• PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH A DIFFERENCE

    Offshore immersion learning for individuals and teams

  • We are excited to offer individuals and organisations with groups of up to 10 participants, an opportunity to participate in an 8 day international leadership immersion experience in Bali, Indonesia.

     

     
    You will spend time with our partners including the internationally renowned Green School, the KIM Womens Foundation, the Sari Hati Centre, and carefully selected social enterprises and coworking spaces. You will participate in leadership activities, workshops and learning circles, and will be inspired, energised and motivated. You will return thinking innovatively and creatively, and with a broadened leadership skillset that is invaluable in your workplace. You will also receive course credit towards a Certificate IV or Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification.

     

    Only a small number of places are available so I encourage you to reserve your group or individual place quickly. Government grants make these experiences highly affordable and accessible, even for those with a small PD budget.

  • Our Programs

    The programs are leadership focused, each with an underpinning theme of sustainability plus a focus on one of the following:

     

    Social Enterprise & Community

    Innovation

    Entrepreneurship

     

    We also offer week long RPL program's for a full qualification (these can be added on to one of the immersion experiences or undertaken independently)

     

    RPL Programs

    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 5 days as you work from our Ubud, Bali 'office' and leave with a recognised qualification.

     

    NEXT DATES

    NOVEMBER 2019 or by private arrangement

     

     

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    Social Enterprise & Community

    Community + Social Enterprise + Sustainability

    This program is for aspiring or current leaders who have a specific focus on social enterprise as a business model, and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligations of leaders and organisations. Leadership in social enterprise relies on ethics, integrity and expertise, and also on empathy and passion.

     

     

    NEXT DATES

     

    JANUARY 2020

     

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    Innovation

    Leadership + Innovation + Sustainability

    This program is aimed at the development of global leadership skills with a specific focus on the development of an innovation skillset that includes competencies such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, strategic thinking, and problem solving to find and develop creative solutions. It is expected that participants will act on an innovative solution within their workplace and share their knowledge as an Innovation Leader.

     

    NEXT DATES

    FEBRUARY 2020

     

     

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    Entrepreneurship

    Leadership + Entrepreneurship + Sustainability

    This program has a specific focus on  Entrepreneurship. Students will be engaged in intensive start up style workshops delivered in innovation hubs and co-working spaces. These are complemented by leadership and cultural immersion experiences.   Experience coworking environments including Hubud, one of the most innovative, creative and dynamic coworking spaces in Asia, as well as Outpost and the coworking space at Green School, The Bridge’.

     

    NEXT DATES

    MARCH 2020

     

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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.
  • 100 participants

    ...have already attended our Bali programs

     

    Many of our students have not studied before. Some had never been overseas!

     

    All found it transformational.

    Eligibility

    • Australian citizen or permanent resident (for grant funding)
    • Over 18 years of age
    • New or existing students who are prepared to enrol in a study program with our Australian RTO prior to departure
  • What's included

    • 7 nights accommodation (twin share) including breakfast
    • Most meals
    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners
    • Certification / Assessment for selected units
    • Cultural activities and excursions

    What's not included

    • Yoga classes
    • Optional wellness or massage sessions
    • Some meals
    • Donations to local communities
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali
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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 5 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 5 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 BSB42518 (Entrepreneurs/Small Business)
    • Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51918 (Leadership)
    • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management BSB42015 (Leadership)

     

  • RPL Program Features

    Small Groups

    We limit our places to 5 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.

  • RPL Program Fee = $1600 AUD

    50% non refundable deposit required with balance due 14 days prior to commencement (payment plans available)

    What is included:

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

    Not included:

    • Travel Insurance;
    • Some meals;
    • Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, snacks;
    • Donations & tips;
    • Yoga and additional cultural activities and excursions.
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali.
  • Next RPL Dates

    NOVEMBER 2019 OR BY PRIVATE ARRANGEMENT

  • Community + Social Enterprise + Sustainability

    Social Enterprise and Community Leadership

  • This program is for aspiring or current leaders who have a specific focus on social enterprise as a business model and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligations of leaders and organisations. Participants spend time directly with a range of social enterprises - businesses that trade to intentionally address social problems, improve communities, and provide people access to employment and training. Leadership in social enterprise relies on ethics, integrity and expertise, and also on empathy and passion. This learning experience supports participants to explore these crucial leadership topics and to engage in social enterprise leadership case studies, skill exchanges and capacity building projects, along with cultural immersion. They are introduced to local leaders and we visit and case study social enterprises and innovative organisations and consider business models that apply commercial strategies to maximise social impact rather than profits. Leadership participants will explore their CSR obligations, and look for opportunities to apply social enterprise methodologies within their existing business and projects.

     

  • Next Social Enterprise Immersion Dates

    JANUARY 2020

  • Leadership + Innovation + Sustainability

    Innovation & Leadership

  • This program provides is aimed at the development of global leadership skills with a specific focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students spend time with our partners primarily in Bali, engaged in intensive start up style workshops delivered in innovation hubs and co-working spaces. These are complemented by leadership and cultural immersion experiences that support the development of an innovation skillset that includes competencies such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, strategic thinking, and problem solving to find and develop creative solutions. Students will visit and case study a range of innovative organisations such as Kopernik whose mission is to research and deliver innovation solutions to the last mile. Participants experience coworking environments including Hubud, one of the most innovative, creative and dynamic coworking spaces in Asia, as well as Outpost and the coworking space at Green School, The Bridge’. On return to Australia, it is expected that participants will act on an innovative solution within their workplace and share their knowledge as an Innovation Leader.

  • Next Innovation Immersion Dates

    February 2020

  • Leadership + Entrepreneurship + Sustainability

    Entrepreneurship

  •  
    This program has a specific focus on Entrepreneurship. Students will be engaged in intensive start up style workshops delivered in innovation hubs and co-working spaces. These are complemented by leadership and cultural immersion experiences. Experience coworking environments including Hubud, one of the most innovative, creative and dynamic coworking spaces in Asia, as well as Outpost and the coworking space at Green School, The Bridge’.
  • Next Entrepreneurship Dates

    March 2020

  • 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.

  • 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 (optional extra)

    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.

  • Immersion Program Costs $1500 AUD

    What is included:

    • Educational itinerary with multi lingual project leaders with each of our partners.
    • Accommodation including 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.
    • Travel Insurance.

    Not included:

    • Some meals;
    • Spending money for optional excursions, free time activities, souvenirs, beverages, snacks (allow $30- $50 per day);
    • Donations & tips;
    • Airfare to Denpasar, Bali.
     
    *cost is after Grant (see below)

    Government Grants

    "The Australian Government encourages Australian students to immerse themselves in the academic and social cultures of other countries and provides opportunities for overseas students to study in and experience Australia. The Government also seeks to support Australian higher education providers in further developing and diversifying their linkages with partner institutions overseas.

     

    Administered by the Department of Education and Training, Australia Award Grants support engagement between Australia and the rest of the world through student mobility. Funding is provided to Australian tertiary education providers, which in turn provide grants to Australian students to undertake mobility projects globally.”

     

    COST

    The full program cost is $3500 per person. The first $2000 is covered by the grant. The cost to you is $1500.

     
  • 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 either Ubud or Canggu depending on the program. Ubud is 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 Bamboo 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 (beautiful) Bali with a totally different perception of what one of our closest island neighbours has to offer.

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