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For more information If you would like to know more about Bowles and how we can help you with your project please contact: Katherine Parker Learning & Development Director The Bowles Organisation, Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9LW Telephone: 01892 610600 Mobile: 07847 472240 Email: katherine@bowles.ac Web: www.bowles.ac/development

“The course was delivered in a relaxed, friendly, practical way that will allow me to apply my learning in the workplace� Vanquis Bank

A centre of excellence for experiential learning


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Learning and development at Bowles An introduction Bowles is an outstandingly beautiful and tranquil location. Our 12 acre site has been developed in a way that is sympathetic to the stunning local environment, incorporating the dramatic sandstone outcrop lying at the heart of our facility. Bowles can offer you the ideal environment within which to inspire your leaders and your teams. Originally set up in 1964, Bowles is now run as a charitable trust and is one of the UK’s leading learning and development centres with a wide variety of facilities including: • 16 en-suite single/twin/triple rooms • 5 training/seminar rooms • Wi-Fi access • Dining room, lounge and bar • Team of experienced facilitators • Nationally-renowned sandstone climbing rocks • Indoor-heated swimming pool • Stunning chapel lecture hall • Rope courses and zip wire • Private woodland • Two artificial ski slopes

For more information contact: Katherine Parker on 07847 472240 or email Katherine@bowles.ac Discover more online at: www.bowles.ac/development or call 01892 610600

“What a wonderful experience. The activities, instruction and excitement have been the best I have ever experienced. Thank you for the amazing memory I will always have of the two days here” Blue Sky Performance Improvement


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Learning and development at Bowles An introduction Bowles is an outstandingly beautiful and tranquil location. Our 12 acre site has been developed in a way that is sympathetic to the stunning local environment, incorporating the dramatic sandstone outcrop lying at the heart of our facility. Bowles can offer you the ideal environment within which to inspire your leaders and your teams. Originally set up in 1964, Bowles is now run as a charitable trust and is one of the UK’s leading learning and development centres with a wide variety of facilities including: • 16 en-suite single/twin/triple rooms • 5 training/seminar rooms • Wi-Fi access • Dining room, lounge and bar • Team of experienced facilitators • Nationally-renowned sandstone climbing rocks • Indoor-heated swimming pool • Stunning chapel lecture hall • Rope courses and zip wire • Private woodland • Two artificial ski slopes

For more information contact: Katherine Parker on 07847 472240 or email Katherine@bowles.ac Discover more online at: www.bowles.ac/development or call 01892 610600

“What a wonderful experience. The activities, instruction and excitement have been the best I have ever experienced. Thank you for the amazing memory I will always have of the two days here” Blue Sky Performance Improvement


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Leadership at Bowles

Team development programmes

Our Authentic Leadership programmes turn leadership development on its head. By helping individuals become more of who they are, and to act in accordance with their values, they learn to become more agile, able and confident leaders who others are keen to follow.

We understand that great team performance means great business performance. We are experts at delivering highly effective team development programmes, and ensure that our interventions are stimulating and thought provoking.

Our programmes enable individuals to become more potent in their leadership through increasing self awareness and authenticity. We can strengthen our delegates in building relationships, harvesting intelligence, obtaining commitment and in achieving success. Leadership is about relating to and inspiring others – the stronger the connection the more we can achieve. A leadership course at Bowles will stimulate your ability to navigate through your experience and knowledge gaps, enabling you to see situations from different perspectives, to understand them more deeply, and to determine the best course of action with direct reference to your own values and ethics.

We have the expertise and the facilities to use both indoor and outdoor training techniques - finding the right approach to have the maximum impact on your team’s performance not only whilst you are at Bowles but when you get back to the workplace. Our approach means that learning with us is more than memorable – it’s unforgettable. Our clients tell us that our development programmes lead to increased productivity and efficiency for the teams involved.

