A Level 2 Training and Certification workshop is for an experienced practitioner. We offer this workshop as an open enrollment opportunity once a year at our host site Challenge Works in College Station, Texas. This is a great opportunity to interact and exchange information with other professionals in the industry. Please see the following information about what to expect from this workshop. The workshop will prepare an experienced practitioner to test for a Level 2 certification.
Workshop Description: To provide in-depth instruction with increased knowledge for facilitation and technical skills relating to challenge course operations. The practitioner will add to his or her repertoire of technical skills needed to effectively and efficiently operate a challenge adventure program along with identifying leadership styles and characteristics to effectively collaborate and/or mentor other practitioners.
Workshop Overview: An emphasis will be placed on deepening technical skill sets allowing the practitioner to reason and synthesize broad ranges of information applicable to non-routine situations. Discussion, implementation and execution of the following skill sets will be included in this workshop:
- Understanding industry standards and common practices to include: ACCT installation, operation, inspection, & practitioner certification standards
- Understanding company vs. industry standards vs. program standards
- Understanding OSHA & how this applies to your program operations
- Understanding the qualifications for installers, inspectors, and trainers
- Assessing & demonstrating various self-belay concepts & what is required to meet ACCT standards
- Assessing & demonstrating belay escapes (un-weighted & weighted)
- Identifying & demonstrating multiple belay methods & techniques. Dynamic, Static, & M belay methods plus varying techniques that include the BUS, Pinch/Pull/Slide, V to Knee, Slip/Slap/Slide
- Knot creation and application beyond the basic three you might utilize including friction knots and hitches
- Rappel Station recommendations & implementation
- Effective Management of Emergency Situations including: EAP at your site, Emotional rescue, Stuck-system rescue and Unresponsive participant/facilitator
- Variety of Skill Stations respective to identifying rescue scenarios: Inverted Pulley w/ Vector Pull, Mechanical Advantage, Single Person (gri gri + mechanical advantage and/or Munter/Mule + mechanical advantage)
- Identifying what is in your rescue bag
- Specialty element operations and emergency situations/rescues
- The basics of splicing
- Using a Prusik
This certification is valid for three years. Please contact our Director of Training, Brenda Reed at 310-622-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.