The Institute's Approach
The Institute works to ensure the voice of outdoor learning is heard and valued across the UK. This takes many forms including: submitting evidence to government enquiries; providing comment and articles to national and regional press; advising regulatory bodies, policy makers and large scale commissioners of service and working with key stakeholders such as landowners, funders and business service providers.
We work in partnership with other organisations in the sector to ensure a more powerful and consistent voice. We make direct comment submitting evidence to government enquiries and provide articles to national and regional press as well as supporting our partners to strengthen their voice in the sector.
Keeping Up To Date and Direct Influencing
The Institute seeks to provide opportunities for members to influence direct as well as speaking on your behalf. IOL News, member newsletter and direct emails are used to invite members to respond to consultations. Working for you - the quarterly IOL Insights section in our professional magazine, Horizons, reports on recent activity.
As an outdoor learning provider you are encouraged to develop a direct influencing relationship with your own MP. Many outdoor learning activities provide excellent opportunities for MP’s to engage with young people and community groups in dynamic surroundings.