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Outdoor Training

9.1 Outdoor training

A shared experience is the very best vehicle to successful teamwork and interaction.  When a team faces challenges, our training ensures development progress is rapid.  Individuals cannot hide from shared responsibility, themselves or their team.  They have to face the consequences of their group’s decisions.

We aim to precipitate skills which otherwise remain hidden.  We developed group trust, encourage openness, strong team interdependence and improved communication.  What would previously have seemed impossible can be achieved.

Exercises in planning meetings and review meetings draw out the key learning points for individuals and groups.  Videotape reviews highlight and analyse performance and various behaviour models are considered. All participants leave the course with personal Action Plans to help them transfer the learning from the course to the workplace.

Outdoor training programmes are offered at a choice of locations with a variety of accommodation types to suit client requirements.  The programmes are tailored from an extensive activity list to match the client’s training needs and the fitness and ability of participants.  All exercises are supervised by trained and qualified staff who provides expert tuition.

Programmes are normally arranged for between one and seven days duration with three-day, five-day and weekend events proving the most popular.

The only limitations to a programme are your budget and our imagination.

Courses normally open with:

Ice Breakers
Zany games to challenge the intellect and wit, and break down the barriers as course participants meet and get to know each other.

Followed by:

Introduction and a briefing session.

Activities can be selected from:

  • Nidderdale walk
  • White water canoeing
  • Bridge building
  • Raft building
  • Stern hauling
  • Bling climbing
  • Timed gorge crossing
  • Case rescue
  • Just dropping in
  • tag team racers  –    Moon Buggies, Hovercraft, Trial Bikes and 4WD sand vehicles
  • Skills build/Skills transfer
  • Splunge guns
  • Find it
  • Ackers cake
  • All at sea

Also included on request:

  • Archery
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Fly fishing hot air ballooning
  • Parachute jumping
  • Wind surfing
  • Horse riding
  • Dry slope ski-ing
  • Jet ski-ing
  • Microliting

The last evening of the course is usually an informal dinner followed by ‘FOOTNOTES’, where participants are invited to write and present short comic sketches of original material to an event or events during the course.

The final session of the course is:

  • Debriefing
  • Presentations from team members
  • And commitment to action plans.

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