The Adventure Learning Center offers a variety of trainings throughout the year. Perfect for teachers, coaches, camp staff, club leaders (4H, scouts, etc.), or anyone looking to work with groups of people more effectively. Challenge training can be a great benefit to take back to your office or classroom. For more information or to register, contact us. 
Portable Challenge Training
Portable Challenge training brings the outdoor challenge course inside. During a two day training, we'll focus on what it means to lead "challenge programs" and the principles behind team building. Our qualified trainers will guide you through a variety of warm up activities, "get to know you" games, and team initiatives. Upon certification, trainees will receive a full training and activity manual full of resources, as well as access to the Adventure Learning Center's portable program equipment. Certification will remain valid for one year. Those who are already certified can qualify for an 8 hour refresh course for recertification to continue access to the Adventure Learning Center supplies. Portable Challenge Training is great for teachers wanting to build leadership among students or for adults wanting to develop a better team environment within the office. 
Low and High Ropes Training
In this 40 hour training, participants will learn and practice the technical, safety, and facilitation skills required to set up low and high challenge course programs. The program is designed for practitioners who want to facilitate activities on the low and high challenge course and gain a better understanding of the technical skills and facilitation principles behind adventure challenge programming. Among learning skills such as belay techniques, set up and tear down protocol, and safety measures, trainees will also have hands on practice facilitating a variety of elements as well as gaining an in depth knowledge of facilitation styles. To be certified to use the low and high ropes challenge course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the basic program facilitation skills and technical skills. This course is great for teachers and students, summer camp staff, and current Adventure Learning Center clients looking to have a hands on approach to their group's experience on our course. Upon certification, trainees will receive a full training manual specific to the Adventure Learning Center course, a one year certification, and access to special programming rates at the Adventure Learning Center. Those wishing to recertify in this course must attend a refresh training each year.

Upcoming Trainings  

Register by clicking the link of the training you wish to attend.

November 19-20, 2015 Portable Challenge Training                 $150/person 8:30am-4:30pm Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Polk County, Altoona
February 10-11, 2016 Portable Challenge Training                 $150/person 8:30am-4:30pm Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Polk County, Altoona

** Participants must attend entire training to earn certification or credit

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