The Modules are as follows:

00: INTRO -- Course Overview and Introduction; Module sampling of several subjects.

I.   Communication Skills (getting the picture from your mind implanted into the folks working for you; Communication Methods; Aerobic Listening; Goals, Objectives and Expectations; and Public Speaking).

II.  Basic Organization & Supervision (Basic Supervision; Chain of Command; Organization; Motivation; Basic Steps; Participative Management; and the Recreational Incident Command System).

III. Planning and Visualization (Organizing for Success; Seeing Success; Team Building; Project Organization; Conference/Meeting Organization; Trail Project Example; Trail Rides/Convoys; and Contingency Planning).

IV.  Meeting Management & Facilitation (getting more done in less time; making better use of group gatherings; Running Better Meetings; Facilitation Techniques; How to Develop Ground Rules; and the "OMR" Model).

V.   Strategic Planning (taking your group or association beyond getting by; Strategic Planning Model; Mission Statements; Vision; Values; and the Action Item Matrix Summary).

VI.  Safety (normal stuff here, but related to leadership on trail projects and looking out for your friends; Tailgate Safety Sessions; Fire Prevention Plans; Safety Officer Job; Equipment; Hand tools; and the Recreational Incident Command System Safety Organization).

VII. Membership and Volunteer Development (getting folks to join and become involved; Avoiding Burnout; Time Management; Avoiding Group Stagnation; Monkey Management; Membership Building Recipe; and Recruiting vs. Retention).

VIII. Dealing with Bureaucracy (Letter Writing; Public Speaking; General Writing Tips; How To Get Involved; Understanding Politics; Ride Along; Adopt a Trail; Anti-Access Organizations; Understanding the Agencies; and Coalition Building).

IX. Environmental Science for Trail Work (Ecosystem Management; Cumulative Impacts; Recreational Opportunity Spectrum; Endangered Species Act; Erosion; Runoff; Vegetation/Resource Damage; Roads, Roadless and RS 2477; and Road Engineering References).

X. Land Use Policies and Regulations (Land Use Definitions; NEPA; Scoping; Standing; Signs on Public Lands; Wilderness; and how volunteers make a difference).

Leader Cards (cheat sheets) and RICS forms are provided as part of the course to help you develop better plans, conduct better meetings and briefings, and organize your volunteer activities. You will receive a standardized set of these forms, with instructions how to use them, as part of the course.

Course Fees: RLTC enrollment and consulting fee is $150.00 (unless otherwise negotiated), payable by check or by PayPal to Del Albright; but state association members and BlueRibbon Coalition members get an automatic 20% discount, making the course $120.


If you would like to discuss alternative payment options, please email me. I am open to ideas and payment plans.

Group Discounts and Payment Plans Available.