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A working group keeps common goals in focus and utilizes a growth mindset.

Salter, E. (2014). The development of non-cognitive skills within an outdoor leadership program (Unpublished master’s professional project). Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada.

Salter (2014) has written a guide for outdoor leadership programs to cultivate and structure the development of non-cognitive skills and leadership traits. The non-cognitive skills are identified as: (a) growth mindset, (b) autonomy, (c) self-discipline, (d) resilience and a strong (e) self-worth(Duckworth & Quinn, 2009). Each of these skills is developed through activities and expeditions focused on experiential learning activities followed by corresponding self-reflective journaling exercises. This guide will show educators the best way to structure each activity to improve a participant’s non-cognitive skills within an outdoor leadership program (Blackwell et al., 2007; Mueller & Dweck, 1998).

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