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  • Jeff Baierlein

Outdoor Risk Management Courses Open for April, May, June, July, and August

Viristar is pleased to announce that Risk Management for Outdoor Programs trainings are now enrolling for July and August. This acclaimed 40-hour online course is the most comprehensive, effective outdoor safety training available today for professionals in the wilderness, travel, experiential, adventure and outdoor fields.

Course dates and times now currently available are:

  • April 7 to May 5

  • May 1 to May 29

  • June 2 to June 30

  • July 7 to August 4

  • August 4 to September 11

Courses take place over 4 weeks. They include five video-conference calls (generally 90 minutes each), one week apart. In between are Independent Work Periods for individual study and small group work.

Participants engage in readings, online discussion forums, video-based role-play scenarios, quizzes, simulation games, case study analysis, and more.

Course topics include manage of risks related to Organizational Culture, Activities and Program Areas, Staff, Equipment, Participants, Subcontractors, Transportation, Business Administration.

The course also covers the risk management instruments of Risk Transfer, Incident Management, Incident Reporting, Incident Reviews, Risk Management Committee, Medical Screening, Risk Management Reviews, Media Relations, Documentation, Accreditation, Seeing Systems

Download a full syllabus here.

Recent course participants say:

"The online Risk Management course is recommended to anyone working or volunteering in Outdoor Education or Activities. Viristar has very successfully adapted their quality content to a highly effective remote learning format. An excellent opportunity to upskill even during these times when most of us cannot travel or adventure much!"

David Powell,

Managing Director,

Ability Expeditions, Borneo


“Highly recommended risk management course! A solid knowledge curriculum combined with easy to follow process.”

Dr. Thomas Karagiorgos,

Operations Manager,

Green Oliver, Thessaloniki, Greece


"Viristar's Risk Management for Outdoor Programs course relies on thorough and well-designed curriculum engaging participants in thoughtful discussions while providing an excellent base to create or refresh a comprehensive risk management culture at any organization."

Taras Ferencevych,

Program Manager,

Independent Schools Experiential Education Network (ISEEN)

The video below provides an overview of the course.

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