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Consulting Clients & Testimonials

Over the past 21 years we are grateful to have completed consulting work for clients in Independent Schools, School Boards, Community Organizations, Small and Medium Sized Businesses, and Not-for-profits. We have included some select clients and spotlight testimonials. Please contact us should you wish more details on the consulting and training services we can provide.

Consulting Clients & Testimonials

Over the past 21 years we are grateful to have completed consulting work for clients in Independent Schools, School Boards, Community Organizations, Small and Medium Sized Businesses, and Not-for-profits. We have included some select clients and spotlight testimonials. Please contact us should you wish more details on the consulting and training services we can provide.

Spotlight on Branksome Hall Asia's Outdoor Ed. Program Development and Risk Assessment

Branksome Hall Asia has been associated with ALIVE Outdoors since the inception of the school in 2012 through our Canadian Exchange Program. The ALIVE Outdoors camp for our Grade 9 students has been the highlight experience for many of our students. Working with the students and watching the profound impact that camp and the ALIVE team had on our student’s confidence, self-awareness, self-concept and character development it was obvious we needed to extend the program back to Korea and into our school environment.

Jalynn and Sam visited our campus on Jeju Island, Korea for just under two weeks in a consultant capacity and worked with a team of faculty and administrators to:

  • Identify the goals and objectives of the experiential education program in line with Branksome Hall Asia’s mission and values.
  • Analyze data collected from staff and students on specific needs at each grade level to determine focused themes for each grade level.
  •  Create a scope and sequence of themes, camps and workshops to meet our student’s needs from Grade 7-12, including  Prefect leadership development.
  • Provide staff professional development on character strengths.
  • Conduct initial risk management of a variety of sites in an international context to ensure international standards of risk management would be maintained.
  • Liaise with cultural experts in the country to ensure the scope and sequence was built on understanding and appropriate to the context, while at the same time still challenging the promotion of a global mindset.

ALIVE’s expertise in the area of experiential education and service learning was invaluable, as was the detailed and thorough report they created to inform our next steps. ALIVE was extremely generous in sharing their experiences, knowledge and resources to ensure this program was meaningful and relevant to our school.

ALIVE (Jalynn and Sam) were successfully able to listen and learn about the culture while weaving this with their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique and individualized program and report. The process provided us with the perfect start to implementing our experiential education program at Branksome Hall Asia and has provided clear direction for the future.

Carly Beard
Branksome Hall Asia, 2014
Outdoor Education Coordinator

Spotlight on Yukon Worker's Compensation Board Risk Consulting

During the spring of 2018 ALIVE Outdoors advised the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) on the development of a risk assessment education program for Yukon summer camp staff. YWCHSB advised Yukon camp staff on how to assess risks in their workplace and ALIVE consulted with us on how to deliver this information. YWCHSB staff drafted a presentation for summer camp staff and ALIVE staff reviewed it, advising our organization on how to improve the presentation to reflect current risk assessment knowledge. It was invaluable for us to share in ALIVE’s well of knowledge in regards to outdoor, experiential education. In addition to supporting our work with current research, they advised us on how to engage our learners. They suggested breaking up the presentation into digestible chunks to hold the attention of the participants, which was very effective.

During the entire consultation process the ALIVE staff were readily available and very accommodating with our time change difference. Dr. Ryan Howard, a leading expert in the field, was our primary advisor and gave us great confidence in the work we produced. Both Ryan and, owner, Jal Bosley were direct with suggestions, quick to respond and easy to work with. I cannot recommend this organization highly enough. If you need assistance with risk management in an experiential, outdoor education context, ALIVE Outdoors should be your first choice.

Thank you to the ALIVE team for being so easy and fun to work with during the consultation.

Spotlight on Greenwood College's Outdoor Experiential Review

ALIVE Outdoors has worked with Greenwood College since 2005. While their main role has been to deliver a multitude of our fall and winter programs, they also worked with us in a consultancy capacity (2015) and looked thoughtfully at Greenwood’s outdoor/experiential program in order to provide recommendations for improvement. They reviewed our program holistically, while closely considering the importance of the school’s mission and key goals in regards to character programming. Their final report provided Greenwood with key recommendations which have led to valuable changes aimed at improving the scope and sequence, depth, and progressive nature of our programs.

Kevin Way
Vice-Principal, Student Programs
Greenwood College School