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Join the staff at High 5 as they explore the many components of Adventure and Experiential education. High 5 Adventure Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools, communities and businesses improve the way they live, learn and work together. Connect with us at high5adventure.org

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Join the staff at High 5 as they explore the many components of Adventure and Experiential education. High 5 Adventure Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools, communities and businesses improve the way they live, learn and work together. Connect with us at high5adventure.org

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Learning & Relearning

By ccavert - Mar 13 2020
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I’ve been learning and relearning lots of material that has been inspiring me to try and retry fun content. Thanks High 5 for your commitment to helping us learn and grow. Chris Cavert

High 5 podcasts with Phil Brown.

By loganluna - Mar 13 2019
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I really enjoyed the host Phil Brown. His dry sense of humor brings out the best in his guest!

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37 Ratings
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33
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Learning & Relearning

By ccavert - Mar 13 2020
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I’ve been learning and relearning lots of material that has been inspiring me to try and retry fun content. Thanks High 5 for your commitment to helping us learn and grow. Chris Cavert

High 5 podcasts with Phil Brown.

By loganluna - Mar 13 2019
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I really enjoyed the host Phil Brown. His dry sense of humor brings out the best in his guest!
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Vertical Playpen

Latest release on Oct 13, 2020

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Join the staff at High 5 as they explore the many components of Adventure and Experiential education. High 5 Adventure Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools, communities and businesses improve the way they live, learn and work together. Connect with us at high5adventure.org

Rank #1: Leadership and COVID-19

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Jim, Ryan, Anne Louise, Rich and Phil discuss what traits and behaviors great leaders possess, how they teach their students about leadership and how they, as facilitators, aim to get groups in the same physical space again once the COVID-19 challenge diminishes.

May 12 2020

41mins

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Rank #2: Rich Klajnscek - Sea Fox Consulting

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Rich joins guest host and longtime friend Chris Damboise as they discuss meeting in the early 90's, the creation of ACCT and the standards and making a career out of working on Challenge Courses.

Connect with Rich - rich@seafoxconsulting.com

May 26 2020

50mins

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Rank #3: Jamie Thibodeau - High 5 - Lead Builder

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Jamie talks to Phil about growing up in Maine, duffle bags of Lego pieces, and living the remainder of his life as Optimus Prime.

Mar 13 2019

15mins

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Rank #4: Making Mistakes

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Mistakes can occur in the work that we do and these can result in many different outcomes ranging from the more common; not meeting a group's needs, to the hopefully rare; physical injury. The Training team (Phil, Chris, Lisa and Jim) discuss mistakes they have made (real and/or perceived) in their careers and the significance of making them.

This question is a follow up from a previous episode; Tinker Talk - How We Learn Our Craft.

Sep 04 2019

20mins

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Rank #5: Bill Waite and Rolland Krohn - Oswegatchie Educational Center

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Jamie, High 5 Lead Builder, returns to his previous place of employment to chat with Bill Waite, Program Director and Rolland Krohn, Ropes Course Director about the FFA, how they got their start in Adventure programming and advice they would give to future professionals.

Nov 13 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: Anne Louise Wagner - High 5 - Edge of Leadership Teacher

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Anne Louise talks to Phil about studying to become a teacher, being involved in the community and singing Moana out loud in a car.

Mar 13 2019

15mins

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Rank #7: Trainer Tips - P-cord

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In this episode of Trainer Tips, Phil and Rich spend 15 minutes discussing tips for managing the use of p-cords on challenge courses. Topics include, replacing the rope, stacking them out of the way and appropriate p-cord length.

Jan 21 2020

19mins

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Rank #8: Dr. Chris Cavert - FUNdoing

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Chris talks with Phil about the influence summer camp had on him, the importance of defining your mission and vision and the power in sharing and adding to your stories.

Find more about Chris at fundoing.com.

Dec 03 2019

38mins

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Rank #9: Name Games

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The Training team (Chris, Lisa, Rich and Phil) discuss in great detail the importance of name games, when to use them and what their "go-to" activities are for learning participant names. This is in response to a question sent in by Megan Meinen of UVM. Thanks Megan for the great question!

Oct 30 2019

27mins

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Rank #10: World Knot Tying Day 2019

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December 18th is World Knot Tying Day, marking the birthday of legendary knot enthusiast and author Clifford Ashley. To celebrate this the training team got together to talk about knots, knots and more knots.

