9780736057318

Outdoor Leadership : Theory and Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780736057318

  • ISBN10:

    0736057315

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/10/2006
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Summary

Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practicewill help you-develop eight core competencies that are based on professional standards and are the foundation of successful outdoor leadership,-understand how to transform theory into practice through a framework that includes real-life chapter-opening stories and learning activities to help build leadership competencies, and-develop and demonstrate leadership competencies by creating a professional development portfolio that documents successful leadership experiences.Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practiceis the foundational course text and professional reference for learning and developing outdoor leadership competencies. The authors, experienced outdoor leadership instructors who have worked in a variety of outdoor settings, outline the steps to mastering eight core competencies that not only help you develop leadership abilities but also help you meet current professional standards:-Foundational knowledge-Self-awareness and professional conduct-Decision making and judgment-Teaching and facilitation-Environmental stewardship-Program management-Safety and risk management-Technical abilityThe book covers these competencies in a real-world context. Chapter-opening stories provide a framework for the chapter content, and learning activities and numerous examples from North America help you apply that theory and master each competency. In addition, you'll be guided through a series of activities in developing and showcasing leadership abilities through a culminating professional development portfolio.Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practiceprovides the foundational knowledge required of successful outdoor leaders. Part Idiscusses the concepts, history, and evolution of outdoor leadership, including the diverse natural and cultural outdoor settings in which leaders work. Part IIcovers the components of leadership theory with chapters focusing on personal development, group dynamics, facilitation of outdoor pursuits and interpretation, and judgment and decision making. There is also a chapter on values and ethics, which includes discussion of professionalism and moral development. Part IIIexplores teaching and facilitation with discussions on behavior and development, group development, challenge course leadership, and experiential education. Part IVexplores resource and program management with discussions on parks and protected areas, environmental stewardship, program design, safety and risk management, and expedition planning.Through its learning activities, its numerous practical examples, and its step-by-step portfolio development, Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practicewill help you improve your abilities as an outdoor leader.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: Building Core Competencies xiii
PART I Foundations of Outdoor Leadership
1(36)
The Journey Begins
3(10)
What Is Outdoor Leadership?
6(1)
Understanding Leadership in Outdoor Education and Recreation
6(5)
Professional-Development Portfolio
11(1)
Summary
12(1)
Selected References
12(1)
History of Outdoor Leadership
13(10)
Dude Ranches and Guide Services
15(1)
Organized Camping Movement
16(1)
Scouting Movement
17(1)
Outward Bound Movement
18(2)
Professionalization of Outdoor Leadership
20(1)
Summary
21(1)
Selected References
22(1)
Professional Development
23(14)
Elements of a Profession
25(5)
Places That Use Outdoor Leaders
30(2)
Professional Associations
32(1)
Professional Practice
32(3)
Summary
35(1)
Selected References
35(2)
PART II Outdoor Leadership Theory
37(64)
Theories of Leadership
39(14)
History of Leadership
41(2)
Early Leadership Theories
43(3)
Transactional Versus Transformational Leadership
46(1)
Contemporary Leadership Theories
47(3)
Summary
50(1)
Selected References
51(2)
Leadership in Practice
53(18)
Leadership Qualities
56(3)
Leadership Power
59(1)
Leadership Styles
60(1)
Leadership Models
60(7)
Caring Leaders
67(1)
Summary
67(2)
Selected References
69(2)
Judgment and Decision Making
71(16)
Judgment
73(1)
Decision-Making Process
74(2)
Decision-Making Models
76(5)
Decision-Making Methods
81(2)
Decision Making and Leadership Styles
83(1)
Summary
84(1)
Selected References
85(2)
Values and Ethics
87(14)
Values and Ethics in Outdoor Leadership
89(4)
Six Stages of Moral Development
93(2)
Ethic of Care and Ethic of Justice
95(1)
Professionalism in Outdoor Leadership
96(2)
Model for Ethical Decisions
98(1)
Summary
99(1)
Selected References
100(1)
PART III Teaching and Facilitation
101(90)
Understanding Facilitation
103(16)
Goals of Facilitation
105(8)
Challenges in Facilitation
113(3)
Developing Facilitation Skills
116(1)
Summary
117(1)
Selected References
117(2)
Facilitating Personal Development
119(14)
Nature of Human Development
122(1)
Theories of Human Development
123(3)
Considerations for Outdoor Leadership
126(4)
Summary
130(1)
Selected References
131(2)
Facilitating Group Development
133(16)
Group Development Theory
135(3)
Process of Group Development
138(5)
Expedition Behavior
143(3)
Summary
146(1)
Selected References
146(3)
Challenge Course Leadership
149(20)
Challenge Course Profession
151(3)
Challenge Course Programs
154(4)
Key Leadership Functions
158(2)
Leader Competencies
160(3)
Inclusion
163(3)
Summary
166(1)
Selected References
166(3)
Teaching Strategies
169(22)
Experiential Education
172(6)
Outdoor Teaching Techniques
178(4)
Lesson Planning
182(6)
Summary
188(1)
Selected References
189(2)
PART IV Resource and Program Management
191(98)
Parks and Protected Areas Management
193(16)
General Concepts in Natural Resource Management
195(1)
Federal Parks and Protected Areas Management
196(6)
Wilderness and Backcountry Areas
202(2)
State and Municipal Parks and Protected Areas Management
204(1)
Using Parks and Protected Areas
205(2)
Summary
207(1)
Selected References
207(2)
Environmental Stewardship
209(14)
Environmental Ethics
211(2)
Ecological Literacy
213(1)
Environmental Preservation Through Education
214(6)
Leave No Trace
220(1)
Summary
221(1)
Selected References
222(1)
Program Management
223(26)
Program Design
226(3)
Administrative Duties
229(10)
Program Evaluation
239(8)
Summary
247(1)
Selected References
248(1)
Safety and Risk Management
249(14)
Practical Aspects of Risk Management
252(3)
Legal Aspects of Risk Management
255(1)
Process of Risk Management
256(4)
Emergency Management
260(1)
Judgment and Decision Making in Risk Management
261(1)
Summary
262(1)
Selected References
262(1)
Expedition Planning
263(26)
Trip Purpose
266(3)
PREPARE System
269(14)
Logistics
283(3)
Summary
286(1)
Selected References
287(2)
Appendix 289(2)
Glossary 291(6)
Index 297(8)
About the Authors 305

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