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  • 1. Mbwana Alliy 08 .11.200 4 BRITAIN-TANZANIA SOCIETY Partners in friendship & development Registered Charity no 270462 www.btsociety.org “ A Pan QinetiQ Expedition in science social enterprise with team building & leadership development opportunities” Overcoming the challenges of a Complex Expedition…
  • 2. Contents
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Expedition Model & Planning
    • The trek
    • Outputs/Results
    • Successes, challenges & learning points
    • Outcomes
    • Questions
  • 3.
    • Introduction
  • 4. Background
    • The link with Tanzania…
      • Born and raised in East Africa until the age 12
      • Age 12-21: Secondary school & university in England (returned to Tanzania 3 times a year). Fluent Kiswahili.
      • Obsessed with Kilimanjaro & safari. (visited most game parks in Kenya & Tanzania)
  • 5. Introduction to Tanzania
    • A very poor country…
      • Most live on less than £1 a day
    • Some of the world’s most amazing sites:
      • Serengeti national park: most renowned of all game parks
      • East African coast full of history and some of the best beaches.
      • Kilimanjaro- “Highest peak in Africa”, “World’s highest free standing mountain”.
    • But there is progress:
      • Macro economic stability is being achieved (inflation 20%  4%, economic growth at 6%). Some debt relief
      • Single party to multiparty democracy-Grand corruption reduced (no change in petty corruption?)
      • Tourism expected to double by 2010, and take over agriculture as the largest source of GDP.
      • Increased foreign investment
  • 6. Expedition Foundations
    • Pan QinetiQ Expedition to…
      • Relieve poverty and through creating opportunities for children in science education.
      • Provide personal development opportunities (team-working)
    “ Education and skills are the commanding heights of the modern global economy…. If globalisation is to work for poor people, increased investment in education, lifelong learning and skills is essential.”- Making Globalisation work for the poor, Government White Paper 2000 “ Teams are, quite simply, the bedrock on which QinetiQ is built. Team working is one of the five QinetiQ values.” - Team Spirit, QinetiQ Learning & Executive Office
  • 7.
    • Expedition Model & Planning
  • 8. I want to organise a Kilimanjaro trip…
    • Too expensive…
    • When are you going…? Haven’t got much time to plan.
    • It’s already been done, won’t happen again.
    • I’ll only go if QinetiQ pays it!.....
    • I’ll take my idea to the cortex conference and see what they say (Nov 2003)
  • 9. Expedition Core plan QLI can help us… Teamwork, Leadership Learning Plan Safety, security and Risk assessment Resource planning Travel/Event Arrangements Science Corporate Social Responsibility Mountain, Trek preparation Expedition Plan Will we raise enough money? Are people really prepared for Kili? - It’s a balance.. Another drop out. who should go? Africa’s a dangerous place, isn’t it? Book those flights!
  • 10. Timeline view Prepare & Charity Fund Raise Kilimanjaro Trek Recollect & Report Engage in Charity Work Expedition Planning Apr Jan Aug Oct 2004 Jan 2005 Plan Do Adjust Check
  • 11. The Expedition Leadership Team. Alice Porter- Health & Science research Lianne Denton Training Paul Jackson Finance Mbwana Alliy Founder & Leader. Matt Mckie Team, leadership development Chris Asselin-Miller Strategy Phil Kent Training Dugald Wilson Experienced mountaineer/climber- logistics & planning
  • 12.
    • The Trek
  • 13. Oh my God….
  • 14. Where is it?
  • 15. Day 1 – Machame Camp, 2980m
    • Here we go…
      • 24 members
      • 60 porters
      • 8 guides
    • 4/5 hours
    • 18 km
  • 16. Day 2 – Shira Camp, 3840m
    • First test of mental strength
      • 7/8 hours
      • Always a little bit further….
  • 17. Day 3 – Baranco Camp, 3950m
    • Rock, rock and more rock…..
    • 9 hours
    • Lava tower, 4700m
  • 18. Day 4 – Barafu Camp, 4550m
    • Slow shuffle, pole pole.
    • 7 hours
  • 19. Day 5 – Uhuru Peak, 5895m
    • Set off at midnight
    • Fighting altitude sickness
    • Two steps forward, one step back
    • Summit for sunrise
  • 20. Day 6 - Descent
    • Exhausted, but pushed on
    • Sense of achievement, but just wanted to get off the mountain
      • Hot water
      • Decent food
      • Opportunity to shave
    • BEER !!!!
  • 21.
    • Outputs/Results
  • 22. Results
    • Climb 71% summit success rate (17/24), 91% reaching final camp
    • Scoring (7+/10)
      • customer satisfaction- 96% needs met, 90% fun factor.
      • Use for chartership competencies- 85%
      • Safety- 63%
    • Over 2000 photos (online photo gallery to come.)
    • Report deliverable.
    • Possibly the highest ceroc dance!
  • 23. Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Over £10,000 raised collectively
    • Thomas Hardye School & Kabale school partnership set up & will provide:
      • £2,500 worth of lab equipment.
      • £5,500 in fundraising.
      • Opportunity for gap year in teaching science.
