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Below is an outline for the 3-day outdoor leadership workshop.

3-Day Outdoor Leadership Workshop

For Senior Leaders of a Multinational Software Company

Discover Opportunities, Cocreate Value, and Distribute Value

Join us for a transformative 3-day workshop designed to enhance your leadership skills and reinforce your ability to discover opportunities, cocreate value, and distribute value within your organization. Set in a beautiful natural setting, this workshop combines outdoor activities, practical exercises, and reflective sessions tailored specifically for senior leaders in the software industry.


The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the leadership capabilities of senior leaders in a multinational software company. Through a series of outdoor activities, practical exercises, and reflective sessions, participants will develop skills to discover opportunities, cocreate value, and distribute value effectively within their organization.

Workshop Outline

Day 1: Discovering Opportunities to Create Value


  • Understand current market trends and opportunities in the software industry
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis to identify potential areas for value creation
  • Build teamwork and problem-solving skills through outdoor activities


Morning: Arrival and Introduction

  • 08:00-09:00: Arrival and Registration
  • 09:00-09:30: Welcome and Workshop Overview
  • 09:30-10:30: Icebreaker Activities: Trust Fall & Human Knot
  • Purpose: Build trust and team cohesion among participants.

Mid-Morning: Understanding the Market

  • 10:30-11:00: Session: Market Trends and Opportunities
  • Purpose: Discuss current trends in the software industry and identify emerging opportunities.
  • 11:00-12:30: Case Study Introduction: Innovative Disruptions
  • Purpose: Analyze a case study of a software company that successfully identified and exploited market opportunities.

Lunch Break

  • 12:30-13:30: Picnic Lunch in a Natural Setting

Afternoon: Identifying Value Creation Areas

  • 13:30-14:30: Workshop: SWOT Analysis in Nature
  • Purpose: Conduct a SWOT analysis for the company in small groups, identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the context of the software market.
  • 14:30-16:00: Outdoor Activity: Bridge Building
  • Purpose: Teams work together to build a bridge using limited resources, reflecting on how to identify and leverage resources in business.

Evening: Reflection and Discussion

  • 16:00-17:00: Reflection Session: Lessons from the Day
  • Purpose: Share insights and discoveries from the day’s activities.
  • 17:00-18:00: Free Time for Personal Reflection or Networking
  • 18:00-19:00: Dinner Around a Campfire

Night: Stargazing and Storytelling

  • 19:00-21:00: Stargazing Activity Followed by Storytelling
  • Purpose: Leaders share stories of discovered opportunities and lessons learned in their careers.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced ability to identify market opportunities.
  • Improved strategic thinking and analysis skills.
  • Strengthened team collaboration and resourcefulness.

Day 2: Cocreating Value


  • Develop collaboration and innovation skills.
  • Learn effective communication and feedback techniques.
  • Explore design thinking and creative problem-solving methods.


Morning: Team Building and Collaboration

  • 08:00-09:00: Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:00: Outdoor Activity: Obstacle Course
  • Purpose: Teams navigate an obstacle course that requires collaboration and joint problem-solving.
  • 10:00-11:30: Case Study: Open Source Success
  • Purpose: Analyze how a software company leveraged open-source collaboration to cocreate value.

Mid-Morning: Innovation and Creativity

  • 11:30-13:00: Workshop: Design Thinking Outdoors
  • Purpose: Using natural materials, teams brainstorm and prototype innovative software solutions.

Lunch Break

  • 13:00-14:00: Lunch with Nature-Inspired Discussions

Afternoon: Effective Communication and Feedback

  • 14:00-15:30: Activity: Orienteering Challenge
  • Purpose: Teams navigate through a series of checkpoints, requiring clear communication and shared leadership.
  • 15:30-17:00: Session: Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Purpose: Role-playing exercises on providing constructive feedback in collaborative projects.

Evening: Campfire Conversations

  • 17:00-18:00: Free Time
  • 18:00-19:00: Dinner

Night: Reflective Journaling

  • 19:00-20:00: Journaling Session
  • Purpose: Reflect on the day’s learnings and how they apply to cocreating value within the company.
  • 20:00-21:00: Campfire Chat
  • Purpose: Discuss insights and personal stories related to collaboration and teamwork.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced collaborative and cocreation abilities.
  • Improved communication and feedback skills.
  • Increased creativity and innovative thinking.

Day 3: Distributing Value


  • Understand global value distribution strategies.
  • Develop strategic thinking and resource allocation skills.
  • Plan for sustainable value creation and impact.


Morning: Strategic Thinking

  • 08:00-09:00: Breakfast
  • 09:00-10:30: Case Study: Global Distribution of Software Solutions
  • Purpose: Examine a case study on how a multinational software company effectively distributed value across different markets.
  • 10:30-12:00: Outdoor Activity: Resource Allocation Simulation
  • Purpose: Teams allocate limited resources to various projects, simulating strategic distribution of value.

