Risk Lessons from a River Rider
Attend this plenary session to gain risk management insights spawned through the thrill of outdoor adventure! Expert canoeist and kayaker John Connelly is a former member of the US Canoe & Kayak team, the former leader of L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools, and is now a respected consultant to nonprofits with outdoor and recreation programs. Enjoy a fast-paced tour of John’s most memorable river quests—including his 1,500 mile, 70-day river/ocean kayaking voyage from New York to Maine, and his epic 16-day rafting expedition down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Learn how John’s lifetime of riding rivers and oceans led him to risk management realizations that ensured his survival, satisfied his search for adventure, and can help you embrace informed risk-taking at your nonprofit.