Katrina Prichard from Swansea University has requested that we publish this via our website. I’m sure you will agree that it is well worth you participation in this survey.
We are running an exploratory survey on leadership in the ‘outdoors’ and would appreciate your participation. We have sent the survey to you as a professional mountaineering related organization. We greatly value your responses and hope you will see fit to make the survey available to your members. Following this we will be launching the survey more widely to gather responses from people participating in outdoor activities. Some members of the wider professional outdoor leadership community may already have received an invitation to participate.
You can take the survey by following this link Leadership Survey or copying and pasting this URL into your browser https://swanseasom.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1STnmIXEOcwRh09.
Leadership has become an increasingly important idea over the past decades with some models and theories more popular than others. Rather than looking at a single model we are interested in how people with outdoor leadership roles perceive themselves and others in those roles, and how people who do not take outdoor leadership roles perceive leadership in the same context. Our aim is to explore these perceptions and relationships with a view to improving the experiences of both leaders and people who just enjoy being outdoors.
We feel this work is important not least because of the increasing number of people making use of the outdoors as a means of recreation. This is placing increasing pressure on what are often fragile environments, and at times dangerous ones.
The results of our work will be published in academic journals and summaries will be released via social media and other relevant outlets such as the ATRAconference in 2019 http://atra.global/international-adventure-conference/.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and we hope you will participate in our survey by following this link Leadership Survey or copying and pasting this URL into your browser https://swanseasom.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1STnmIXEOcwRh09.
Drs. William James Fear and Katrina Louise Pritchard