Programs

Programs

Our Programs

Our unique outdoor experiences combine adventure and purposeful tourism with personal and professional development, creating a life-changing experience that will awaken your passion and renew your drive to succeed.

OUR PROGRAMS

Our programs are designed to give you a physically challenging, intellectually stimulating and emotionally rewarding experience that changes how you see yourself and engage with others. You will gain an understanding of who you are, what has held you back, and how to leverage your strengths to fulfill your goals.

Your journey begins in one of many stunning and remote locations throughout Australia and your days will be filled with discovery activities that delight and challenge the senses. You come to know people from diverse backgrounds on a level deeper than you thought possible for such as short period of time. Together, you will make the transformation from guarded strangers to a trusted team with confident leadership skills and a new-found respect for each person’s potential.


INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES

  • Understand how your leadership style impacts others
  • Make decisions in ambiguous situations
  • Develop resilience and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Manage morale and team cohesion under pressure
  • Harness diversity to increase effectiveness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE OUTBACK INITIATIVES PROCESS

Our programs for solo participants are 4-12 days for groups of 14-28. For the majority of the program, you will be divided into smaller teams of 5-7. Each team is led by an experienced facilitator with over 15 years of leadership development and team building experience.

Through consequence-based activities, teams learn the practical aspects of working with and leading people, as well as making decisions with limited time, information and resources. Every activity is followed by a debrief that addresses lessons learned and opportunities for improvement.  Every individual completes a behavioural profile assessment and personal action plan to evaluate their own strengths, weaknesses and how they perform under pressure.

Typical physical group activities include walking, abseiling, caving and kayaking. We encourage participation in all physical activities, though it is “challenge by choice.” Arrangements can be made to accommodate special needs, such special dietary restrictions and medical conditions. You will in safe environments and accompanied by experienced staff trained in senior first aid at all times.

Still have questions? Check out Frequently Asked Questions.


PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

We attract clients from all over the world because our all-inclusive programs delivers tremendous value and incredible results.  Your investment is fully tax deductible and inclusive of all meals, accommodation, transport, activities, permits and site licenses, as well as the following:

PROGRAM DELIVERABLES 3-4 DAYS 5-7 DAYS 8-12 DAYS
Behavioural Profile Assessment
Leadership Program Course Book
Leadership Program Activities & Debriefs
360 Team Feedback Session
Personal Action Plan
Individual Coaching Session
Work Session: Building Resilience
Ethical Leadership Skills (Ethical Leadership Program includes 5 day experiential, 3 x 2 day workshops)
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES 3-4 DAYS 5-7 DAYS 8-12 DAYS
Abseiling
Caving
Yoga and Meditation
Kayaking or Canoeing
Hiking and Trekking

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    The Murray Mouth, RegionLimestone Coast South Australia Tourism SA

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    Bar-tailed Godwits, Coorong National Park Limestone Coast, South Australia Tourism SA

  • Lamington-National-Park

    Lamington National Park Tourism and Events Queensland Image Library

  • Mimbi-Caves

    Mimbi Caves, Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley Tourism Western Australia

  • Gwion-Gwion-Aboriginal

    Gwion Gwion Aboriginal rock art display, Kimberley Coastline Tourism Western Australia

  • Redgate-Beach

    Redgate Beach, Margaret River Tourism Western Australia

  • Hamersley-Gorge

    Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park Tourism Western Australia

  • Bicentennial-Tree-in-Warren

    Bicentennial Tree in Warren National Park, Pemberton Tourism Western Australia

  • Karri-Forest

    Karri Forest, Southern Forests, Pemberton Tourism Western Australia

  • Sturts-desert-pea

    Sturt’s desert pea, Marble Bar, Pilbara Tourism Western Australia

  • Cockburn-Range

    Cockburn Range, El Questro, East Kimberley Tourism Western Australia

  • South-West-cave

    South West cave, Margaret River Tourism Western Australia

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    Cockburn Range, El Questro, East Kimberley Tourism Western Australia

  • Greens-Pool

    Greens Pool, William Bay National Park, Denmark Tourism Western Australia

  • Cape-Peron

    Cape Peron, Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay World Heritage Area Tourism Western Australia

