Wilderness Leadership, III | Prescott College

Wilderness Leadership, III

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This capstone field-semester takes an experiential and holistic approach to the study of outdoor leadership. This phase explores the means and process by which leadership is applied. Through this progression a myriad of contemporary outdoor topics such as therapeutic use of wilderness, equity, gender, privilege and social responsibility are addressed. Students utilize their prior professional experience as educators, guides, and instructors to further reflect on their behavior and better develop their own maturity, initiative and proficiency. This critical examination of outdoor industry and culture helps define the meaning of leadership and shapes performance in both formal and informal leadership roles. Through this examination students work to tease out the purpose, value and long-term benefits of contributions made to the outdoor environmental culture and profession. The end goal of which, is to better conceptualize, articulate and transfer the value of a life lived outdoors.