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. The group will work together as an expedition team to navigate, cook, eat, and set up camp. Along the way we will enjoy snorkeling, fishing, and local island life. 

Throughout the trip, students will focus on enhancing individual and team performance, learn and apply appropriate leadership models and provide/receive structured feedback. 

Trip logistics will be outfitted by Island Expeditions who will provide us with local guides to teach us about life in Belize. 

Tentative Course Schedule

Subject to Change; See Syllabus for More Details


Class Session - Course Introduction, Expedition Logistics, Leadership Assessment

Day 1

Arrive by 3PM in Dangriga, Belize; Team Dinner

Day 2

Morning Class Session; Afternoon Team Skill Development

Day 3

Team Skills Activity; Gear Brief and Food Prep

Day 4

Morning Class Session; Travel to Reef

Days 5 - 8

Four-day Kayaking Expedition; Camp and Cook on Remote Islands

Day 9

Return from Reef; Travel to Belize City; Team Debrief and Celebration Dinner (Official Course End)

Day 10

Students are Free for Onward Travel from Belize City


Class Session - Course Finale, Debrief, Leadership Path Reflections


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