Skills for Outdoor Leaders and Guides
Companies that employ professional guides, outdoor athletes, and expedition leaders are used to setting standards of excellence and working with high caliber professionals. Professional reputations are made in high-stakes, remote environments where prior training may determine success and critical decisions must be made under pressure.
While industry standards reflect a dedication to excellence in requiring advanced first responder training, avalanche awareness, search and rescue training, and sound environmental practices, many agencies continue to overlook the power of crisis management and psychological care in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Anchorpoint Response can help you increase your capacity for client care while providing universal best practices and principles for building resilience, managing stress, and increasing staff wellness.
Whether your teams set out on day-trips in local alpine environments or travel around the globe for multi-week expeditions with limited contact with the outside world, we know that your leaders are doing so equipped with the knowledge and tools to allow them to perform beyond the highest standards of excellence. At Anchorpoint Response, we also know the time and resources you and your guides invest in preparing for this demanding career and encourage you to protect these investments by providing training and support in psychological first aid and crisis interventions that are proven to promote resiliency, resistance to stress, and improve overall wellness among your team.
At Anchorpoint Response, we understand that the people who dedicate their lives to becoming industry leaders in the outdoor arena would rather be anywhere than inside a classroom. This is why we strive to deliver outcome-based programs that maximize any time spent indoors and remove the “nice to know” fluff that gets in the way of harnessing essential skills. Our mission at Anchorpoint Response is to provide learners with knowledge and tools that they can adapt to any crisis situation and immediately apply in the field. From Awareness Level training on identifying the emotional distress of a client or colleague following a critical incident to our Responder I and II courses that provide a variety of skills for assisting individuals and groups in crisis, we believe in facilitating the highest-quality learning and providing evidence-based, research-backed information and practices that are applicable to your industry.