AEE Webinar Archive 

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Jump to Topic: Risk Management & Outdoor Ed - Facilitation Skills - Inclusion and Social Justice - Higher Ed & K-12 - Therapeutic Adventure - COVID-19 Webinar Series


COVID-19 Webinar Series 

April 2, 3:00EST

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Interactive and Experiential Modalities for Online Teaching and Converting our Courses in the Time of the Pandemic

Presenter: Curt Davidson

About the Webinar: This webinar will explore current software available to enhance student learning through meaningful and engaging technology platforms. The role of technology in our classrooms, as well as how these platforms can enhanced student learning will be explored. Instructional design, pedagogy, and implementation of these platforms will be discussed.

About Curt: Curt is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington where he studied the intersection of the natural environment, alternative education and human health. At IU, he fell in love with the idea of alternative forms of education such as Experiential Education (EE). Having worked for over 10 years as a field instructor for various EE programs such as Outward Bound, he has been able to hone his skills as an experiential educator, while grounding his work in theory through obtaining his Doctorate. Since graduation, he is an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach where he serves as the Adventure Education faculty member. Curt is also the president of Alpenglow Education which developed the Behavioral First Responder Certification for experiential educators and offers training to college-aged students in outdoor skills and leadership. 
He is also the author of several peer-reviewed publications and two books including The Outdoor Facilitator's Handbook and Behavior Management in Outdoor Adventure Education. His passion for research and teaching has shown through in his efforts to provide valuable information to the field of Adventure Education and how it can contribute to building a more robust society. Curt's teaching interest range from Adventure Education to Educational Inquiry Methodologies and bringing in new techniques to examine trends and issues surrounding human health and Adventure Education. When not reading and writing he can be found rock climbing, skiing, or mountaineering. 

April 6, 1:00EST

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Navigating Parenting During COVID-19

Presenter: Maurie Lung

About the Webinar: As a parent myself, I imagine that you, too, are struggling to balance work, child care, and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — somewhat manageable. This workshop will provide some tips about how to navigate being confined at home, perhaps with younger children who thrilled with so much parental attention, or perhaps with adolescents who likely feel a bit differently. We will also explore how to discuss the pandemic in a way that will be reassuring and learn a few ways to shore up our resiliency.

About Maurie: Maurie integrates over 25 years of experience in recreation, education, psychology, and evaluation to provide therapeutic services in a community-based organization she founded, Life Adventures. In addition to her experiences as a practitioner and administrator, Maurie provides training and technical assistance to organizations internationally and is also an associate professor overseeing the Ecotherapy and Adventure-based Psychotherapy counseling programs at Prescott College. In all of these roles, Maurie utilizes experientially methodology to provide services with a diverse client population. The growth and change she witnesses for youth, families, and adults through this process continues to amaze her and remind her of the power of playful experience.

April 7 1:00EST

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 COVID-19, Where, Oh Where, is the Silver Lining? Finding Our Way Forward in the New Normal A structured conversation for CEOs/Executive Directors about what to do now, soon, and after the Covid Crisis

Presenters: Karen Eber Davis & Sherry Bagley

About the Webinar:

You’ll leave this webinar with:

·       Insights into your peer’s unique pandemic responses

·       Pitfalls to avoid learned from the Great Recession

·       Tips to get you ahead of the game in the new normal

·       Inspiration to create a bright future for your organization

About Karen: 

Most nonprofits struggle to obtain adequate revenue. Advisor-author Karen Eber Davis guides nonprofit CEOs and EDs to build frameworks that generate the resources nonprofits need so they can focus on their missions. She is the author of Let’s Raise Nonprofit Millions Together and 7 Nonprofit Income Streams. In 2012, Karen wrote a white paper, Nonprofit Income Innovation During the Great Recession, Lessons for Stormy Weather, based on interviews with CEOs. She’ll share what she learned on April 7. 

