From early careers to senior management, our world-class programmes have been transforming business performance, behaviours and leadership for over 45 years.
The success of our tailor-made programmes has centred on our deep understanding of our clients desired outcomes. We incorporate your business ethos and concentrate on delivering tangible results, through our tireless care and personal attention, of which, our strong customer loyalty is testament.
Our courses are high impact, offering experiential learning that integrates the development of key behavioural skills through activities. We shape programme content to deliver significant benefits to personal development and corporate behaviours which positively influences individuals and teams across business sectors.
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Working with some of the UK's best
How do we do it?
We co-design every programme based on your needs, whether that's a two-day course at your own site, a five-day residential at one of our 12 adventure centres across the UK, or kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords. All you need to do is tell us your challenges and objectives, and we'll do the rest.
Our programmes are designed to address the learning outcomes you want to achieve. Our expert team will co-create a programme with you that is learner-centred, and incorporates feedback from the thousands of training sessions we have already delivered to ensure you get the very best results. Programmes are adapted in real-time to focus on every individual’s needs.
Through a programme of both exciting and learning-focused activities, real personal growth can be achieved. Our reflection sessions, development and leadership models are timed to fit throughout the programme and are matched with real experiences. Every participant will feel they have had a worthwhile learning experience, rather than sitting in a room being lectured to. It’s a truly immersive experience with everyone getting stuck in.
What you can expect
- Detailed knowledge and experience of sector
- Flexible, adaptable and bespoke programme
- Professional passionate team
- A dedicated STS Course Director
- Full catering and accommodation
- All activity equipment, PPE and kit
- Public liability insurance
- Culture of learning – it’s what we do
Our corporate development programmes
Are you looking to help new employees kick-start their career? We will design a programme for you that markedly improves performance.
Are you looking to develop your future management team? We will design a programme for you that markedly improves performance.
How we work with you
Our programmes are designed to address the learning outcomes you want to achieve and high-quality preparation is a key component of a successful course. Our expert team will co-create a programme with you that is learner-centred, and incorporates feedback from the thousands of training sessions we have already delivered to ensure you get the very best results.
We like to meet our clients, assist in the preparation of pre-course communication and documentation such as agreed course content, ‘joining instructions’, medical/dietary information and evaluation methods. We will also provide you with risk assessments needed to satisfy health and safety requirements.
We work with participants and your other stakeholders to ensure the programme reflects your learning intent. Many courses alter as needs change and this is easily managed through regular, direct liaison with our skilled delivery team. We adapt programmes in real-time to ensure every individual’s needs are addressed.
Programmes include both exciting and learning-focused activities, ensuring real personal growth can be achieved. Reflection sessions, development and leadership models are well-timed to fit throughout the programme and are matched with activity experiences. Every course participant will feel they have had a worthwhile learning experience, rather than sitting in a room being lectured to. It’s a truly immersive experience with everyone getting stuck in.
Of course the end of the course is not the end of the learning. Indeed, you may argue this is the start of the real return on investment. Skern shares evaluation data and any evidence of course outcomes quickly after each programme. We like to continue our customer dialogue to reflect and share our thoughts ensuring any learning gained or demonstrated is taken back to the workplace.
For many of our long-standing clients, our courses have become main components of long term training packages, progressing each year and gaining momentum as a fundamental part of business development. Lots of our clients invite us to their workplace for a follow-up day with participants to see how the action plans are progressing and to deliver a few activities to really anchor this.
Choose from 12 Inspiring Learning adventure centres across the UK
Pick from our flagship site, Skern Lodge, in North Devon, set on England’s Adventure Coast; or a further eleven Inspiring Learning centres nationwide, or alternatively we can come to you.
With well-appointed beds across a variety of comfortable indoor accommodation with standard single and shared bedroom accommodation, there’s something to suit any group.
Adventure Lodges and Eco Pod villages are an additional option at some centres, which have a lovely community vibe. Your group can also use yurts for social spaces and enjoy campfires in the evening.