This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one-weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants.
The two evening sessions are held Thursday, April 12 and Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at AMC Headquarters in Charlestown, MA. The weekend session is held April 27- 29 (beginning 7 pm on Friday and ending by 4 pm on Sunday) at Camp Lyndon, Sandwich, MA. You must attend all of these sessions to complete the program. The optional (but highly encouraged) follow-on session to organize trips will be held on Thursday, May 3 at AMC Headquarters. Program size is limited.
I have been involved with the AMC leadership training program since 2011. Leadership is a topic that I'm very interested -- I really enjoy helping a group accomplish more than the sum of its parts would suggest it could.