CSU ski area management instructor, Natalie Ooi, Ph.D. was asked by Ski Area Management Magazine (The voice of mountain resort industry) to be the “Deep Dive Advisor” for their leadership development program: Summit Series. This series is designed to identify future leaders and foster relationships between them and current industry leadership, while focusing on topical issues such as: managing people, communication skills, sustainability, risk management, growth, and the future of the industry.

On a recent episode of PodSAM they take a look behind the scenes at year two of the Summit Series and discuss Ooi’s work and thoughts on the needs of the next generation of ski industry leaders.

Ooi provides resources, materials, and feedback for mentees to give them a broader view of the topics covered with more depth than can be discussed during the series. All materials are taken directly from the program’s graduate level ski area courses.

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Learn more about CSU’s Ski Area Management Program and reach out to us if you are interested in making the mountain life your career.