AORE Annual Report 2014 - Page 6

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To design and deliver transformational learning opportunities that advance individuals, programs, and organizations in the field of outdoor and adventure education.


To cultivate relationships that strengthen and expand the Association so it can provide strategic professional development and connection to the industry and our partners.

Relationship Engagement

• Strategic and Corporate Partner levels and benefits were implemented in 2014, including a partner newsletter which highlights non-profit work and interests for AORE members.

• AORE traveled to Osprey Packs headquarters and presented to corporate leadership on AORE's member programs, reach, and influence, resulting in a deeper partnership and sponsorship.

• AORE joined the Standard Management Committee as a voice for AORE to help its members to be heard in the changes happening in the challenge course industry.

• Extended AORE and NIRSA memorandum of understanding which now includes discounts for

• AORE worked with Outdoor Nation on their Campus Challenge Campaign.

• AORE presented on Climbing Wall Management for Colleges and Universities at the Climbing Wall Summit.

• AORE sponsored the Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium at four different events across the country, serving 122 participants.

• At the AORE 2014 Conference we celebrated the 3rd year of the Summit Series, which provides programming to address pertinent issues for mid-level and seasoned professionals. This year we had eight presenters, covering topics ranging from increasing resources for your programs to taking the next steps in your career.

• The 2014 AORE Annual Conference had over 38 hours of available hands-on career development opportunities for students, and hosted 97 educational workshops.