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Developing your organisation and your people through innovative outdoor programmes.

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What we Do

Peak Mountain Adventures provides outdoor development events to help you develop your organisation, teams and people - whether you're in the private, public or voluntary sector.

Building a raftWe get your people outdoors and out of their conventional hierarchies and ways of thinking - challenging them to excel and break down the barriers to success.

Outdoor development creates enjoyable, memorable and confidence-building experiences that are quite unlike run-of-the-mill "training".  It’s a fun, inclusive and, above all, effective way to develop your people and your organisation.

What's more, outdoor development reflects the complexity and challenges of the modern business environment in a way that classroom-based training cannot, presenting real problems with real consequences that require real solutions - resulting in learning that has real relevance back at the workplace.

Programme Design and Consultancy

At PMA we don't believe in "off the shelf" packages; we'll design a unique event or programme to fit your organisation's specific objectives. Our events can support development in areas such as:

  • Leadership (and followership!)
  • People management
  • Team building and development
  • Planning and organising tasks and projects
  • Change
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Communications
  • Attitude to risk
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Problem solving and decision making.

CavingAt PMA we bring a combination of tried & true research based approaches to outdoor development. These approaches help to ensure that your events-and programmes won't just be "corporate jollies" but will produce real learning, awareness and performance improvement.

Using approaches such as 360 degree feedback and self-assessment to build self-awareness, coupled with active review and feedback, we work to ensure that participants don't just have an "experience", but learn from that experience and transfer their learning back into the workplace.

Research* has indicated that 95% of participants found that their experience of outdoor management development was directly transferable to the workplace; 79% stated that it had resulted in increased effectiveness at work.

We believe that learning is a process, not a one-off event, and we'll work with you and your people to create a programme that will embed job and organisational performance improvements, for example with coaching and action learning.

Our consultancy approach ensures that our solutions fit your needs, rather than expecting you to fit in with ready-made solutions.

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We'll meet you to establish your needs, agree objectives and an outline design before going further. We'll then maintain our consultation along the way, ensuring that you get the programme and outcomes you need, including agreeing evaluation and follow-up.

And we'll be honest with you - if we don't think that outdoor development will help your organisation, we'll let you know and provide alternative solutions if appropriate. We don't want to do it if it won't add value!

Activities

At PMA we can provide a wide range of activities to support an equally wide range of needs. These can be combined in a variety of ways to produce events and programmes of different durations, levels of challenge and complexity.

Example activities include:Corporate
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  • climbing
  • abseiling
  • low-level and high-level rope work
  • canoeing and kayaking
  • caving
  • orienteering
  • treasure hunts
  • stand-alone and scenario-based problem solving
  • wilderness/survival challenges
  • indoor-based exercises

Venues and Locations

Unlike most outdoor development organisations, PMA isn't tied to a single location. We'll come to you! As part of our initial consultation we'll discuss your venue and location needs, then select suitable locations to meet those requirements. This means that you can make considerable savings on travel and subsistence, making PMA programmes more cost-effective.


*”Outdoor Management Development: Use and Evaluation”, Badger et al., Journal of European Industrial Training, 1997.


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