Risk Management Basics for Nature-Based Programmes
The course is designed to engage professionals to think broadly about the role risk plays in their work, and to better conceptualise actions and behaviours they can take to increase participant safety.
Risk management basics for nature-based programmes is designed to equip learners with basic knowledge and skills to assess, identify and mitigate risks for nature-based programmes with the goal of increased participant safety. The course will cover definitions and important concepts to better understand how to design and deliver nature-based experiences, while recognising risk as an inherent and valuable element of outdoor programmes. From developing staff training to monitoring the weather, this course covers multiple aspects of outdoor leadership to consider in your professional capacity.
Note: Outdoor activity leadership has inherent risks. This course is informational and does not constitute professional risk management training. Training and qualifications for specific environments and activities (to meet professional standards in your region) are the responsibility of every practitioner.
What bonus benefits do I get with this course?
- A certificate of completion.
- 1-year access to FTHub Lectures: 40 hours of premium live online content from international experts.
- This mini-course together with an additional inscription in 2 other mini-courses qualifies you to apply for an FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature.
What will you learn?
In this course, you’ll learn basic concepts and definitions related to risk management, the role of risk in human development, common risks in nature-based programmes, and explore some ideas about how to mitigate those risks through reviewing scenarios.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those leading others in the outdoors. By accepting this role, you take on certain responsibilities, primarily the safety of your participants. Anyone interested in advancing their thinking and practice to provide safer programmes will benefit from the materials and activities offered. Whether you are an outdoor educator, nature enthusiast, therapist, or outdoor enthusiast, this course will get you thinking more broadly about hazards, risk, and the important role it plays in our programmes. That’s right, it is not simply to avoid risk, but rather to learn to work with risk as a concept and in real-time to achieve the aims of our programmes and services.