September 8, 2019

The back story behind the Tenets and Principles of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC), as explained by the past chair of the conference

September 7, 2019

"Simply asking people to care more doesn't create a system where there are less accidents. What scares me is that when we ask workers to try harder, we actually feel like we've accomplished something." - Dr. Todd Conklin

As we travel around the country to offer risk man...

I am a risk management professional, a ski patroller, and a wilderness medical / mental health first aid instructor - so a lot of my life is spent teaching and practicing how to respond to emergencies and incidents. I heard a Freakonomics podcast a few months ago calle...

March 13, 2019

The Boeing 737 MAX crashes reveal an opportunity for outdoor program leadership to learn crucial lessons about systems thinking, near-miss reporting, and organizational culture.

June 6, 2018

A group of teenage students on an overnight backpacking trip sit in a circle around a natural rock "table" in the Mojave desert, eating dinner and reflecting on their day along with their instructors.  After dinner, they clean up their dishes, strain the food particles...

January 10, 2018

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." - Nelson Mandela

Entering into its 25th year, the Wilderness Risk Management Conference is an annual gathering of outdoor professionals who come together to share their learning and practices with each other. It’s a...