a Conference for Leading Effective
Adventure Programs


February 19-20, 2019

Adventure Learning Centre at Canterbury Hills, Ancaster, ON

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LEAP Conference
February 19, 2019

"Inspiring. Very motivational, and an amazing reminder of why we do what we do."
- Past Conference Attendee

This one-day event brings together a wide range of adventure educators - from those using challenge courses at outdoor centres to those facilitating experiential education in the classroom. The day includes networking opportunities, workshops, and a great line-up of presenters.

LEAP 2019 features our guest presenter, and also includes a kick-off playnote with the Adventureworks! team, nine exciting workshops, & a full-day post-conference session. At LEAP 2019 you will meet like-minded people who are passionate about engaging participant learning through experiential and adventure based learning!


2019 SESSIONS:

Focus / Intended Audience Codes:
MD = Course Managers and Directors
F = Facilitators
ED = Educators



Conference Schedule: February 19, 2019
08:00am - Arrival & Registration
08:30am - Welcome & "Play"note
09:30am - Workshop Session 1
11:15am - Workshop Session 2
12:30pm - Lunch & Networking
01:45pm - Workshop Session 3
03:30pm - Closing Remarks
04:00pm - Conference Ends
*Please note: Conference schedule is subject to change.





2019 Post-Conference Session:
February 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Inspired Educator, Engaged Learner
The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation and Teaching

Jennifer Stanchfield, MS


Join this interactive workshop and fill your facilitation, teaching or counselling toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away innovative methods to get your groups moving, talking and reflecting. Empower participants to take ownership of learning, practice social-emotional skills, and build a positive and supportive group environment. Teach and reinforce academic or training material in novel ways to differentiate instruction and enhance learning. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as a facilitator, educator, or leader.

These activities can be facilitated in any size space with simple materials. They can be adapted to varying ages, settings, and group structures. Participants will take away strategies that will help them build a positive environment for learning, develop social-emotional skills, actively engage learners, and promote a positive culture in their group sessions, classrooms, or workplace.
2019 Guest Presenter:
Jennifer Stanchfield, MS

Jen is known for her work helping school and community programs all over the world use experiential methods to develop a positive and supportive learning environment, increase engagement, enhance learning outcomes and develop social-emotional skills. In her 27 years as an educator, Jen has worked as a classroom teacher, a clinician in mental health treatment centers, and in professional training, adult education, and organizational teambuilding. Through these experiences, she has developed an extensive repertoire of experiential activities, tools, and strategies she brings to her engaging and informative workshops, publications, and teaching resources.

Jen earned her master’s degree in Experiential Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato and continues to pursue the latest research on the brain and learning, pedagogy and the emerging field of educational neuroscience.

She is the author of Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Engage, Motivate, Build Community and Create Lasting Lessons and Tips and Tools for The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation. She is also the creator and a regular contributor to the Inspired Educator Blog at experientialtools.com.
LEAP Conference
+ Post-Conference

February 19 & 20, 2019
LEAP Conference
(Single-Day Only)

February 19 or 20, 2019
 
Regular
$285

Regular
$150

Register Now
For more info: 1 (877) 311-5683 or mike@adventureworks.org

Overnight cabin accommodation at the Adventure Learning Centre at Canterbury Hills
is available for February 19. Contact our office for details. Subject to additional fees.

LEAP Conference
+ Post-Conference

February 19 & 20, 2019
$285

LEAP Conference
(Single-Day Only)

February 19 or 20, 2019
$150

Register Now
For more info: 1 (877) 311-5683 or mike@adventureworks.org

Overnight cabin accommodation at the Adventure Learning Centre at Canterbury Hills is available for February 19. Contact our office for details. Subject to additional fees.