What does an OMDP do and what can be expected?

Quote : “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Outdoor Management Development Programmes are about real people, real experiences and real consequences. The nature of the programmes can be open-ended and can address individual training needs. An individual is physically, mentally, emotionally and socially engaged in the programme. It helps overcoming personal fears, broadening horizons and making insightful connections. The ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of the experiences through various activities and group review sessions facilitate learning. It offers a great opportunity to reflect, introspect, challenge, redefine and generate new meanings. The combination of challenge in a natural and unique ambience combined with reflection and meaning making helps in long-term retention of the learning.

At the core of this medium, primarily work can be done at three areas
• Self
• Leadership
• Team
Today many objectives or focus areas are specifically defined and addressed using the OMDP modality. But fundamentally most of these are derived from the basic three areas of Self, Leadership and Team.


Self - forms the integral part in all areas of exploration be it Leadership, Team or any other focus area. Because it the self who is expected to finally create the desirable change either for the organization or the roles he plays in personal or professional capacity. An OMDP planned for self-exploration, offers a vast canvas to identify and understand ones behavior patterns. It helps in building awareness, unlocking potential, identifying and possibly dealing with blocks to make a movement.


Leadership is a choice one makes and orients self to decide and drive purpose through effective management of resources and being responsible and accountable. An OMDP helps explore Leadership in action, where the various facets like choice and decision-making, influencing, communicating, owning, delegating and many more can be experienced and explored. It helps understand ones core behaviors that enable to lead and know the blocks that impede leading.
It assists to realize one’s constructs of leadership phenomena and facilitates customizing behavior so as to appreciate the leadership process along with its challenges.


By its very nature of group working, an OMDP becomes an ideal platform to explore and develop teams. It is said ‘sharing and caring comes natural in outdoors’. Right from sharing space to engaging in challenges together, it creates an opportunity to experience self in a team context. It helps explore differences and commonalities, group dynamics, perceptions, connects and interfaces between team members. This provides a mirror to reflect and an opportunity to realign ones behaviors for fruitful and enjoyable coexistence.

All interventions offered by High Places are customized and specifically designed to suite the requirements of the specific organization.