Leadership and Team Building
Moving your business forward
Experience Expeditions Ltd is a provider of mountain based expeditions that offer an intense but enjoyable leadership and team building experience for your team.
Our leadership and teambuilding courses use both the actuality and the metaphor of a challenging journey to facilitate beneficial understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of team performance, during an immersive multiday experience. We promise, quite literally, to move you forward.
We’ll set up the base camp Tipi in the valley on Friday evening and you can join us for a quiet meal and drinks around the fire for some final planning and organisation. We’ll answer questions, provide some context and put minds to rest—we promise a gentle, chilled start with no icebreakers or roll play!
On Saturday morning, we’ll set off on the journey that your team have helped to plan, carrying everything we need for a couple of days. We will undertake a 2 day expedition in beautiful mountains during which the team will take full responsibility for their own progress and own eventual success.
Our facilitators, all qualified Mountain Leaders, will provide training and instruction and guide the group to ensure that the full range of team building opportunities and key understanding are fully experienced, evaluated and understood.Having spent many combined years leading and coaching teams in the education, corporate and building development sectors , our leaders understand the importance of building a cohesive and motivated team.
Weather and wildlife, team and terrain, food and sore feet (and probably more weather) will literally be taken in our stride as we move through the planned journey towards our wild-camp. Surrounded by the inspiring simplicity of the mountains we will visit all aspects of our team building objectives during our stress-free, but challenging and purposeful activity.
We’ll pitch our expedition in a lonely and beautiful spot and ensure we have a good meal before we hunker down to rest aching limbs with an early night.
Gas will roar into life to warm enough hot water for drinks in the morning
and well meet the day early, wet or dry, moving through our second day’s walk which will end back at the Tipi between 1pm and 2pm for more hot drinks and an informal debrief. During the latter part of the walk our facilitators can share confidential feedback to each of your team and answer any remaining questions.
We know that getting out and staying out, over a couple of days in the mountains of the UK and sharing in the endeavour and achievement of a group journey, can be one of the most meaningful activities humans can partake in and we want to share that with your team, in order to help your business thrive . They will be faced with a challenging immersive activity and our success will depend upon the very real efforts of every member of the team. We can tailor the experience to your developmental needs, however, the journey format and mountain environment lend themselves specifically to the following areas of team performance.
Our journey will require a clear understanding of both the strategic objective for the expedition and the ongoing development of interim, operational objectives at each stage of the journey. Individuals will be tasked in setting these goals both as leaders and team members and communicating them to all to ensure ownership and commitment. We will investigate the importance of goal setting and communication and develop an understanding of the key elements that make this effective.
Roles and Perspectives
Throughout the journey each of the team will experience a carousel of roles, each providing a different but uniquely important facet of overall team functionality. Through experience and repetition, team members will develop understanding and empathy, while satisfying the defined roles within our walking group. Each will experience group leadership as well as other duties throughout the two days of expedition and will take responsibility for group effectiveness from differing perspectives. This will ensure that our ultimately successful team will not only understand the significance of their own role but will have a clear understanding of what gave rise to the effective interaction that ensured their success.
Problem Solving and Dynamic Planning
Our expedition will throw up a wide range of problems for the team. Issues with terrain, weather, navigation, fitness levels, group and individual moral, will all need solutions to be developed on the side of the hill. Our facilitators will help the team understand their options and help utilise different methods for coming to effective, collective answers. Skills which of course are designed to be transferable to resulting in better decisions to improve customer retention and driving operational efficiencies. Progress will be monitored and the evaluative checks will be developed to ensure that group decisions taken lead to the best and safest outcomes.
The weekend will be a unique team bonding opportunity. Your team will have the opportunity to interact in a non-stressful but purposeful atmosphere and will benefit from experiencing the interdependence that this real world activity will engender. Humour, tolerance, respect, support and sharing will be experienced by all and our experienced facilitators will coach and guide conversations to ensure mutual trust and open communication becomes a strength of your team, moving forward.
Still unsure about how Experience Expeditions can develop your team and support your business objectives? Then arrange a call with one of our leaders.
Either book online or fill out a contact form or give us a call and we’ll answer any questions you have. Once you have booked we’ll contact you either by phone or skype, whichever you prefer, and discuss the few requirements we have and the basic kit you will need. We’ll also want to talk about what you want from the expedition and what type and length of walk you want.
Give us a call on 0330 002 9992 or fill in the form section below and we'll contact you.