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Outdoor Wilderness Risk Management Train

Fundamentals of Risk Management

Two-day Training Course for

Education, Outdoor and Experiential Professionals


August 19-20, 2019 0830 – 1730


International Sustainable Development Studies Institute, 47 Chotana Rd, Tambon Chang Phueak, Mueng, Chang Wat

Chiang Mai Thailand 50300


  • Gain critical knowledge of best practices in outdoor and experiential program risk management

  • Learn procedures, systems and plans essential to meeting key outdoor safety standards

  • Understand how to apply successful risk management strategies to adventure programs, experiential education, wilderness expeditions, and outdoor trips



  • Risk Management Planning

  • Emergency and Incident Management

  • Equipment, Staff, and Program Areas

  • Activity Selection

  • Participant Management & Medical Screening

  • Transportation

  • Subcontractors

  • Risk Management Standards

  • Safety and Incident Reviews

  • Safety Culture & Systems Thinking

  • And Much More


Valuable for

Program Coordinators/Managers, Risk Management officers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of Boards of Directors, executive leadership, Teachers leading or assisting outdoor programs


Hands-on experiential format including case studies, presentations, and seminar discussions. Extensive written materials provided, including including Risk Management for Outdoor Programs textbook covering best practice standards, templates, sample procedures, and information on further resources.


From Viristar Risk Management.  Valid for three years.



Jeff Baierlein, Director, Viristar Risk Management; past Executive Director at Outward Bound USA


$400 USD.  Includes: instruction, all activities, textbook and handouts, and two lunches.


Download course description flyer here.

To Register

Enroll and pay online here.  For more information, email or call +66-53-218-931


Transportation to Course Site

If flying to Chiang Mai, fly into the Chiang Mai airport (CNX). From there, the easiest optons to get to the course site (address below) is by taxi or using the Grab app (like Uber/Lyft;, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play), which is commonly used in Thailand.


Location of the Course

The course will be held at ISDSI, 47 Chotana Rd, Tambon Chang Phueak, Mueng, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand. The course location can be found on Google Maps by searching for: ISDSI - International Sustainable Development Studies Institute - 47 ถนน โชตนา ตำบล ช้างเผือก Mueng, เชียงใหม่ 50300.  The site is located north of the old city above the superhighway.


Accommodations and Dining

There are three very convenient places to stay right next to the training venue which can be booked using,, or by contacting the facility directly. 
    Chang Hotel-- an inexpensive option down the street from the course site.
    B2 Mountain Pano-- a mid-range accommodations right next door to the course site. There are a few B2 locations; be sure to select the Mountain Pano facility when booking.
    Chotana Villa- Just down the street and across the street from the course site, this site is more upscale and has a pool.


Numerous other accommodation options are available elsewhere in Chiang Mai.  Expect to spend 30-60 baht each way for local taxi or Grab to areas like Old City or Nimmanheiman Road, which have lots of accommodation and dining options.


There are several restaurants for breakfast/dinner and a nearby street market which are in easy walking distance from the course site. Staff can provide specific directions and recommendations during the course.

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