adventure training

activities undertaken out of doors and away from the everyday work environment with a view to developing the skills and abilities of participants. Adventure training often takes place at a residential outdoor activity center and may include physically challenging activities such as climbing and rappelling or group exercises and games. The activities are designed to promote experiential learning in areas such as interpersonal communication, problem solving, decision making, and teamwork, and to develop self-confidence and leadership skills. Adventure training has its origins in the work of Kurt Hahn, the founder of Gordonstoun School in Scotland, who developed the Outward Bound program of outdoor activities during World War II. Adventure training programs for organizational personnel became popular during the late 1970s and 1980s, although some have doubted their value and effectiveness.
Also known as outdoor training, outward bound training

The ultimate business dictionary. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Adventure therapy — as a distinct and separate form of therapeutic process has only been prominent for less than 40 years. Influences from a variety of learning and psychological theories have contributed to the complex theoretical combination within adventure… …   Wikipedia

  • Adventure racing — is a combination of two or more disciplines, including orienteering and navigation, cross country running, mountain biking, paddling and climbing and related rope skills. An expedition event can span ten days or more while sprints can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Adventure Aquarium — The new logo Date opened February 29, 1992 as New Jersey State Aquarium; May 25, 2005 as Adventure Aquarium Location Camden, New Jersey, USA Memberships …   Wikipedia

  • Adventure recreation — refers to active and outdoor activities such as backpacking (wilderness), rafting, climbing, and outdoor survival. A few universities give degrees in adventure recreation, which aim to teach graduates how to run a business in the field of… …   Wikipedia

  • Air Training Corps — Infobox Military Unit unit name=Air Training Corps role=Volunteer Youth Organisation garrison=RAFC Cranwell garrison label=Headquarters motto= Venture Adventure current commander= Air Commodore Ian R W Stewart current commander label= Cmdt AC… …   Wikipedia

  • Hong Kong Adventure Corps — Infobox Organization name = Hong Kong Adventure Corps Corps image border = size = 137 caption = msize = mcaption = motto = formation = 3 September 1995 extinction = type = volunteer youth organization headquarters = Sai Kung location = Sai Kung,… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Marines recruit training — Royal Marines undergo a long basic training regime at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) at Lympstone, Devon. The Royal Marines is the only part of the British forces in which both officers and recruits are trained in the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Reserve Officers' Training Corps — ROTC links here. For other uses, see ROTC (disambiguation)A Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces except the U.S. Coast Guard: 56 percent of U.S. Army, 11 percent of the U.S. Marine …   Wikipedia

  • Army Training Regiment — An Army Training Regiment (ATR) is a unit of the British Army which conducts basic training for all new recruits, less adult Infantry recruits who are trained at the ITC (Infantry Training Centre) at Catterick North Yorkshire, and some non… …   Wikipedia

  • outdoor training — HR see adventure training …   The ultimate business dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.