  • Francois-Peron-National

    Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay World Heritage Area Tourism Western Australia

  • Bottle-Bay

    Bottle Bay, Francois Peron National Park, Shark Bay World Heritage Area Tourism Western Australia

  • Mary-River-floodplains

    Mary River floodplains, Darwin & Surrounds Steve Strike, Tourism NT

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    Snappy gum tree in spinifex, Pilbara Tourism Western Australia

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    Adelaide River, Kakadu Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

  • Bluff-Knoll

    Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park Tourism Western Australia

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    Fern detail. Ada, Taylor; Destination NSW www.visitnsw.com

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    William Bay National Park, Denmark Tourism Western Australia

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    Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains. Paul Sinclair; Destination NSW http://www.visitnsw.com/des- tinations/snowy-mountains/ kosciuszko-national-park

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    Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains. Paul Sinclair; Destination NSW http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/snowy-mountains/ kosciuszko-national-park

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    Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains. Paul Sinclair; Destination NSW Paul Sinclair; Destination NSW http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/snowy-mountains/ kosciuszko-national-park

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    Reed Lookout -The Balconies Grampians National Park, The Grampians, Tourism Victoria. Robert Blackburn, Tourism Victoria

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    The magnificent Carr Boyd Mountains

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    Abseiling down a 50 meter cliff and smiling!

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    Trekking through the Kimberleys

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    Sunset colours at Lake Argyle

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    Discovering natural rock formations in the gorges of the Kimberleys

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

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

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    Discovering the natural beauty of ancient rock formations

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    A vista from the Cape to Cape

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    The beauty of where the bush meets the sea

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    It’s funny how you can find yourself when you’re lost…in the beautiful Boranup Forest

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    Pausing for self-reflection

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    Abseiling off Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs in Margaret River region

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    Kayaking on the Blackwood River in Margaret River

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    Cullen 2013 Discussing vision and values in the bush

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    Overcoming fear of height during an abseil lesson

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    You will be blindfolded…but you will have fun!

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    Lifelong friendships in the making!

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    Join our OI work family!

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    5 facilitators and a group of 30 on a 10 day program in the beautiful East Kimberley

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    Leading a team down a 60m abseil at Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs

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    Today's office

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    OI crew spending time with local operators in the Kimberley

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    The Gurkhas presenting our head facilitator with a gift at the end of a program

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    Facilitator leading an activity debrief

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    Founder Colin Hendrie running an activity briefing

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    Teams coming together for a group activity during Consolidation phase

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    Leading an abseil in Gippsland

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    Facilitator all smiles even after a 15 hour day!

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    Exploring some of the oldest caves in Australia

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    Lifelong friendships

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  • Lamington-National-Park
  • Mimbi-Caves
  • Gwion-Gwion-Aboriginal
  • Redgate-Beach
  • Hamersley-Gorge
  • Bicentennial-Tree-in-Warren
  • Karri-Forest
  • Sturts-desert-pea
  • Cockburn-Range
  • South-West-cave
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  • Greens-Pool
  • Cape-Peron
  • Francois-Peron-National
  • Bottle-Bay
  • Mary-River-floodplains
  • Snappy-gum-tree-in-spinifex
  • Adelaide-River
  • Bluff-Knoll
  • Fern-detail
  • William-Bay-National-Park
  • Kosciuszko-National-Park
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Testimonials

  • The program is based upon a tried and proven methodology

    TIM COLLINS, CBH GROUP Read More
  • This multi-layered experience has been the best investment of my time

    CAROLINE MARSHALL, CROSSING POINT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Read More
  • It was the best leadership program experience I've ever had

    MICHAEL WILKS, INDIGENOUS BANKING Read More
  • It illuminated my understanding of our different behaviours and how I come across to others

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  • I wholeheartedly recommend this program to ALL women

    AMANDA WALTON, SCOOP MAGAZINE Read More
  • I expanded my knowledge and awareness of myself

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  • I loved this experience and am a massive supporter

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  • I will be telling others that this is the best, most effective use of a short period

    SUSAN BENEDYKA, MD, THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Read More
  • Thank you for taking on and succeeding so well with the Leadership Training Program

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  • We have been struck by their sponanteous comments such as 'that was life changing'

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