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A-DASH News & Upcoming Events

Reading the Rapids of Sexism and Sexual Harassment

July 17, 2024 @ 2 - 4:30 p.m. ET

As a higher-ed administrator and outdoor professional, Emily has created a training session along with the A-DASH Collaborative to understand the intricacies, stories, and approaches to diminishing sexism and sexual harassment in outdoor industries. Initially focusing on the culture of professional raft guiding, the training will consist of:

  • Sexual harassment statistics and realities in the outdoor industry

  • Story-informed examples to bring statistics to life

  • Increasing personal awareness of sexism and its impact on interactions

  • Behavior-based change to support sexual harassment-free work environments

Different learning styles will be addressed through presentation, scenario work, and content take-aways.

Suggestions for future learning to continue growth and awareness will be provided. 


    2024 A-DASH Webinar Series


    August 21, 2024

    Presenter: Myra Strand (Strand Squared Solutions)

    Men as Active Allied Partners in the Workplace

    September 18, 2024

    Presenter: Jim Miller (Respect Outside) and Ted Forbes

    Exploring the Human Elements of Your Risk Management Plan

    October 24, 2024

    Presenters: Gina McClard (Respect Outside) and Steve Smith (Experiential Consulting, LLC)

    Registration opens soon! 

    Recorded Content

    So you want to work at an Inclusive Outdoor Outfitter: What to Look For and How to Prep in the Field

    Podcast published May 14, 2024, with Dr. Maria Blevins (Utah Valley University) and Emma Wharton (Grand Canyon Youth) for the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education's podcast Advancing the Outdoor Professional.

    So you want to create an inclusive working environment

    Podcast published April 22, 2024, with Respect Outside and Engage Coaching and Consulting for the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education's podcast Advancing the Outdoor Professional

    Preparing for Reports and Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims

    Webinar recorded March 8, 2024 with Respect Outside, hosted by America Outdoors Association

    2023 A-DASH Webinar Series: Understanding, Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment on Rivers

    Recordings from the seven webinars in this series are available on session webpages at the link below.

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