"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage
is also what it takes to sit down and listen" - Winston Churchill
This program provides a powerful
experiences and reviews that identify strengths and weaknesses of an individual,
enhance existing abilities and initiate the development of new
work related skills.
The course is targeted at
people of any level of employment who wish to improve
their leadership, teamwork, communication skills and
ability to contribute effectively to a team.
The group will plan,
complete and review a range of high impact outdoor activities including team problem solving tasks,
ropes confidence courses and overnight
An important aspect of the programme is the election of a
"Management Team" who holds responsibility for all communication between
the facilitator and the group members as well as the
organisation of the group, control of equipment and time management.
all participants gain, on a rotation basis, the opportunity to experience
leadership of the group in a dynamic learning environment.
The Professional Development Programme is the key to unlocking hidden
Participation can improve the productivity and effectiveness
of individuals by instilling in them a team centered approach and
understanding of how they can effectively lead or manage a group.
natural and best retained training is by experience, by trial and error.
To maximize the effectiveness of this style of learning, an environment
is created where individuals feel that they can experiment, take risks and
learn from mistakes as well as successes.
The programme is based on a PLAN -
DO - REVIEW cycle of activities allowing a progression of improvements to
The insights gained can then be transferred back to the
participants professional or personal life.
||Arrive. Welcome Ice Breakers.
|Generate group spirit, increase interaction. Encourage
planning and leadership in a creative and fully involved team.
|Overcoming fears, new experience. Pushing beyond self
Review of Day
|Clarification of personal, group and programme objectives.
Debrief of day and recognize learning points.
Basic First Aid.
|Improvement of Team Work, Leadership and Decision Making
through an intense expeditionary experience.
||Overnight Camp Consensus Discussion.
||Discussion of decision making methods and difficulties
of reaching a consensus.
Return back to center
|Facilitation of learning points and discussion of teams
||Interpretation of instructions to successfully complete
task requiring planning, trust, confidence and determination.
|Discussion of Leadership styles and their effectiveness
Team Problem Solving
|Effective planning, decision making and coordination
within a group to achieve a single objective
||Shifting paradigms in constantly changing environment.
Rotational leadership to effectively facilitate group efforts.
||Overnight Island Camping Debate and Review
||Sail back to OBS.
||Self confidence and increase trust among
Multi faceted project planning exercise requiring
use of skills acquired during previous activities.
"All trainees felt they had achieved a higher level of understanding
of their own abilities and were looking forward to practicing the human
skills they learnt from Outward Bound, both in and outside of work
- Gary Yong, an OBS participant from Brunei Shell
OUTWARD BOUND SABAH
Locked Bag 181, 88996 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: 60 88 750311 (2 lines); 60 88 919529 Fax: 60 88 750312