: Evidence
    Defining Outdoor Leadership
    Is Adventure Programming a Profession?
    Classic Research
    Recent Research
    The Value of Research
    How Research Makes a Big Difference
    Creating the Best Mix
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 2: Philosophy
    Outdoor Adventure Definitions
    Six Philosophical Questions
    Philosophers in Adventure Programming
    Epistemology: Theories of Learning
    Metaphysics: The Reality of Practice
    Aesthetics: The Role of Nature
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 3: Professional Ethics
    Ethical Foundations
    Self-Examination
    The Ethical Dilemma
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 4: History
    Beginnings
    Outward Bound
    Growth of Adventure Learning Programs
    Certification Versus Accreditation
    International History
    In Memoria
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 5: Technical Activity Skills
    Generic Competencies
    Specific Competencies
    Indoor Adventure
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Additional Reading
    Chapter 6: Safety and Risk Skills
    Risk Is Essential: Real and Perceived
    Accident Theory
    Risk Management Countermeasures
    Legal Liability
    Written Forms
    Litigation
    Insurance
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 7: Environmental Skills
    Leave No Trace
    Preparing for Minimal Impact
    Traveling With Minimal Impact
    Camping With Minimal Impact
    Sustainability
    Interpretation
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 8: Organizational Skills
    Trip Organization
    Dream About the Possibilities
    Plan Before the Trip
    Reserve Your Place
    Travel: During the Trip
    Share in the Moment
    Remember: After the Trip
    Technological Applications
    Technology Pros and Cons
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 9: Social Psychology
    Factors in Adventure
    The Adventure Experience Paradigm
    Motivation
    Competence Effectance
    Applying Competence Effectance
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 10: Conditional Leadership
    Leadership Styles
    Leadership Power
    Leadership Orientation
    Conditional Favorability
    Conditional Leadership Model
    Applying Conditional Leadership
    Stages of Group Development
    Task and Relationship Dimensions
    Group Leadership Styles
    Group Leadership Strategies
    Other Factors Affecting Group Dynamics
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 11: Communication
    Communication Defined
    Four Rungs of the Message Ladder
    Listening: The Way to Understanding
    Speaking: The Ability to Be Heard
    Facilitating: A Chance to Enable Change
    Resolving Client Conflicts
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 12: Instructional Skills
    How Do We Learn?
    How Best to Teach?
    Range of Teaching Combinations
    Myths and Methods
    Designing Effective Lessons
    Setting Goals and Objectives
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 13: Facilitation Skills
    Why Facilitate Adventure Experiences?
    Importance of Transfer of Learning
    Facilitation Techniques
    Fundamentals
    Funneling
    Nonverbal Alternatives
    Freezing
    Frontloading
    Fortifying
    Focusing
    Framing
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 14: Decision Making
    Factors to Consider in Decision Making
    Creative Decision Making
    Divergence
    Convergence
    Qualitative Modifications
    Application to Problem Solving
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 15: Problem Solving
    The Difference, a Different Way
    Approaches to Problem Solving
    Multiphasic Problem Solving
    Applying the Multiphasic Model
    Common Breakdowns
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 16: Sound Judgment
    Judgment and Learning
    Memory
    Brain Function
    Refraction
    Heuristics
    Intuition
    Developing Judgment
    The Danger of Substituting Rules for Judgment
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Chapter 17: Trends and Issues
    Trends
    Growth Curves
    Rebirth or Death?
    Issues
    Summary
    Questions to Think About
    References
    Conclusion
    Appendix: Therapeutic Applications
    Glossary
    Index
    About the Authors

    About the Author

    Both Simon Priest and Mike Gass are subject matter experts in outdoor leadership, adventure programming, and the facilitation of learning and change. They have separately authored hundreds of publications, presented thousands of experiential workshops, and delivered dozens of keynote addresses for conferences. They have taught in more than 60 nations around the world, and they enjoy collaborating on scholarly endeavors and climbing mountains together.

    Dr. Simon Priest is a Canadian from Burnaby, British Columbia (near Vancouver). His areas of expertise include corporate training and development, wilderness resource management, and adventure travel and ecotourism. In addition to being a dean, provost, vice chancellor, senior vice president, president, and commissioner, he has held full professorships in business management, online education, and recreation and leisure. He has received more than 15 awards for his teaching and research, including the Willi Unsoeld Award from the Association for Experiential Education, and he has been invited as a visiting scholar at about 30 international institutions.

    Dr. Michael Gass is an American from Durham, New Hampshire (near Boston). His areas of expertise include adventure therapy, wilderness orientation programs, and program accreditation. He is the director of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Research Center (OBHRC) as well as the National Association for Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) research database. He is a full professor at the University of New Hampshire as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist. He currently leads and directs several critical research initiatives in the field of behavioral health care. He has received more than 20 awards, including the Kurt Hahn Award, Distinguished Researcher Award, and Outstanding Teacher Award from the Association for Experiential Education. He has been invited as a visiting scholar at about 20 international institutions.

    Ancillaries

    The instructor guide, written by a group of acclaimed instructors, includes a course syllabus, activities, discussion questions, and assessments.

    The digital field handbook presents key models, concepts, and checklists from the text in an abbreviated form that is easily accessed and referenced in the field.

    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at www.humankinetics.com/EffectiveLeadershipInAdventureProgramming3E.