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IOL Scotland Outdoor Learning and Adventure Conference
24/11/2017 - 25/11/2017
Scottish Outdoor Education Centres
PH12 8TG

NEW date now confirmed as 5pm 24th - 4.30pm 25th November 2017

IOL Scotland Outdoor Learning and Adventure Conference

Sponsored by Activities Industry Mutual

Check in at 5pm on Friday with Keynote by Bob Shepton at 6pm followed by dinner.

Bob Shepton: In a full and varied life, Bob Shepton has been a Royal Marines officer, a full time youth leader down the east end of London and Kilburn, and Chaplain to two schools. Since retiring, he has tended to leave the pulpit for the cockpit of his yacht, 'Dodo's Delight'. Through countless seasons of exploring he has become a leading expert on the waters around Greenland, winning the The Royal Cruising Club Tilman Medal twice for his exploits. His articles appear regularly in the international yachting press. Bob is a member of The Royal Cruising Club, The Ocean Cruising Club, The Alpine Club and The Arctic Club.

B&B is in bunkbeds.

Saturday is Workshop day

Initial list of topics with titles (TBC):

  • 'Tracking in Outdoor Learning - Dan Puplett

  • 'Claim Management' - Activities Industry Mutual

  • Gender Equality in the Outdoors - Cressida Allwood
  • Creating, Managing and Resourcing Inclusion – Suresh Paul / Nick March
  • Can of Worms' Adventure Therapy and the line between the two – Venture Mor
  • IOL Professional Standards – Neal Anderson
  • Choice Theory and Reality Therapy - Rich Cooke
  • Using games as an educational tool in Outdoor Learning – Wild Things
  • Ecotherapy: a game-changer for mental health and outdoor activity provision? – Earth for Life
  • Winter tree walk – Wild Things
  • Raising Attainment – Education Scotland
  • Head injuries and concussion management for outdoor workers – First Aid Co-operative
  • Brilliant Residentials - Scottish Learning Away Consortium
  • Should Outdoor Learning, adventure and pursuits have a core position in all schools' curriculum? – Andy Cloquet


IOL + AHOEC Members - full event incl Friday evening dinner and B&B£120.00
Non IOL Members - full event incl Friday evening dinner and B&B£185.00
IOL + AHOEC Members Saturday only£70.00
Non IOL Saturday only£95.00

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