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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.


Purpose:

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

Objectives:

  • 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

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

Objectives:

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

Activities:

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

Objectives:

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

Activities:

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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