Leadership Development

The purpose of the Leadership Development Committee is to promote and facilitate the delivery of leadership related training to ACC members across Canada through the Alpine Club of Canada.

Leadership Development Committee members:

Frank Spears, Committee Chair – Prince George Section

Nick Buda, Committee Co-Chair – Thunder Bay Section

Jeff Dmytrowich, Saskatchewan Section Chair– Saskatchewan Section

Brianna Coates – Vancouver Island Section

Chris Petrauskas, Programs Director – National Office


Frank Spears, Committee Chair


Terms of Reference can be found in this document –  pdf-icon

The North Face Leadership Program

Twice annually (winter and summer), the ACC, with generous assistance from The North Face, runs leadership courses exclusively for our volunteer activity organizers from our local sections across the country.

Offered in the mountains, these courses enhance leadership and decision making skills that are applicable to ACC activities across Canada. More information about the Leadership Program is available here.

ACC Technical Training Development Program

ACC Technical Training Development Program Preface can be found here – pdf-icon

Top Rope Rock Climbing Leader Module


Instructor Agenda and Lesson Plans

Winter Backcountry Leader (avalanche) Module


Instructor Agenda and Lesson Plans

Summer Mountaineering Leader Module

Under development with delivery anticipated fall 2017

Financial Grants

The Leadership Development Committee selects individuals for awarding the following financial grants.

Karl Nagy Memorial Scholarship

Developing skills in the next generation of guides and Club Leaders

More information about the Karl Nagy Memorial Scholarship can be found here

Jim Colpitts Memorial Scholarship

Facilitating learning experiences that change lives

More information about the Jim Colpitts Memorial Scholarship can be found here