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AEE has created a professional development hub so you can continue to grow yourself and your team.  Here you can partake in training sessions led by industry specialists excited to share their inside knowledge and know-how!  We want to provide educators with an opportunity to continue to push themselves in their education, so that they can bring even more experience and value to their students and clients.  AEE now also offers a catalog of complimentary and paid webinars, providing you with a great deal right off the bat!  And we’re only getting started - more webinars are being added every month!

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Upcoming Webinar

Can't make the live event? No worries, registration grants unlimited access to the recorded webinar!

Serious Fun: How to Create Remarkably Fun Experiential Programs That Make A Difference
Wednesday, August 23 at 5pm ET (4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2pm PT)
Presented by Mark Collard
Register now! 

  • Have you ever been asked to run a few 'ice-breaker' activities?
  • Are you thinking of leading some team-building exercises?
  • Are you new to program leadership and don't know where to start?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then register for this next exciting webinar, presented by Mark Collard, an experiential trainer, best-selling author based and founder of playmeo.

Mark will describe a unique, yet simple, four-step process he calls The Difference Model that will transform your programs from 'Oh, no, not that again," to "Wow, that was amazing!"

In the spirit of 'connection before content,' this webinar will help you create remarkably fun programs that will leave your group feeling engaged, valued and meaningfully connected to one another.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • The philosophical imperative of building 'connections before content;'
  • The four-step sequential framework Mark uses to create remarkably fun programs; and
  • The five essential ingredients of a successful 'ice-breaker.'

If you want to add more fun and more value into your programs, this webinar is for you.

Presenter Bio:
Mark Collard is an experiential trainer, speaker & best-selling author of four adventure programming publications including No Props, Count Me In and his latest Serious Fun. Based in Australia, he helps experiential educators learn the skills & strategies they need to deliver remarkably fun programs that engage people & strengthen relationships. Mark is best known for his innovative training workshops and being the founder of the largest online database of group games & activities in the world, as featured on In recent years, Mark has delivered many keynote presentations to professional audiences all over Australia and Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and China.

Professionally, Mark has been an (international) member of AEE for many years, and sits on the Board of Outdoors Victoria. He holds Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and MBA degrees, and is listed as an 'expert witness' for adventure-based activities on the Victorian County Court register.

Featured Webinar

Outdoor Orientation Programs: Current Research and Trends
Presented by Dr. Brent Bell & Dr. Michael Gass


Webinar Description:
Dr.’s Brent Bell and Michael Gass discuss their latest research on outdoor orientation programs in the United States and Canada. 

Outdoor orientation programs are one of the most important entry points for college students to discover outdoor education. Recent outdoor orientation research demonstrates some important social and educational gains for participants and leaders. This has led to new theories about how outdoor orientation programs work. During this webinar, we will examine the question: How can we maximize the efficacy of our programs based on this new information. Participants should expect to gain a deeper understanding of how outdoor orientation gains are realized.   Registrants will also gain access to 15 research papers including: The State of Knowledge of Outdoor Orientation Programs: Current Practices, Research, and Theory.

Presenter Info:

Michael Gass is a Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire where he is the Director of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center. He received his Ph.D. in Experiential Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed postdoctoral studies in marriage and family therapy. He is one of the creators of the Browne Center, a program development and research center on adventure learning that serves over 10,000 clients a year with educational, therapeutic, and corporate clients. He created and directed the Project Impact and Family Expedition programs, two federally funded research projects that explored working with youth suffering from behavioral disturbances. Some of his past international professorships have been in Taiwan, China, Australia, and Germany. He was the inaugural Chair of the AEE Accreditation Council for its first 10 years of existence as well as President of the Board of Directors of AEE in 1990.

Dr. Brent Bell is an associate professor of outdoor education at the University of New Hampshire. He researches outdoor orientation programs and their impact on student development, and has authored 16 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters.  He is also co-author, along with Bob Baird (United Educators) and Drew Leemon (NOLS), of “Guide to Managing Risks in Wilderness Education.” Since 2003, he has spearheaded the Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium (OOPS), hosting more than 28 symposia focused on issues, research and practice in outdoor orientation in the U.S. and Canada.  Active in the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) for three decades, Brent was honored with that organization’s Karl Rohnke Award in 2009 and its “PICOUP” award — for a “person in charge of unlocking potential” — in 2014. 



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How Webinars Work for You 

  • Directly applicable topics and takeaways from industry-leading experts.

  • Reduced training time and costs – no travel expenses!

  • Cutting edge information on key experiential education issues.

  • Direct access through Q&A segments to answer your questions immediately.

  • Include your staff as well AT NO COST.

  • Webinars are recorded and available in the AEE Webinar Archive.