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Outdoor Leadership, Third Edition With HKPropel Access, introduces students to a wide variety of theories and concepts that are integral to the understanding of outdoor leadership, and it demonstrates how these concepts come to life in the field. Written by a team of internationally recognized authors, the text introduces eight core competencies that are essential to outdoor leadership:
  1. Foundational knowledge
  2. Self-awareness and professional conduct
  3. Decision making and judgment
  4. Teaching and facilitation
  5. Environmental stewardship
  6. Program management
  7. Safety and risk management
  8. Technical ability

The third edition of Outdoor Leadership effectively positions students to develop the knowledge and expertise required to excel as outdoor leaders. Along with updated references, learning activities, and chapter-opening vignettes, the third edition offers the following new features:
  • New content on intersectionality and the importance of universal design
  • A look at the contribution of outdoor recreation to the economy
  • An examination of transformative learning and updated material on interpretive programming
  • Expanded content on the importance of protecting ecological resources

The text begins with the foundations of outdoor leadership, the historical and philosophical foundations of the profession, and the nature of outdoor leadership as a professional practice. Historical and contemporary theories of leadership and the practical application of these theories are examined, facilitating a discussion of the roles that decision making and judgment play in real life. The text then explores the role of teaching and facilitation in outdoor leadership. Topics such as natural resource management, environmental sustainability, and program management—including program administration, safety and risk management, expedition planning, and program evaluation—are addressed.

Each chapter opens with a vignette that illustrates the practical application of outdoor leadership concepts so that students recognize the importance of the material. Throughout the text, students are introduced to various types of organizations and agencies in which outdoor leaders work. Learning activities and professional development exercises within the text encourage readers to engage in a process of self-reflection and to draw connections between theory and practice. Glossary flashcards and relevant forms are available via HKPropel. As students progress through the text, they will create a professional portfolio that demonstrates their competency and showcases their talents.

Outdoor Leadership, Third Edition With HKPropel Access, is the definitive text for developing student leadership in outdoor and adventure settings. This useful resource will help aspiring outdoor leaders plan safe, enjoyable, and ecologically responsible expeditions; acquire and showcase their leadership abilities; and develop knowledge and expertise.

Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.

Audience

Audiences: Text for undergraduate courses in outdoor programs and leadership. Reference for outdoor educators at high schools and professional agencies.
Introduction. A Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership
Professional Competency Defined
Framing Practice: Using Professional Competencies to Define Professional Practice
Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership
Eight Core Competencies in Outdoor Leadership
Connecting the Dots
Drawing Connections
Selected References

Part I. Foundations of Outdoor Leadership

Chapter 1. The Journey Begins
Defining What We Do
Outdoor Leadership in Recreational Contexts
Outdoor Leadership in Educational Contexts
Outdoor Leadership in Therapeutic Contexts
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 2. History of Outdoor Leadership
Early History
Dude Ranches and Guide Services
Organized Camping Movement and Schools
Scouting Movement
Outward Bound Movement
National Outdoor Leadership School
Further Developments, Trends, and Issues
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 3. Outdoor Leadership as Professional Practice
Elements of Outdoor Leadership as a Profession
Professional Development in Outdoor Leadership
Sites for Engagement and Employment
Starting a Career in Outdoor Leadership
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 4. Cultural Competency and Social Justice Literacy
Key Definitions
Cultural Competency
Social Justice Literacy
Organizational Competency
Social Justice Literacy, Risk, and Psychological First Aid
Summary
Selected References

Part II. Outdoor Leadership Theory

Chapter 5. Theories of Leadership
History of Leadership
Early Leadership Theories
Transactional Versus Transformational Leadership
Contemporary Leadership Theories
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 6. Leadership in Practice
Leadership Qualities and Competencies
Leaders Identified
Leadership Power
Leadership Models
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 7. Decision Making and Judgment
Judgment
Decision-Making Process
Decision-Making Models
Decision-Making Methods
Decision Making and Leadership Styles
Ethics and Decision Making
Summary
Selected References

