OI NEWS

  • David Suzuki – possible to reset society?

    09/04/2020

    I’ve always loved David Suzuki. His short, well-written piece is hopeful of humanity developing a new way of seeing the world in ‘life after virus’. Less consumerism. More focus on values. I wonder how many people out there are seeing this situation as opportunity to ‘reset’. Sure, it’s not been our choice – it’s like […]

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  • WHY WE’RE NOT DOING VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS….

    09/04/2020

    For over 26 years we’ve been taking people away from the noise and bustle of everyday life into the outback and outdoors as part of our leadership and team development programs. We even take your phones so you can concentrate on what you’re doing AT THAT MOMENT (that’s how serious and committed we are to […]

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  • 2020 Fiennes Leadership Challenge Open

    10/03/2020

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Outback Initiatives have teamed up to provide young people an exciting opportunity to develop crucial leadership skills through an adventure experience in the Australian Outback. Applications are now open for only 24 places on the inaugural 11 day leadership program in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. If you are passionate […]

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  • 2019 Kimberley Program – Fantastic Outcomes

    19/06/2019

    Just thought we would add a few photos from the 2019 Kimberley Leadership Adventure to whet your appetite for the 2020 program…

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  • 2020 OUTDOOR FACILITATORS COURSE OPEN FOR ENROLMENTS

    19/06/2019

    We’re pleased to announce the next Outdoors Facilitators Course – February 3 – 7 2020 in the Perth/Margaret River region. It would be helpful if you’ve completed an Outback Initiatives experiential leadership or team development program before you apply for the above course. This will ensure you are fully aware of the Outback process, methodology […]

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  • Our New Video – Learn Grow LEAD!!

    27/12/2018

    A big thank you to Grady Habib and the team at Sandbox for producing this fantastic short video, showcasing some of the fun we get up to on the job.  

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  • Are you a good listener?

    27/12/2018

    Listening on a deep level is a critical leadership competency. Andre Burki’s blog talks about how leaders should discover the benefits of listening with an open mind, open heart and open will – using ‘multiple brains’.  Read the whole story HERE.

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  • Surprise Article in the West Australian Weekend Magazine

    19/12/2018

    Imagine my surprise when someone contacts me and tells me my photo and story takes up 3 full pages in the WA magazine?? Editor Julie Hosking took the plunge and attended our 3 day Leadership Boot Camp for Women in April 2018. This is her take on what happened, how it worked for her and […]

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  • Dennis Gentilin, Ethics Champion working with Outback to Develop Ethical Leadership Program

    26/10/2018

    The Australian Royal Commission into financial services has brought up some harrowing insights into the industry which has left most of us reeling in disbelief. But how did it all start? “Dennis Gentilin was a 29-year-old foreign exchange trader working in the London office of National Australia Bank’s institutional division back in 2004, when he figured […]

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  • Qantas Magazine Article – Is this Australia’s Most Effective Leadership Course?

    26/10/2018

    The answer is of course, YES!!! It IS Australia’s most effective leadership course! Thanks to Kirsten Galliot, Chief Editor of the Qantas magazine who attended the 2018 Kimberley Leadership Adventure. Kirsten has written a fairly comprehensive story on her experience – her fears, her outcomes, her observations. Read the whole article here: Go hard or go […]

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Qantas Magazine Article – Is this Australia’s Most Effective Leadership Course?

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