Outings Leadership & Training
Whether you are a brand new or a returning leader, the Sierra Club's training
classes and resources have a wealth of information to offer. We want to help
prepare you to lead trips that are safe, happy, and inspiring!
The Outdoor Activities Training Program (OATP) is the
nationally-managed program that works with volunteers to to design and offer
self study classes, web-based training, teaching material for locally run
trainings, and dynamic face-to-face training events across the country.
Nationally run OATP events are not the only trainings in your area; contact your
local outings chair to learn about what they have to offer.
Learn How to Get Involved
What We Offer
Since our inception in 2000, we have developed a successful outdoor leadership
training curriculum that is delivered in the form of:
- Weekend long
Outings Leader Training (OLT) Workshops held in new locations around the
country. These trainings fulfill the Outings Leader Training 101 and 201
materials for OLT 101, OLT 201 and Inner City Outings.
- An annual
Outing Chair Training (OCT) held in the fall, focusing on program management
skills such as recruiting and engaging new volunteers and developing new outings
for new constituencies.
Outings training opportunities that include the annual Training Trip and
Winter School, focusing on the online trip submission system, participant
pre-trip screening and food planning by designing a mock outing.
Teaching materials for local outing chairs and trainers to teach OLT 101,
OLT 201, Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention (CARP) and more.
Check out the
Calendar of Training Events to check on the availability of OLT, OCT, the
National Outings Training Trip and more.