Outings Leadership & Training
Outdoor Activities Training Program (OATP) consists of volunteer training
developers, facilitators, and several Sierra Club staff. We work with all three
Outing programs (Group and Chapter Outings, Inner City Outings, and National
Outings) to offer training events to build both interpersonal leadership,
managerial and technical skills in order to connect people with the natural
world and with the Club by maintaining and enhancing diversified, superior,
volunteer-run outdoor activities that support the Club's conservation mission.
The OATP tagline is Safe, Happy and Inspired -- all three of
these components combine to make a whole, quality outdoor experience for you and
your trip participants. All trip participants should return "Safe, Happy, and
Inspired." This happens when the leader infuses the following components to
- Safe - Each outing's primary goal is to eliminate or reduce
the potential for injury or incidents.
- Happy - To create a welcoming environment for participants
to fully enjoy their experience.
- Inspired - Every participant should come away from their
outing with a greater understanding of the Club's conservation issues, and
better yet, be inspired to take action.