Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming

ISBN-10: 073605250X

ISBN-13: 9780736052504

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Simon Priest, Michael A. Gass

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Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Second Edition, will help students--understand the key elements of effective leadership in both theory and practice,-learn important leadership skills through real-world applications, and-explore new trends in adventure programming.Effective Leadership in Adventure Programming, Second Edition, explains how the key elements of leadership work in theory and practice, and it helps train the next generation of adventure leaders-training that is paramount to developing the field.Through this text, readers will enhance their understanding of this rapidly growing profession. Renowned authors Simon Priest and Michael Gass provide in-depth descriptions and real-world applications of the technical, organizational, instructional, and facilitative skills that are essential to adventure leadership. The authors also identify what they call the metaskills that superior leaders use to combine the other essential skills seamlessly and effectively.The authors provide fully updated content and references, including new information on legal liability, risk management skills, and future research trends in adventure programming. They also do the following:--Examine the historical and philosophical foundations of adventure programming-Provide safety and environmental guidelines that leaders should follow-Describe the organizational, instructional, and facilitation skills that outdoor adventure leaders should possess-Identify the importance of flexible leadership style, problem-solving and decision-making skills, experience-based judgment, effective communication, and ethical behaviorsThe first edition of this book set new levels of excellence in leadership in adventure programming. The second edition preserves the comprehensive and classic nature of the original while raising the standard for the field in the 21st century. The authors' skillful approach to integrating all aspects of effective outdoor adventure leadership makes this book an ideal text for adventure leadership and programming courses and an outstanding reference for practicing professionals.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 5/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Effective Outdoor Leadership
Need for Effective Outdoor Leaders
Emerging and Designated Leaders
Research on Outdoor Leadership
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Creating the Appropriate Mixture in the Right Settings
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Foundations of Adventure Programming
Philosophy of Adventure Programming
Philosophy: Definitions
Philosophical Models Supporting Adventure Programming
Cognitive, Behavioral, and Experiential Theories of Learning
Information Assimilation and Experiential Learning
Defining Structures in Adventure Programming
Product of Adventure: Affective Aspects
Process of Adventure
Adventure Programming Applications
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
History of Adventure Programming
Beginnings
Outward Bound
Growth of Adventure Learning Programs
History of Outdoor Leadership Preparation
Certification Versus Accreditation
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Individual Behavior and Motivation
Physiological and Psychophysiological Factors
Theories and Models of Motivation
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Group Development and Dynamics
Stages of Group Development
Other Factors Affecting Group Dynamics
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Practical and Organizational Skills for Outdoor Leaders
Technical Skills
Generic, Metaskills, and Specific Competency
Specific Technical-Skill Competencies
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Additional Resources
Safety and Risk Management
Risk Is Essential
Accident Theory
Risk-Management Countermeasures
Risk-Management Skills
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Environmental Skills
Planning for an Environmentally Appropriate Experience
Hiking and Traveling With Minimal Impact
Camping and Campsite Behavior
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Trip Planning
Before the Trip
During the Trip
Back Home and Other Planning
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Legal Liability
Legal Liability
Four Conditions of Negligence
Applying the Four Conditions of Negligence in Court
Standard of Care: Being Reasonable and Prudent
Defenses Against Negligence Claims
Written Forms
After an Accident
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Instruction in Adventure Programming
Experiential Education
Rationale for Fostering Functional Growth
Educational Models Supporting Adventure Programming
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Instructional Methods
Five Depths of Learning
Public Speaking
Designing Effective Lessons
Objective Writing and Goal Setting
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Teaching Models
Phases of the Learning Experience
Range of Teaching Styles
Selecting the Most Appropriate Style
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Facilitation in Adventure Programming
The Process of Facilitation
Why Facilitate Adventure Experiences?
Importance of Transfer of Learning
Empowering Clients
Facilitation Guidelines
Six Generations of Adventure Facilitation
Adventure Programs and Facilitation Styles
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Basic Facilitation Techniques
Discussion Techniques
Alternative Reflections and Nonverbal Methods
Debriefing the Experience
Frontloading the Experience
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Advanced Facilitation Techniques
Isomorphically Framing the Experience
Indirectly Frontloading the Experience
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Facilitation Roles
Assess Needs
Be Neutral
Construct Change Processes
Deal With Resistance
Exceptions Produce Solutions
Feedback Aids Learning
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Good Listening Elicits Useful Questions
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Metaskills for Outdoor Leaders
Flexible Leadership Style
Leadership Styles
Leadership Orientation
Conditional Favorability
Conditional Outdoor Leadership Theory Model
Applying the COLT Model
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Effective Communication
Communication Defined
Improving Communication
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Experience-Based Judgment
The Judgment Cycle
Role of Piagetian Theory
Role of Heuristics
Developing Judgment
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Problem Solving
Multiphase Problem Solving
Solving Problems Using the Multiphase Model
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Decision Making
Divergence
Convergence
Qualitative Modifications
Application to Problem Solving
Decision Making and Leadership Styles
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Professional Ethics
Principle and Virtue Ethics
Kitchener's Model of Ethical Decision Making
Ethical Guidelines for Outdoor Leaders
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Trends and Issues
Factors at Work
Growth
Environment
Technology
Burnout
Professionalism
Research
Growth Curves and Life Cycles
Rebirth or Death?
Effective Outdoor Leaders
Summary
Questions to Think About
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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