ICAEW - World Class Accountancy Body - Call of the Wild

ICAEW – World Class Accountancy Body

Key Data

Client: Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales
Focus: Leadership Development
Objectives: Enable delegates to recognise, practice and transfer leadership behaviours
Delegate Number: 200+
Venue: Brecons Beacons, Lake District, Peak District,Central London & Tanzania


Call of the Wild were invited to tender for a leadership development programme by the client. Having been invited to present to the tender panel, Call of the Wild were awarded the contract to design and deliver the intervention.

The Objectives

To provide the delegates with the opportunity to identify and practise positive leadership skills in a challenging, competitive environment and to begin to transfer those skills back into their places of work.

The Programme

The programme design was intended to offer a unique combination of media including:

  • Experiential learning workshop
  • Leadership Master Class
  • African Project

The design provides the opportunity for delegates to explore their own leadership capabilities in a real environment, to learn from world-class leaders and to practise leadership skills in delivering a project that has real benefit to the people of Arusha in Tanzania.

The delegates explore key leadership concepts and models, supported by the Call of the Wild facilitation team, they are encouraged to show initiative and learn from the actual process of leading. Delegates maintain a learning log to record their personal reflections and observations on leadership and to serve as an aid to the transfer of skills.

The Master Class is delivered by Alan Chambers MBE and John Neal and provides delegates with an insight into the performance of leader and teams under extreme pressure. The Master Class offers a unique and powerful learning experience and enhances participants understanding of effective leadership behaviours.

Delegates are also able to further develop and practise the skills of leadership in a truly inspirational and challenging environment in delivering a charitable project in Africa, providing a real experience of what leadership and team work is all about the project is designed to embed core skills.



Dave Thomas MIC CIPD

Dave is an outdoor management development professional of 15 years experience, he is an accredited CIPD coach.

Alan Chambers MBE
Alan demonstrates the determination and focus it takes to lead the first British unsupported team to walk to the Geographic North Pole, he facilitates thought provoking exercises and discussion, designed to stimulate and enlighten

John Neal

Psycho-physiologist, businessman and performance coach delivers a highly interactive coaching session based on the lessons for business from high performance sport.