Te Punaha Whakapakari
Strengthening the System
GRADE 2-4 INTERMEDIATE
COST NZD $2395
Please get in touch to arrange a retreat for your team
This unique leadership retreat will have you coming away with the skills that will help you RIDE to the top of your game! This program is specifically designed to take you to the edge of your comfort zone to help you become self-aware as a leader through workshops in and out of the forest. We will give you the skills – both in leadership and mountain biking – to help you develop yourself into a stronger leader.
This program is based on the latest contemporary leadership theory, science and adapted to the lifestyle (mountain biking) that we love as New Zealanders. By learning more about yourself, how you react under pressure, and your ability to learn and adapt, we will have you coming out of this retreat with a clear set of goals and strategies to help your leadership in the workplace.
Click on the days below to see what we will be doing over the retreat!
DAY 1 Arrive Rotorua, Bike, Beer, BBQ
Arrive Welcome BBQ
You will arrive by 12.00pm so that we can get together for a welcome lunch. We will be off for a ride to go and check out the trails and give ourselves a base level to work from and to level the playing field. Our hosts from NZMTB will make sure the BBQ is fired up and the beers are cold on your return!
You will spend your time on the more local and accessible tracks. There’s a little something for everyone in Rotorua’s Redwood Forest. The dirt here holds together better than anywhere in the world, and the area is packed with everything from tight and technical to flowy smooth fun. Whakarewarewa Forest is quite possibly one of the THE most amazing trail networks in the world and we will just be scratching the surface.
Meals – Lunch Dinner
DAY 2 Performing Under Pressure - Ride the Redwoods!
Performance, Skills & Cruising
We’ll start the morning off with a full spread breakfast, and then kick into things with a leadership workshop. Following the theory we will work on some skills on the bikes. To end the day we will cruise lake Rotoiti and taste some local beverages before soaking in the hot pools.
Building resilience to enhance performance!
In this session you will learn how to lift your game when the pressure comes on. You will learn how to build your resilience through a science backed process. The theory session utilises the forest and mountain biking to put the building resilience to enhance performance theory immediately into practice. You will learn to reflect on your performance and apply your learnings the very next day. This process originates through research and application from defence forces and high performance sports teams.
- Basic brain anatomy
- Stress, good and bad.
- Resilience developmental cycle
- Science based techniques to overcome the pressure and allow you to still perform to a high level.
Lunch ready and waiting before heading out into the forest for a 3 hour lesson.
This is where we start to get the chance to put some of what we are learning about how our brain operates into action by building on our existing mountain biking skills. We will find gaps in our riding and make improvements where we can to help us have more control and be more efficient on the bike.
To end the day of in style, on you last night in Rotorua, we will take a private cruise out on Lake Rotoiti to Manupirua Hot Pools. This lake is our favourite in the area, and this hot pools that are only accessible by boat are one of the highlights. We will cruise out, taste some local beverages, and BBQ before having a soak in these beautiful lakeside geothermal pools.
Meals – Breakfast Lunch Dinner
DAY 3 Self-Awareness, Private Shuttles and Home!
Self-Awareness, Shuttles and home!
We’ll do it all again today, albeit mixed up a bit! You’ll start off with a another workshop focusing on Self Awareness
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We will break for lunch before heading out for some private shuttles to really get some riding in! With around 200km of single track to choose from, you are sure to ride something new even if you thought you knew your way around the forest! Before you know it, you’ll be back at the riding house, packing up and heading home. We hope you’ll have been able get away from it all, learn a lot, share new trails with new friends and gain a few skills along the way!
Meals – Breakfast Lunch
FAQ Corporate Leadership & Team Building
Who is this for?
If you want to take your leadership style by the horns and fast track your ability to execute change, then this is for you. Perfect for C-Suite Executives, Solopreneurs, SME Owners and Middle Management.
Do I need to be a really good rider?
The short answer is NO. The flip side of this retreat is that you will be tested out in the forest. We will take you riding on tracks that, yes, you will be able to ride. Part of the course is to also challenge you and find your limitations, then improve on them! If you confidently ride grade 2 -3 trails you will fit right in. IF you like to ride harder trails, we will still be able to show you a good time and find the appropriate level of challenge!
Is this a legitimate business expense?
Yes. Check out the Strategic Self-Awareness Website for more information. This is designed to help you work better under pressure at WORK.
Do you run these as custom retreats?
Yes. Get in touch if you have a group of 5-12 staff who you wish to put through this contemporary leadership retreat. Get in touch for more information!
The Dirt on the Details
RIDER SKILL LEVEL
Grade 2-4, intermediate
WHAT TO BRING
Bike, helmet, Notebook/laptop
You will be staying right next to the forest in the riding house. Twin share accommodation with a single supplement available. You won’t have to worry about meals as these are all being organised by us!
Riding snacks – because you need fuel
Guiding, hosting and accommodation
Leadership workshops focusing on performing under pressure and self awareness
Travel to and from Rotorua
Personal riding gear. Eg. elbow pads, water/hydrations system backpack etc
Bikes available for hire on request