FREE Lunch & Learn: Maximizing Serendipity in the Adventure Industry In the outdoor adventure industry, we encounter opportunities every day that could lead to unique discoveries. Serendipity requires a sagacious mindset coupled with a novel experience. Adventure provides the perfect opportunity for both. Learn the science behind training your mind to recognize the potential for serendipity and more importantly, the skills to seize the moment. This program will give you effective tools, examples and ideas about promoting serendipity into your adventure career and how to take full advantage of the powerful experiences that surround an adventurous lifestyle.

Dr. Chad Thatcher is a professor at Southern Oregon University in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership department. His passion centers around exploration and helping others discover their inner explorer. He is an accomplished international guide, educator, and administrator of outdoor, experiential, and adventure education for over 30 years. He has an extensive background in developing and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates adventure, international, sustainable and academic components. He brings hands on experience with conceiving and building adventure education programs from the ground up through curriculum development, risk management, staff development, marketing, program management, administration, planning, technical knowledge and effective communication.