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CORE and ORR co-host webinar, share resources

December 7, 2021
Last month, Erin Gaines, Industry and Government Relations Strategist for Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE), joined Chris Perkins, Senior Director for Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), to co-host a webinar titled, “How Investments in Outdoor Recreation Build Resilient Economies, Jobs, and Communities.” Their presentation was designed to help attendees.

ORR welcomes CORE as first higher education member

December 2, 2021
Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) has joined other leading recreation organizations as the newest member of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). As ORR’s first higher education member, OSU’s CORE will bring the bandwidth and expertise of a top-tier public university to the $788 billion outdoor recreation industry, supporting the sector’s research and.

The DEI Lab helps a small outdoor business build a plan for the future

November 3, 2021
Last year, as the United States grappled with some hard truths about racial justice and accountability following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, business leaders were ready to acknowledge longstanding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) challenges and opportunities within their organizations. For Cairn, a small business based in Bend, Oregon offering monthly.

Education Leaders Attend First Outdoor Recreation Economy Consortium Meetings

October 15, 2021
For the past year, Oregon State University has been leading a nationwide effort to create a national Outdoor Recreation Workforce Development Consortium. This Consortium would bring together academia and the outdoor industry to address the industry’s workforce needs and skills gaps and to develop stronger, more consistent, and more accessible training and education programs for outdoor industry.

OPINION: The outdoor industry’s moment of opportunity

July 21, 2021
The demand for both close-to-home and regional outdoor recreation opportunities has never been higher. While that’s good news for the outdoor economy, it’s also putting pressure on an industry workforce that is already struggling with chronic skill-gaps and a retirement wave. By uniting around a new vision of workforce development, the outdoor recreation industry can capture the full opportunity.

Center Featured on Oregon State's ‘First Monday Update’ Video Series

July 19, 2021
Meredith Morrice, who heads up industry engagement for the Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy, was recently a featured guest on First Monday Update, a monthly video segment hosted by Anita Azarenko, interim vice president for Oregon State Extension & Engagement. Considering that the Center was still in the initiative phase the last time it was covered on an episode of First Monday Update,.

PODCAST: Instructional Design and the Future of Technical Training

July 2, 2021
The latest episode of the Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association's podcast, The Mountain, features a conversation between PNSAA president, Jordan Elliott, the our lead instructional designer, Danny Powers, about how augmented reality, user-centric design, and a healthy dose of humor are driving much-needed innovation in technical training for the outdoor recreation industry.

Outdoor Industry Leadership Certificate: Open applications and free intro course

June 24, 2021
If you've been looking for opportunities to advance your career in the outdoor recreation economy, we have exciting news: We're now accepting applications for the next cohort in our Outdoor Industry Leadership Certificate program.

LEADER SERIES: Panel Discussion Recap

June 22, 2021
On June 14, Windrose Coaching Founder, Greer Van Dyck, moderated a panel discussion with seasoned leaders and rising stars of the outdoor recreation economy. The event was ideal for early career professionals preparing to emerge as outdoor recreation economy leaders—or for established industry leaders in search of meaningful professional development programs for their teams

EVENT: Outdoor Leadership Information Session and Panel Discussion

June 9, 2021
Join us, Monday, June 14th at 1pm, for an engaging panel discussion featuring outdoor industry leaders and alumni from OSU and its Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy’s inaugural Outdoor Industry Leadership cohort.  If you’re a rising professional who’s ready to step into your own as a leader in the outdoor recreation economy—or if you’re looking for a meaningful professional development.

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