I hate to state the obvious, but… social media is really a great way to share some interesting content! One of our devoted Twitter followers, tweeted a Sports Illustrated article on Outward Bound Professional, from 1976. Here at the Outward Bound headquarters in Golden, CO, we are all really enjoying this look back at Outward Bound, from over three decades ago. It’s great to see that after 35 years, the message behind our Outward Bound Professionals program is still very much intact: to create positive, lasting change in the workplace through innovative, customized programs that enhance the effectiveness of individuals, groups and organizations.
Here’s an excerpt from the 1976 article from the Sports Illustrated vault:
“The Instructors picked up the students one at a time after the solos, gathering them in a dismal snowstorm under an ugly pewter sky to brief them for the final test, in which they would be given two days to find their way back to camp. They could choose between two routes: the easy one of about 10 miles, and the hard one, about 15 with a tricky canyon exit.”
Outward Bound Professional creates custom programs to help you and your team learn and practice the art of leadership, using mountaineering as the medium for your experience. Who wouldn’t want to spend a few days pursuing outdoor adventures (paid for by your boss) that translate into real skills you can take back to the office? Brilliant!