IOL Strategic Leadership Workshop

A 2-day workshop led by Leading Practitioners of the IOL. This is for those with a senior and strategic role in their organisation, or who are seeking to develop their career to take on higher levels of responsibility.

The outdoor learning sector is always subject to many influences and challenges, just as we are, in our working environments.

There comes a point when we all realise that leadership is not something to only trust in the hands of others – it is something we must embrace ourselves. We realise we do have the vision, we can inspire, and we can achieve.

Strategic Leadership is about developing a clear direction to achieving our goals and considers the means to get there.

Recommended if you:

  • Need to develop a vision and longer term goals for your organisation and/or team.
  • Need to inspire, motivate, and manage others.
  • Need creative problem solving skills and understand how to lead and maintain change.
  • Need to step-back from day-to-day pressures to plan for your future.
  • Want valuable and enjoyable CPD with colleagues.
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The programme includes shared learning and practical inspirational input to:

  • Learn from the experience and perspectives of other leaders in Outdoor learning
  • Refresh your management skills and gain confidence in your leadership abilities
  • Debate the impact of what is happening beyond the outdoor sector
  • Critically reflect on how your values and beliefs are driving you at work
  • Use reflexive practice and coaching to gain solutions to your current challenges

The IOL Strategic Leadership Workshop is not for everyone. People attending are likely to hold an Accredited Practitioner of the IOL (APIOL) and may be interested in accreditation as a Leading Practitioner of the IOL (LPIOL) or have equivalent experience and/or qualifications.

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The course venue is an experience itself..

...we will be aboard Challenger 3 in Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth!

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  • Members of IOL - £295*  (or £335 to include 2 nights accommodation on the Monday and Tuesday) 

  • Non-Members of IOL - £365 (inc. 1 year’s IOL Membership at a 10% discount rate)* (or £405 to include 2 nights accommodation on the Monday and Tuesday)

*Course fees include lunch (day 1 and day 2) and dinner on 12th. Accommodation bookings include breakfast.

Choose to book for WITH or WITHOUT accommodation.


Arrival 9.30am on Day 1. Departure 4.30pm on Day 2

Glen Probert LPIOL

Glen Probert LPIOL

Leading Practitioner of the IOL / Lead Outdoor Education Manager for Entrust Outdoors

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