Fiennes Leadership Challenge

Fiennes Leadership Challenge

Building Tomorrows' Leaders Through A Crucible Experience

EXPERIENTIAL LEADERSHIP ADVENTURES

“The best leaders excel in their ability to create meaning out of adversity”

This is not a ‘walk in the park’.

“The skills required to conquer adversity and emerge stronger and more committed than ever are the same ones that make for extraordinary leaders.” HBR

A crucible is, by definition, a transformative experience through which an individual comes to a new or an altered sense of identity. 

Not everyone has the opportunity to choose their crucible where they can learn the hard truths about themselves and the skills to lead in a safe and positive environment. Today’s young people are facing enormous world challenges that require a new kind of leadership and different skills to face these challenges, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

According to the World Economic Forum, a future workforce will require the following skills in the Fourth Industrial Revolution:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Active learning with a growth mindset
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Leadership
  • Diversity & cultural intelligence
  • Embracing Change
  • Technology skills

We’ll provide the opportunity to develop & PRACTICE 9 out of 10 of those skills

We are looking to create highly effective future leaders, so we are creating an opportunity for young people between the ages of 18 & 23 who already have a strong commitment to their community through volunteer work and/or have a strong commitment to creating positive change in their communities and the world. They do not need to be physically fit (though that will help with fatigue), and the program is not biased towards gender, culture or religion. The ideal participant is passionate about change, and mature enough to know they need to learn the skills to help them get where they want to be, to achieve what they need to achieve.

WHO IS SIR RANULPH FIENNES?

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been titled by the Guinness book of Records as the ‘Worlds greatest living explorer’.

He was first to reach both Poles and first to cross Antarctic and Arctic Ocean (both with Charles Burton), first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis and entirely by surface travel and led the first hovercraft expedition up the longest river in the world (the Nile) in 1968/1969. He also achieved a world record for unsupported northerly polar travel in 1990 and a world first in 1992/1993 by completing the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent with Mike Stroud. This was the longest unsupported polar journey in history.

WHY THE FIENNES LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?

On an expedition to recreate the Livingston Expedition in Africa, Sir Fiennes confided in the expedition artist Guy Hammond that he was constantly approached by young people wanting to learn to be explorers and adventurers. He was also approached by parents of young people who wanted their child to have an opportunity for real character growth through a physical adventure. Unfortunately, he was unable to assist in these areas, however it got him thinking about how he could make a positive impact in the growth and development of young people. Through Guy Hammond’s contact in Australia at Outback Initiatives, the Fiennes Leadership Challenge was born.

The first program is an 11 day ‘crucible’ experience supported by highly trained and professional staff in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

As this is the pilot program for the 21 day program being offered in 2021, this program will be used to work with young people to develop the final product which is why it’s being offered below cost.  It will never again be offered at this investment price.

Visual images from the program will also be used in marketing purposes and any social or hard-copy media. 

Only those committed to their personal growth & positive community change will be considered for the limited places. 

INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES

  • Clarity of mission and values, including identifying personal and professional goals
  • Awareness of your own leadership and communication style & strategies to increase effectiveness
  • Ability to manage conflict in a constructive way and create win-win outcomes
  • Experience practising different skills, such as planning and prioritising, problem solving and ethical decision making
  • Recognition of the importance of teamwork for managing risk, resources and conflict & creating change
  • Learn to make ethical decisions under pressure
  • Learn efficient communication skills, including delegation, negotiation and giving and receiving feedback
  • Gain an understanding of how emotional intelligence can facilitate win-win change and maintain healthy relationships
  • Learn how to influence others to lead positive change

Download the PDF file here

Program Details :

PROGRAM NAME

FIENNES LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

PROGRAM CODE

FLC2001

LOCATION

Kununurra region, Western Australia

DATES

9 – 19 July, 2020

DURATION

11 days (including travel to/from start point) for participants aged 18-23 years old

START POINT

Kununurra

END POINT

Kununurra

PROGRAM DELIVERABLES
  • DISC Behavioural Profile Assessment
  • Experiential Leadership Program
  • Leadership Program Course Book
  • Work Session: Difficult Conversations
  • Work Session: Resilience
  • 360 Team Feedback Session
  • Personal Action Plan
  • 2 Individual Coaching Sessions
  • 6 months mentoring
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
  • Abseiling
  • Caving
  • Trekking and Hiking
  • Kayaking
INVESTMENT
  • At cost $5,500 inc GST (one off opportunity)
INCLUSIONS

Meals, transport, all accommodation, program deliverables, workbook, DISC behavioural profiling 20 page report, 2 x coaching sessions, physical group activities, site permits and fees are included.

