ISKGA Coastal Leadership

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Course: ISKGA Coastal Leadership

Dates: February 24 to 26, 2016

Location: Anglesey, North Wales

Cost: £250 non-residential.

Prerequisites: Experience of moderate water conditions (winds up to BFT. force 4-5; ocean swells; surf; current up to 4 knots) journey planning and leadership as well as be able to self-rescue effectively.

Note: The information below is an overview of what is covered during the training programme and we recommend you access the latest syllabus for reference.

Description: The aim of this module is to share thoughts, experiences and elements of leadership theory in a practical, interactive way, which will enable intermediate sea kayakers to become more aware of the role they play in guiding groups on coastal waters in moderate conditions.

This three day programme will use boat based activities and/or scenarios which will help participants to take on an effective leadership role while exploring the principles of planning/anticipation, communication/group management, route choice and positioning.

This course forms part of the ISKGA Coastal Guide development pathway.

The following aspects will be covered:

• Shore Contacts & Float Plans

• Leadership Styles

• Group Dynamics

• Journey Leadership

• Risk Assessment

• The Principles of CLAP

• Group Ability Assessment

• Operating Zones

• Feature Leadership

• Group Strategies & Thought Processes

• Night Navigation

This programme may include a night exercise.

ISKGA Information: For syllabus details, visit the ISKGA website – www.iskga.com

Contact us if you have any questions, queries or want more information about this class.

The UKSGS Team – Helen Tozer-Wilson & Mark Tozer.

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