Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education - Event Information
Coffee Chat with Steve Smith, Author of Beneficial Risks - The Evolution of Risk Management for Outdoor and Experiential Education Programs
Grab your coffee, smoothie, tea or water and come listen in as AORE’s Executive Director, Jeannette Stawski, speaks with Steve Smith from Experiential Consulting, LLC. Intended to be part interview, part podcast; these 30 minutes are meant to help you learn a little more about the topics, people, issues and perspectives that impact AORE members.
About the Book: Beneficial Risks is a really unique offering in our field, which brings together safety science, theory, research, and lessons learned from the collective experience of a remarkable lineup of contributors, many of whom are regular speakers at national conferences on outdoor education, recreation, and safety. This book begins by recognizing the value of risk in outdoor pursuits — how we can learn and grow outdoors by intentionally utilizing risk and optimizing its benefits — and proceeds to explore fascinating topics such as the role of organizational culture, what really causes accidents to happen, legal issues and strategy, how to train your staff, and the role of equity & inclusion in risk management. There is really no other book like this in our field.