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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.

OPINION: The outdoor industry’s moment of opportunity

June 7, 2021
The demand for both close-to-home and regional outdoor recreation opportunities has never been greater. 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.

Introducing the Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy

May 26, 2021
We're excited to announce that the Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative (OREI) is now a full "Center" within Oregon State University.

Exploring a new resource for Oregon's rural communities

April 8, 2021
A Conversation with Chris Perkins and Cailin O'Brien-Feeney Last year, we partnered with Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) to produce a Rural Development Toolkit to help rural communities build a recreation economy that supports local aspirations. To dig a little more deeply into both the new toolkit in the context of Oregon’s rural communities, we recently sat down with ORR’s researcher, Chris.

LEADER SERIES: Travel Oregon’s Hilary Sager

February 1, 2021
For Hilary Sager, Destination Development Manager with Travel Oregon, leadership is about rising to the moment, no matter what your title may be. In this time of social justice reckoning, that means asking big questions about how recreation and tourism can be part of creating a more equitable world.

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