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NCJ Number: 66113 Find in a Library
Title: PERSPECTIVES ON THE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF 'EXPERIENCE SEMINARS' (FROM OUTWARD BOUND IN CORRECTIONS, 1977 - SEE NCJ-66107)
Author(s): G L GOLINS
Corporate Author: Colorado Outward Bound School
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Outward Bound School
Denver, CO 80203
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SEMINAR FOR DEVELOPING A MANAGEMENT AND INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT BASE FOR AN OUTWARD BOUND WILDERNESS TRAINING PROGRAM IS DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE PARTICULAR SEMINAR DESCRIBED WAS HELD FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN 1974. THE PURPOSE OF THE SEMINAR WAS TO INITIATE PROGRAMMATICALLY THE ADAPTATION OF COLORADO'S OUTWARD BOUND PROGRAM TO THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS TOOK PART IN THE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES CHARACTERISTIC OF WILDNERNESS TRAINING (HIKING, CAMPING, AND TEAM WORK). EXPLANATIONS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS OF THE PHILOSOPHY, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICES OF A WILDNERNESS TRAINING PROGRAM WERE HELD, AND 'BRAINSTORMING' BY THE GROUP REGARDING STRATEGIES FOR THE USE OF THE PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TOOK PLACE. THE SEMINAR WAS CONDUCTED IN A STATE PARK WHERE THE WILDERNESS SETTING PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRAM EXPERIENCES. PRECOURSE PREPARATION, SEMINAR LOGISTICS, AND THE COURSE SEQUENCE ARE DESCRIBED. AN EVALUATION BY THE SEMINAR STAFF INDICATES THAT OBJECTIVES WERE REALIZED TO A HIGH DEGREE, AS SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS CAME AWAY ENTHUSED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF ADAPTING THE WILDERNESS TRAINING PROGRAM TO DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES OBJECTIVES. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Michigan; Program planning; Staff development training; Unreported crimes; Wilderness programs
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