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Fundamentals of Risk Management

Participants in a Fundamentals of Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training course raising their hands

Fundamentals of Risk Management

Fund of RM Training


This training introduces the essential concepts any outdoor program needs in order to meet standards for risk management. 


Course Length

16 hours over two days



Program Managers, Risk Management officers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of Boards of Directors, executive leadership



  1. Provide an outline of the scope of risk management topics and issues for outdoor programs

  2. Provide an introduction to essential considerations in select outdoor program risk management topics

  3. Provide resources and guidance for further education and information


Sample Syllabus

  1. Overview of outdoor program risk management

  2. Attitude, Judgment, and Culture

  3. Risk Transfer

  4. Activities and Program Areas

  5. Staff selection, hiring and supervision

  6. Equipment management

  7. Participant screening and supervision

  8. Subcontractor management

  9. Incident reporting & management

  10. Transportation risk management

  11. Safety Reviews

  12. Incident Reviews

  13. Media Relations

  14. Documentation

  15. Standards, Accreditation & Regulation



Experiential, hands-on format with case studies, presentations, and seminar-style discussions



Extensive written materials, including best practice standards, templates, sample procedures, and information on further resources, provided.



Certificate provided on successful completion of training program



Customized programs for groups with particular interests or needs are available on request.


Contact us for additional information or to request a Fundamentals of Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training for your organization.

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