Consulting Services

NOLS Risk Services

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How we help you

Program Review
We explore your program by reviewing written materials and talking with staff, participants, and/or other stakeholders. You will receive a professional assessment of your risk management strengths along with recommendations for improvement.

Plan Development
We work with you to develop custom emergency plans, field practices, or other plans that help you manage the risks facing your program.

Other Consultation 
Are you looking for advice on a specific issue, seeking an external perspective on your emergency response plan, redesigning your staff training, or something else? Give us a call to let us know how we can support your program.

The Process

Design: Speak with us to identify the focal points for your consult.

Preparation: We analyze your written materials while you prepare for the exploration phase by scheduling site visits and/or meetings with appropriate stakeholders.

Exploration: We speak with your staff or participants to develop recommendations or custom plans that preserve the core nature of your program.

Final Report or Plan Development: We develop your final report, providing concrete observations and recommendations, or develop your custom plans.

Post-review consultation: We help you implement our recommendations, or integrate new plans into your existing program.


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Katie Baum-Mettenbrink

Talk to Senior Risk Management Consultant Katie Baum Mettenbrink to discover how we can help your organization. 

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“I enthusiastically recommend the NOLS external review process. Program assessment is critical in any organization, and obtaining outside perspective from highly qualified risk management professionals is an essential element. The NOLS review team was easy to work with, thorough, and insightful. The feedback we received was constructive and progress-oriented, with clear and actionable recommendations. I’m certain we are a stronger program for having gone through the review process.”

– Derek Doucet, Middlebury College Outdoor Programs