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"Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand."

- Confucious (551 BC - 479 BC)

Management and adventure experts have come together at Wild Country Learning (WCL) to provide corporate training through outdoor skills and experiential learning programs. The fundamental principal of these programs being "no teaching... all learning & development". The expert teams at WCL act as a catalyst for the participants to realize their inherent potential and bring it out of dormancy into action.

Mr. H. K. Madhusudan of Galderma India, has this to say
-" ..But the best was yet to come! On the 31st we trekked up a mountain of 3000 feet and then…rappelled down i.e. we walked down the vertical side of the mountain suspended by only a rope around our waists!!!

Exciting as these activities may have been, they taught us many lessons."

Physically and mentally challenging outdoor activities are designed by WCL and customized to focus on issues such as -

- Team Building

- Leadership

- Negotiation Skills

- Coordination

- Problem Solving

- Trust

- Stress Management

- Creativity

- Crisis Resolution

- Planning

- Effective Communication

- Risk Taking

Essentially, a residential training program held at outdoor locations, it creates strong experiences triggered off by the carefully designed exercises. Learning In The Outdoorssm is a useful way of developing self-awareness. WCL, ever since its launch in 1996, has evolved itself and developed niche expertise in conducting such programs to corporate majors including:

  • Blue Star Ltd
  • Computer Associates India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd
  • Foseco India Ltd.
  • Galderma India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Red Hat Software Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • ITW India Ltd
  • Owens Corning (India) Ltd
  • Quintiles Ltd.
  • Rallis India Ltd.
  • Thermax Ltd.
    and many more......

Methodology

The Learning In The Outdoorssm programs conducted by WCL are not generalized ready-made tourist packages, but programs conducted for a specific customer with stated management objectives. The expert WCL teams, which include behavioral sciences & organizational development experts, devise a set of activities through constant interaction with the Customer Management. Being well aware of underutilization if not given its due, emphasis is given on transference of learning, through metaphors & real life exercises. Client organizations are encouraged to bring in a Training or HR professional to actively participate in the proceedings.

Group exercises and activities test physical and mental endurance that help them in setting extreme goals and coping with fears in an environment close to nature. However the fear of failure is very limited as the activities are conducted in a very safe environment by facilitators who are experts in their respective domains. We stress on the emotional & psychological aspects of safety that we feel is mandatory for such programs. No wonder, success is virtually guaranteed, and the participant gets a tremendous sense of achievement that serves as an excellent motivator.

The experience is similar to ones faced in real life work situation and therefore adds value and meaning to the understanding of oneself & the organization. When articulated in the "review sessions" the participants are encouraged to introspect and learn out of the experience.

The activities are designed to work in an atmosphere of equality (stepping into the unknown, there are no status dimensions, each one starts from the same point) and fun where each and every member of the team has a role to perform for a successful outcome. Such activities build camaraderie and team spirit which is sustained for a long time because the members reminiscence for years to come.

Organisation

WCL's Learning In The Outdoorssm programs are ideally spread over 4 days (shorter duration programs are also provided) at a venue that is close to nature and far away from the distractions of urban civilization. WCL provides a comprehensive program management service - from conceptualization to implementation to post workshop follow up. The WCL team takes care of not only designing and conducting of the activities but all elements of the program - viz. adventure sports, travel, gear and equipment, camping and safety. Just take the decision and leave the rest to us.

Facilitators

The WCL Team consists of closely-knit individuals who are experts in their respective domains. From Management & HR gurus to Adventure sports specialists to Administrators to camp cooks, drivers…all seasoned professionals with impeccable records but none who take anything for granted. The team offers to the participants the fun of their life while undertaking a life-turning mission in an adventurous but safe environment.

Venue

WCL menu of venue for Learning In The Outdoorssm programs offers a choice of both the unique and the exotic from our beautiful country. Take your pick!!!

"Leadership.....Trekking.....Camping.....Team.....Communications.....Rafting.....Change.....Stress.....Climbing....!

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