Shorter
Journey
Expeditio
n 2010
Tonight’s programme
• Introduction to Outlook
• The Opportunity
• The Shorter Journey Programme
• Safety
• Money Managemen...
Who we are
The story of Outlook - Born in 2001:
- Awards & achievements
- Over 3,500 young people on expeditions
around th...
Values and beliefs
We aim to change people’s lives
– Proven personal development benefits of expedition programmes
Quality...
The opportunity
Where?
– Expedition to the destination detailed on your destination pack
What?
– Combination of environmen...
What is an expedition?
• Participants raise their own funds, plan & lead their expedition
• Itinerary includes:
– adventur...
Timeline
14 to 18 month journey of a lifetime
GTD2
GTD1
Final
Preparation
Day
Expedition
Homecoming
March 2009 to May
2010...
The Group Training
Days2 Group Training Days (GTDs)
Held at school to look at itinerary, preparation, risk assessment, exp...
Group training day 1
Group training day 2
Final preparation day
The expedition
• A life changing experience
– Between 7 and 18 days in-country
– See places you have never seen before
– C...
The expedition
Expeditio
n to
Ghana
Expedition to
Ghana
Summer 2010
In 2010…
where are YOU going
to be?
is this going to be…
YOU
?
Meet him…
or would YOU…
rather be
here?
See this…
watching this?
YOU
could go
here…
meet him…
YOU
could
make…
a BIG difference
to a small part of the
world…
push your
are YOU
adventure…
“Fantastic, breathtaking, once in a
lifetime experience all crammed into
one month of my life!”
Meilir Owen,
Expedition to...
see the wild…
“The trip has opened my eyes to the
diversity of our world!
Everyone should do something like this.”
Owen Bidder,
Expediti...
contribute to
community projects…
Projects
“The trip was everything I hoped it would
be.
The memories and achievements
will be something I treasure forever ”
Jessica...
experience
a different culture…
and relax…
any one of YOU
could go on expedition…
this is YOUR opportunity
YOUR adventure
YOU can make this happen
www.outlookexpeditions.c
Broaden Your Horizons on
Expedition
this could be YOU
Homecoming
• Homecoming
– De-brief & kit return
– Evaluate experiences
– Return home and share stories of your experiences...
Leader
Operations
Room & back-up
Participants
Safety overview
Participants
• Participants fully prepared in build-up programme
– What to expect
– Risk assessment discussions
– First ai...
Who leads the expedition?
– All expeditions led by a qualified Expedition Leader
– Larger groups also have an Assistant Le...
Meet your leader
Neil Hudson
Age: 34
Mountain Leader (MLTB)
SPA (Rock Climbing)
Joint Services Rock Climbing
Instructor
Le...
Safety & Ops Room
• In-country reconnaissance and risk assessments
• Expedition Leaders trained to complete risk assessmen...
Ops Room back-up
• Doctor on call - Remote Medical Support
• Emergency medical service providers - Specialty Assistance
• ...
• See your destination brief
• Minimum group size of 9, possibility of merging smaller groups
• Spread over a build up pro...
What is included?• The build-up programme
• Ongoing support from client care team
• Training for Link Teachers
• Internati...
ATOL
Air Travel Organisers Licensing
• Managed by the Civil Aviation Authority, ATOL financially protects
flights and air ...
What is not included?
• Inoculations & personal medicines
• Visas & passports
• Personal Belongings Insurance - this may b...
Money management
The ability to save, budget and understand the value of
money is an invaluable life lesson
• Read your Mo...
Fundraising ideas
Part-time Job at florists £4.50 per hour for 5 hours
per week
£1170
Birthday & Christmas Gift £160
Share...
Short film
Coming up…
A short film of an Outlook Expedition to Bolivia 2005.
This will show you what life on expedition is...
What next?Now
– Sign up to say you are interested (on one of the clipboards)
To aid your decision
– Read the Expedition Br...
Questions?
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief
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  • Ghana Expedition 2010 - Destination Brief

    1. 1. Shorter Journey Expeditio n 2010
    2. 2. Tonight’s programme • Introduction to Outlook • The Opportunity • The Shorter Journey Programme • Safety • Money Management • What Next?
