Facilitator Training

Everyone can benefit from training! You'll develop leadership, communication, planning, and group management skills. All sessions involve participation, lecture, discussion, experiential, and practicum modes to meet all learning styles. Some examples of past participants include Student Affairs Professionals, Camp Staff, Teachers, Trainers, Coaches, Counselors and Therapists, and all of our current staff. 

Training Courses

We offer two types of training through the challenge program. Both are for the Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1)

The Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1) - Low only
  • 20 hour training includes experiential education theory, facilitation practice, and lots of activities to do with your groups.
  • Price: $40 ($119.00 non-members)
The Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1 (CCP1) - Low/High
  • 40 hour training includes all subjects from low only training, as well as inspecting, belaying, and running high elements.
  • Price: $70 ($149.00 non-members)

Training Details

The trainings run congruently and follow the standards as set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). They are designed for the beginner facilitator and cover frontloading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. The technical skills covered in this training include spotting, belaying, access climbing, and gear inspections. At the end of training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program but is required to be hired.

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Training occurs early in the fall semester over the course of two weekends, and immediately after spring semester during the week after finals as well as a week during summer. If a training isn't listed below, email arturo.gavilanes@wsu.edu for upcoming training dates.

 

**Early Bird Special** Register for the full October training by September 14 and receive a $20 discount for students and SRC members! Price will be $70 after September 14.

Registration Ends September 24

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (High & Low Course)

Oct 6 - Oct 29 in SRC Backyard Backyard Building
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$50 - $149
 
 
Training dates are: Friday, October 6, 5-9pm Saturday, October 7, 9am-5pm Sunday, October 8, 9am-5pm Friday, October 27, 5-9pm Saturday, October 28, 9am-5pm Sunday, October 29, 9am-5pm All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Facilitator Level I (site specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers frontloading, debriefing, sequencing of activities, and selected theories. The technical skills covered in this training include spotting, belaying, rescues, and gear inspections. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Attendance is required on all days. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing confidence in themselves and others. Full refunds available until registration deadline, September 24 at midnight. 50% refunds until October 1, at midnight, no refunds thereafter. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.
 
 

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (Spotted Activities/Low Course Only)

Oct 6 - Oct 8 in SRC Backyard Backyard Building
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40 - $119
 
 
Training dates are: Friday October 6-Sunday October 8th All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Practitioner (CCP) Level I (site specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers frontloading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing self-confidence in themselves and others. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends October 29

Dad's Challenge: Session 1

Nov 4 in SRC Backyard Challenge Course
[Sa] 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$12
 
 
This special event program provides an opportunity for you and your dad to work together in groups and explore your limits on the high course. Participants can expect a few fun group games or initiatives led by our trained facilitators, as well as an opportunity to climb around on one of our high elements. This unique challenge will be the ultimate bonding experience for you and dad to talk about for years to come. ***To register additional participants, please re-register for this course. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT*** Friends and family 14-17 years old may participate with a youth risk and release form signed by their parent or legal guardian, no exceptions or substitutions. Please email Mandy Schenkemeyer for a specific youth risk and release form if needed. ***To register additional participants, please re-register for this course. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT***
 
 

Dad's Challenge: Session 2

Nov 4 in SRC Backyard Challenge Course
[Sa] 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
$12
 
 
This special event program provides an opportunity for you and your dad to work together in groups and explore your limits on the high course. Participants can expect a few fun group games or initiatives led by our trained facilitators, as well as an opportunity to climb around on one of our high elements. This unique challenge will be the ultimate bonding experience for you and dad to talk about for years to come. ***To register additional participants, please re-register for this course. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT*** Friends and family 14-17 years old may participate with a youth risk and release form signed by their parent or legal guardian, no exceptions or substitutions. Please email Mandy Schenkemeyer for a specific youth risk and release form if needed. ***To register additional participants, please re-register for this course. ONE REGISTRATION = ONE PARTICIPANT*** Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.