A Sense of History
Years ago, I worked for Thompson Island Outdoor Education Center, now known as Thompson Island Outward
Bound Center. The Island, a strip of land and a picturesque drumlin in the Boston harbor, was and is the archetype of the
outdoor school. Among the cluster of buildings, remnants from a 100-year old farm and trade school, there was a meeting area
where outdoor instructors gathered after a course, and conducted debriefings.
At the time, we called it the "Briefing Room." In honor of past clients, great staff, and the creative
and innovative training ideas, which emanated from that space, I thought to give its name to this web link. The real briefing
room is located just below the dinner area in the administration building.
Periodically, I will pick a critical topic related to the field of Team Development/ Outdoor Experiential Education
and share my ideas, thoughts, feelings, and hopefully to bring more light than heat to the subject.