BSE523 Expedition Management & Leadership delves into the role and nature of wilderness and expeditions in outdoor education that makes it effective as a medium for personal development and learning. It explores the issues, advantages and challenges of designing, managing and leading extended adventure journeys in often remote and exotic regions. The topics are technical (e.g. location and geography, technical skills, equipment, training & preparation, medical & health considerations), managerial (e.g. planning, budgeting, organising and directing and controlling resources, risk & crisis management) and pedagogical (e.g. philosophy, environment, programming principles). Leadership strategies for dealing with adversity and uncertainty, communication, and expedition behaviour are also examined in the course.Students will learn expedition programming, management and leadership based on the philosophy and contemporary practices of experts in the outdoor industry. With this skill set, students will be well positioned to justify, design, plan and execute expeditions both locally and internationally in a safe, enriching and responsible manner.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January