Wilderness Leadership Skills | Wilderness Craft 1

Wilderness Ministry Institute offers its partners a level 1 award for outdoor leaders that meets international standards for wilderness leadership skills.  The Wilderness Craft 1 course is designed to give outdoor leaders competency in several key wilderness leadership skills:

An Overview of the 15 Essentials of Wilderness Leadership

SOFT SKILLS

1.  Knowledge of the Biblical Rationale for Outdoor Ministry
2.  Leadership
3.  Communication Skills
4.  Environmental Ethics & Stewardship
5.  Expedition Behavior & Group Dynamics
6.  Trip planning
7.  Decision Making & Problem Solving
8.  Teaching, Processing, & Transferring

HARD SKILLS

9.  Clothing & Equipment
10.  Basic Backcountry Travel, Camping, & Nutrition
11.   Navigation & Orienteering
12.  Safety & Risk Management
13.  First Aid & Backcountry Safety/Wilderness Emergency Procedures and Treatment
14.  Rock Climbing & Abseiling/Rappelling Equipment
15.  Rock Climbing Skills