Our Business Philosophy
“Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand.” – Confucius
For our team building, leadership and management development programmes the “Involve me and I will understand” principle is the one we follow. All our courses are designed to offer hands-on experience by doing and not just listening, using a metaphoric approach to explore particular aspects of team building and management training.
Call of the Wild’s objective is to create powerful learning experiences unlock that latent potential to allow people to achieve and sustain high performance.
We adopt a holistic approach that balances physical, intellectual and emotional aspects of personal development. This is characterised by the use of a wide variety of physical, creative, intellectual and reflective activities. This holistic approach allows us to offer inclusive programmes so everyone gets involved and no individual is excluded.
The Call of the Wild approach has its origins in Kolb’s learning cycle. We believe that this action based approach, through experiential learning programmes, is the most productive in terms of retention of learning. Our programmes can contain a mix of classroom sessions and outdoor practical based challenges to develop theory. Our programmes are designed to have relevance to the workplace with the underlying objective being a transfer of learning to the workplace for a real return on your investment. All our programmes are research based and we always look for innovative approaches to course delivery.
Call of the Wild is firmly committed to the concept of blended learning which can include elements such as:
Pre/Post Course Visits | Online Development Academy | Experiential Learning | Team Profiling | Coaching | Action Learning
Using this methodology means that time away from the business is reduced to a minimum, as delegates are able to work through a body of leadership and team theory, before the experiential phase. They are therefore are able to work with the facilitation team to maximise and consolidate any learning via group discussion, action learning sets and experiential learning.
Call of the Wild’s online development resource the ‘Call of the Wild Development Academy’ is fundamental to our blended learning approach.
We can accredit qualifications using our web enabled e-learning facility or as an ILM Approved Centre we can design and deliver ILM level 3 to level 7 awards and certificates in leadership.
Delivering Outstanding Return on Investment
We believe that through cost effective management development training we can facilitate long lasting behavioural change in the workplace. We seek to deliver a measurable return on your investment. Your organisation wants the experience to deliver lasting results in the workplace not a temporary solution.
Collaborative Approach for Cutting Edge Programmes
We at Call of the Wild are always seeking new creative and innovative approaches to course design and delivery. To this end we look for opportunities for collaborative working with other thought leaders in the training and development sector.
One example of this is for five years Call of the Wild Limited has been working with The Professional Development Centre in our joint development of leadership and management programmes. Part of the early work was to merge the use of the outdoors with an emphasis on reflective practice. This led our two leadership teams to explore the use of the environment to engage delegates in rich developmental places. The term, ‘Space, Place and Pace’ came from a series of thoughtful interventions using Call of the Wild’s deep appreciation of the natural world in and around the Brecon Beacons and the Professional Development Centre’s academic insights