Continuing Professional/Personal Development
Peak MT offers a number of development courses for existing national governing body award holders. Regardless of whether you are required to do some form of continuing professional development as part of your employment, or you would just like an update, our one-day CPD workshops will be of interest.
January 2013 - In partnership with the Mountain Training Association, Peak Mountain Training will be offering a number of winter workshops, based around Fortwilliam, aimed at Winter Mountain Leaders but also suitable for those on the MIC scheme:
- Coaching Winter Skills (28th Jan)
- Ropework for Winter Mountain Leaders (29th Jan)
- Avalanche Awareness (30th Jan)
- Personal Mentoring (winter specific - 31st Jan, 1st Feb)
Sometimes it helps to think outside the box. We invented the 'Turbo SPA' concept - an imaginative look at what can be done within the remit of the Single Pitch Award. Including teaching progressions, lead climbing progressions, additional rope systems and coaching models - the aim is to give participants a range of enhanced skills to maximise the value and extent to which they can operate as SPA holders. This is our flagship CPD course and has been well received by students and members of the training boards alike.
Let's face it, we'd all love to climb better! This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn about helping people do just that. It includes: skills identification; movement analysis through observation/comparison; feedback; and recorded image use. The course looks at the ways in which both basic and more advanced coaching techniques/models can be applied to climbing movement. We also compare methods across a range of skill levels - beginner to expert - to develop a range of skills at the disposal of the participants. The course is both theoretical and practical.
This course takes a look at ways to develop navigation skills in other people, by: taking a close look at navigation itself; identifying key skills; developing progressions and applying existing coaching models. Participants can expect to come away with clear templates with which to introduce, teach and develop navigation techniques. The course is designed to be applicable to the teaching of navigation at all levels.
If you are interested in personal development longer term or are perhaps working towards a particular award, we are happy to discuss a variety of options and put together a personalised programme. This could be as short as one or two days, or a number of days spread out over a year, or longer. This is a highly individualised product but one where you potentially access the most direct and most hands-on experience alongside ourselves. In many cases we are able to introduce you to real instructional/guiding opportunities or perhaps accompany you along with your own clients. With direct supervision you get a chance for some real practice in real situations or an opportunity to discuss/review your existing methods and techniques. Because we have direct experience of both training and assessing candidates at all award levels, our constructive feedback and valuable coaching will help steer you in right direction - not just towards an assessment "pass" but towards realising your full potential as an accomplished leader, instructor or guide.