Expedition Leadership Workshop in association with the UK’s leading expedition companies Jagged Globe (Sheffield) and Secret Compass (Bristol).

A 1 day workshop dedicated to expedition leadership. The workshop is designed to give leaders specific tools for managing and leading expedition teams. It is suitable for perspective and new leaders, as well as established leaders who want to develop their skills. The workshops is for those who lead both youth and adult expeditions.

This workshop will include insight from the Jagged Globe (Sheffield) and Secret Compass (Bristol) operations manger on what the company looks for when employing leaders.

This workshop is accredited for CPD to members of the MTA, BAIML and AMI. The price for members is £30. To get this price the workshop must be booked through the Mountain Training website.

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23rd Nov 2017 – SHEFFIELD

13th Dec 2017 – BRISTOL


EXPEDITION LEADERSHIP Workshop in association with JAGGED GLOBE *(Sheffield) and SECRET COMPASS (Bristol)

A 1 day workshop (10am – 4pm) designed for overseas expedition leaders but also relevant for Duke of Edinburgh Supervisors and those leading long-distance treks in the UK and Europe. The workshop gives individuals specific tools for managing and leading expedition teams through interactive sessions and scenario based examples. Suitable for perspective and new leaders as well as for established leaders who want to develop their skills and share their experiences. This workshop is for those who lead both youth and adult expeditions.



// Expedition Leadership

– Front loading and setting up an expedition ethos.
– Understanding leadership styles and when to use them in a expedition context.
– Effective communication.
– Building team cohesion and rapport with a team.


// Working as an expedition leader

– Tips for applying for work as an expedition leader and career development including Jagged Globe and Secret Compass operations manger talking specifically about what they look for in leaders.



Rebecca Coles is an IML and MIA and has been leading expeditions for 15 years. Work has taken her to all 7 continents and, together with personal travel, to over 70 countries. She regularly leads for Jagged Globe. She has led expedition on peaks such as Aconcagua and remote treks such as in the remote Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan. She is a Lowe Alpine and Cicerone Press ambassador, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has a PhD in Physical Geography.

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Expedition Leadership Workshop

13 Dec – Bristol, 23 Nov – Sheffield

  1. Rebecca Coles

    Workshop participant feedback on the best element of the expedition leadership workshop:

    “The experience and enthusiasm of Becky was an inspiration.”

    “…..communication in the context of leadership.”

    Advice on “leading teams of adult clients, a smaller area of the industry that seems harder to break into and the advice for seeking employment.”

    “Applying styles of leadership & communication styles to real situations.”

    Becky’s “style of delivery was engaging.”

    “Leadership styles – I never realised the different number of styles even though I have probably used most of them in different situations.”

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