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Developing a Trail Competency Framework

Working across sectors to create shared language around trail skills and expertise.

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Event Details

November 04, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost:

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Webinar Sponsors


    This webinar is free to the public, thanks to a generous sponsorship from the
    Professional TrailBuilders Association and the Federal Highway Administration.

     


    Webinar Outline


    The Trail Competency Initiative seeks to define shared language around trail skills and expertise. Currently, US Forest Service, American Trails, the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA), and Indiana University’s Eppley Center are launching a robust stakeholder outreach process associated with developing competency language. Join the webinar to learn about this project, opportunities created by shared language, trail competencies as part of trail education and career pathways, the academically-led survey process that will vet the trail competencies, and how you can get involved. In addition to presentations, the webinar will include an opportunity for Q+A.

    This webinar is part of a three-part webinar series hosted by the Professional TrailBuilders Association. Join us for all three webinars (or view the recordings): link titles to webpages below

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the Trail Competency Initiative’s goals and vision.
    • Understand the process of defining competencies, including the stakeholder outreach process.
    • Understand how Trail Competencies will support trail education and career pathways in trails.
    • Understand how the Trail Community Map will incorporate Trail Competencies.

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    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

     


    Presenters


    Aaryn Kay, Executive Director, Professional TrailBuilders Association
    Boulder, Colorado

    Aaryn has been working with PTBA since 2017 and has been working in the trail industry since 2002. During that time, Aaryn has worked with more than one hundred non-profits in almost every U.S. state and Canadian province with specialities in development, communications, strategy, and assessment. In 2009, she co-founded Kay-Linn Enterprises to provide a trail development and non-profit management services to communities. Prior to Kay-Linn, Aaryn coordinated trailbuilding and advocacy events, co-taught 150 weekend long trailbuilding seminars for volunteers and land managers in 32 states, instructed a graduate-level environmental education course at Duke University, and directed Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment’s Community Outreach. Aaryn has a Masters in Environmental Management and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Duke University.

     

    Mike Passo, Executive Director, American Trails
    Bellingham, WA

    Mike Passo is the Executive Director of American Trails. Mike has also served as the Executive Director of the Professional Trailbuilders Association and the owner and operator of a sea kayak outfitter called Elakah Expeditions. Mike has led groups of all backgrounds, ages and abilities on sea kayak expeditions in the San Juan Islands of Washington, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and in Glacier Bay, Alaska. Mike has conducted an extensive study of outdoor developed areas nationwide to determine the cost implications of construction according to proposed Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and a Congressional study on improving access to outdoor recreational activities on federal land. He has a B.S. in Recreation Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, including three years’ coursework in Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering. He has presented on Universal Design and Programming at several national conferences and served on the Board of Directors of American Trails since 2000. His love of the outdoors and his own paraplegia has given him a great interest in the creation of an accessible outdoor environment that does not ruin the characteristics and value of that environment.

     


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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

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    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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