“At the core of everything that we do at Bowles is our fundamental belief in the life-changing experience people get from the provision of excellent experiential learning beyond the classroom, the workplace and the home” Katherine Parker, L&D Director, Bowles


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Leadership at Bowles

Team development programmes

Our Authentic Leadership programmes turn leadership development on its head. By helping individuals become more of who they are, and to act in accordance with their values, they learn to become more agile, able and confident leaders who others are keen to follow.

We understand that great team performance means great business performance. We are experts at delivering highly effective team development programmes, and ensure that our interventions are stimulating and thought provoking.

Our programmes enable individuals to become more potent in their leadership through increasing self awareness and authenticity. We can strengthen our delegates in building relationships, harvesting intelligence, obtaining commitment and in achieving success. Leadership is about relating to and inspiring others – the stronger the connection the more we can achieve. A leadership course at Bowles will stimulate your ability to navigate through your experience and knowledge gaps, enabling you to see situations from different perspectives, to understand them more deeply, and to determine the best course of action with direct reference to your own values and ethics.

We have the expertise and the facilities to use both indoor and outdoor training techniques - finding the right approach to have the maximum impact on your team’s performance not only whilst you are at Bowles but when you get back to the workplace. Our approach means that learning with us is more than memorable – it’s unforgettable. Our clients tell us that our development programmes lead to increased productivity and efficiency for the teams involved.

“At the core of everything that we do at Bowles is our fundamental belief in the life-changing experience people get from the provision of excellent experiential learning beyond the classroom, the workplace and the home” Katherine Parker, L&D Director, Bowles


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Management development As an ILM accredited centre, Bowles can issue widely recognised Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Leadership, first line management and coaching. We combine traditional, classroom-based learning methods with a broad range of engaging, relevant problem-solving scenarios. This powerful combination is complemented by post activity reviews designed to distill and embed the learning, ensuring it transfers back to the workplace.

CSR Values Companies working with Bowles are able to deliver directly on their CSR commitment because all profits from Learning and Development are donated to the Bowles Rocks Trust, an educational youth charity contributing to the developmental needs of young people and providing bursaries to children to come and experience the facilities at Bowles.

We want to inspire you As soon as you arrive at Bowles you will realise how special it is. This is not just because of our commitment to Learning and Development or the stunning location, it’s the people, the facilities and our approach. Above all however it’s the culture of the place, our core belief in the value of everything we do, it’s why we’re inspired and why you will be too...

“Bowles has helped me push myself beyond my comfort zone which will hugely help my own personal development” Charities Aid Foundation


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Management development As an ILM accredited centre, Bowles can issue widely recognised Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Leadership, first line management and coaching. We combine traditional, classroom-based learning methods with a broad range of engaging, relevant problem-solving scenarios. This powerful combination is complemented by post activity reviews designed to distill and embed the learning, ensuring it transfers back to the workplace.

CSR Values Companies working with Bowles are able to deliver directly on their CSR commitment because all profits from Learning and Development are donated to the Bowles Rocks Trust, an educational youth charity contributing to the developmental needs of young people and providing bursaries to children to come and experience the facilities at Bowles.

We want to inspire you As soon as you arrive at Bowles you will realise how special it is. This is not just because of our commitment to Learning and Development or the stunning location, it’s the people, the facilities and our approach. Above all however it’s the culture of the place, our core belief in the value of everything we do, it’s why we’re inspired and why you will be too...

“Bowles has helped me push myself beyond my comfort zone which will hugely help my own personal development” Charities Aid Foundation


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For more information If you would like to know more about Bowles and how we can help you with your project please contact: Katherine Parker Learning & Development Director The Bowles Organisation, Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9LW Telephone: 01892 610600 Mobile: 07847 472240 Email: katherine@bowles.ac Web: www.bowles.ac/development

“The course was delivered in a relaxed, friendly, practical way that will allow me to apply my learning in the workplace� Vanquis Bank

A centre of excellence for experiential learning


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