  • 24. More stats…
    • Fundraising
    • 50/50 use of forms vs justgiving.co.uk. (online giving)
    • 25% achieved personal targets of about £500-800. Average was £400
    • Climb
    • Those who trained hard (90% reached the summit)
    • Those who did little training (83% reached
  • 25.
    • Successes, challenges & key learning points
  • 26. Key Success factors… (Entrepreneurship)
    • Vision & idea: Have a clear vision, purpose- and derived goals & a plan.
    • Confidence & flexibility: Develop a strategy to success (see the end game in mind)
    • Network & research: Talk to as many people (including the experts) & do the research
    • Support & team: Get the support/buy in of key individuals (NG, SL, RL, TB, SM, RP)
    • Market: Sell, sell, sell… (posters, presentations, campaign, website) and what is QinetiQ getting?
    • Unique Selling Point: Differentiate yourself, what makes you different?
    • Work with the processes: Do things as required by QinetiQ… Be a corporate citizen.
    • Drive: Be prepared to give 110%, and your team should be the same, but make it worth it (development opportunities).
    Leadership & team work convince commitment
  • 27. But some worries…
    • Requirements creep: (change of dates, safari & ZNZ options, personalised trek requirements)…
      • … could be explained by recruitment statistics ( 49 total interest- 19 pulled out quickly, 5 causing re-recruitment, 1 last minute .)
    • Role clarity: Finding the right person for the task. (e.g. charity officer)
    • Balancing required efforts: on & off mountain.
    • Details: Key domestics (water, food!)
  • 28. Profound experiences…
    • Final ascent dilemma
      • Know your limits  safety first!
    • Tipping the guides & porters
      • Appreciate hard work (60 porters and 8 guides to split $2000 in tips!)
      • Zanzibar…….. (team reward)
  • 29. Key Competencies developed through experience:
    • Project Management (in experience)
      • Event management, finance, roles & team integration & planning
    • Leadership
      • Enthusiasm, motivation, dealing with unpredictability, importance of rewarding people.
    • Self Awareness & teamwork
      • Limits of myself and others in the team
      • How to delegate
    • Networking… is KING!
  • 30.
    • Outcomes
  • 31. Some impact outside QinetiQ…
    • Will meet or exceed fundraising target of £18k:
      • Most significant contributor to BTS this year (10k out of their annual 60k)
      • Science laboratories will be built. Chemistry lab completed in August
      • Partnership between 2 schools is a bonus
  • 32. Expedition Impact Value Chain Inputs Activities Outputs Outcomes
    • Engaging Stakeholders
    • Expedition Leadership team- manage Expedition
    • Britain Tanzania Society- Reduce poverty through local rural projects
    • Thomas Hardye School: Engage students in science initiatives
    • Fundraising
    • Online giving (justgiving.co.uk)
    • Individual fundraising forms.
    • Site Collection boxes , Cortex Sports day.
    • Training, Health/Safety & Research
    • Peak District & Snowdon + Safety Risk Assessment.
    • AMS Science research
    • Planning & Management
    • Financial & recruitment planning- Business case QinetiQ /Individual split investment.
    • QLI Leadership & team-working course: inc. Myerrs Briggs personality profiling
    • Marketing: inc . Nucleus website (http://Kilimanjaro).
    • Itinerary requirements
    • Supporting Stakeholders
    • QinetiQ Learning Institute- Provide training
    • KIS, ISD, FST, S&E Divisions- Provide funding
    • Kearsley Tours Ltd- Supply expedition
    • The Expedition
    • £28,000 funding raised through QinetiQ
    • Climb Kilimanjaro (71% summit team success rate)
    • Charity Outputs
    • Over £10,000 raised to date by team members
    • Thomas Hardye School pledges £2,500 laboratory equipment
    • Expedition media
    • Personal Expedition diaries
    • Presentations to supporting & sponsoring stakeholders.
    • Over 2000 digital photos
    • IQ Article, divisional articles and presentations.
    • Team & Personal Development
    • Cross divisional networking
    • IPD chartership competencies
    • Improved team-working & leadership, personal awareness.
    • Social Value
    • UK-Tanzania science education school partnership.
    • Poverty awareness
    • QinetiQ Social responsibility image in Africa in terms of science.
    • Objectives/Requirements
    • Raise £18,000 for Kabale School Science.
    • Team trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro to the summit at 5895m (19,340ft)
    • Explore and develop team-work & leadership skills.
  • 33. Next expedition?...
    • Everest base camp on the way…. (some guidance?)
      • Work to transfer lessons learnt for improvement
      • Stress it must be pan QinetiQ to
        • leverage the resources.
        • Increase networking.
      • Based on CSR benefits linked to QinetiQ values and/or science.
      • Most importantly… TO LEARN & DEMONSTRATE
  • 34. Thanks (Asante Sanaa)…
    • Sue Mostyn , ISD management.
    • Expedition team.
    • BTS sends its thanks…
    7. Questions? BRITAIN-TANZANIA SOCIETY Partners in friendship & development Registered Charity no 270462 www.btsociety.org