We are partnered with the National Adventure and Leadership School (NALS) to integrate Leadership Camps into our curriculum, held at their facility in the Western Ghat Mountains.
The main objectives of these camps are:
- Improved punctuality, Self-Discipline and Self Control
- Building Self-confidence, attitude and self-belief
- Enable awareness of team spirit
- Enhance communication and inter personal skills
- Enable problem solving skills and decision making through consensus
- Improved leadership and Survival skills
- Ability to face adversities and challenges head on
- Improved risk taking ability
- Intra and Inter group dynamics
- Cooperation, Coordination to create synergy
- Trust building and bonding
- Retrospective Analysis
- Enhanced awareness of environment and social issues
- Improved humility and concern for fellow human beings
Why Adventure is required for developing leadership and survival skills?
Leadership and survival skills are innate in every human being based on one's DNA and experiences after birth. The hidden skills are triggered for various factors, some internal and some external. For triggering or rekindling leadership and survival skills, one must experience a higher intensity of emotional conflict over a certain period of time.
From the experiences of the armed forces we can say for sure that training programs have to be tough and of long duration to groom leadership skills. While one cannot put ordinary citizens through the training programs of the armed forces, one can provide similar intensity through adventure.
Ensemble experience also builds teamwork. Band members learn the importance of being a reliable member of a group and are educated as to the importance of being a team player and not necessarily always "the star."
Further, adventure attracts all human beings as it is challenging and exhilarating. It is important to note that floor level training programs trigger mental activity like problem solving and logic, but they are not sufficient enough to trigger natural instincts buried inside individual DNA.
Hence, NALS delivers program objectives through exciting adventure activity in addition to floor level activities.