Category: Programmes

Kesal’s youth programs are exciting, fun-filled days that are designed to facilitate group fun, team cooperation skills, and adventure based challenges in an environment of group support and trust. We welcome all types of youth groups: community centers, camps, youth associations, and more! Youth programs can be based on teamwork and cooperation, or focus more on recreation and having fun! Programs are available anytime during the year, and take place at Kesal Base Camp Meru.

The course is designed to provide youth groups with valuable team work and leadership skills. Emphasis is on fun and learning through group activities and challenges. ALTITUDE encourages individuals to challenge themselves and to thereby gain personal empowerment and heightened confidence in their ability and potential. Activities include climbing the Cargo net, High Ropes, Zip line and other group challenges, and the team development course.

Objectives

  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Develop Leadership Skills
  • Enhance Cooperation
  • Goal Setting and execution
  • Trust building
  • Endurance and perseverance
  • Personal growth i.e. spiritually,mentally and physically

Communication Skills

These goals will help young adults take a leadership role within their school, community, churches, future jobs, and life in general.

Activities

  • Learning concepts such as the full value team work, getting off comfort zones, and the importance of goal setting will be discussed.
  • Team building activities where the group is required to problem solve, set goals, and resolve conflict, many of which involve our Team Development Course (A low-ropes challenge course).
  • High-Ropes and Cargo Net climbing, or Rock and Wall climbing.
  • Trust activities e.g. Trust fall
  • Several ‘ice breakers’ to develop a comfort zone with other group members.
  • Horse back riding
  • Group initiative dynamics
  • Indoor and Out door games
  • Other interesting activities

Target Audience

  • Youths from organizations
  • Church Youth Groups

Team building programs are designed around three very important learning programs such as creating community values, creativity and leadership. In addition, the following areas can be addressed such as establishing full value norms, solving problems, building trust, fostering creativity and developing leadership through participation in our programs; all the while “thinking outside the box”. Other groups include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
  • Community Groups
  • Student Organizations
  • All Athletics Teams
  • School Systems
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Couples

Duration

8-12 days

Whether in sports, governance, business or any other set up teamwork has always proved to be a winning formula for success. Things are done quicker and better when people work together towards a common goal. The more effective they are at working as a team, the more successful the task they set out to accomplish provided team members can communicate freely and share confidence in each other’s abilities and judgment.

Teams need building and team building is one of the best investments an organization can make. It’s a common scenario today to enlist the aid of a human resource services provider who will help develop and assist in team building initiatives and strategies.

Team building is about creating bonds and bringing out the collective genius within the team. Team building is a lot more than a recreational experience; team building is not just a socializing event. Many people think of team building as mostly outdoor fun and games, adrenaline rising activities or mere stress-relieving time off. Well, there’s more to team building than just that. Team building is a broad concept covering different types of activities with a definite purpose. It’s not fun for fun’s sake, but for business’ sake. True team building has both meaning and purpose.

Team members who work well together create positive result and enjoy themselves while working Unfortunately, not all teams work well together – a fact that has sparked intense interest in techniques for improving teamwork effectiveness.

Team building refers to activities that improve the effectiveness of a team by bulding better working relationships, better understanding and alignment among members and improved communication and trust. Below are four main types of team building interventions that have proved to be successful in creating high-performance team

  • Personality-Based Team building
  • Activity-Based Team building
  • Skills-Based Team building
  • Problem solving-Based Team building

Objectives

  • To understand the unique role of each individual in a team environment
  • To understand the meaning of team work and its role in building a strong organizations
  • To appreciate the role of trust and effective communication in team building
  • To enhance cross functional team working
  • Treate rapport among team building
  • Acquire sense of achievement through fun and adventure
  • Freely bond with team members

Conclusion

Teams of people working together to create positive results have proven to be one of the best ways to run projects. The more successful the teams are at working together, the better the outcomes and the higher the satisfaction of the team members. When team members do not work together well, institutions can, unfortunately, experience the opposite effect: lack of consensus, wasted meetings and meeting time, mediocre or poor execution of work tasks, and low morale. The four types of teambuilding interventions presented here, when employed in the right way for the right type of team problem, can considerably improve team performance.

Activities

  • Learning concepts such as the challenge by choice and the importance of goal setting will be discussed
  • Team building activities where the group is required to problem solve, set goals, and resolve conflict, many of which are on our Team Development Course (A low-ropes challenge course)
  • High-Ropes, cargo net climbing, or wall climbing. Trust based activities such as trust fall
  • Several “ice breakers” to develop a comfort zone with other group members
    • Hoopla hoop pass
    • Gordion Knot
    • Group hug
    • Orange Kiss

Target Group

Corporate groups
Senior management teams in private and public sectors

Duration

2-3 days

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been”
– Henry Kissinger

Leadership is about coping with complexity. Its practices and procedures are largely responses to one of the most significant developments of the twentieth century: the emergence of large organizations.

Without good management, complex enterprises both public and private  tend to become chaotic in ways that threaten their very existence. Good management brings a degree of order and consistency to key dimensions like the quality service and profitability. However, most organizations are usually lacking one or the other. When management exists without leadership, the company is often unable to change. And when leadership exists without management, the company is only as strong as its charismatic leader. Most of the time, organizations are overstaffed with managers, but lack enough leadership to help them deal with constant change.

When organizations have high competencies in management and leadership, they’re able to meet challenges today as well as tomorrow by;

  • Creating vision and strategy
  • Communicating and setting direction
  • Motivating action
  • Aligning people

Creating systems that managers can manage and transforming them when needed to allow for growth, evolution, opportunities, and hazard avoidance. Participants will be able to;

  • Undertake an analysis of their own management style and practice and make plans for further development
  • Apply leadership and management good practice to their individual situation and to build effective and efficient research teams
  • Improve their knowledge and ability to lead researchers, teams and change processes
  • Better manage processes, resources and change in practical ways consistent with respective institutional goals and aims
  • Critically analyze, review and challenge their current situation plus identify opportunities for change
  • Review and plan their own continuing leadership & management development

Key Objectives for the Individual

Individuals must also achieve certain benchmarks in order for Leadership Development programs to be successful.  Some objectives are;

  • Be more proactive about self-development
  • Take more control of one’s career
  • To understand the importance of communication and trust in solving problems
  • To enhance confidence
  • Pursue self-development because it is important and use it as a motivational tool for goal achievement.
  • Participate in an active career development partnership with one’s employer
  • “Retool” yourself for the current workplace: enhance your ability to manage change, take risks, collaborate, build partnerships and teams, and so forth

Activities

  • Retrieval
  • Zin obelisk
  • Blind square
  • The climbing wall etc

Target

Middle level management, Administrative officers, middle level disciplined officers, organized groups, eg NGO’s