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Mar 21, 2023

What professional development opportunities can enhance your work as an adventure educator?

In this episode, Phil, Lisa, Chris and Rich (High 5 Trainers) discuss professional development ideas that may not be directly tied to the adventure educator profession yet have aided us in improving our abilities to do our...

Mar 14, 2023

As facilitators, we often find ourselves planning and leading activities to engage our participants and help them achieve their goals. However, do we need to share the names of these activities with our participants? While it's important to provide clear instructions and objectives for each activity, the name of...

Mar 7, 2023

In this episode Phil and Lisa discuss two topics related to professionalism: the misconception that wearing sunglasses can make someone appear less capable as a facilitator and the complexities of clothing and professionalism.

We challenge the assumption about sunglasses and talk about how biases can shape perceptions...

Feb 28, 2023

In this episode, Phil delves into the problem of ego in trainers and educators, where this might come from and the impact it can have on their ability to teach effectively. 

We also hear from High 5's Founding Director Jim Grout as he tells a story that highlights the problem that ego can have on those who teach.


Feb 21, 2023

In this episode, Phil brings you insights from the recent Association for Challenge Course Technology conference. Here are his five key takeaways:

  1. People from all over the world attended the conference, and the connections made are incredibly valuable.

  2. Highlights from the 2 workshops that he presented.

  3. What...