Please note

This program is specifically designed for new interns before their arrival in our community. If you are not a new intern but would like to invest in your personal development by learning about a community culture, you are welcome to sign up too.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the Program

    • Introduction

    • Why Take this Training Program?

    • Personal Development Internship Program Video

    • Time Frame

    • Reflection Worksheet Guidance

  • 2

    Our Philosophy

    • Introduction

    • Our Three Pillar Philosophy

    • The Three Pillars - Trails to Empowerment Who We Are

    • Conservation - The Chilcotin Ark Institute Who We Are

    • Welcome to the Ranch

    • The Hero's Journey

    • Our Values

    • Conservation and Stewardship Mountain Goat Herd Recruitment Study Video

    • Wilderness Journal

    • Intern Benefits and Responsibilities

    • Personal Development Step by Step Part I

    • Personal Development Step by Step Part II

    • Intern Activities

  • 3

    Community Partners

    • Introduction

    • Community Partners

    • Mentor Guide Procedure

    • Personal Development Wilderness Mentor Guide Program Video

    • Nature Connection Bear Safety Video

    • Mentoring Reflection Worksheet

  • 4

    Horse Care and Procedures

    • Introduction

    • Riding at the Ranch

    • Riding Equipment

    • Nature Connection Guest Pack Trip Video

    • Basic Health and Preventative Vet Care

    • Teeth Floating

    • De-Worming Horses

    • Common Illnesses and Injuries

  • 5

    Books that Illustrate Our Philosophy

    • Introduction

    • Book Summary - Remarkable! by David Salyers and Randy Ross

    • Reflection Worksheet - Remarkable! by David Salyers and Randy Ross

    • Book Summary - Five Levels of Leadership by John C Maxwell

    • Reflection Worksheet - The Five Levels of Leadership by John C Maxwell

    • Book Summary - High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

    • Reflection Worksheet - High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

    • Book Summary - Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

    • Reflection Worksheet - Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

    • Book Summary - Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

    • Reflection Worksheet - Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

    • Book Summary - Spiritual Partnership by Gary Zukav

    • Reflection Worksheet - Spiritual Partnership by Gary Zukav

    • Book Summary - A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

    • Reflection Worksheet - A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

  • 6

    Contracts to Sign

    • Introduction

    • Intern Terms and Conditions

  • 7

    Conclusion

    • Course Completion

    • Next Steps