All programmes place great emphasis on exploring the principles of good leadership and management practice using an experience based method of learning.
When the outdoors is available for experience based learning, we treat this environment as an ‘extension to the classroom’.
All the exercises are therefore designed to deliver a particular learning outcome and care is taken that they do not become an end in themselves – however enjoyable the experience! In the learning cycles which form the building blocks of any programme, practical tasks are used as metaphors for the world of work.
In the review sessions which follow, parallels are drawn between what is happening in the exercise and what happens in people’s experiences at work –what processes or behaviours are in common with both the exercise and their work, and are the consequences similar in nature. Furthermore, what impact would the applied changes have, if carried forward to their work environment.