Part III. Teaching and Facilitation

Chapter 8. Understanding Facilitation
Goals of Facilitation
Challenges in Facilitation
Developing Facilitation Skills
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 9. Facilitating Personal Development
Nature of Human Development
Theories of Human Development
Considerations for Outdoor Leadership
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 10. Facilitating Interpersonal Development
Group Development
Process of Group Development
Applying Tuckman’s Model to Leadership
Coleadership
Expedition Behavior
Implications for Practice
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 11. Aerial Adventure Leadership
Aerial Adventure Profession
Challenge Course Programs
Key Leadership Functions
Leader Competencies
Inclusion
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 12. Teaching Strategies
Experiential Education
Outdoor Teaching Techniques
Lesson Planning
Summary
Selected References

Part IV. Recreation Resource and Program Management

Chapter 13. Parks and Protected Areas Management
General Concepts in Recreation Resource Management
Parks and Protected Areas Management in the United States
International Parks and Protected Areas
Considerations for Using Parks and Protected Areas
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 14. Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Ethics
Ecological Literacy
Education for Sustainability
Leave No Trace
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 15. Program Management
Program Design
Administrative Duties
Sustainability
Budgeting and Finance
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 16. Safety and Risk Management
Risk Management Frameworks
Risk Management Processes
Emergency Management
Decision Making and Judgment in Risk Management
Legal Aspects of Risk Management
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 17. Expedition Planning
Trip Purpose
PREPARE System
Logistics
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 18. Assessment and Evaluation
Fundamentals of Assessment and Evaluation
Areas of Assessment
Common Assessment Tools
Summary
Selected References

Outdoor Leadership Organizations
Glossary
Index
Bruce Martin, PhD, is a professor and department chair in the department of recreation, sport pedagogy, and consumer sciences at Ohio University, where he teaches both theoretically oriented and practically based courses related to outdoor leadership, adventure programming, and experiential education. He has been in higher education since 1998 and has significant experience as an outdoor leader and instructor, working as a camp counselor, professional river guide, and Outward Bound instructor. He holds certifications through the American Canoe Association as a whitewater kayak instructor trainer and open-water coastal kayak instructor.

Martin has served in varying capacities for professional organizations such as the Association for Experiential Education, the Wilderness Education Association, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the American Canoe Association, and the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education. He is the recipient of both the Ohio University Outstanding Advisor Award (2020) and the Patton College of Education Distinguished Faculty Research Award (2015). Martin is also author of numerous publications related to outdoor leadership and adventure programming.

Mary Breunig, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism administration at California State University in Sacramento. She previously served as an associate professor in the department of recreation and leisure studies and as graduate program director of the social justice and equity studies program at Brock University in Canada. She has been involved in outdoor and experiential education, with a focus on social and environmental justice, for more than 20 years. Breunig is a research consultant, a past president and current member of the Association for Experiential Education, a former Outward Bound instructor, and a National Outdoor Leadership School instructor. In 2019, Breunig was awarded the Kurt Hahn Address honor by the Association for Experiential Education. She is both an outdoor enthusiast and an urban flaneur.

Mark Wagstaff, EdD, is a professor emeritus of recreation, parks, and tourism at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He taught outdoor leadership and adventure education in a university setting for more than 20 years and has led extended expeditions to develop outdoor leaders for more than 30 years. Wagstaff worked in the challenge course industry for many years and was an instructor for Outward Bound and the Wilderness Education Association as well as being certified as a Leave No Trace Master Educator. He has authored books, chapters, and journal articles on outdoor-related topics, and he is a cofounder of the Virginia Adventure Education Conference. He currently serves as the park interpreter at Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville, Virginia.

Marni Goldenberg, PhD, is a professor in the experience industry management department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She teaches courses in recreation, parks, and tourism administration with a focus on outdoor and adventure leadership. She has instructed courses for the Wilderness Education Association and North Carolina Outward Bound School and worked as a ropes course and team-building facilitator for more than 30 years. She holds the Leave No Trace Master Educator certification. Her research focuses on outcomes and benefits associated with participating in recreation and outdoor experiences. She has received several awards for her teaching, research, and service and has several publications and presentations on various outdoor and adventure topics.

All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

Instructor guide. Includes a sample course outline, sample syllabus, assignments and class project ideas, suggested websites, ideas for demonstrations or guest speakers, and tips for presenting key concepts for each chapter.

Test package. Contains 540 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions.

Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. 

Presentation package. Features more than 350 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Outdoor Leadership, Third Edition, this includes a flash card activity for each chapter, learning activities, professional development exercises, and numerous downloadable forms.

