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Jan 31, 2023

How often do you get the opportunity to co-facilitate during your programs?

This is the topic of discussion in this episode, with Phil joined by colleagues Anne-Louise, Ryan, Chris and Lisa.

What started as a question about how we learned to facilitate turned into a discussion on the benefits of co-facilitating and...

Jan 24, 2023

Here is part 2 of the conversation between Phil and Steve Woods. In this episode the following was discussed;

- How long trainings should last

- Thoughts on protecting the trainees

- How to assess trainee competency

- Facilitated programming vs commercialism

- Measuring program success

- The British belay technique with a...

Jan 17, 2023

What are the differences between being a trainer in the US vs the UK?

This was a question submitted to me by one of our listeners, so we reached out to Steve Woods, the Technical Director at Vertex Instructor Training, which is based in England, to see what differences and what similarities there are between us.

This is...

Jan 10, 2023

What are the pros and cons to repeating activities?

How do you handle participants who have experienced the activities before?

These questions (and more) and discussed in this episode and Phil, Lisa, Chris and Jim discuss activity repetition.

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Jan 3, 2023

What are some of the elements that are important to consider when modifying activities for your participants?

Guest Host Rich Keegan chats with his friend and past colleague Jeff Dutko to discuss this very topic.

Jeff has worked for many years at the Gengras Center - find more information here -