April 9

1:00EST

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Personal and Professional Mental Health Awareness in the Time of COVID-19
 
Presenters: Dr. Christine Norton & Lynette Spencer
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About the Webinar:
The webinar will cover topics such as the prevalence of mental health issues, normalized increase in mental health vulnerability during times of chronic stress/crisis, red flags to notice in yourself and others (especially focused on anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide), therole of trauma (triggers, CNS activation, etc.), awareness of vicarious trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue for helpers, incorporation of the Experiential Wave theory to mental health treatment, wellness tools and tips, & resources for professional help. 
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About Christine:
Dr. Christine Lynn Norton received her Ph.D. in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has a Master of Arts in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University-Mankato.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Supervisor in the State of Texas. She has over 20 years of experience working with youth and young adults in a variety of settings including therapeutic wilderness programs, juvenile justice, schools, mentoring and campus support programs. She has taught as adjunct faculty at The University of Denver, Prescott College, and Naropa University. Her areas of practice and research interest and expertise are in positive youth development; innovative interventions in child and adolescent mental health; adventure therapy; outdoor behavioral healthcare; experiential education; foster care support in higher education; and international social work. Dr. Norton is a Research Scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center and she helped launch Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (FACES) at Texas State. She is the Foster Care Liaison Officer to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and is the founder of the Foster Care Adventure Therapy Network, an international group of programs and practitioners who utilize adventure therapy with current and former foster care youth and young adults.  Dr. Norton is active in study abroad and is also a Fulbright Scholar, teaching adventure therapy in the Department of Civic Education and Leadership at National Taiwan Normal University.

 

Risk Management & Outdoor Ed

 

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1986 Oregon Episcopal School Tragedy on Mt. Hood: What Have We Learned?
Presenters: 
Jed Williamson & Lorca Smetana
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We recount a tragic mountaineering incident from the perspectives of the chief incident investigator as well as a student who was on the trip.

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Lessons From the Field
Presenters: Denise Mitten, Mike Gass, Paul Wolf, Jed Williamson, Sky Gray, & Pam McPhee
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Join six of AEE’s most experienced outdoor leaders as they share their true stories of life, loss, success, and failure in the field.

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Beyond Operator Error: Internal Systems Analysis to Improve Safety
Presenter: 
Jeff Jackson, PhD
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Examine how organizations may inadvertently set their staff up for failure, and review an incident analysis framework that reduces variability in delivery and improves safety.  

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An Exploration of Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Education
Presenters: 
Angie Moline, Steve Smith & Reb Gregg
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Join three industry leaders in risk management and legal consulting to discuss how high quality programs evaluate and manage the inherent risks involved in outdoor and adventure education.

 

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New Paradigms of Non Normal and Training to Failure: Training for Safety
Presenter: 
Jeff Jackson, PhD
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The premise of this work extends that if we want our staff to exhibit certain safety behaviors, then we need to show them the boundaries around such behaviors and the repercussions of undesirable safety behaviors

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The Developing Adolescent Brain with Respect to Education and Safety Management
Presenter: Steve Creech
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In an ever-evolving world of education and neuroscience research, this webinar focuses on understanding developing adolescent brains and implications for educators.

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Protecting Your Client and Your Program
Presenter: 
Reb Gregg
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Learn about an organization’s legal duty to protect its clients from harm, and the often over-looked obligation to protect the organization itself when bad things happen.

Facilitation and Group Management

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Effective Debriefing Tools and Techniques
Presenter: 
Michelle Cummings, M.S.
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Learn 10 effective debriefing tools and techniques that are simple and easy to use. We break each technique down and demonstrate different games or activities teaching the concept.

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Serious Fun: How to Create Remarkably Fun Experiential Programs That Make A Difference
Presenter: 
Mark Collard
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This webinar will help you create remarkably fun programs that will leave your group feeling engaged, valued and meaningfully connected to one another. 

 

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Tag...You're It!
Presenter: Michelle Cummings, M.S.
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Michelle Cummings, of Training Wheels, shares several of her favorite tag games that can be used as icebreakers or energizers in your programs.

 

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How to Build Creative Synergy in Teams
Presenter
: Amy Climer, PhD
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As experiential educators, we often encourage our clients to be more creative. Understanding the research behind what teams need to innovate will help us lead teams to more successful results.

 

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Training with the Brain in Mind
Presenter: 
Richard Rutschman, Ed.D
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Learn some simple, neuroscience-based, strategies to improve your facilitation and training skills.

 

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Creative Problem Solving: How to Innovate on Demand
Presenter: Amy Climer
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Learn and practice the Creative Problem Solving process, a research-based strategy that has been used in organizations around the world to solve complex problems. 

 

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Wilderness To Virtual
Presenter: Matt Morin
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What can we do to bring adventure education into the digital real? Learn how to create engaging experiences both virtually and digitally.

