Guide & Outfitters Recognized Professional – GORP Guide Training Program!

Online learning is a great way to spend your time and build your business. In response to COVID19, the cost for GORP is free!

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Recorded Events

  • WEBINAR Gray Whales Off The Oregon Coast June 30, 2020.  Presentation of certificates to graduates of Spring Session of GORP Guide Training Program. Guest Speaker: Era Horton, Naturalist with the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society and the Oregon State Parks – Whale Watching Spoken Here. Era is a local volunteer specializing in whale watching. In this webinar, he presents decades of knowledge and experience watching whales migrate off the Oregon Coast. As an interpretive guide, Era shares our whales with visitors. Era showed us ‘tell-tail’ markings, literally, which can be used to identify several whales commonly seen off our shores and up and down the entire west coast; as well as the physical features used to ID gray whales and some of their characteristic behaviors.
  • WEBINAR Fishing Regulations Q&A with OSP Fish & Wildlife and OSMB April 7, 2020. Presentation of certificates to graduates of winter 2020 session of GORP Guide Training Program by Miles Phillips. Guest Panel: Sergeant Todd Thompson and Sr Tpr Heather Van Meter from Oregon State Police-Marine Fisheries Team in Newport, and Cyndi Bolduc, Outfitter/Guides Program Coordinator with Oregon State Marine Board. This webinar was a Q&A session between law enforcement and outdoor recreation guides to clarify understanding around marine fishing regulations. A variety of topics were discussed including; law enforcement patrol and investigations; licensing requirements for guides vs. charters; and Oregon licensing vs. California and Washington; guided business and Covid19; tag limits and client transfer; using restricted species as bait and how that calculates into the daily tag limit; for clarification on region specific topics contact the local game trooper in your area.
  • WEBINAR on Talking with Your Guests – Tips on Creating Special Value in Your Services. March 10, 2020. Miles Phillips is trained as an interpretation skills instructor.  In this webinar, Miles provides information on how to share your knowledge with your guests in an effective and engaging way. Interpretation provides details to facts through a story that connects guests to their own memories and to new exploration. Guests want and need a connection to the outdoors, and when guides provide an effective story-line they add value to guests’ experience. Guides with engaging interpretive skills can demand higher prices and can expect more return and referral business.
  • WEBINAR on Facebook & Instagram Marketing for Guides, Part 2. February 18, 2020. Paul Clem from YakSocial, 
    This is Part 2 of Paul’s presentation on social media marketing. In this webinar, Paul presents key marketing techniques on Facebook and Instagram that guides can use to drive people to your business. He talks about placing your ad on newsfeeds and other spots. He walks our viewers through the website viewer analytics page in Facebook’s business manager’s account. He outlines paths to reaching “cold” and “warm” audiences, and defines “look-alikes.” Paul talks about methods to track audience behavior on your site and use that knowledge to drive marketing approaches.

  • WEBINAR on Facebook & Instagram Marketing for Guides, Part 1. February 11, 2020. Paul Clem from Yak Social, 
    Paul introduces integrating Facebook & Instagram as an important piece in marketing your business. Paul explains how to engage viewers and promote their sharing of your great services and develop content that promotes sales. Paul presents more about this topic in his second webinar.
  • WEBINAR on Salmon Biology & Populations along Oregon Coast. February 4, 2020. Gary Vonderohe of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife presents key facts about trout, steelhead, coho, and chinook species found along the Oregon Coast. In this 1-hour webinar, Gary shares facts about these fish including identifying features, life cycle, migration patterns, and current population.

  • WEBINAR on Risk Management June 10, 2019 covering liability insurance, survival skills, and tsunami preparedness. Our guest speaker for Liability Insurance is Leslie K. Frazee  CIC, CRM. Leslie is the Vice President for Commercial Lines at CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc. | Adventure Sports Insurance in Lewiston, Idaho.
  • WEBINAR on How to fill a Go Bag. June 2019 Our guest speaker is Oregon State University Extension’s Frank Burris. Frank is the Watershed Management Extension Agent for OSU serving Coos and Curry Counties in Oregon. He is also a trainer for Winter and Summer Wilderness Survival. Frank is an active member of the Curry County Search and Rescue Team.
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