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  • Jeff Baierlein

Viristar and International Outdoor Education Federation Partner on Outdoor Safety

Viristar is pleased to partner with the International Outdoor Education Federation (IOEF) to bring Risk Management for Outdoor Programs training courses to IOEF members at an attractive discount.

The Risk Management for Outdoor Programs certificated training is a 40-hour online course that occurs over four weeks. The rigorous and intensive class is offered each month, and features five live video-conference sessions (generally 90 minutes each), and independent work periods with individual study and small group projects in between.

Course topics include:

  • Outdoor Safety Standards

  • Liability and the Law

  • Safety Culture

  • Human Factors in Incident Causation

  • Subcontractors

  • Incident Reporting

  • Systems Thinking

  • Incident Management

  • Media Relations

  • Documentation

  • COVID-19

  • Risk Management Plans

  • And much more

Jenny Huang, Founder and Director of IOEF, stated, “We’re very pleased to be able to offer the Risk Management for Outdoor Programs trainings to IOEF members at a discount. Outdoor educators around the world value safety in outdoor education, and these courses will help them conduct high-quality outdoor programs with excellence in risk management.”

Participants have this to say about the course, which is now available to IOEF members at a special discounted rate:

"This course is a must for every outdoor program manager to attend, so that they understand their responsibility and roles in implementing risk management in their organization."

Hjh Sofinaz Hj Abd Majid,

Training Officer,

Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam

“Engaging and immediately relevant to my day-to-day work.”

Ben Rowe,

Head Rowing Coach,

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club

Viristar has collaborated with IOEF since its first year in existence, with IOEF recognizing Viristar’s Director as an IOEF consultant. The Federation, based in Taiwan and active world-wide, has helped Viristar understand aspects of outdoor safety, particularly in the time of COVID-19, in Taiwan and around the world.

About IOEF: The International Outdoor Education Federation, founded in 2020, provides technical training, news, and information resources for the outdoor education, environmental, and experiential adventure community around the world. IOEF supports trainings in wilderness and rescue medicine, ice climbing, winter mountaineering, and more, and organizes clean-up and environmental restoration projects. IOEF has members in Taiwan, USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, UK, Belgium and France.


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