The NOLS Podcast

Season 2012 Episode 07.16.12

The Merits of Risk

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Exposure to risk can provide invaluable and unique learning opportunities. Risk managers and field staff assume the merits of risk to be self-evident. Yet, this is not always a value shared by students, parents, or supervisors--who neither understand nor advocate for risk, but seek only "safe" opportunities. Managing risk assumes that we take risks; a further evolution is where we advocate for the merits of prudent risk taking as a key element to experiential learning and a worthy skill in and of itself. Christopher strives to inspire and challenge you to advocate for well-managed risks on your courses and beyond.moreless

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