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OLT 101
Outdoor Leadership Training Classes for new leaders coming in May 2018! Do you want to be a Sierra Club Leader of dayhiking outings? Lead your friends to new and amazing wonders of nature? Do you want to hone your leadership skills? Then this is the class for you - Highly Experienced Outings Leaders will share their decades of experience in leading outdoor trips, and apply their knowledge to OLT 101, the Sierra Club’s Basic Leader Training This training is mandatory for new leaders who wish to lead any trip that does not require an overnight stay. This covers dayhiking, kayaking, ski trips, etc. During the class, we’ll cover the following topics: I. Overview of Sierra Club Structure A. Structure 1. Club structure 2. Outdoor Activities structure B. Outdoor Activities mission and goals C. History of outings D. Conservation II. Outings leader requirements III. Planning an outing A. Concept B. Approval C. Location and route D. Safety management planning E. Publicity F. Pre-outing communication G. Canceling an Outing IV. Conducting an outing A. Forms B. Transportation C. Trailhead talk D. Leave No Trace/Outdoor ethics E. Emergency response F. On-Outing issues G. Ending an outing H. After an outing V. Online resources Thursday, 21 June at the Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto CA Class times: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Dinner will be served Cost: $10 covers food and class materials, as well as donations to the Chapter Trainer: Lisa Barboza, Loma Prieta Sierra Club Outing Chair: [masked] ( I will be on Denali from 26 May to 19 June - so please contact Bruce, he is a co-organizer). We are limiting the class to 20 people.

Peninsula Conservation Center

3921 E. Bayshore Road · Palo Alto, CA


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The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter serves San Benito, San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties, California.

Our Chapter offers hikes and outdoor recreation for people of all ages. Please see our other MeetUp groups for specific recreation groups: hiking, paddling, ski touring, peak climbing, SierraSingles, Singleaires. For the most complete list, see our Chapter Calendar at (

This MeetUp group is primarily for our activities that advocate for policies to protect our natural environment, support environmental candidates for public office, and provide opportunities for people who want to develop leadership skills to give back to the community and help the environment. For a more complete list of ways you can become involved, see our Chapter website at and check-out Who We Are and What We Do.

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