Becoming a Leader
After you've been hiking for a while and have become familiar with some of the trails, you may feel eager to share your enjoyment of the outdoors with others as a Sierra Club Outings Leader. The Leadership Training Committee can give you the preparation you need for certification by the Angeles Chapter Safety Committee as a qualified leader of safe, enjoyable outings.
Take that first step and attend an LTP Seminar! Offered just twice a year, usually in April and October. Visit our Leadership Seminar page for more information, guarantee a spot and learn all about our best leadership practices. Applications are due two weeks prior to the seminar date. Contact our LTC Registrar for more information and registration.
What Are The Qualities Needed For Leadership?
Judgment, inspiration, awareness and current membership in the Sierra Club are the most important qualities in a leader. Fitness level, gender, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, income and educational level do not matter. We welcome and encourage people of all ages and from all backgrounds to become outings leaders! The more diverse our leaders are, the more diverse are the outings we can offer!
Why Be A Sierra Club Leader?
The leadership skills -- and confidence -- that you develop have been known to extend beyond hiking into professional and personal lives. Leading an outing means that you can set the destination, the participants and the pace. As LTC Chair, Anne Marie Richardson, observes: "Everyone benefits when enthusiastic leaders create a welcoming atmosphere while sharing the places they care most about." Without leaders, our Schedule of Activities outings would not exist.
The Leadership Training Program
This program is conducted by the Leadership Training Committee (LTC). For information on their training schedule and enrollment, please visit the Leadership Training pages .
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