Unilever Europe recently combined their Sustainability Technology Platform meeting with a 2 day Leadership and Team Building programme at My Peak Potential’s residential training facility in the Bavarian Alps.
Arriving from all corners of Europe, senior managers from Unilever’s Sustainability Technology Platform team took part in a two day leadership and teambuilding programme with My Peak Potential Ltd. They also used the Alpine Lodge’s residential facilities to hold their Sustainability Technology Platform meeting in the beautiful surroundings of the Bavarian mountains.
The two day programme involved mountain biking, abseiling and zip-lining through a gorge and a bridge building exercise to highlight various aspects of teamwork and leadership skills. Gaining from My Peak Potential’s leadership expertise, gained from over 60 years combined military service and leading expeditions to some of the world’s highest mountains, Unilever’s STP teams experienced first hand, real life challenges which tested both their leadership and teamwork skills. Each day culminated in a structured reflection session back in the lodge’s lecture room, where the learning outcomes from the day were discussed. The overall experience was described by Tony Dunnage, Sustainability Technology Platform Leader for Europe;
“..an overall thanks for the two and a bit days – the experience surpassed my high expectations. You have a first class set up & team at the Alpenrose, up there with the best I’ve seen. The food, accommodation, activities and location were nothing short of superb, and perfect for what we wanted to achieve.
… it generated much interest which will see Unilever return to the Alpenrose with a number of different teams. I myself would hope to bring the STP team back again, maybe next year.
There’s a lot we can learn from the seamless teamwork from the My Peak Potential team.
…The leadership scenarios you have experienced could teach us some very important lessons.”