March 19, 2018 Nathalie Drotar

Leadership Development Program – Presented by The North Face

Details are located here:

Apply for the Summer 2018 Leadership Course here!!!

The deadline for applications to the ACC is April 27

Therefore, applications to the Calgary Section Executive should be submitted for consideration by March 15 or at least prior to the end of March.

Mountain leadership development is part of The Alpine Club of Canada’s mandate. The ACC’s Leadership Courses are designed to provide training for volunteer ACC activity organizers. These courses are aimed at ACC members who already have some climbing, mountaineering and/or ski-mountaineering experience and are current or potential activity organizers. Members who wish to participate are asked to submit an application form and accompanying documentation.

This course is for new and emerging Alpine Club of Canada leaders, or for moderately experienced leaders, who seek to enhance their contribution to the section by attendance in this course. The focus of the Leadership Training Program is to provide training for those who currently are, or wish to become, active section trip leaders. The best candidates will be those who already show a commitment to being active at their local section level (but not necessarily currently leading trips.) Applicants do not have to be experienced leaders in the Club, but rather those whom the sections have confidence will continue to lead section trips and/or contribute to the Club.

Participants must have basic pertinent skills as demonstrated by attendance at the prerequisite basic level hard skill training courses plus additional experience. All applications must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from the local section executive. Participants should be fit, strong, and have confidence in their own skills. A major focus is on teaching group management, terrain management, and people management skills in the mountain environment. (First aid will not be covered and should be part of the prerequisite skills possessed by applicants.)

To apply, you must have the endorsement of your Section Executive. If we choose to endorse more than one person, we will prioritize the applicants from the perspective of the general good of the section. We will endorse all qualified entrants, and we will rank qualified applicants based on their past and expected contribution to our Section, with a 50% subsidy for the highest ranked applicants. 

In addition to these endorsements, you must provide two letters of reference. The references must be from climbing, mountaineering or skiing partners or climbing guides or instructors that are familiar with you. The application form is meant to assist the Leadership Development Committee to assess all applicants. Please ensure that your application is complete, and that you have submitted your letters of reference. The Leadership Development Committee strongly prefers that applications and letters of endorsement be completed and submitted electronically.

Your Calgary Section Executive


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