The Nature of Leadership

I was commissioned to help the Eden Project design and develop a new leadership training programme. The Nature of Leadership course has now run successfully since 2016.

In addition to supporting the design process, I also deliver core aspects of the course to Eden’s clients in order to apprentice Eden’s staff for future independent delivery. This apprenticeship approach is supported by ongoing training and coaching of the Eden team.

At a more strategic level I provide consultancy on the development of Eden’s wider HotHouse project, of which the NOL course is a part.

Dave’s deft touch can be found as traces of invisible thread through many of Eden Project’s experiential learning programmes. He is a gentle and artful consultant that will help you make the most of the resources you have to hand; be it people, places, kit, knowledge, or time. He is equally capable of directing you, unblocking your problems, or simply guiding you towards the right solution for your programme needs.

Dan Ryan
Eden Project

Dave has worked with me and my team for the past few years on team dynamics, programme design, and personal mentoring. He is an extraordinary trainer, though that word is a dis-service here, his wealth of experience in the broad fields of outdoor education and facilitated wild experiences is un-paralleled. His attention to detail, subject knowledge, and impeccable research means all learning experiences with him are enlightening, thought provoking, and deeply practical.

Dan Ryan
Eden Project