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Our Vision, Mission and MO.
Heal the Rift.
The 21st century demands that we Get Responsible, Environmentally Aware Leadership!
If you or your company has what it takes to Get REAL, Reboot Leadership, Reinvent Management and sincerely desires to make a difference in the real world - join us on a unique ‘response-able’ path towards sustainability - in one of the most remote and spectacular regions of the world - north eastern Kenya.
For the interest of corporate sponsorship see Embedding Cause into your Brand below.
Get REAL 2011 is in support of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and the UN International Year of Forests. Get REAL 2011 follows in the footsteps of our successful Lengthen Your Stride - Sinai Gulf to Gulf Expedition - in support of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. Get REAL 2011 combines our THIRST Things First , Support Our Scouts and Lengthen Your Stride (Leadership) programmes. Participating in Get REAL 2011 makes a direct contribution to the work of the Milgis Trust - our core partner.
Everyone knows that forests and water are essential to the life of the planet and to the health and prosperity of humanity. However, increasing pressures of climate change, population growth, deforestation, agriculture, urbanisation, desertification and energy needs, are together placing unprecedented pressure on essential forests and our finite freshwater resources. We need to Get REAL and do something NOW!
During these 2 week expeditions - led by Gary Waterworth Owen, Helen Douglas-Dufresne and our team of expert guides, Samburu tribesmen, scouts, warriors and a string of camels - incredible territory, comprising of Lugga’s (seasonal rivers), semi desert and desert, foothills and forest capped mountains will be navigated and traversed.
Paths to Responsible, Environmentally Aware Leadership and Sustainability will be shared and explored and strategies examined on how best to embed and sustain corporate responsibility. Participants will learn first hand about Responsible Water Stewardship, Global Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Design for Social Impact, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Conservation. They will be inspired and equipped to return home, eager to embed effective and innovative solutions to the global challenges now confronting every individual, company and community on planet earth, while ever mindful that their time spent in north eastern Kenya, will have supported the host communities and helped make Samburu more sustainable.
The Samburu District is situated in the arid and semi-arid area of the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The Lorroki Plateau in central Samburu acts as an important water catchment for the surrounding arid areas and serves as an area for dry season grazing for the Samburu people, who are pastoralists living in group ranches and whose trees and forests are managed as a communal resource providing grazing, firewood, building poles and medicines.
Territory to be covered includes the Matthews Range, the Ndotos Mountains, Mt. Nyiru (located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley - the sacred mountain of the Samburu people and the heart of their territorial homeland), Ol Donyo Mara, passing through the spectacular valleys of these dramatic 'Islands in the Desert’, as well as navigating a number of enormous luggas, including the great Milgis, Seiya, and Parsaloi.
The video below provides a 2 minute insight into our 2 week Cause related expeditions - featuring a few of the water, health, education and conservation projects and programmes you and your company could support and get involved with.
And to wet your appetite a little more take a look at this video:
The Milgis Trust - A unique Community Based Development and Nature Conservation project.
Strong group rules enforced by appointed elders have traditionally been essential to the conservation and wise use of communal tree and forest resources. But these rules have been undermined by changes in resource management, forest use patterns, increasing population, overgrazing, displacements, climate change, and high urban demand for water, food, energy and building materials.
“The alarm bell keeps ringing and we keep hitting the snooze button. It’s time to wake up and Get REAL.” ~Gary Waterworth Owen
Get REAL 2011 is supported by ResponseAbility Alliance ally - Robert Swan OBE :
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” . ~ Robert Swan
Get REAL expedition 2011 dates:
August 23 - 5 September / September 20 - 3 October / October 18 - 31 October / November 8 - 21 November
NOTE: Get REAL 2011 caters for a maximum of 10 clients per expedition. We have to stress - these expeditions are not for the feint hearted! Although all your ‘creature comforts’ are expertly supplied, the routes are challenging, and the focus is to explore and discover common purpose and shared values and how business can transform to make a positive impact in the 21st century.
Embedding Cause into your Brand
Successful businesses know that ‘getting into bed’ with a relevant cause can be an exciting and life enriching experience. Embedding Cause into your Brand and Designing for Social Impact is a Winning Strategy - BeCAUSE it works! Brand loyalty is increased exponentially when consumers see and believe - a company supports a cause they also care about. The added benefits of increased company reputation and employee loyalty are wins not to be over looked. According to a Cause Evolution Study conducted by Cone in 2010 - Philanthropy has evolved beyond just giving. Download the PDF
Our ‘sustainability beyond kyumbaya’ - cause related initiatives provide business with excellent opportunities in clarifying, focusing and aligning CSR strategy with internal values and helps to embed sustainability through effective and memorable employee engagement - while simultaneously increasing sales and market share by attracting new customers via authentic visible impact on society, consumers and brand.
During our short life enriching journeys towards sustainability - participants learn first hand about Responsible Water Stewardship, Global Citizenship, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Design for Social Impact, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Conservation. They are inspired and equipped to return home, eager to embed effective and innovative solutions to the global challenges now confronting every individual, company and community on planet earth.
Get REAL 2011 equips leaders and emerging leaders with knowledge and enhanced understanding of sustainable development, as well as capacity to take a leadership role and effect change for a responsible world.
At the end of this expedition participants will have more personal awareness, skills and confidence to bring about positive change. The expected learning outcomes are:
Strengthened knowledge and understanding of key sustainable development challenges and opportunities at global and local levels.
Deeper understanding of complex leadership challenges, and how individuals and organisations can make a difference.
Enhanced leadership skills identified as critical for those working in the field of sustainable development .
First-hand experience of putting the principles of sustainable development into practice through individual project work and case studies
Enhanced ability to work with the different skills and perceptions that cross-sector culturally diverse teams offer in order to generate innovative solutions
Stronger connections with peers working in similar fields and become part of a growing alumni of REAL EcoVenturers.
Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Gen.Norman Schwartzkopf, Warren Bennis, Pope John Paul II and Gary Waterworth Owen are just 6 of the 56 authors in this best seller, making a strong and diversified case for a Responsibility Revolution.
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