Facilitating Adventure & Reflection with Adventureworks!
Facilitating Adventure & Reflection is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge, and abilities of educators who would like to utilize adventure-based learning and effective reflection strategies in their professional practices. The workshop’s experiential approach integrates program design, activity facilitation, and reflection techniques. The workshop contains a balance of active participation, reflection, and theoretical learning. By the end of the workshop participants will:
- Understand and apply key concepts of adventure-based learning to their own area of professional practice;
- Develop a personal “tool box” of reflection strategies and techniques that can be used to help students transfer learning;
- Expand their repertoire of experiential activities
Brian Lesson and Shawn Stetson – Instructors
Brian is the President and Founder of Adventureworks! Associates Inc. He has been actively involved in facilitating adventure experiences, building ropes courses and training adventure leaders for over twenty five years. He has also been Camp Director at Canterbury Hills, a sessional lecturer at McMaster University, and Director of Professional Development Programs at Outward Bound Canada.
Shawn is the Vice President, Programs at Adventureworks. He has been facilitating experiential and adventure-based programs for well over two decades. He has worked with a wide range of clientele including educators, students, corporate and professional teams, adjudicated and vulnerable youth, and recreation based programs. Shawn has extensive experience facilitating and managing challenge course programs. His experience direction and managing programs at Camp Maple Leaf, Camp Trillium, YMCA Cedar Glen, Trails Youth Initiatives, and Camp Quality, has involved training, developing, and supervising various staff teams.
Date and Location: Friday, September 21 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, YMCA Camp Pine Crest
Cost: $60 (lunch included).
Registration: Please note that this special pre-conference workshop will be limited to 16 participants. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to participate in this workshop. Registration closes September 14th (or as soon as 16 participants are confirmed). Payment will be arranged by cheque, PayPal or e-transfer.