Xcursion Safety Services
We train teachers to confidently manage the wide range of risks associated with running school excursions, camps, co-curricular programs, and international tours. With industry-leading trainers and both online and face to face training options, we help schools significantly reduce risk, improve safety, and protect their reputations through industry best-practice training and support.
Started in 2015, Xcursion is run by a highly experienced team of educators and risk managers who have run countless school and university programs throughout Australia and internationally, providing great educational opportunities for their students through careful planning and pro-active risk management.
David Gregory - Bio
With over 23 years in outdoor education, David Gregory has developed and run residential outdoor education and complex excursion programs for some of the largest private schools in Australia and has trained staff, built effective risk management systems, and consulted on operational and risk management practices. David’s work has been strongly influenced by the need to provide great educational opportunities for students to grow personally and academically through experiential education as well as ensure risks are minimised and well managed.
Paul Tame - Bio
Having worked in the outdoor education and adventure leadership industry for over 30 years, Paul has served as a risk management consultant for various outdoor schools, worked in numerous countries as both a field instructor, guide, program administrator and basecamp director and has been working specifically with higher education programs in the US for the last 11 years. A particular focus, when looking at risk management systems, is employee engagement and staff buy-in with risk mitigation systems.
Prior to working with Xcursion Paul was a senior lecturer at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO, where he had worked for the past 11 years, leading expeditions both domestically and internationally, facilitating and teaching in the classroom and serving the schools risk management committee. Before moving to CO, Paul worked for Outward Bound (in 6 countries), the National Outdoor Leadership School, and also, works in an ongoing capacity as a senior consultant with Action Learning Associates (USA).
Rae Anglen - Bio
Rae Anglen is an Outdoor Educator with a passion for building effective and wholehearted leaders. Leaning on her progressive multi-industry management experience—whether that’s managing trail crews deep in the wilderness, guiding and instructing outdoor excursions, or building new systems of operation for multi-million dollar delivery service companies—Rae understands that the foundation of risk management begins with our ability to understand ourselves and others. Since she is located in Gunnison, Colorado, on any given day you may find Rae white-water rafting, backpacking, ice climbing, Nordic skiing, fly fishing, or chasing sunsets.