Leadership Development

Leaders are individuals who see the inherent risk in taking action, yet choose to step forward because of a larger vision they hold for how that action can impact the world around them. 

At Adventure In Adventure Out, our leadership programs are custom designed to the needs of your individual leaders and the groups they lead. Through instruction, coaching and engaging simulation activities, all participants will have opportunities to practice and hone their skills in an exciting experiential laboratory. As a result, participants will depart with a deeper understanding of what it is they want to take a risk for. They will also have greater access to the confidence, qualities and practiced skills that will support them in actualizing that vision.

Our approach to leadership development has a dual focus: leadership of self, and leadership of others. Most of our leadership trainings combine elements of both and how the two meet to create positive transformation and growth within your community.



Authentic leadership begins with being grounded in one’s own vision, values, strengths and growth areas. Our self-leadership training focuses on clarifying these innate characteristics for the individual, supporting choices and actions that in alignment with the real you. We refer to this as living who you are “on purpose” rather than accidentally.

Our self-leadership training can explore the following:

  • Clarifying personal vision, values and strengths
  • Aligning choice and action with these attributes of self
  • Identifying areas for personal growth
  • Identifying personal leadership style
  • Creating personal mission statements
  • Awareness and ownership of how beliefs and feelings impact your actions
  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • Understanding and practicing personal accountability

screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-12-56-52-pmLeading Others

Our leadership trainings explore the interaction between self and others and how this can produce motivation, inspiration and direction for the group you are leading.

Our leadership skills training can explore the following:

  • Practicing the art of inquiry and listening
  • Learning how to use personal leadership style to fully engage others
  • Identifying and leveraging the strengths and skills of others
  • Developing clear, effective and holistic communication skills
  • Learning to identify and allocate relevant resources
  • Conveying thoughts and feelings clearly
  • Motivating others and gaining their investment
  • Understanding and managing group dynamics
  • Mentoring others
  • Learning conflict resolution strategies
  • Delivering and receiving feedback and “feed-forward”
  • Navigating cultural and strategic change