- DIRECTOR, NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM
The Canberra-based National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) approached (Adventure Out) in Perth to see if they could assist in the training of its student staff. The result was a remarkable outdoor leadership program that not only awakened and developed valuable skills in these young Australians but also offered them a profound cultural experience. Today this program is one of the most valued items on the NYSF’s calendar. I can definitely say that this Adventure Out program delivers in spades.
- HR MANAGER, GULL PURE ENERGY
The feedback from all participants has been nothing less than sensational; not only was it a fun experience but people really understood the many lessons that were gained from the activities. The personal satisfaction and sense of achievement of all those who stepped up (and out!) on the abseil and flying fox will never be forgotten. I would certainly highly recommend your company to any organization looking to create a genuine team experience.
As a part of the programme the Fellows (mostly City slickers) were taken to, what for them, was an unknown hostile environment in a remote outdoor setting. Terry, with his wonderful knowledge of country and highly developed people skills, provided support and mentoring. The Fellows were pushed far beyond what they thought they could achieve, discovered strengths and weaknesses, admitted vulnerabilities and supported one another; they became a team. There is a fine balance to (Adventure Out’s) role – keeping the group safe in grueling conditions, pushing them physically and mentally out of their comfort zones whilst helping them find imaginative ways to problem solve and to approach certain conditions. Indeed (Adventure Out’s) guidance allowed them to grow, be challenged – experiences which will assist them to become more effective leaders with a broader scope of vision.
When, for my 60th birthday, my daughter bought me a voucher for a day’s abseiling and rock climbing with Adventure Out, I never thought for a moment that this would be the first of several ‘life changing’ adventures for me… During the past six years, I have achieved things that I never thought possible, and I am now a much more capable and confident person. To Terry and his wonderful staff at Adventure Out, a very sincere thank you. You have provided this old bloke with a new lease of life and a massive boost to his self-esteem.
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BT FINANCIAL GROUP
Every year, the memories from this night stay with me for weeks after… It truly does create the well-rounded leaders of tomorrow and an alumni that any of Australia’s great organisations would aspire to have.
- LABOR SENATOR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Their programs have helped people learn about interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. By working in groups throughout each program, participants learn about aspects of teamwork such as cooperation, communication, trust, problem solving and leadership.