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