Ropes Course Adventures: Leadership & Team Development Treasure Beach, Jamaica
Why BREDS Ropes Course Adventure at Treasure Beach? Our ropes course with BREDS is about serving your needs to develop as a leader and/or team. Our mission is to also provide this adventure in a community where leadership and team development are very important to the sustainability of the community. BREDS envisions a community where each member is empowered to discover and create opportunity, achieve success and care for one another, all while protecting the sustainability of the community of Treasure Beach and its environment. Come learn and develop yourself not only through our challenging ropes course adventure but also through your participation and connection to the Treasure Beach Community.
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM DEVLOPMENT
B R E D S
Our Adventure builds teams & leaders
For Professionals: Our Methodology All BREDS Ropeâ€™s course adventures reflect a philosophy that through immersive learning one can develop and grow in a first-person way. Immersive learning is the ability to engage in an unfamiliar environment and to learn from it. We have two programs; one is designed to develop high functioning teams and the other is designed specifically for leadership development. The purposes of our programs are to learn through an exciting, energetic and challenging experience. We offer a safe and supported adventure that gets participants involved in their individual and team learning. As the programs present an unfamiliar learning environment, we use that to challenge participants to manage change in a first person and team perspective. Through the adventure and our training tools, participants develop skills such as developing foresight, insight, and opportunity. Overall, these skills help leaders and teams to understand the unpredictable, ambiguous, and uncertain business environments that exist in the 21st century. 2
Enhanced Learning Tools Our-immersive experience approach to learning is greatly enhanced through our use of different assessments and learning inventories. We use different tools to help leaders and teams dig deeper into whom they are and how they prefer to learn. We offer three different learning assessments/inventories that are explained below.
Johansen’s Future Skills Indicator This assessment helps you identify your own future leadership skills. The purpose is to understand how to work in rapidly changing, ambiguous and unfamiliar working and business environments.
Strength Finders/Strengths Based Leadership This assessment is designed to uncover your strengths. Often, we tend to focus on weakness and how to improve what we do not do well. This assessment asks you to gain insight into your own unique strengths.
Feedback Intensive Learning Adventure This assessment asks you to learn about yourself through an immersive learning feedback experience. “Assessment and feedback, by their very nature, provide one source of intense challenge: that of looking inward, the discomfort of being observed and rated by others, the fear of having weaknesses exposed, and the ultimate test of goal achievement and behavior change” (Johansen, 2012, p. 80).
OTHER TOOLS: We also have other tools that work on other aspects of learning and development for adults. Our training and adult learning and development experts can customize our leadership and high functioning team ropes course programs to fit any of your individual or teams’ specific needs. Customizing tools can also accommodate those that do not want to participate in the actual ropes course. We can design intensive immersive learning experiences off the course too! 3
BUILD A HIGH FUNCTIONING
INCLUSIVE TEAM THROUGH ADVENTURE COLLABORATIVE
a valuable part of your professional team – or it can
PERSPECTIVES COMMON GOALS
strengths and design an unstoppable dream team.
Discover the unique characteristics of your team
LEADERSHIP RESPECTFUL OF ALL
Diversity comes in all shapes and sizes and can be
be the issue that keeps your team from achieving Through four days of intense
adventure, your team will reflect on individual
members and maximize your collaborative work. ~“I am who I am because of who we all are.”
BUILD YOUR TEN FUTURE READY LEADERSHIP SKILLS THROUGH IMMERSIVE ADVENTURE Make your own future by developing your future ready
adventure on both high and low ropes experiences, you will participate in opportunities to exercise and develop your skills.
From flipping dilemmas to
CLARITY BIO-EMPATHY IMMERSIVE LEARNING ABILITY
rapid prototyping, you will exercise your skills in a
safe setting in an environment that lets you leave
behind the responsibilities that hold you back from
moving to the next level.
SMART MOB ORGANIZING
Make it happen in
All adventures include: Developing a full value contract (FVC) and an introduction to adventure. Gain skills in goal setting techniques for individual or team development. Give and receive feedback and feedforward (with peer leaders or with team members). Client-led group process developing transferrable skills for the professional. Adventure Applications to leadership or team environments. The Adventure Experience: Our philosophy is that the best learning takes place through relevant experience. Participants will be challenged to solve problems in an adventure-based setting.
WHAT TO EXPECT + DAY 1
WELCOME TO JAMAICA!
DEVELOPING YOUR MAKER INSTINCT/COMMONS CREATING /SHARED LEADERSHIP ON THE HIGH ROPES
REGISTRATION AND TIME ON THE BEACH WITH YOUR PEERS/TEAM DEVELOP YOUR INDIVIDUAL/TEAM FULL VALUE CONTRACT DAY 2 DEVELOP YOUR INDIVIDUAL/TEAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES WITH LOW ROPES DILEMMA FLIPPING ON THE HIGH ROPES/TEAM PROBLEM SOLVING EXPLORE TREASURE BEACH OPTIONS
RAPID PROTOTYPING & CONSTRUCTIVE DEPOLARIZATION/ LISTENING/ & FAILURE IS AN OPTION ON THE LOW ROPES DAY 4 BIO-EMPATHY & CLARITY / RESPECTFUL OF ALL ON LOW ROPES BONFIRE AT THE BEACH
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