Inclusion and Social Justice  

 

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More Than Autism: Neurodiversity and Sensory Processing
Presenter: Lorilei Dreibelbis
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The study of Sensory Processing gives us valuable vocabulary and a solid framework from which to embrace diversity, and identify very practical strategies for managing behaviors and teaching more effectively.  

 

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Unpacking Diversity: Language and Activities to Help Start your Conversation
Presenter: Rohan Shahani
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The focus of this webinar is to help those who feel uncomfortable discussing diversity or feel like they don’t have enough knowledge of ‘diversity issues’ to gain the vocabulary and the confidence needed to begin a conversation.

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Hiring for Racial Diversity: Increasing Racial Equity to Better Meet Your Mission
Presenter: 
Fleur Larsen
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An engaging webinar on hiring practices to increase racial diversity and ensure a supportive culture.

 

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Going High When Others Go Low: How Educators Can Promote “Courageous Compassion”
Presenter: Marilyn Levin, MSW
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Society is currently caught up in a high level of divisiveness. How do we effectively inspire people to choose everyday interactions that are unifying instead of divisive?

 

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If We Were Brave: Managing Risk in Social Justice Training 
Presenter: Anna Czarnik-Neimeyer
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These days, effective social justice training is urgent. We’ll dig into practical activities, metaphors, comics, and videos to take home for immediate facilitation use. Great for those interested in being more intentional & just facilitators in any setting

 

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Moving Towards Gender Inclusive Environments
Presenters: Meg Bolger & Perry Cohen
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Learn evolving terminology around gender, hear vignettes about outdoor education experiences from gender nonconforming folks and learn affirmative and inclusive best practices for working with participants and staff of all gender identities.

 

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Out of Our Corsets & Into the Woods
Presenter: Denise Mitten, PhD
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This well-researched, informal presentation looks at women adventures from the 1800s to the present. Learn about women you can use in your teaching and everyday conversation.

  Higher Education and K-12

 

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Outdoor Orientation Programs: Current Research and Trends 
Presenters:
 Dr. Brent Bell & Dr. Michael Gass
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How can we maximize the efficacy of our programs based on the latest research and information. Participants should expect to gain a deeper understanding of how outdoor orientation gains are realized.

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Brain-Focused Strategies for Developing Social Emotional Health
Presenters: 
Heather Bryant, M.Ed. and Michelle Kinder, M.Ed.
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This introductory session will look at developing social emotional health with a trauma-informed perspective and will provide participants with a variety of activities and resources.

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Classroom Strategies that Empower Learning
Presenter: 
Andrew Potter
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Explore how experiential pedagogy can energize any existing curriculum, positively impact student engagement, and deliver on both cognitive and affective skill development.

 

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Bullying, Empathy & Monkeys
Presenter: 
Jeff Frigon
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Empathy is directly linked to bullying; the more empathy we have, the more likely we are to be kind to one another. Explore what the research shows to be effective at building empathy and addressing bullying behaviors.

Therapeutic Adventure

CRM Webinar Series

The Community Resilience Model: Core Concept and Skills
Presenter:
 Dr. Sandra Newes
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This 7-part webinar series takes an in-depth look at each of the skills identified in our introductory CRM webinar.  Straightforward, practical, and easily learned and taught, CRM skills can be immediately applied by staff, students and families and can be utilized in all types of experiential programming, including schools. CRM is appropriate for non-clinical staff and professionals in all settings 

 

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Transformational Changes in Adventure Therapy
Presenter: 
Mike Gass, PhD
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This webinar will increase your ability as an adventure therapist to answer the questions “Is it safe?”, “Does it work?”, “How can I tell a good program from a bad program?” And “is it worth the money?"

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When Volatile Situations Arise During Processing & Reflection
Presenter: 
Tony Alvarez
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Learn what facilitators can do to recognize and address when their processing sessions are moving into volatile territory (i.e., rapidly unpredictable, jeopardizing emotional safety, negatively emotionally-charged).

 

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The Community Resilience Model: Wellness-Based Skills for Self-Regulation
Presenter:
 Dr. Sandy Newes
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The Community Resilience Model (CRM) is a set of six wellness-based skills specifically designed to reset the natural balance of the nervous system after traumatic events or chronic stress/anxiety have led to physiological dysregulation.