First time leader expedition
Leadership Training on a sailboat

First-time leader expediction

Navigating Leadership

First-Time Leaders Training: Your Path to Effective Leadership

Stepping into a leadership role for the first time can be both exciting and challenging. Our first-time leaders training program is designed to equip new leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Covering essential topics such as responsibilities of a leader, creating your own positioning, authentic leadership styles and values, the do’s and don’ts of leadership, and how to inspire others, this program provides a comprehensive foundation for emerging leaders.

Leadership Tools you will learn and practise:

Why Choose Our Adaptive Leadership Training?

Our comprehensive adaptive leadership program focuses on exploring the proficiency levels of team members and adjusting leadership styles accordingly. Participants will learn how to assess the skills and development needs of their team, enabling them to apply the most effective leadership approach for each situation.

Tailored Leadership for Every Situation

Adaptive leadership requires flexibility and a deep understanding of individual and team dynamics. Our training includes practical exercises and real-world scenarios that teach leaders how to transition smoothly between different leadership styles. Whether it’s providing detailed guidance for less experienced team members or delegating complex tasks to those who are highly proficient, our program ensures leaders are equipped to handle any situation.

Effective Communication and Trust

Effective adaptive leadership is built on a foundation of strong communication and trust. Our program emphasizes the importance of clear, consistent communication and the role it plays in building trust within the team. Leaders will learn techniques to maintain open lines of communication, ensuring that team members feel supported and valued.

Details, facts and figures

  • No sailing skills required. You need to be mentally and physically fit for sailing. Trainees are part of the crew and will be required to engage in navigating the boat. Personal floating devices are on board for each training participant, and you might be asked to wear personal safety gear depending on weather conditions. Onboard safety training will be provided; safety on board is paramount!

    Maximum number of participants: 8
    Cabins: 4 cabins, 2 trainees max per cabin
    Training duration: 16 training units

    Bed sheets, pillows, and blankets will be provided; please bring towels, all personal hygiene products, and personal medication as needed.

    This is an outdoor activity. We are on the water and directly exposed to the weather conditions. Please take this into account when choosing your clothing; bring sun protection and protection against cold and wet weather as expected according to the weather forecast.

    Schedule:

    • During the week: Arrival on any day between Monday and Wednesday for afternoon training kick-off, sailing the next day, and returning on the third training day by noon.
    • Over a weekend: Arrival at the boat Friday afternoon and training start, sailing Saturday with an overnight stop at a marina. Close out Sunday noon, departure home.

    Course fee: Roughly EUR 3490.- (excl. VAT) for 8 training units and crew.
    Snacks and drinks are available on board and included in the course fee. Port fees and fuel are included.

There are ways to individualize your training. Whatever difficulty level you choose, the goal is to enhance your training experience to the optimal level. There is no right or wrong; the aim is to find the right balance between challenge and comfort:

1) Leave and/or sail during night-hours:

Darkness, tired-ness, uncertainty, all these are stressors that make sailing at night a challenging experience. If the weather and overall conditions allow, you can ask us to plan for at least one leg during night hours. The boat is equipped with automated identification system (AIS), radar and red light headlamps.

2) Phones and digital devices away:

Sailing on the open water is an experience by itself. Reaching a destination is important and how you get there is part of the overall experience. Reflection, exchange, discussion reach a different level if you truly disconnect from land, from routine, from social contacts that you are used to see and hear almost every day. You can choose to put away your digital devices for a limited period of time, or, during the entire sailing trip. 

3) Cooking on board:

You can choose whether you would like to go out and enjoy hospitality on land as a group, or, do your own cooking on board. We do have recipes available that can be used to create delicious meals. There is a gimbled gas-oven and also a three cocker stove ready to use. Shopping and preparation can be part of your team experience. 

4) Timing of your event throughout the year: 

Weather conditions will always vary; however, the likelihood of strong or light winds, rain or sunshine, and warmth or cold is heavily dependent on the season. You may choose to schedule your leadership training experience from March until the end of November.

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