    3. 3. Who we are The story of Outlook - Born in 2001: - Awards & achievements - Over 3,500 young people on expeditions around the globe - 45,000 young people and adults taken part in UK Programmes - 69 expedition opportunities to 40 countries worldwide - Adventure specialists, setting the standards for the industry Location: - Based at the Outlook Development Centre in Deiniolen, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Regional office in Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland Also part of the Outlook Family: Outlook Community – not for profit organisation / focus on community development Corporate Outlook – management development and teambuilding programmes
    4. 4. Values and beliefs We aim to change people’s lives – Proven personal development benefits of expedition programmes Quality not quantity – We may not be the market giant but we think this is our strength – Friendly company offering personal service The environment – 1st youth expedition provider to join 1% for the Planet – 1st youth expedition provider to become CarbonNeutral® – Environmental emphasis throughout our expeditions – Responsible Tourism Policy & Outlook’s Travellers’ Code
    5. 5. The opportunity Where? – Expedition to the destination detailed on your destination pack What? – Combination of environmental or community project work – Adventure activities – Visits to places of cultural interest When? – Summer of 2010 Who? – Expedition Leader – Link Teacher – Look around you – people in this room How? – You will plan, prepare for and complete – YOUR EXPEDITION
    6. 6. What is an expedition? • Participants raise their own funds, plan & lead their expedition • Itinerary includes: – adventure travel – culture and community – environment and wildlife • Approx 14–18 month lead-up programme & bespoke 18 day itinerary designed for St Margaret’s School • Expeditions are not package holidays!
    7. 7. Timeline 14 to 18 month journey of a lifetime GTD2 GTD1 Final Preparation Day Expedition Homecoming March 2009 to May 2010 June/ July/ August 2010
    8. 8. The Group Training Days2 Group Training Days (GTDs) Held at school to look at itinerary, preparation, risk assessment, expectations, concerns Ongoing support from dedicated client care team. GTD1 Itinerary discussion Teamwork Fundraising Team Meetings Expedition Life GTD2 Meet Your Expedition Leader, Equipment Demonstrations, Camp Craft Skills, Health and Hygiene, Cultural Orientation, Safety and Security, Responsible travel, Itinerary finalised Parents attend presentation by expedition leader. Question and answer session.
    9. 9. Group training day 1
    10. 10. Group training day 2
    11. 11. Final preparation day
    12. 12. The expedition • A life changing experience – Between 7 and 18 days in-country – See places you have never seen before – Contribute to a project assisting a community or helping the environment – Learn new skills – Work as a team • Benefits for the future – You will enhance your CV and make your UCAS application stand out from the crowd, improving your chances of securing a place at university or getting the job you want. – The perfect introduction to GAP year travel or future work overseas. – Develop and use your entrepreneurial skills to raise the money to fund your expedition.
    13. 13. The expedition
    14. 14. Expeditio n to Ghana
    15. 15. Expedition to Ghana Summer 2010
    16. 16. In 2010… where are YOU going to be?
    17. 17. is this going to be… YOU ?
    18. 18. Meet him…
    19. 19. or would YOU… rather be here?
    20. 20. See this… watching this?
    21. 21. YOU could go here…
    22. 22. meet him…
    23. 23. YOU could make…
    24. 24. a BIG difference to a small part of the world…
    25. 25. push your
    26. 26. are YOU
    27. 27. adventure…
    28. 28. “Fantastic, breathtaking, once in a lifetime experience all crammed into one month of my life!” Meilir Owen, Expedition to Zambia
    29. 29. see the wild…
    30. 30. “The trip has opened my eyes to the diversity of our world! Everyone should do something like this.” Owen Bidder, Expedition to Ecuador
    31. 31. contribute to community projects…
    32. 32. Projects
    33. 33. “The trip was everything I hoped it would be. The memories and achievements will be something I treasure forever ” Jessica Goosman, Expedition to Chile
    34. 34. experience a different culture…
    35. 35. and relax…
    36. 36. any one of YOU could go on expedition…
    37. 37. this is YOUR opportunity
    38. 38. YOUR adventure
    39. 39. YOU can make this happen
    40. 40. www.outlookexpeditions.c Broaden Your Horizons on Expedition
    41. 41. this could be YOU
    42. 42. Homecoming • Homecoming – De-brief & kit return – Evaluate experiences – Return home and share stories of your experiences – Consider how to use experiences to assist individuals in the future – Add it to your CV!
