Training

Professional development training and adult teaching has been the bedrock of my work since 1996. I have designed and led hundreds of courses and workshops for literally thousands of people. I provide training for professionals who want to learn how to:

Lead change: within their organisation or community;

Train others: how to design and lead change programmes;

Design and facilitate: personal change programmes with wellbeing and health outcomes;

Commission, set-up and deliver: complex organisational or social change projects;

Research and evaluate: change projects, programmes and initiatives;

Communicate: social and environmental issues through written, visual and experiential narrative;

Teach and supervise: academic programmes and research projects about social and environmental change.

Dave has given me the confidence and capability to set and lead my global organisation’s climate strategy.

Richard Profit
PepsiCo.

Dave has helped me to reach a deep resolve in my choices for the direction of my life and the work that I wish to do in the world.

Charlie Németh
Teacher, Hungary

Dave has worked with me and my team for the past few years on team dynamics, programme design, and personal coaching. 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

Dave helped me realise that I am strong enough to make change in my life that will benefit me and others. The confidence is now in me to say what I think and not say what I think others want me to say.

Marc Forrester
YouthLink Scotland

Approaching the beach from the cliff top I had a feeling something profound was going to take place. And when I met Dave it started happening. In just 36 hours I had the best reset I could have imagined and 36-months later I am still enjoying its effects. If you’re reading this and wondering if it’s right for you, just get in touch with Dave and see where life takes you. It helped me and I loved it.

Steve Malkin
Planet First

I gained a massive amount of insight both personally and professionally. I was profoundly moved by the process. I came away refreshed and inspired.

Peter Wooding
Venture Scotland