The Low Ropes Challenge Course
Getting to know a few things – and a few people
The Low Ropes Challenge course is an opportunity to learn about teamwork, about communicating, and about pulling together to solve ‘challenge activities’ – and about yourself and how you interact with others.
Here at Pegasus we have a small groups learning approach both supports and benefits from teamwork. And this is why our NLP Core Skills course has a Low Ropes session immediately after lunch on the first day of the course.
This way you learn to become a team, whilst learning about teamwork from the inside!
Activity plus Review
The Low Ropes session is a hands-on experience of what it is like to quickly get to know people and function as a self-directing team whilst solving a range of ‘challenges’ which have been cunningly designed to require a group to pull together in order to solve them. Rather than being told what supports or impedes good teamwork you discover this for yourself through playing your role in the teams and through using NLP to review your experiences and identify practical learning points after the activity.
In each of the course ‘challenges’ your team’s performance is affected by how well the team
listens to each other
assists and supports one another
recognises individual strengths and weakness
operates in a cohesive manner.
It’s an opportunity to recognise in action the validity of a key Pegasus NLP principle: None of us is as smart as all of us!
And, incidentally, it is called a ‘Low’ Ropes course because you are never more than about 60 cm above the ground.
Learning in this hands-on manner produces many more of those wonderful “Ah Ha!” moments of personal discovery which make it more likely that you continue to use what you’ve learned/discovered for years after the course is over.
(See also our High Ropes section)