Leadership Development

We will bring our portable units to your school or suggest an adventure centre in your area.

Traditionally scholars have been given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, outdoor education knowledge and life skills by attending a variety of different Outdoor Education Centers, Camps and Providers throughout the country – as arranged by their schools.

Unfortunately due to Economic pressures, Government funded venues and private funding for these leadership camps have dwindled and practically become non-existent within certain schools. This deprives less fortunate students the opportunity to develop these leadership skills and learn through experiential learning and adventure experiences.

The Ventures Group, believes that it is imperative that each scholar develops their leadership & life skills.  We know provide this type of training facility by developing a Leadership School at participating schools in each geographical area.

These Leadership School facilities replicate the activities, environment and tools needed by qualified and experienced facilitators & instructors from The Ventures Group, to help educate the students. The courses therefore become affordable since there are NO additional costs involved in terms of Accommodation, Meals and specific required personal items.

Students come to school as per normal, participate in a structured program consisting of adventure activities and workshops with a measurable outcomes. At the end of the day they return home, like they would do any other normal school day.

It is important to understand that “Leadership” cannot be taught, BUT that it can be learnt and developed. This only happens if individuals continually get the correct exposure to experiences in their developmental program from which to make their own decisions. The success of this project therefore rests on the sustainability and continual reinforcement of positive experiences.

These Leadership Development Courses are held twice or three times per year per grade and each participant receives a certificate on the successful completion of these courses. These courses follow content that is in line with the Department of Education’s life skills outcome based requirements and develop each participant holistically. Many schools & governing bodies endorse these courses and happily allocate dates for these courses during normal school hours throughout the year – allowing all to participate and develop.

No more paying hundreds & thousands of Rands for outdoor educational tours – as of now you can participate in the program and all its activities from only R110 per day! That means you have access to courses including all the workshops, certificates and participation in activities such as Abseiling, Wall Climbing, Fuffi Slides, Raft Building, Obstacle Courses, Archery, Paintball, Group Dynamics and a variety of other exciting activities. Each course is however paid separately, allowing you time to save for the next course.

We look forward to working with you while developing your leadership skills and at the same time making sure you enjoy the awesome adventure activities on offer!