This leadership theory course is intended to cultivate more effective outdoor instructors through culturally responsive pedagogy. Taken in conjunction with Practices for Leading Inclusively in Adventure Education, students will be introduced to theories (e.g. critical race theory, feminist theories, gender theory) and concepts relative to gender, racial, ethnic, and class identity as applied to adventure education. Students will be asked to critically engage by reading texts, participating and facilitating course discussions, and completing a research paper on a related and relevant topic of their choice. The ultimate objective of this course is for students to integrate theory into practice to forward compassionate, inclusive, and culturally responsive outdoor programming.