OBI Board Member, Eduardo Balarezo, Recognized by Real Leaders Magazine

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We have a front row seat for the Sixth Great Extinction in the history of the Earth, and the only one caused by humans. Let’s face it, the planet will long outlive our fragile species, so any focus on “saving the planet” misses the point. We need to protect the delicate ecosystem that humans need to thrive and survive. It’s all about “nurturing our ecosystem in order to save our species.” Can the clothes we buy make a difference? Peruvian, Eduardo Balarezo thinks it can.

OB Canada Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program to build self-confidence and self-esteem

Aboriginal students in the Burnaby school district have a new place to grow their leadership skills, thanks to a partnership with Outward Bound Canada.

Launched earlier this month, with leadership activities in Deer Lake Park and hikes around Burnaby Mountain, the Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program is designed to build self-confidence and self-esteem through shared group experiences in nature.

Human capital key to corporate success

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison responds to issues raised about staffing at last week’s AGM

I was asked to speak by Outward Bound because SkyCity is widely regarded as having one of the strongest employee cultures in New Zealand. We didn’t achieve this reputation by accident.

SkyCity, the largest single-site private-sector employer in central Auckland, prides itself on being an “employer of choice” and we work very hard to recruit and retain the very best people throughout our business of more than 6000 staff across five sites in New Zealand and Australia.

Vale’s Partnership with Outward Bound Oman Prepares Youth to Join Workforce

Two groups of Vale-sponsored students from North Batinah have successfully completed a four-day experience-based outdoor programme with Outward Bound Oman in Jebel Akhdar.

Planned in collaboration with the Ministry of Education(MoE), the programme bridges the worlds of education and work by providing students with the opportunity to develop essential skill sets that will support their transition into the workforce.

The journey of self-discovery was designed to enhance participants’ self-confidence and leadership, teamwork and negotiation skills, in the hopes that these lessons are applied in their professional lives.

Outward Bound Instructor crowned British ultra trail running champion

PENRITH’S Kim Collison won the gruelling Montane Lakeland 50-mile race to be crowned British ultra trail running champion — and then dedicated the success to two late grandparents.

Running for Team 9bar, Kim was one of 549 runners who completed a challenging course and tackled more than 3,000 metres of ascent between Dalemain, near Penrith, and Coniston. This was held alongside the Lakeland 100, which started and finished in Coniston.