#worldknottyingday

Dec 17 2019

23mins

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Rank #11: How To Cope With Facilitation Anxiety

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The Training Team talk about being anxious before programs, the pros and cons and what strategies they use of compensate for that nervous energy.

Apr 03 2019

19mins

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Rank #12: Facilitation Tips We Disagree With

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The Training Team answer the question - "Are there any facilitation tips or advice you've had over the years that you disagree with or struggle with?"

Jun 26 2019

11mins

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Rank #13: The Name of the Game - Gardener and Scamp

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Ryan, Rich, Sam and Phil look through antique game books (some over 100 years old) with the task of identifying how to play the games with only the name and a few other clues to help. In this episode the games to identify are Gardener and Scamp, and Bull in the Ring.

Nov 26 2019

18mins

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Rank #14: Chris Damboise - High 5 - Director of Training and Team Development

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Chris talks to Phil about his background in climbing, having issues with ducks and his regrets around not learning to play the recorder.

Mar 27 2019

19mins

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Rank #15: The Name of the Game - Dumb Crambo

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Ryan, Rich, Sam and Phil look through antique game books (some over 100 years old) with the task of identifying how to play the game with only the name and few other clues to help. In this episode the games to identify are Dumb Crambo and Old Man Old Man.

Nov 19 2019

16mins

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Rank #16: Marty Daigle - Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center

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Marty took some time after taking an ACCT Level 2 Certification Exam to chat with Phil about adaptive programming, the joy of "getting" to go to work instead of "having" to go to work and shares his challenges with operating a challenge course.

Oct 23 2019

29mins

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Rank #17: Jim Grout - High 5 - Executive Director - Part 1

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Jim talks to Phil about his first Adventure Education work, people who have supported him along the way and the Edge of Leadership program. 

Jun 05 2019

28mins

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Rank #18: Alex Moore and Kevin Trump - Synergo

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Alex and Kevin, Director of Training and Training Manager at Synergo, join Phil, while at the ACCT conference, for a conversation all about their passion for teaching others and challenge course programming. Check out more about Synergo at teamsynergo.com.

Mar 31 2020

40mins

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Rank #19: Jim Grout - High 5 - Executive Director - Part 2

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Jim continues his conversation with Phil talking about his thoughts regarding the future of Adventure Education, the most recent books he has read and how he would never turn down a conversation with a penguin.

Jun 19 2019

22mins

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Rank #20: Lisa Hunt - High 5 - Trainer, Manager of Team Development

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Lisa talks to Phil about garden gnomes, her hopes for the future of this industry and our role in helping new facilitators. They also masterfully deal with a mid-interview interruption.

May 22 2019

35mins

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The History of Outdoor Education | Hutch Hutchinson

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Hutch Hutchinson (Senior Lecturer at Boston University Questrom School of Business) shares his road to working in Experiential Education, his love of the AEE community and the history of Outdoor Education based on his dissertation "Crafting an Outdoor Classroom: The Nineteenth Century Roots of the Outdoor Education Movement".

Oct 13 2020

44mins

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Cultural Immersion Experiences | Katherine Conway

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Katherine Conway (AMIGOS) discusses the importance of experiencing different cultures, conflict resolution strategies and gap year programming.

Find more about AMIGOS here: amigosinternational.org

Sep 29 2020

29mins

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Neurochemicals at Play

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In this episode Phil discusses the 4 primary neurochemicals that elicit happiness; Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin, as well as activities that you can use with your participants to help participants experience them.

Disclaimer: Phil is not a neuroscientist.

Sep 15 2020

13mins

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What Inspired You To Become An Educator?

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In this special episode we reached out to educators and asked them "What Inspired You To Become An Educator?" This is an inspirational and moving compilation of some of their responses. Thank you to all educators!

Sep 09 2020

10mins

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Outdoor Education | Ross Cannon

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Ross (Hulbert Outdoor Center) sat down with Phil to discuss the "magic" of working in outdoor education, making an impact on clients and relating to the mission of the organizations you work for.

Learn more about Hulbert here: https://alohafoundation.org/hulbert/

Sep 01 2020

38mins

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Finding Pinecones

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In this episode Phil reads a blog he wrote back in 2018 titled "Finding Pinecones" which highlights the importance of being flexible with your agenda, reading your group's needs and enjoying the small moments.

