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Trail Safe Lesson 2 - Effective Leadership

Trail Core Competencies
Summary

In Lesson two we're going to look at effective leadership and discuss the three core objectives of effective leadership.

Overview

TRAIL SAFE! is a unique safety training program designed specifically for National Park Service (NPS) Trail Volunteers but is useful to everyone! It's based upon NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the Human Factor of safety is explored. Trail Safe! captures the core learning objectives of the 16 hour Operational Leadership course while allowing volunteers to learn from their own homes on-line.

The Trail Safe! series is found below in eight video lessons, each ranging in length from 18 to 40 minutes long. Viewing the entire eight lesson series will take approximately three hours. Watch them over the course of multiple days, or "binge watch" the entire series in three hours—it's up to you—but please watch them in numeric order from Lesson 1 through Lesson 8.

Lesson 2

In Lesson two we're going to look at effective leadership and discuss the three core objectives of effective leadership. We're going to look at the differences between what's known as designated leadership vs functional leadership. We'll review some characteristics of an effective team and how those characteristics can lead to a safer working environment.

Trail Types Covered

    General. All trail types are relevant.

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