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Outdoor Leadership 3rd Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

$75.00 USD
Outdoor Leadership, Third Edition With HKPropel Access, introduces students to a wide variety of theories and concepts that are integral to the understanding of outdoor leadership, and it demonstrates how these concepts come to life in the field. Written by a team of internationally recognized authors, the text introduces eight core competencies that are essential to outdoor leadership:
  1. Foundational knowledge
  2. Self-awareness and professional conduct
  3. Decision making and judgment
  4. Teaching and facilitation
  5. Environmental stewardship
  6. Program management
  7. Safety and risk management
  8. Technical ability

The third edition of Outdoor Leadership effectively positions students to develop the knowledge and expertise required to excel as outdoor leaders. Along with updated references, learning activities, and chapter-opening vignettes, the third edition offers the following new features:
  • New content on intersectionality and the importance of universal design
  • A look at the contribution of outdoor recreation to the economy
  • An examination of transformative learning and updated material on interpretive programming
  • Expanded content on the importance of protecting ecological resources

The text begins with the foundations of outdoor leadership, the historical and philosophical foundations of the profession, and the nature of outdoor leadership as a professional practice. Historical and contemporary theories of leadership and the practical application of these theories are examined, facilitating a discussion of the roles that decision making and judgment play in real life. The text then explores the role of teaching and facilitation in outdoor leadership. Topics such as natural resource management, environmental sustainability, and program management—including program administration, safety and risk management, expedition planning, and program evaluation—are addressed.

Each chapter opens with a vignette that illustrates the practical application of outdoor leadership concepts so that students recognize the importance of the material. Throughout the text, students are introduced to various types of organizations and agencies in which outdoor leaders work. Learning activities and professional development exercises within the text encourage readers to engage in a process of self-reflection and to draw connections between theory and practice. Glossary flashcards and relevant forms are available via HKPropel. As students progress through the text, they will create a professional portfolio that demonstrates their competency and showcases their talents.

Outdoor Leadership, Third Edition With HKPropel Access, is the definitive text for developing student leadership in outdoor and adventure settings. This useful resource will help aspiring outdoor leaders plan safe, enjoyable, and ecologically responsible expeditions; acquire and showcase their leadership abilities; and develop knowledge and expertise.

Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.

Audience

Audiences: Text for undergraduate courses in outdoor programs and leadership. Reference for outdoor educators at high schools and professional agencies.
Introduction. A Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership
Professional Competency Defined
Framing Practice: Using Professional Competencies to Define Professional Practice
Emergence of a Competency-Based Approach to Outdoor Leadership
Eight Core Competencies in Outdoor Leadership
Connecting the Dots
Drawing Connections
Selected References

Part I. Foundations of Outdoor Leadership

Chapter 1. The Journey Begins
Defining What We Do
Outdoor Leadership in Recreational Contexts
Outdoor Leadership in Educational Contexts
Outdoor Leadership in Therapeutic Contexts
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 2. History of Outdoor Leadership
Early History
Dude Ranches and Guide Services
Organized Camping Movement and Schools
Scouting Movement
Outward Bound Movement
National Outdoor Leadership School
Further Developments, Trends, and Issues
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 3. Outdoor Leadership as Professional Practice
Elements of Outdoor Leadership as a Profession
Professional Development in Outdoor Leadership
Sites for Engagement and Employment
Starting a Career in Outdoor Leadership
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 4. Cultural Competency and Social Justice Literacy
Key Definitions
Cultural Competency
Social Justice Literacy
Organizational Competency
Social Justice Literacy, Risk, and Psychological First Aid
Summary
Selected References

Part II. Outdoor Leadership Theory

Chapter 5. Theories of Leadership
History of Leadership
Early Leadership Theories
Transactional Versus Transformational Leadership
Contemporary Leadership Theories
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 6. Leadership in Practice
Leadership Qualities and Competencies
Leaders Identified
Leadership Power
Leadership Models
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 7. Decision Making and Judgment
Judgment
Decision-Making Process
Decision-Making Models
Decision-Making Methods
Decision Making and Leadership Styles
Ethics and Decision Making
Summary
Selected References