Aug 18 2020

12mins

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Children's Mental Health | Scott Bryant-Comstock

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Scott, founder and CEO of the Children's Mental Health Network discusses the importance of advocacy and connection, gives some advice to educators regarding student mental health and shares what gives him hope for the future of child and family services.

You can find more about CMHN and Scott here: cmhnetwork.org

Aug 04 2020

52mins

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Welcome to Vertical Playpen!

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Welcome to Vertical Playpen! The podcast all about Adventure and Experiential Education! Join us as we interview experts in our field and give tips and advice utilizing our decades of experience. If you are an educator in any way, this is the podcast for you. Thanks for listening!

Jul 31 2020

2mins

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Michelle Cummings - Training Wheels

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Michelle joins Phil (while at the ACCT conference) to discuss how she got her start in experiential education, the importance of making connections and her parenting advice on coping with a world full of screens.

Find her website full of resources here: training-wheels.com

Jul 21 2020

46mins

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Gathering Again

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The Training team give takeaways from their first in-person trainings while using COVID-19 protocols and discuss what participants can expect from attending our new workshop "Gathering Again - Adventure Activities with Physical Distance".

Jul 07 2020

32mins

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Rohan Shahani - Challenge Works

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Rohan (Director of Training) joins Phil to discuss the importance of asking "why?", his role on the Board of ACCT and variations on traditional low elements.

Check out Challenge Works - challengeworks.com

Jun 23 2020

45mins

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Creating Conversations that Matter | Chad Littlefield

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Chad joined Phil (via Zoom) to talk about being a collaborator instead of a consumer, ways to maximize your use of We! Connect Cards, and his tips for creating conversations that matter.

Find out more about Chad and his work here: weand.me

Jun 09 2020

52mins

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Rich Klajnscek - Sea Fox Consulting

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Rich joins guest host and longtime friend Chris Damboise as they discuss meeting in the early 90's, the creation of ACCT and the standards and making a career out of working on Challenge Courses.

Connect with Rich - rich@seafoxconsulting.com

May 26 2020

50mins

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Leadership and COVID-19

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Jim, Ryan, Anne Louise, Rich and Phil discuss what traits and behaviors great leaders possess, how they teach their students about leadership and how they, as facilitators, aim to get groups in the same physical space again once the COVID-19 challenge diminishes.

May 12 2020

41mins

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Professional Sports Leadership | Geoff Ward

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Geoff (Interim Head Coach, Calgary Flames) joins Phil and Jim in a discussion about his connection to High 5, how he defines his leadership style and why connection and empowerment have been an integral part of his team's seasons and successes.

Apr 28 2020

44mins

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Happy 50th Episode!

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We made it to 50 episodes! Wahoo! In honor of this achievement we have a special episode recorded where Phil gets interviewed by Rich and you get to enjoy a compilation of recorded Dad Jokes. Thanks for all of your support. Enjoy!

Apr 14 2020

14mins

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Alex Moore and Kevin Trump - Synergo

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Alex and Kevin, Director of Training and Training Manager at Synergo, join Phil, while at the ACCT conference, for a conversation all about their passion for teaching others and challenge course programming. Check out more about Synergo at teamsynergo.com.

Mar 31 2020

40mins

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Chris Ortiz - Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

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Chris sits down with Phil at the ACCT Conference to talk about his start in the industry, his advice for emerging professionals and the importance of making connections. Plus, a few dad jokes make their way into the conversation.

Mar 17 2020

1hr 1min

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VERTICAL PLAYPEN - New Name, Same Podcast

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New Name - Same Podcast. This is a short explanation on our name change. Welcome to Vertical Playpen. New episodes every 2 weeks.

Mar 03 2020

5mins

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Greg Urban - Project Adventure

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Greg visits the High 5 offices to chat with Lisa about the connection between music and adventure, introducing people to boardgames and being willing to travel long distances to find work that you love.

Feb 25 2020

44mins

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iTunes Ratings

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
4
0
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Learning & Relearning

By ccavert - Mar 13 2020
Read more
I’ve been learning and relearning lots of material that has been inspiring me to try and retry fun content. Thanks High 5 for your commitment to helping us learn and grow. Chris Cavert

High 5 podcasts with Phil Brown.

By loganluna - Mar 13 2019
Read more
I really enjoyed the host Phil Brown. His dry sense of humor brings out the best in his guest!