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    Programs will challenge your perceptions and abilities and push you to reach a higher self.

    Skill Recognition

    Recognition of your work and life experiences

    Did you know you can achieve 100% credit in Australian qualifications by having the skills and knowledge you have already attained through work or life experiences recognised? Be guided through professional competency conversations over 6 days as you work from our Ubud, Bali 'office' and leave with a recognised qualification.

     

    NEXT DATES

    25 February - 4 March 2018 (Small Business CIV) BALI

    4 March - 11 March 2018 (Diploma Leadership) BALI

     

     

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    Language & Leadership Immersion

    Language + Leadership + Innovation + Sustainability

    Expand your leadership skills as you immerse yourself over 12 days in the themes of language, sustainability and innovation and participate in meaningful community skill sharing and learning exchange activities to support local projects. This expanded program includes 20 hours of Bahasa Indonesia language training (Beginner level). Grant funding available!

     

    NEXT DATES

    7 January - 19 January 2018 BALI

    PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. Contact us to be wait-listed for future programs.

     

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    Leadership Immersion

    Leadership + Innovation + Community

    Enrich your learning journey by leaving the classroom behind, gaining an international perspective, and experiencing a foreign culture. Spend 8 days with our partners engaged in a range of learning activities in Bali Indonesia that focus on leadership, innovation, wellness, social enterprise and sustainability.

     

    NEXT DATES

    1 - 9 April 2018 BALI

    13 - 23 May 2018 BALI

     

     

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    Women in Leadership Retreat

    Wellness + Leadership + Entrepreneurship + Change

    Presented by Linley Cornish, our Women in Leadership retreat facilitates self-discovery and personal development; and provides a support process to nurture and advocate for the development of your business.

     

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  • Experiential Learning is central to our programs

    Experiential learning is exactly what you expect it would be...learning that supports students in applying their knowledge and conceptual understanding to real-world problems or situations. Learning is incredibly powerful when students are given opportunities to learn through experiences such as internships, field placements, study tours, and research and service-learning projects. By engaging in formal, guided, authentic, real-world experiences, individuals:

    • have concrete experiences that enable them to deepen their knowledge;
    • develop skills through practice and reflection;
    • synthesise their observations and reflections into a new conceptual understanding; and
    • use skills to guide new and purposeful experiences.
  • What's included

    • Up to 8 nights accommodation (twin share) including breakfast
    • Some meals
    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners
    • Certification / Assessment where nominated

    What's not included

    • Yoga classes
    • Cultural activities and excursions
    • Airport Transfers
    • Optional wellness or massage sessions
    • Some meals
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  • Have your skills and experience recognised and certified

    Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Did you know you can achieve 100% credit in Australian qualifications by having the skills and knowledge you have already attained through work or life experiences recognised? Be guided through professional competency conversations over 6 days as you work from our Ubud, Bali 'office' and leave with a recognised qualification.

     

    Our morning sessions focus on a competency conversation against a unit of competency. Competency conversations are a professional conversation between the leader and an individual, or a small group of individuals that enables you to share your experiences, skills and knowledge, and the outcomes of your self-reflection against the competency criteria. Conversations are a holistic approach to assessing knowledge and understanding and are used not only to collect evidence, but to help you identify workplace documents that you can collate into an evidence portfolio for assessment.

     

    Conversations align to the units, but you can expect to be covering a theme a day, such as:

     

    • Effective leadership
    • Strategic and Operational Planning
    • Managing a Team
    • Managing Risk
    • Communication
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Diversity in the workplace
    • Managing people
    • Running a small business

    After lunch we head out for a community or cultural activity. These are opportunities to explore and learn more about the life of the Balinese, to be be introduced to local leaders and community projects, and to ignite your innovation and creativity through site visits to unique places such as the Green School Green Village (amazing bamboo architecture), and Hubud, one of the foremost co-working spaces in the world.

     

    Before dinner there is time for reflection, preparation for the next day's conversation, one on one mentoring, networking, or perhaps a cocktail by the pool or a massage.

