Risk Management

It is our intention that the greater part of Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding (OBCP) programs will be done in partnership with licensed Outward Bound Centers around the world, thus leveraging the Centers’ regional experience and working knowledge of risk management and safety systems.  In countries or regions where no Outward Bound Center exists, we will seek to contract with a licensed Outward Bound Center to implement the expedition component of our programming.

Prior to working with an OBI school we will conduct an internal New Program Plan (NPP) that will outline the course location and objectives, participants, itinerary, hazards, safety and risk management systems, staffing, equipment, medical screening and logistics. Our Risk Management Committee will then review and make recommendations to staff regarding the plan before it is implemented. 

Mission of the Risk Management Committee

To provide guidance, oversight, quality control, safety and risk management recommendations for programming at the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding.

Committee Established January 2011

  • Beth Anglin Knox – Board Member, OBCP and Director of Individual Giving, OB USA
  • Clayton Fowler – Board Member, OBCP and OB USA
  • Jacques De Jongh – Executive Director, OB South Africa
  • William Ripley – Operations Director, OB UK
  • Lewis Glenn – Former VP Safety, OB USA
  • Dr. Joshua Schiller – Emergency Room Doctor
  • Nettie Pardue – Director of Programs, OBCP