A workshop for all adventurous activity professionals which explores why we're all capable of making mistakes and what we can do about it

If you are a dedicated conscientious adventurous activity professional committed to making the right decisions for your client, business or organisation and improving overall client experience then you really want to be on this course.....

As instructors, managers, leaders, coaches, guides and trainers the decisions and judgements we make have far reaching consequences and more often than not they are positive life enhancing ones. 

But not always…  

As someone who runs his own business in the outdoor industry as well as working for others I can empathise with the aims, fears and challenges that we encounter daily during our working lives.   The trust we have to put in others to deliver to standard the need to be on top of our own game - every session, every trip, every course, for every client.   

All coupled to the fact that experience can’t always guarantee competence.

I created this course off the back of some work I’ve done to improve my levels of delivery and professionalism and am now excited to be able to share that process which I’ve refined into the 7 sections listed below.   I’ve carefully structured these sections and the course delivery to create something powerful, effective and with practical applications. 

It’s not going to be the most comfortable course you’ve ever been on as it will require a fair degree of introspection and openness (with yourself) but I’m confident it will be one of the most useful….

  1. Acquisition

Of knowledge and background information - a look at the science and psychology behind decision making and the factors that influence them.  Topics such as Heuristic Traps, Normalisation of Deviance, Bias, Looking but not Seeing.

  1. Acceptance

Of the fact that it can happen to us all - novice, expert, employee or employer - individually or organisationally.

  1. Awareness

Of how/when/where it could manifest in your role/sessions/organisations - and maybe where it is or has already…

  1. Assumption of ownership

Def: the action of taking on power or responsibility.

  1. Add/Amass

Real world practical skills, techniques, hacks, strategies to reduce or remove the likelihood or impact of poor decisions.

  1. Application

Of the amassed skills.  All the info in the world is pointless without considered and consistent application.

  1. Accountability

Def: The readiness to have one’s actions, judgments, and failures to act to be questioned by responsible others; to explain why deviations from the reasonable expectations of responsible others may have occurred; and to respond responsibly when errors in behaviour or judgment have been detected. Accountability, a critical component of professionalism, is closely related to the principles of morality, ethics, and legal obligations.

The day costs just £75 if making a single payment or 2x instalments of £38.50 to help spread the cost.

Contact us directly if you wish to be invoiced for your places.

Group discounts are available for 5 or more attendees from the same organisation.

We are also able to deliver this course 'in house' if you wish to have a large number of your staff benefit from the content and process but would like the convenience of staying at your own venue, please contact us to find out more.

A full Association of Mountaineering Instructors CPD point is available on attendance (and hopefullyMountain Training Association- TBC).

Please note: Whilst this is an intensive 1 day course in a classroom environmentyou won't be sat around looking at a projector screen for 8 hrs!!


Saturday September  2nd 2017 - Claverham Village Hall, Nr Bristol

Claverham Village Hall is just 12 miles from Bristol City Centre and 15 mins from the M5 motorway (Clevedon Jct if coming from the North or Weston Super Mare Jct if traveling up from the South).    There is parking available but if the car park is full then on street parking is available nearby.


Saturday September 16th 2017 - Haven Banks Outdoor Centre, Exeter, Devon

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre is situated in the heart of Exeter and is easily reached by road or public transport.  There is no parking at the centre it self but there is a large pay and display carpark just 5 mins walk from the centre.


Saturday September 30th 2017 - Llanover Village Hall, Llanover Nr Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Llanover Village Hall  provides a very convenient location for anyone travelling from the Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and South Wales/Cardiff.   Its only  just over an hr from Bristol so if the Claverham date of the 2nd of September doesn't suit  then the Llanover use could provide a  handy alternative.  Good parking at the hall.