Student Leadership Treks
Student Wilderness Leadership Trek
Our team expedition and indigenous cultural program is based in a rugged and remote area of the Kimberley. The objective of this expedition is not to create a group of competent and confident hikers (although this may well be one of the outcomes of the program), but rather to encourage the development of the skills and abilities that make for an effective team of committed individuals via a greater understanding of the influences of good personal leadership.
In an unfamiliar and challenging environment you will have the opportunity to:
- Establish a supportive and trusting relationship with other members of the team that fosters open and honest communication and feedback.
- Reflect on how to develop your talents as a leader whose position is based on trust, respect and sound ethical decision making.
- Become more aware of your own personal strengths and qualities at the same time identify areas you would like to improve as an effective member of a team and future leader.
- Participate in Aboriginal Welcome to Country and Farewell ceremonies, and reflect on your own connection to the land and to the environment as a whole.
Throughout the trek students will:
- Navigate from camp site to camp site
- Be involved with developing a camp routine for each night
- Share the camp site responsibilities each night
- Participate in a 'solo' - 1 hour to 1 hour personal reflection time (if requested)
- Be exposed to a remote and wilderness environment in the rugged Kimberley region
- Be part of traditional 'Welcome to country' and 'Farewell to country' ceremonies