Content of the programme
During our mountain tour of two weeks we work with you on two levels:
outdoor and leadership.
The outdoor level
On this level the participants are, without
explicitly asking them, naturally challenged to show personal leadership. To
give you an example: a beautiful hike that is mapped out by the group through
the best of nature is the result of a good collaboration between the group. Not
only should it be a nice route, it should also be one that every member can
achieve. The group learns how to manage a map and a compass, how to map out a
route, how to communicate about that route, how to operate as a group, how to
cooperate and how to push yourself to take just that step further. Also the
group will learn how to manage setbacks, unforeseen circumstances like changing
weather, physical challenges and their own state of mind.
The leadership part
one member of the group will become the Leader of the Day(LOTD). The LOTD is,
along with the staff, responsible for the route of the coming day. That will
involve mapping, managing the logistics and controlling the dynamics of the
group. Questions the LOTD will need to answer are for
example: which qualities are present in the group, and how can they be used at
their best? How will the LOTD communicate with
the group when they’re faced with a challenge? As LOTD, the participant will
learn to stand in front of a group, make choices and defend
those choices and will learn how to manage and
deal with alternative suggestions and questions from the group. The LOTD will also test which are the most effective
(and least effective) ways to communicate within the group.
This part of the programme challenges participants to form their personal
leadership skills in an almost playful way.