Paul has worked in education for over 25 years planning, developing and running countless school excursions, activities and international programs. Paul got into education and risk management because he saw how much of a positive impact these programs had on students. Paul loves to help others build great programs so they too can provide their students with some of the most memorable experiences they will ever have and help them to learn and grow.
Paul knows how important the management of risk is to the running of great programs and has served as a risk management consultant for large public and private schools as well as universities. Paul has worked in numerous countries as both a field instructor, guide, program administrator and basecamp director and has been working specifically with a range of education programs in the US and internationally for the last 15 years.
"We want to make sure every trip and experience is educational and memorable for all the right reasons."
David knows how important it is for you to provide great opportunities for your students so they develop and grow in this rapidly changing world. With the increased demands on teachers to run programs on top of running classes and be able to have the time to understands and manage risk, he knows how frustrating risk management can be for teachers.
David has developed and run residential outdoor programs for some of the largest private schools in Australia and has trained staff, build effective risk management systems and consulted on operational and risk management practices. David’s work has been strongly influenced by the need to provide great educational opportunities for students to grow personally and academically through experiential education as well as ensure risks are minimised and well management.
"It's not about the paperwork, it's about helping you really understand how to effectively identify and manage risk. When we understand risk and how to manage it well, everything else just falls into place."
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The Xperiential Education Podcast - Risk Management in Education Season 2 Ep 3