Outdoor Leadership Course (OLC) for outdoor profissionals and nature enthusiasts

Is this course for me?

OLC is best suited for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals working in outdoor based organisations / adventure camps. This course is a professional step for those aspiring to work in the field of adventure tourism and nature based businesses.


On successful completion of the course, participants receive:


- Hanifl Centre Diploma

- Written Course Evaluation

- Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Certification (2 year validity)

- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (2 year validity)


The Outdoor Leadership is a pioneering course which covers two topics:


Leadership - Different leadership styles and roles are discussed. Being able to choose the right leadership style for specific situations is a skill. Active Followership (a sign of a good leader) is also a skill that will be addressed, besides Conflict Management, Expedition Behaviour, Decision Making, Risk Management, Communication, Etiquette in dealing with clients, and more.


Outdoor Skills - Backpack packing, campsite selection, tent pitching, staying warm & dry, cooking & stove use will be taught and discussed on a daily basis. Basics of compass use, GPS use and functional map reading for Indian conditions will also be covered. Leave No Trace Ethics (LNT), Environmental appreciation (Flora, Fauna & local Culture), Equipment care and Maintenance, Hygiene, Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) with Adult & Child Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Ropes, knots, anchors & anchor systems are the other subjects that will be taught.

Course Duration: 16 Day | 06 Days at Hanifl Centre + 10 Days on a Field Expedition

Participant Limit: Min 12 - Max 20

Hanifl Centre, India’s leading institution for outdoor education and environmental study has collaborated with Aerie Backcountry Medicine, USA to conduct Wilderness First Aid Courses (WFA/WAFA/WFR) with Adult & Child Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification in India.


Aerie Backcountry Medicine is recognised by the American Outdoor industry and has worked with organisations like WMA and WMI of NOLS in the USA specialising in wilderness medicine and under the guidance of the Wilderness Medicine Society, evolved a Scope of Practice (SoP) for the different courses.


Our instructors are professional who have WEMT/ WFR level training with many years of outdoor leadership experience.


Module Length: (130 hours + WAFA 28 hrs + CPR 4 hrs)

DAY 1 - Course orientation, expectations & guidelines. WAFA*

DAY 2 - Ropes and knots. Anchor systems & rappelling. WAFA*

DAY 3 - Ropes & knots & Anchors systems. WAFA*

DAY 4 - Belaying and lowering of an injured person, Tyrolean Traverse. WAFA*

DAY 5 - Tyrolean Traverse. WAFA*

DAY 6 - Travel to road head: Begin trek. WAFA*

DAY 7 to 14 - 8 days / nights on a trek. Outdoor skills and leadership. WAFA*

DAY 15 - Travel back to Hanifl Centre – return equipment & clean up; CPR class

DAY 16 - Evaluation and Graduation

*Wilderness Advanced First Aid curriculum will be taught over the duration of the course (minimum 28 hours)


We limit the group size to 20 in order to make the course effective.

Recertification for WAFA involves undertaking the full course again after two years.

Packing List Ideal for Courses at Hanifl Centre

Mentioned below are the inclusions of the course, along with a broad list of basic items we recommend all participants should carry. You can always create your own packing list based on your personal needs and medical requirements.





Please Note:

Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions regarding our courses. If you have not found an answer to your query below, please feel free to write to us at haniflcentre@gmail.com