Things you need to know about outdoor leadership training

Things you need to know about outdoor leadership training

How outdoor leadership development courses help develop the leaders your company needs

It’s said that great leaders are born, not made, but at Kippure Corporate, we beg to differ. While it’s true that some people do seem to be natural leaders, the skills required to successfully lead can be taught. Outdoor leadership development workshops at Kippure Estate offer your staff the chance to master modern leadership principles against the backdrop of the stunning Wicklow countryside.

It takes dedication and determination to learn outdoor skills, as well as time to mature into a confident leader. At Kippure Corporate, we’ve taken our experience in providing expert corporate training to combine the challenges out of the outdoors with the demands of business to create programmes that give participants the soft skills required to manage and lead along with memories they’ll never forget.

Our outdoor leadership training allows your existing and future leaders to get a full appreciation of their capabilities. You never know what you can do until you’re given the opportunity to try and outdoor management training has a lot to offer in terms of showing staff what it really takes to become a leader in today’s business world.

So what can you expect to learn when you go on one of our courses?


The feeling of accomplishment when, for example, you build and light a fire from scratch cannot be beaten. Our training events offer a wide range of challenges that help build confidence and self-esteem by demonstrating what can be achieved when you set your mind to it. It is pointless telling someone to be confident. Confidence can only be learned through hands on, experiential tuition. Working together with the others on the course helps to create positive relationships and discover the best way to overcome difficulties.

Strength and determination

Our training workshops include a wide range of scenarios designed to push the participants outside their comfort zone, empowering them to act with courage in uncertain times so they can tackle whatever obstacles come their way. We understand that it isn’t always easy to lead and manage others, so we work with your staff to give them the courage to face tough situations head on.

EQ or emotional quotient/intelligence

Outdoor leadership development means that you can see first-hand that a leader cannot function in a vacuum and needs to take into consideration the people around to be most effective. A good leader values every member of their team for their unique contribution and our team training demonstrates that you need to facilitate co-operation across every level of your organisation to achieve your goals. Some challenges can’t be completed if you insist on being a lone wolf. We help you develop the empathy you need to work well with a broad spectrum of personality types.

The ability to have fun!

We firmly believe that people learn best when they’re enjoying themselves and although all our courses are put together with your corporate objectives in mind, they’re also designed to make sure that you have a great time from start to finish. Laughter helps you to remember those all-important lessons – and it’s much easier to motivate staff who enjoy coming to work every day.

Whether you’re an experienced manager or a recent graduate, outdoor leadership development is an important part of learning how to be the best leader you can. Away from the demands of the office, participants are able to fully focus on the task at hand and discover where their strengths and weaknesses truly lie, to develop a well-rounded approach to leadership.

And when someone is working to their full potential, the whole business profits!

Have you ever been on an outdoor leadership course? What did you take away from the experience? Let us know.



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