Portable Ropes Course Facilitator Training

Program Description:

The Goal of this training is to prepare professionals as Portable Ropes Course Facilitators. Participants will:

1. Recognize and enhance their leadership, educational, and facilitating skills.

2. Learn specific skills needed to facilitate adventure education.

3. Learn how to set up, use and take care of equipment and resources in their portable ropes course adventure kit.

The Portable Ropes Course Adventure Kit is a collection of tools, props, and equipment that offers the advantages of a low-ropes course in the classroom, gymnasium or field. Facilitators are trained on strategies and safety requirements necessary to develop the following skills in their groups:

  • Critical Thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Collaboration, Cooperation, Networking and Teamwork

  • Physical Development

  • Taking Appropriate Risks

  • Challenging Oneself

Program Objectives:

  1. Participants will complete 21-24 hours of training and become Certified Portable Ropes Course Facilitators with Challenge Masters Portable Ropes Course Adventure Kits.

  2. Participants will be able to define and describe Experiential and Adventure Based Learning, Full Value Contract and Challenge by Choice.

  3. Participants will receive a format for using adventure programming in their work.

  4. Participants will learn and experience numerous activities and initiatives to use with their groups.

  5. Participants will identify their own leadership strengths and develop more insight into personal characteristics and facilitation style.

  6. Participants will develop a network with other facilitators who can provide future assistance and identify references and resources for further exploration and future use.


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