Fiennes Leadership ChallengeEmpowering Tomorrow's Leaders
Resilience, challenge, adventure
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
― Nelson Mandela
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
- Active learning with a growth mindset
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Emotional intelligence
- Judgment and decision making
- 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 emerging leaders 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 in their lives.
WHO IS SIR RANULPH FIENNES?
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been titled by the Guinness book of Records as the ‘World’s 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 Fiennes Leadership Challenge for emerging leaders is an 21 day ‘crucible’ experience supported by highly trained, experienced and professional staff in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Only those committed to their personal growth & positive community change will be considered for the limited places.
- Understand your own leadership style & how to lead others
- Build resilience and confidence in your own abilities
- Clarity of mission and values, including identifying personal and professional goals
- Awareness of your own 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
- Expedition planning & execution
- Team cohesiveness and morale management
- Resilience training
"It was a pivotal, life changing time..."Read More
"I never saw myself as a leader, that has changed."Read More
"I came home feeling more empowered, aware of my impact on others....."Read More
"Without any hesitation I will say that it was by far the most rewarding experience in a very, very long time."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."Read More
"...we left three days later a stronger, more united and better equipped team."Read More
"Who knew 10 days would change the way I think about every person and task in my life to date!"Read More
"One week ago I finished the best leadership course that I have ever experienced."Read More
"Staff.....return with greater self-awareness, enthusiasm, confidence and gratitude"Read More
"I didn’t realise that a part of me would change over the next ten days..."Read More