In 2020, we discovered connecting with crew is more important than ever. Though apart, OBUSA’s virtual programming brought our community closer, engaging alumni, sponsors, students, and partners in experiential virtual events that inspired us with stories of resilience.
This year, we invite you to circle up with us for OBUSA’s 2021 Virtual Event Series and discover how Outward Bound is inspiring bold futures for every student to live a life of purpose and compassion.
With over a million supporters and alumni nationwide, these events are wonderful opportunities to meet like-minded alumni, introduce prospective donors and celebrate the important work Outward Bound is doing in your city, state or neighborhood.
For further questions about any of our upcoming events please contact [email protected]
Inspiring Bold Futures: The Student Experience
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 4pm ET
OBUSA invites you on a virtual expedition to explore the lasting impact of Outward Bound programming. During this immersive and interactive event, participants will hear students' stories of challenge and growth, get a taste of Outward Bound in the virtual setting through student led short challenge initiatives and learn from Outward Bound leaders about a few of the unique partnerships and programs that are inspiring students to lead lives of purpose and compassion.
Host Josh Brankman, OBUSA Executive Director is joined by special guests, Marc Heisterkamp, Executive Director Northwest Outward Bound School, Paul Taylor, Education Director Northwest Outward Bound School, Mayra Chavez, current staff member and Alum of the Public Schools Program at Northwest Outward Bound School, Scott Hazelrigg, President Omaha Outward Bound School & NorthStar Foundation, Charlie Olsen, Omaha Outward Bound School Director of Donor Relations, and student guests from Omaha Outward Bound School partner, the NorthStar Foundation
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
REVISIT OBUSA’s SPRING CIRCLE UP
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4 p.m. EST
The Spring Circle Up, a town hall event, kicked off OBUSA’s 2021 Virtual Event Series. Together we gathered with School staff and leadership who have innovated health and safety practices during the Covid-19 pandemic to share stories of trials and teamwork as they continue to address the ever-evolving needs of students nationwide.
Hosts Catherine Smith, OBUSA Board Chair, and Executive Director Josh Brankman are joined by special guests Mike Pigg, OBUSA National Safety Director, and Suellen Sack, Director of Open Enrollment and Safety at Voyageur Outward Bound School.
We appreciate you taking the time to circle up with us and for sharing YOUR experiences. It’s because of you and your support that students are changing their lives with Outward Bound.
We invite you to revisit past conversations from our 2020 Summer Speaker Series and stay tuned for updates on fall virtual events connecting Outward Bound’s mission to important issues facing our communities nationwide.
THE EXPEDITION OF RESILIENCE: A Panel Discussion with Outward Bound Health Professionals Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4 – 5 p.m. EST Dr. Seth C. Hawkins, medical advisor for North Carolina Outward Bound School, moderates a discussion with our panel of Outward Bound health professionals. Discover how Outward Bound’s guiding principles have impacted their ability to face personal challenges with resilience and serve others with compassion during this challenging time.
Panelists include: Maria Collins, Vice President of the New York Life Foundation; Steve Smith, Outward Bound staff alum, risk management consultant with Experiential Consulting and current member of the Northwest Outward Bound Safety Committee; Dr. Christine Norton, Outward Bound alum, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and research scientist with the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center; and Dr. David Zodda, MD, Outward Bound staff alum, Emergency Medicine Physician and Associate Director to the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Thank you to our sponsor and valued partners at New York Life and the New York Life Foundation.
If you’d like to connect for a conversation about our events or to become an event sponsor, please do not hesitate to reach out. Email [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.
An Invitational Expedition is a custom course designed to promote the understanding of the mission and programs of Outward Bound, to build support for the work of Outward Bound USA and to provide a significant, impactful program experience. Invitational Expeditions are hosted by key supporters and volunteers with the intent of cultivating and creating new donors and advocates for Outward Bound.
All in-person Outward Bound program has been suspended including 2020 Invitationals.
Interested in attending? Stay tuned for how to register! For further questions about any of our upcoming events please contact [email protected]
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