Professional Development Program

Aged: Adult/ Professional     Duration: 5 Days   Course Code: PDP







"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, enhancing existing abilities and initiate the development of new work related skills. Participation can be at any level of employment, the training aims at improving leadership, communication skills and ability to contribute effectively to a team.

An important aspect of the program is the election of a "Management Team" who holds responsibility for all communication between facilitator and the group members. The "Management Team" through advise and guidance from facilitator, will control the group as an organisation, control of resources as well as time management. Thus all participants gain, on a rotation basis, the opportunity to experience leadership of the group in a dynamic learning environment.

The group will plan, complete and review a range of high impact outdoor activities including team problem solving tasks, strategy exercise, ropes confidence courses and overnight expeditions.

Sample of Program



Day 1 am

Arrive. Welcome Ice Breakers.
Team Dynamics

Generate group spirit, increase interaction. Encourage planning and leadership in a creative and fully involved team.


Kayak Introduction
Ridge Run

Overcoming fears, new experience. Pushing beyond self imposed limits


Course Expectations.
Review of Day

Clarification of personal, group and programme objectives.
Debrief of day and recognize learning points.

Day 2 am

Basic First Aid.

Jungle Expedition

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.

Day 3 am

Return back to center


Facilitation of learning points and discussion of teams development.


Ropes Course

Interpretation of instructions to successfully complete task requiring planning, trust, confidence and determination.


Leadership Workshop

Discussion of Leadership styles and their effectiveness

Day 4 am

Giant's Ladder
Team Problem Solving

Effective planning, decision making and coordination within a group to achieve a single objective


Sailing Expedition

Shifting paradigms in constantly changing environment. Rotational leadership to effectively facilitate group efforts.


Overnight Island Camping Debate and Review

Communication skills

Day 5 am

Sail back to OBS.

Self confidence and increase trust among group members.
Multi faceted project planning exercise requiring use of skills acquired during previous activities.


Raft Building


Course End

"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 environment."    - Gary Yong, an OBS participant from Brunei Shell

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