     

    At the end of the 6 days, your assessment portfolio is submitted to our sister training organisation in Australia, Learning Options, for certification and credential.

     

    Qualifications covered:

     

    • Certificate IV in Small Business Management BSB42515 (Entrepreneurs/Small Business)
    • Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915 (Leadership)
    • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015 (Leadership)
    • Diploma of Training Design & Development TAE50216 (Training Group)

     

  • Program Features

    Small Group

    We limit our places to 8 participants to ensure that you have opportunity to maximise your outcomes through ready access to your assessor and the support they can offer, and increased ability to contribute to professional conversations.

    Time & Opportunity

    Skills recognition requires reflection and self assessment. What do I already know? What do I still need to learn? What evidence do I have to show that I am already competent? Removing yourself from your day to day job will give you the space you need to do this. And it's a pretty terrific space to do it in!

    Assessment & Reflection

    A typical RPL process is paper based - you submit a portfolio that you have spent hours and hours creating, only to have it assessed at the other end, often with no personalised feedback. Our process focuses on the conversation. We learn from each other. And the project leader is also your assessor so you can be comfortable that after 8 days the assessor has exactly what they need to make a decision. No going back and forth continuously asking for more evidence.

    Global and cultural competencies

    Simply locating you in a new environment exposes you to new opportunities, thoughts and ideas. Participate in activities that help us learn to communicate effectively within and across cultures, to function in multiple and diverse environments, and to adapt to the continuously changing global society through an attitude of awareness, consciousness, and respect.

  • How It Works

    1

    Apply

    Tell us a little more about you and/or your team and what you hope to achieve from the program. Call us or a no obligation chat.

    2

    Register

    Select the dates and register by completing the enrolment form in the information pack we send to you. We will confirm your application has been accepted.

     

    3

    Participate

    Book your fares, undertake your pre-reading, pack your bags, and travel to Bali, Indonesia, the Island of the Gods. Participate in conversations and learning projects mixed with a range of cultural activities.

    4

    Portfolio

    Collate your learnings and complete your evidence portfolio. Submit it at the end of the week for assessment and receive your nationally recognised qualification.

  • Program Fee = $1600 AUD

    50% non refundable deposit required with balance due 14 days prior to commencement

     

    What is included:

    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners;
    • RPL Assessment materials and guidance kits;
    • Accommodation including breakfast in a shared twin room in our Ubud Villa;
    • Assessment and qualification outcome.

    Not included:

    • Travel Insurance;
    • Meals;
    • Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, snacks;
    • Donations & tips;
    • Transfers to and from the airport in Bali;
    • Yoga (available daily) and additional cultural activities and excursions.
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali.
  • Next Dates

    25 February - 4 March 2018 (Entrepreneur/Small Business)

    OR

    4 March - 11 March 2018 (Leadership)

  • Language, Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability

    Leadership Immersion

  • Expand your leadership and management skills as you immerse yourself in the themes of sustainability, innovation and leadership. This program provides credit towards units of competence from the Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915 or the Certificate IV in Management & Leadership BSB42015.

     

    Spend three days at the Green School immersed in an experiential and innovative program of activities focused on sustainability principles and practice as it relates to enterprise, education and community.

     

    Spend a further 5 days undertaking a customised program of learning activities including site visits to social enterprises to case study business models that apply commercial strategies to maximise human and environmental well-being including maximising social impact rather than profits.

     

    Visit Hubud, one of the most innovative, creative and dynamic coworking spaces in Asia. Profiled internationally, Hubud is a hub for location independent international workers who engage in a community where the focus is on innovation, community projects, collective brainpower, quality networking, and entrepreneurship.

  • Program Features

    Immersion Learning

    Move beyond the walls of a traditional classroom and engage

    in formal, guided, authentic, real-world experiences that allow you to deepen your knowledge. Experiences are mapped to discipline knowledge outcomes on the themes of innovation, leadership and sustainability.

