COVID-19

Risk Management

for

Outdoor Programs

COVID-19 Risk Management for Outdoor Programs

Free Online Training Course

for Outdoor, Adventure, Travel and Experiential Programs

Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: COVID-19 is a free course, available to anyone, designed to help outdoor and experiential programs manage risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Youtube video below previews a few minutes of course content, from one of the video-based lecture presentations:

Components

The course includes the following elements:

  • In the ‘Lectures’ section, three video presentations:

    • General Principles (6 minutes)

    • Best Medical Practices (11 minutes)

    • Systems-Informed Response (10 minutes)

  • In the ‘Activities’ section:

    • Four question-and-answer discussion forums, to extend and personalize course material

    • A self-assessment checklist outdoor and experiential programs may use to evaluate their pandemic risk management

  • In the ‘Assessment’ section:

    • A 10-question quiz to test your knowledge of course content

  • Supplementary materials:

    • A PDF version of the text of the lecture presentations is made available as a downloadable reference document

A course completion certificate is issued upon successful completion of the training.

 

Open to Anyone

This educational resource is offered at no cost. It is also made available as part of a larger, comprehensive online-based training experience, Risk Management for Outdoor Programs.

 

Other Trainings

The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs comprehensive safety training course is available on a fee basis. A current course schedule is available at https://www.viristar.com/events, where you can enroll in any open course.

Easy Enrollment. Participate at Any Time

The course is hosted on the Moodle learning management system platform. To take part in the course:

  • Go to https://exped.net/enrol/index.php?id=9 and create an account with a username and password.

  • Use course key "Awareness2020" when you validate your email address. 

  • Then, you'll be ready to log in and complete the course at any time that's convenient for you.

Contact Viristar if you have any questions.

We hope you find the Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: COVID-19 training useful to you and your organization.

After Completing the Training, Experience the Webinar

Once you've completed the short online training course, join Viristar Director Jeff Baierlein for a discussion of the course contents. Bring your thoughts, questions and ideas!

The webinar, sponsored by the Association for Experiential Education, is December 9, 2020 from 1 to 2 pm EST (UTC-5). Register here. 

To get the most out of the webinar, complete the self-study course online before attending the webinar.

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