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Using carefully planned and researched
Problem Solving Exercises coupled with
sensitive reviews for serious staff & team
development will improve the performance
of real teams from commerce & industry.

 
The best OMD outdoor training accelerates
learning processes enormously if the tasks
offered and the review which follow are very
relevant to the needs of the delegates ; if the
activity is vivid and has real (as opposed to
make-believe) consequences if things go right
or wrong.
 
We also believe it should all be enjoyable,
totally safe and exciting !
 
 
 
     
 
THE BASIS OF OUR PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACH...
 
 
Peak Activities have many years experience in using carefully
planned and executed "Brief-Monitor-Debrief" task based
problem solving sessions out of doors to help groups of delegates
to address all manner of training issues - and in particular to help
them to boost their teamworking skills in problem-solving and in
unlocking & boosting their creativity. These are very much
"learner-centred" activities rather than activity-focussed tasks
...and the here the skills of our highly trained HRD personnel
really do come into their own...for the quality, relevence &
emotional safety of the delegates during the reviews which
follow are paramount.
     
 

 

All serious training sessions need
to be carefully planned so that the
review sessions which follow the
various tasks are capable of eliciting
the very best sets of training outcomes
for the group and the individuals
concerned...without any nasty
after tastes !

 

 

 

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One of the delegates on one of the events we've run for the NHS
 - Peter Wells ( Chief Exe. United Health Supplies Agency ) wrote 
an open endorsement to our MD as follows :-

 

 

 

MIXED ABILITY / MIXED FITNESS EXERCISES....

 

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...and, of course, if a sensitive exercise leader asks
the directing staff for some extra time for those who
wanted to go to explore the cave but who volunteered
to help out the entrance in the bus.. we'll be delighted
to help the leaders do just that ! Otherwise their street
cred could be around their ankles during the review !
 
Insofar as possible we design tasks that mimic or
model situations at work - so during reviews people
can if necessary "tell it like it is" and make their
points in a loving and positively caring way against
a work context if they wish. Delegates are coached
to become "solution centred" rather than just problem
-focussed.
 
The death of a course's cred by "action-planning-
generated-boredom and fatigue" can be avoided.
The way we approach this problem has often proved
is very realistic and "do-able" That's important because
our understanding of Kaizen is that a good idea to solve
a problem that cannot be implemented is a load of rubbish !
 
All too often poorly managed courses trawl up lists of
loads of problems that can't be fixed straight away and
which when added up can demoralise. Sometimes we prefer
to look at "quick hits" with people, to boost their "can do"
attitude through positive reinforcement. This needs full
co-operation and prior agreement from managers, of course...
...and may involve investing extra time and resources on
follow-up events / implementation of suggestions when
back at work.
 
 

As seen on the BBC & Yorkshire TV...

 

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An example of one of our training programmes 
for Gilders Group has been shown on YTV

Our list of corporate clients

Comments from the chief executive of regional tourist board

More kind clients' comments

Come and see us to discuss your specific needs !

 

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Peak Activities Ltd., Rock Lea Activity Centre, Station Road, Hathersage Village, The Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, S32 1DD. Telephone 01433-650345.