     

    Service Learning

    Service Learning engages you in community volunteer and service activities using teaching and reflection to nurture a desire to positively impact the lives of others, to build on corporate social responsibility programs, encourage community-mindedness and empathy.

    Assessment & Reflection

    We ask you to reflect and make meaning from your experiences, and action plan. What did you learn? How did it change you? What are you going to do now? Completion of assessment tasks will enable the award of a statement of attainment in your management and leadership diploma.

    Leadership Journey

    Leadership is a personal journey resulting in the skills that students need to positively and ethically influence and mobilise others in life and in the workplace. We equip students with knowledge and skills to affect individuals, teams, organisations, and their broader community.

  • How It Works

    1

    Apply

    Tell us a little more about you and/or your team and what you hope to achieve from the program. Call us or a no obligation chat.

    2

    Register

    Select the study tour dates and register by completing the enrolment form in the information pack we send to you. We will confirm your application has been accepted and your grant eligibility (if applicable).

     

    3

    Participate

    Book your fares, undertake your pre-reading, pack your bags, and travel to Bali, Indonesia, the Island of the Gods. Participate in site visits, seminars and learning projects mixed with a range of cultural activities.

    4

    Reflect

    Collate your learnings and complete your assessment. Receive credit for the offshore study tour against the units of competency

  • Program Fee $2500 AUD

    What is included:

    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners.
    • Accommodation including all meals at the Green School in a shared twin room or dormitory whilst studying at Green School.
    • Accommodation including breakfast in a shared twin room whilst studying with Learning Options.

    Not included:

    • Travel Insurance;
    • Some meals;
    • Transfers to and from the airport in Bali (allow $35 AUD each way per car);
    • Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, snacks (allow $30- $50 per day);
    • Donations & tips;
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali.
  • Next Dates

    1 - 9 April 2018

    13 - 23 May 2018

  • Language, Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability themes.

    Language and Community Immersion

  • Expand your leadership and management skills as you immerse yourself in the themes of sustainability, innovation and leadership. This program provides credit towards units of competence from the Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915 or the Certificate IV in Management & Leadership BSB42015.

     

    You will spend the first 5 days undertaking 20 hours of Bahasa Indonesia beginner language training combined with cultural activities with the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation IALF. You will undertake four hours of language class each morning, and in the afternoons you will participate in cultural activities. This week you will be with a homestay family in Denpasar, giving you opportunity to practice your skills and immerse yourself in the day to day life of the Balinese.

     

    Spend a further 7 days undertaking a customised program of learning activities including site visits to social enterprises to case study business models, and service learning exchange projects where we work to build the capability and capacity of the local community. Service learning projects are a rewarding part of the program.

     

    Spend time at the Green School immersed in an experiential and innovative program of activities focused on sustainability principles and practice as it relates to enterprise, education and community.

  • Program Features

    Immersion Learning

    Move beyond the walls of a traditional classroom and engage

    in formal, guided, authentic, real-world experiences that allow you to deepen your knowledge. Experiences are mapped to discipline knowledge outcomes on the themes of innovation, leadership and sustainability.

     

    Service Learning

    Service Learning engages you in community volunteer and service activities using teaching and reflection to nurture a desire to positively impact the lives of others, to build on corporate social responsibility programs, encourage community-mindedness and empathy.

    Assessment & Reflection

    We ask you to reflect and make meaning from your experiences, and action plan. What did you learn? How did it change you? What are you going to do now? Completion of assessment tasks will enable the award of a statement of attainment in your management and leadership diploma.

    Leadership Journey

    Leadership is a personal journey resulting in the skills that students need to positively and ethically influence and mobilise others in life and in the workplace. We equip students with knowledge and skills to affect individuals, teams, organisations, and their broader community.

    Language

    20 hours of beginner Bahasa Indonesia study will have you communicating with the locals quickly. The program follows a theme-based syllabus with tasks designed to encourage you to use your newly-acquired language in real-life and work-related communication.