Lunch Break

  • 12:00-13:00: Lunch with Discussions on Value Distribution Strategies

Afternoon: Impact and Sustainability

  • 13:00-14:30: Workshop: Sustainable Value Creation
  • Purpose: Explore strategies for creating long-term value in the software industry.
  • 14:30-16:00: Activity: Ecosystem Mapping
  • Purpose: Teams create a visual map of their company’s ecosystem, identifying stakeholders and value flows.

Final Presentations and Project Planning

  • 16:00-17:00: Group Presentations
  • Purpose: Each team presents their findings and insights from the case studies and activities, including proposed projects to be implemented over the next six months.
  • 17:00-18:00: Project Work Planning Session
  • Purpose: Teams outline specific action plans and milestones for the next six months, focusing on discovering, cocreating, and distributing value.

Evening: Closing Reflections

  • 18:00-19:00: Certificate Ceremony and Closing Remarks
  • 19:00 Onwards: Farewell Dinner and Departure

Night: Informal Networking (Optional)

  • 20:00-21:00: Informal Networking Session Around the Campfire
  • Purpose: Allow participants to further discuss ideas and build relationships.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced understanding of value distribution in global markets.
  • Improved strategic planning and resource management skills.
  • Concrete action plans for implementing workshop learnings over the next six months.

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This course outline provides a comprehensive view of the workshop’s purpose, objectives, expected outcomes, and detailed session descriptions, ensuring that participants are well-informed about what they will learn and achieve.

Preparatory Work for the 3-Day Outdoor Leadership Workshop

To ensure the workshop is enriching and highly valuable, participants should complete the following preparatory work. This will provide a strong foundation for the activities and discussions, allowing participants to fully engage and maximize their learning.

Pre-Workshop Preparatory Work

1. Pre-Workshop Survey

  • Objective: Gather information about participants’ current roles, experiences, and expectations.
  • Action: Complete a detailed survey covering:
  • Current leadership challenges
  • Specific areas of interest or concern in value creation, cocreation, and distribution
  • Personal goals for the workshop

2. SWOT Analysis Preparation

  • Objective: Familiarize participants with their own organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
  • Action: Conduct a preliminary SWOT analysis of your own team or department, focusing on:
  • Key strengths that can be leveraged
  • Significant weaknesses to be addressed
  • Potential opportunities in the market
  • Current threats or challenges faced

3. Market Trends Research

  • Objective: Understand current trends and disruptions in the software industry.
  • Action: Research and prepare a brief report on:
  • Major trends impacting the software industry
  • Emerging technologies and innovations
  • Key competitors and market shifts
  • Case studies of successful companies capitalizing on these trends

4. Innovation and Collaboration Case Study

  • Objective: Analyze how successful companies have used collaboration to innovate.
  • Action: Select and study a case of a company known for its innovative and collaborative culture, focusing on:
  • Key strategies and practices used for innovation
  • Examples of successful cocreation projects
  • Lessons learned and best practices

5. Strategic Planning Exercise

  • Objective: Prepare for the strategic thinking and resource allocation activities.
  • Action: Develop a draft strategic plan for a hypothetical project, including:
  • Project goals and objectives
  • Key resources needed
  • Potential challenges and risk mitigation strategies
  • Metrics for measuring success

6. Reflection on Leadership Experience

  • Objective: Reflect on personal leadership experiences and growth areas.
  • Action: Write a reflective essay covering:
  • Key leadership experiences and lessons learned
  • Personal strengths and areas for development
  • Specific leadership challenges you hope to address during the workshop

Materials to Bring

  1. SWOT Analysis Report: Bring a hard copy or digital version of your preliminary SWOT analysis.
  2. Market Trends Report: Prepare a summary report on current market trends in the software industry.
  3. Case Study Analysis: Prepare notes on the chosen innovation and collaboration case study.
  4. Strategic Plan Draft: Bring a draft of your strategic plan for the hypothetical project.
  5. Reflective Essay: Have a copy of your reflective essay on leadership experiences.
  6. Laptop/Tablet: For taking notes and accessing digital materials during the workshop.
  7. Notebook and Pen: For jotting down ideas and reflections during outdoor activities.

Pre-Workshop Reading List

  1. “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek: Insights on leadership and creating a culture of trust.
  2. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries: Approaches to innovation and value creation in modern businesses.
  3. “Blue Ocean Strategy” by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne: Techniques for discovering new market opportunities.
  4. “Crucial Conversations” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler: Effective communication strategies for leaders.
  5. “Team of Teams” by General Stanley McChrystal: Lessons on collaboration and adaptability in complex environments.

Expected Outcomes of Preparatory Work

  • Participants will arrive with a solid understanding of their own organizational context and market landscape.
  • Enhanced ability to engage in deep, informed discussions during the workshop.
  • Preparedness for hands-on activities, leading to more effective teamwork and problem-solving.
  • Clear personal goals and expectations, ensuring a focused and meaningful workshop experience.

By completing this preparatory work, participants will be well-equipped to fully engage in the workshop, resulting in a highly valuable and impactful experience.

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