LDE Courses


The LDE Course, offered as an elective for Carey Business School students in all degree programs, is a leadership-intensive seminar and expedition that builds on the foundational understanding of leadership and management developed in other Carey courses. The course utilizes the unique opportunity for leadership development embedded in outdoor experiential education, providing students the challenge of serving as a leader during an adventure expedition, and helping students reflect on this challenge to develop their own conceptualization and practice of leadership. The course combines a thorough academic introduction to leadership development and opportunity for self-assessment with repeated reflection and feedback to help students develop their own path as leaders.

This is a physically demanding course. Students should be in moderate physical condition and must be able to walk for 5-6 hours/day with regular breaks for rest, food and water. However, no technical outdoor skill or experience required - this is beginner friendly. There is an additional program fee  for this course (in addition to the cost of tuition). The program fee covers all in-country lodging, meals, transportation and activity expenses throughout the course. Students are also responsible for their own roundtrip international airfare to/from the course site (Norway).

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LDE Belize


The Intersession (winter) LDE Course takes place on small islands off the coast of Belize (beginning in the town of Dangriga). Participants will spend 9 days in Belize sea kayaking through the pristine coastal waterways, while experiencing the first-hand challenges of leading a group in a remote destination. …

LDE Norway


The Summer LDE Course takes place in the mountains of Norway (starting from the town of Bergen). Over the course of 9 days, students will trek through Norway’s famous mountains and fjords, traversing glacial fields and ultimately summiting the highest peak in Scandinavia. …

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