    Wellness & Mindfulness

    We integrate the physical, spiritual, environmental, emotional, intellectual, and social/interpersonal well-being of participants to help them live, learn, and work effectively. It includes self awareness, humility, independence, sense of wonderment and openness to new ideas and experiences.

  • How It Works

    1

    Apply

    Tell us a little more about you and/or your team and what you hope to achieve from the program. Call us or a no obligation chat.

    2

    Register

    Select the study tour dates and register by completing the enrolment form in the information pack we send to you. We will confirm your application has been accepted and your grant eligibility (if applicable).

     

    3

    Participate

    Book your fares, undertake your pre-reading, pack your bags, and travel to Bali, Indonesia, the Island of the Gods. Participate in site visits, seminars and learning projects mixed with a range of cultural activities.

    4

    Reflect

    Collate your learnings and complete your assessment. Receive credit for the offshore study tour against the units of competency

  • What is included:

    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners.
    • Homestay accommodation for the first week whilst studying with IALF.
    • Accommodation including all meals at the Green School in a shared twin room whilst studying at Green School.
    • Accommodation including breakfast in a shared twin room whilst studying with Learning Options.

    Not included:

    • Travel Insurance;
    • Some meals;
    • Transfers to and from the airport in Bali (allow $35 AUD each way per car);
    • Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, snacks (allow $30- $50 per day);
    • Donations & tips;
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali.
  • Next Dates

    7 January - 19 January 2018

  • Language, Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability themes.

    Women's Leadership

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  • Program Features

    Immersion Learning

    Move beyond the walls of a traditional classroom and engage

    in formal, guided, authentic, real-world experiences that allow you to deepen your knowledge. Experiences are mapped to discipline knowledge outcomes on the themes of innovation, leadership and sustainability.

     

    Service Learning

    Service Learning engages you in community volunteer and service activities using teaching and reflection to nurture a desire to positively impact the lives of others, to build on corporate social responsibility programs, encourage community-mindedness and empathy.

    Assessment & Reflection

    We ask you to reflect and make meaning from your experiences, and action plan. What did you learn? How did it change you? What are you going to do now? Completion of assessment tasks will enable the award of a statement of attainment in your management and leadership diploma.

    Leadership Journey

    Leadership is a personal journey resulting in the skills that students need to positively and ethically influence and mobilise others in life and in the workplace. We equip students with knowledge and skills to affect individuals, teams, organisations, and their broader community.

    Language

    20 hours of beginner Bahasa Indonesia study will have you communicating with the locals quickly. The program follows a theme-based syllabus with tasks designed to encourage you to use your newly-acquired language in real-life and work-related communication.

    Wellness & Mindfulness

    We integrate the physical, spiritual, environmental, emotional, intellectual, and social/interpersonal well-being of participants to help them live, learn, and work effectively. It includes self awareness, humility, independence, sense of wonderment and openness to new ideas and experiences.

  • How It Works

    1

    Apply

    Tell us a little more about you and/or your team and what you hope to achieve from the program. Call us or a no obligation chat.

    2

    Register

    Select the study tour dates and register by completing the enrolment form in the information pack we send to you. We will confirm your application has been accepted.

     

    3

    Participate

    Book your fares, undertake your pre-reading, pack your bags, and travel to Bali, Indonesia, the Island of the Gods. Participate in site visits, seminars and learning projects mixed with a range of cultural activities.

    4

    Reflect

    Collate your learnings and takeaways. Apply these to your leadership journey.

  • What is included:

    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners.
    • Accommodation including breakfast in a shared twin room in our villa in Ubud.

    Not included:

    • Travel Insurance;
    • Meals;
    • Transfers to and from the airport in Bali (allow $35 AUD each way per car);
    • Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, snacks (allow $30- $50 per day);
    • Donations & tips;
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali.
  • Next Dates

    TBC

  • Our Story

  • In addition to lifelong learning, we passionately believe in ethical travel, culture, the world as a classroom, social enterprise and sustainable communities; stepping out of your comfort zone and experiential learning adventures.

