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In August 2018, nine students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business backpacked through Wyoming’s Wind River Range on an eight-day NOLS Custom Education expedition. Students reported that participating in a guided leadership progression in the outdoors was a valuable complement to learning in a traditional classroom setting.
“Nine full-time and evening MBA students took part in a new hands-on leadership experience, the Rocky Mountain Leadership Trek, this August. The eight-day, 40-mile journey through Wyoming's Wind River mountain range was run through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to develop resilient, confident leaders who can excel on teams.
Anne Peick, a NOLS instructor who went on the trek, said that the educational goal of the trip was to integrate the students' MBA curriculum at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business with NOLS' own leadership training.
'The ever-changing and challenging conditions on a NOLS course mirror the fast-paced world of business,' she said. 'The purpose [of the trip] is to give participants an authentic, hands-on leadership experience in novel situations with learning that is transferable to their lives in the front country.'”
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