    43. 43. Leader Operations Room & back-up Participants Safety overview
    44. 44. Participants • Participants fully prepared in build-up programme – What to expect – Risk assessment discussions – First aid – Emergency procedures – Expedition rules – how to behave appropriately – Security • Participants make decisions supervised by leader team • Roles rotated daily - such as: expedition leader, accountant, transport & logistics etc
    45. 45. Who leads the expedition? – All expeditions led by a qualified Expedition Leader – Larger groups also have an Assistant Leader – Balance kept between male and female Expedition Leaders, Assistant Leaders & Link Teachers Qualifications & experience: – Minimum of ML (Summer) & First Aid – Relevant developing world travel experience – Experience of working with youth groups Selection: – Rigorous 5-stage recruitment process 1. Application & vetting 2. 2 day training and recruitment course 3. Interview 4. Reference check & enhanced CRB 5. Meet the expedition group and parents GTD2 Expedition leaders
    46. 46. Meet your leader Neil Hudson Age: 34 Mountain Leader (MLTB) SPA (Rock Climbing) Joint Services Rock Climbing Instructor Level 4 Kayak Coach White Water Safety and Rescue Jungle Training and Wilderness First Aid
    47. 47. Safety & Ops Room • In-country reconnaissance and risk assessments • Expedition Leaders trained to complete risk assessments in country • 24-hour operations room to monitor & support each expedition • Worldwide Satellite Communications & Global Positioning Systems • Work with British Embassies, Consulates & the Foreign & Commonwealth Office • In-country agents – to provide suitable support on the ground
    48. 48. Ops Room back-up • Doctor on call - Remote Medical Support • Emergency medical service providers - Specialty Assistance • Insurance policy (medically insured for £5M) • Crisis Management Company - Doc Leaf Ltd
    49. 49. • See your destination brief • Minimum group size of 9, possibility of merging smaller groups • Spread over a build up programme - either through: 1. a monthly standing order 2. or the following 3-stage-payment system: 1/ Deposit payment £250 – 15 working days after parents evening 2/ Interim Payment £800 – one third of the way into the programme 3/ Final Payment Remainder of balance – 2 months before departure Expedition price
    50. 50. What is included?• The build-up programme • Ongoing support from client care team • Training for Link Teachers • International flights, in country travel as per itinerary • Group activities listed in itinerary, tour guides, park entrance fees, project fees • A fully qualified and experienced expedition leader • Food and accommodation in country • Group camping & cooking equipment, specialist safety and first aid equipment • Comprehensive Insurance and Medical Cover • Manned 24 Hour Operations Room and Doc Leaf Crisis Support • Satellite Phones, Global Positioning Equipment (GPS), Expedition First Aid Kits • Outlook’s recce of the destination • Expedition Leaders and Link Teachers Expedition Offset • Company operating costs – fuel, property upkeep, ATOL licence, staff wages etc
    51. 51. ATOL Air Travel Organisers Licensing • Managed by the Civil Aviation Authority, ATOL financially protects flights and air packages sold by licensed UK tour operators. • From the moment you pay, ATOL protects your money against the insolvency of tour operators. • In the unlikely event that Outlook or any of its flight providers become insolvent, then ATOL ensures that your investment is secure. • If you’re abroad, ATOL will bring your expedition group home. • Visit www.caa.co.uk for further information. Outlook is fully ATOL protected. Our licence number is: 6697
    52. 52. What is not included? • Inoculations & personal medicines • Visas & passports • Personal Belongings Insurance - this may be covered by your household / contents insurances • Any additional insurance premiums required as a result of pre-existing medical conditions • Personal spending money for gifts while on expedition • Transport to and from any of your UK based training sessions & to and from UK airport • Food or accommodation in the UK – unless specified • Carbon offset of participant’s expedition – this is down to individual choice • Personal equipment – can be provided but is subject to £75 additional hire charge – 15 % discount on purchases from Cotswold Outdoor
    53. 53. Money management The ability to save, budget and understand the value of money is an invaluable life lesson • Read your Money Management flyer – it will get you thinking • Money Management pack – downloadable from secure area of website – Employment issues – Savings management – Sponsorship, individual fundraising such as sponsored walks – Group fundraising such as bag packing, car washing, auction of promises, race nights etc • GTD1 – fundraising and money management covered in detail
    54. 54. Fundraising ideas Part-time Job at florists £4.50 per hour for 5 hours per week £1170 Birthday & Christmas Gift £160 Share of team funds £240 Car washing £3 per car with 3 cars per w/end over 20 weeks £180 Bag Packing 4 bag packing events £550 Sponsored abseil £200 TOTAL £2500
    55. 55. Short film Coming up… A short film of an Outlook Expedition to Bolivia 2005. This will show you what life on expedition is like. It features comments from: Parents Participants Link Teacher
    56. 56. What next?Now – Sign up to say you are interested (on one of the clipboards) To aid your decision – Read the Expedition Brochure – Read The Expedition Application Pack (inc: booking terms & conditions) – Read your School’s Destination Brief – Speak to your Link Teacher – Contact Outlook – Visit our website: www.outlookexpeditions.com After the Parents Evening – Submit your Expedition Application Form & deposit as instructed – You will receive confirmation of your expedition place Let your journey begin!
    57. 57. Questions?

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