     

    Travel is transformative by nature. Our programs will challenge your perceptions and abilities, take you outside of your comfort zone, and push you to reach a higher self. Transformational travel is an embrace of this ethos. It’s about accepting the call of adventure, traveling with intention, and allowing the unknown to drive personal or professional growth.

     

    We both moved to South East Asia initially for similar reasons, in part to ‘escape’ the corporate world, but mostly to find a work/life balance that so many of us spend our lives searching for. We spend most of our year in Bali, planning and delivering learning adventures, scouting new locations, and living our dream of creating transformational learning experiences for others.

     

    If you need the credible corporate 'about us'… we own an award winning Registered Training Organisation in Australia (Learning Options RTO #88174) and have delivered qualifications to thousands of students through hundreds of thousands of hours of training over the last 15 years. But we prefer to talk more about the 100 students who have been with us on Bali adventures in the last 15 months because their messages to us continue to inspire us, and give us passion and purpose.

     

    Karen & Fabrice

    Co-Founders, Roam Consulting

  • This year we are in Bali, Indonesia!

  • Indonesia

    With an estimated population approaching 250 million, a swelling consuming class of around 45 million people and exceeding one trillion dollars, Indonesia’s economic potential is significant. Indonesia, already the largest economy in Southeast Asia, is projected to be the world’s seventh largest economy by 2030. Over the past ten years, Indonesia’s GDP growth has averaged over 5.8 per cent a year, well above growth in the previous decade (Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, October 2016).

     

    Indonesia is a melting pot of contrasts, culture and diversity, with hundreds of distinct ethnic groups, languages and cultures. Step away from the tourist hotspots and you will find a rich and diverse culture across the world’s largest archipelago of over 17,000 islands, spanning more than 5000km. Over 8000 are inhabited and there are over 300 ethnic groups speaking more than 700 dialects of the language: Bahasa Indonesia.

     

    Renowned as the Island of the Gods, or the Land of a thousand temples (we guarantee there are more!), Bali gives a magical backdrop to our learning. Stunning vista’s including ricefields, jungles, mountain rivers and volcanoes complement the special emphasis on the spiritually healing aspects of Balinese Hindu culture.

     

    We base ourselves in Ubud, considered in many ways Bali's cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one hour's drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is home of one of Bali's royal families. Ubud is a flourishing crafts centre, a home for yogis, meditation, and retreats. Coworking spaces in Ubud are a hub for for thought leaders, change makers and entrepreneurs. We have some of the most successful co-working spaces in Asia.

     

    Social enterprise and community projects across the island inspire us and show what we can do for others with nothing more than a desire to do good. World renowned sustainability projects such as the Ibuku Bambook Factory and Village, the Internationally renowned Green School Campus and more, provide opportunities to inspire us to be innovative and connect with the world around us.

     

    But come and see for yourself – be assured that you will leave Indah Bali with a totally different perception of what one of our closest island neighbours has to offer.

    Villa Jiwa Sari

    Villa Jiwa Sari is located in Mas Village, approximately 5 minutes south of Ubud. The name "Jiwa Sari" means "essence of the soul". We overlook a flowing river and the 'Cebluk', a holy spring where the villagers still come for religious reasons and to source some of the purest spring water. We have a special responsibility given to us to maintain the energy of our environment given the location.

     

    Set on 36 are, we are surrounded by village compounds so you get a true sense of life in the villages of Bali. We tend to follow the villagers daily rhythms of rising early, and the prayers from the surrounding temples remind us that we are immersed in the Hindu culture.

     

    Four buildings are on the property. The central area is an open air Joglo with communal kitchen and double bedroom.  It also serves as our 'wantilan' or meeting place for coursework. An additional two x two bedroom villa's provide 4 twin rooms (each with a queen and a single bed, or triple share). Staff quarters are used by program facilitators.  The pool is 14 metres, and there is plenty of space for evening cocktails on the deck.

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