Flights to/from start/end points not included.

AGE RANGE

18 – 23

*Subject to change depending on weather and location conditions

Places are limited to 24

Apply HERE

Contact us

or email info@outbackin.com.au

 

  • Kimberleys-Leadership1

    The magnificent Carr Boyd Mountains

  • Kimberleys-Leadership2

    Abseiling down a 50 meter cliff and smiling!

  • Kimberleys-Leadership3

    Trekking through the Kimberleys

  • Kimberleys-Leadership4

    Sunset colours at Lake Argyle

  • Kimberleys-Leadership5

    Discovering natural rock formations in the gorges of the Kimberleys

  • Kimberleys-Leadership6

    Consequence-based activities that help participants work together as a team

  • Kimberleys-Leadership7

    In the outback, you come face to face with all kinds of wildlife!

  • Kimberleys-Leadership8

    Discovering the natural beauty of ancient rock formations

  • IMG_3832

  • IMG_3805

  • IMG_3800

  • IMG_3746

    Finding our way to Salty Cave

  • IMG_3733

  • IMG_3691

  • IMG_3688

  • Team debrief Kimberley

  • Sam and Neville 2019

  • Community dinner

  • Van in situ

  • Pete in Action

    Pete Cohen in action in the Kimberley

  • Which way?

  • Local crock

  • IMG_4479

  • IMG_4475

  • Kimberley 2019 1

  • Kimberley 2019 Kirsten

  • Kimberleys-Leadership1
  • Kimberleys-Leadership2
  • Kimberleys-Leadership3
  • Kimberleys-Leadership4
  • Kimberleys-Leadership5
  • Kimberleys-Leadership6
  • Kimberleys-Leadership7
  • Kimberleys-Leadership8
  • IMG_3832
  • IMG_3805
  • IMG_3800
  • IMG_3746
  • IMG_3733
  • IMG_3691
  • IMG_3688
  • Team debrief Kimberley
  • Sam and Neville 2019
  • Community dinner
  • Van in situ
  • Pete in Action
  • Which way?
  • Local crock
  • IMG_4479
  • IMG_4475
  • Kimberley 2019 1
  • Kimberley 2019 Kirsten

Testimonials

  • "It was a pivotal, life changing time..."

    DON GORDON, PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR, GUMALA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION Read More
  • "I never saw myself as a leader, that has changed."

    JO SAUNDERS, BUSINESS OWNER Read More
  • "I came home feeling more empowered, aware of my impact on others....."

    MARNIE KLEIN, EXECUTIVE COACH Read More
  • "Without any hesitation I will say that it was by far the most rewarding experience in a very, very long time."

    MARJOLEIN TOWLER, CHAIR, WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY WA Read More
  • "I’ve just returned from an experiential leadership program run in the Kimberley region in Western Australia where I learnt more about leadership in ten days than I have in ten years."

    MEGAN MCCRACKEN, CHAIR OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN OPERATIONS Read More
  • "...we left three days later a stronger, more united and better equipped team."

    JESSICA KARLSSON, CEO, CAHOOTS Read More
  • "Who knew 10 days would change the way I think about every person and task in my life to date!"

    ALEXA HEARN, MARKETING OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR, AUCTIONS PLUS Read More
  • "One week ago I finished the best leadership course that I have ever experienced."

    DR STEPHAN LUND, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, WANSLEA Read More
  • "Staff.....return with greater self-awareness,  enthusiasm, confidence and gratitude"

    KATHY HOUGH – CEO, FAR NORTH Read More
  • "I didn’t realise that a part of me would change over the next ten days..."

    PETER HILL- RETIRED BRITISH ARMY OFFICER Read More