Part III. Teaching and Facilitation

Chapter 8. Understanding Facilitation
Goals of Facilitation
Challenges in Facilitation
Developing Facilitation Skills
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 9. Facilitating Personal Development
Nature of Human Development
Theories of Human Development
Considerations for Outdoor Leadership
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 10. Facilitating Interpersonal Development
Group Development
Process of Group Development
Applying Tuckman’s Model to Leadership
Coleadership
Expedition Behavior
Implications for Practice
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 11. Aerial Adventure Leadership
Aerial Adventure Profession
Challenge Course Programs
Key Leadership Functions
Leader Competencies
Inclusion
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 12. Teaching Strategies
Experiential Education
Outdoor Teaching Techniques
Lesson Planning
Summary
Selected References

Part IV. Recreation Resource and Program Management

Chapter 13. Parks and Protected Areas Management
General Concepts in Recreation Resource Management
Parks and Protected Areas Management in the United States
International Parks and Protected Areas
Considerations for Using Parks and Protected Areas
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 14. Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Ethics
Ecological Literacy
Education for Sustainability
Leave No Trace
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 15. Program Management
Program Design
Administrative Duties
Sustainability
Budgeting and Finance
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 16. Safety and Risk Management
Risk Management Frameworks
Risk Management Processes
Emergency Management
Decision Making and Judgment in Risk Management
Legal Aspects of Risk Management
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 17. Expedition Planning
Trip Purpose
PREPARE System
Logistics
Summary
Selected References

Chapter 18. Assessment and Evaluation
Fundamentals of Assessment and Evaluation
Areas of Assessment
Common Assessment Tools
Summary
Selected References

Outdoor Leadership Organizations
Glossary
Index
Bruce Martin, PhD, is a professor and department chair in the department of recreation, sport pedagogy, and consumer sciences at Ohio University, where he teaches both theoretically oriented and practically based courses related to outdoor leadership, adventure programming, and experiential education. He has been in higher education since 1998 and has significant experience as an outdoor leader and instructor, working as a camp counselor, professional river guide, and Outward Bound instructor. He holds certifications through the American Canoe Association as a whitewater kayak instructor trainer and open-water coastal kayak instructor.

Martin has served in varying capacities for professional organizations such as the Association for Experiential Education, the Wilderness Education Association, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the American Canoe Association, and the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education. He is the recipient of both the Ohio University Outstanding Advisor Award (2020) and the Patton College of Education Distinguished Faculty Research Award (2015). Martin is also author of numerous publications related to outdoor leadership and adventure programming.

Mary Breunig, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism administration at California State University in Sacramento. She previously served as an associate professor in the department of recreation and leisure studies and as graduate program director of the social justice and equity studies program at Brock University in Canada. She has been involved in outdoor and experiential education, with a focus on social and environmental justice, for more than 20 years. Breunig is a research consultant, a past president and current member of the Association for Experiential Education, a former Outward Bound instructor, and a National Outdoor Leadership School instructor. In 2019, Breunig was awarded the Kurt Hahn Address honor by the Association for Experiential Education. She is both an outdoor enthusiast and an urban flaneur.

Mark Wagstaff, EdD, is a professor emeritus of recreation, parks, and tourism at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. He taught outdoor leadership and adventure education in a university setting for more than 20 years and has led extended expeditions to develop outdoor leaders for more than 30 years. Wagstaff worked in the challenge course industry for many years and was an instructor for Outward Bound and the Wilderness Education Association as well as being certified as a Leave No Trace Master Educator. He has authored books, chapters, and journal articles on outdoor-related topics, and he is a cofounder of the Virginia Adventure Education Conference. He currently serves as the park interpreter at Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville, Virginia.

Marni Goldenberg, PhD, is a professor in the experience industry management department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She teaches courses in recreation, parks, and tourism administration with a focus on outdoor and adventure leadership. She has instructed courses for the Wilderness Education Association and North Carolina Outward Bound School and worked as a ropes course and team-building facilitator for more than 30 years. She holds the Leave No Trace Master Educator certification. Her research focuses on outcomes and benefits associated with participating in recreation and outdoor experiences. She has received several awards for her teaching, research, and service and has several publications and presentations on various outdoor and adventure topics.

All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

Instructor guide. Includes a sample course outline, sample syllabus, assignments and class project ideas, suggested websites, ideas for demonstrations or guest speakers, and tips for presenting key concepts for each chapter.

Test package. Contains 540 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions.

Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. 

Presentation package. Features more than 350 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Outdoor Leadership, Third Edition, this includes a flash card activity for each chapter, learning activities, professional development exercises, and numerous downloadable forms.

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