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Outdoor Team Building

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Outdoor Team Building

Effective Team Building Ideas Using the Outdoors

Use of the outdoor environment and the tasks given demand a degree of concentration and commitment which cannot be experienced with classroom training alone. This is why outdoor team building is such an effective means of developing staff. Training courses can be forgettable, but outdoor team building training courses have the power to inspire people who then not only remember the learning but transfer it to the workplace and spread the word.

Innovative Outdoor Team Building or the same old thing again?

Classroom-based chalk and talk courses are common with delegates often being subjected to mediocre courses and uninspiring trainers. Faced with this onslaught, sitting in a classroom listening to a trainer our brains effectively turn off and go to sleep and expensive training courses quickly become forgotten.

This isn’t just conjecture. In our brains is something called the reticular activating system. Its job is to filter all the sensory stimuli coming in and decide what we should focus our attention on at any particular moment. It’s at the heart of the reason why experiential learning is such an effective medium as opposed to classroom learning alone.

In 2013 100% of our customers rated their experience with us as good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money

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Our Approach

Confucius said, ” I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.”

This is Adventure Britain’s philosophy to delivering behavioural change in the workplace through improving individuals performance. All our outdoor team building courses adopt this approach. The “I do I understand” principle is the one we follow. By doing real tasks in a real world outdoor environment delegates not only understand but retain that learning. Delegates are willing to take on new challenges without the the normal threat of failure as they are not in a work environment. This experiential learning underpins our approach.

We seek to provide the often missing link between classroom based and outdoor team building. Our programmes are structured to offer indoor workshops on team and leadership theory linked to an outdoor element to test and develop those theories. They are designed to be fun and productive. Above all they are inclusive so nobody is alienated or intimated by the tasks and challenges. They are not designed to humiliate but rather to develop teamwork and create a supportive environment for participants to learn and develop greater self-confidence in themselves and their colleagues.

Why Use Us for Outdoor Team Building

  • National Business Tourism Company of the Year
  • National Team Building of the Year
  • Welsh Small Business of the Year
  • Institute of Leadership & Management Accredited Centre – ILM
  •  Our own 70 acre training centre in the Brecon Beacons
  • Accessible – On main line from London Paddington & 20 minutes off M4
  • Ability to deliver outdoor team building across the UK
  • Transfer of learning to the workplace for improved performance
  • Individuals explore and develop their own capabilities
  • Create high performing teams

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What Our Clients Say

“Our demands were high and every time I gave Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain an objective – something that needed to happen – not only did they meet that but surpassed it by adding their own value throughout the process.

Not only did Alstom enjoy that event but they subsequently booked another four.”

Anthony Carnell
HR Consultant
Alstom

Adventure Britain Clients

What We Offer

  • All inclusive events including full board accommodation – We seek to make the booking process as easy as possible for the event organiser
  •  Choice of event ranging from just fun days to events with specific learning outcomes
  • Extensive choice of single day activities
  • Range of options from single day activities to longer duration events
  • Themed events such as Pirate Island, James Bond, Camel Trophy to name but a few
  • Institute of Leadership & Management accredited courses available
  • New for 2014 – Create and record your own Company song in a day a great idea for an Office Christmas party

Our Clients

To hear what some of our previous clients have thought of our team building and team development services click on the videos below.

Alstom

 

 

Remington

Sample a Team Building Activity Experience Such as Canyoning

 

Team Building

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Team Building Activities and Ideas

Multi-award winning company including:-

  • Outdoor team building ideas in WalesNational Business Tourism Company of the Year
  • National Team Building Company of the Year
  • Welsh Small Business of the Year

We will tailor the programme to suit your needs in terms of objectives, venues, tasks, standard of accommodation, meals, transport, physical ability and the experience of participants and choice of activity.

Team Building in the UK

Each team building or team development course is tailored to meet your specific needs – matching content to specified outcomes. We don’t impose solutions. We ascertain whether it is team building or teamworking skills that need to be improved. When combined with expert feedback and facilitation from our trainers, this creates a powerful method of transferring learning back to the workplace.

 

Team Building Solutions

There are a number of areas where our team building and team development programmes can help your business. Here are some of the solutions that we have helped clients bring about:

  • Effective communication and listening
  • Trust within the team
  • Support
  • Goal setting
  • Collaboration
  • Shared responsibility
  • The value of review

In 2013 100% of our customers rated their experience with us as good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money

If it is a fun event you are seeking then you can choose from the full range of activities which can be viewed by clicking here

Themed Events and Conference/Meeting Activity Ideas

Pirate Island, Camel Trophy, Behind Enemy Lines, Rat Race, Treasure Hunts, Murder Mysteries, James Bond Evenings and more

Team Building Ideas

Team building activities, outdoor team building programmes and team building ideas from Call of the Wild – National Team Building Company of the Year and National Business Tourism Company of the year . Whether it is under-performing teams, the formation of new teams or progresing teams to a new level of of performance we can design a programme with delivers the desired outcomes for you.

 

Graduate Training Programmes

Our graduate programmes can examine core competencies such as working with others, problem solving, communication skills and future leaders competencies.

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Overseas or in the UK

We can deliver programmes in the UK , Europe or Worldwide. In recent years we have designed and delivered in Paris, Pyrenees, Norway, Alaska, Canada and Tanzania. Thinking of something even more adventurous such as visiting Everest base camp or standing at the top of the world to the North Pole?

 

 

Our Clients

To hear what some of our previous clients have thought of our team building and team development services click on the videos below.

Alstom

 

 

Remington

Videos of Some of The Activities That Can Be Experienced

Rock Climbing on Gower

Canyoning and Caving with Call of the Wild

Canyoning Activity in the Brecon Beacons

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!