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'.
It's also a great opportunity to discover how you interact with others in a team. And a Low Ropes session is also a great way to develop a team.
So, within 3 hours of arriving on our 4-day NLP Core Skills the group is exploring the Low Ropes. It's a great way to learn to function team - because the group is learning about teamwork from the inside!
And, since pulling together as a team work is fundamental to how we learn at Pegasus NLP, it's gets things off to an excellent start for our learning journey.
Activity + Review
Our Low Ropes Challenge 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’ each of which has been cunningly designed to require a group to pull together in order to solve them.
And we don't begin with a lecture on what supports or impedes good teamwork. You have to discover this for yourself - through working with the others in your team to figure out the solution to the various challenges.
But the end of the 90-minute session isn't the end of the learning. Back at the Lodge and over a cuppa you will be using NLP methods to review your experiences and identify practical learning points from 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)