Rapid Response is a self-discovery day where participants learn about global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), understand how to contribute to society and make a difference, and understand how their business might “live out” the SDGs going forwards.
The participants work their way through a series of challenges / disaster relief scenarios in teams whilst trekking. Each team has a facilitator who will patrol the challenges, brief the team and watch / assess how they do. The challenges could include getting water to an area devastated by fire or building a bridge destroyed by a recent earthquake.
Once each team has successfully overcome all their challenges for the day, they trek back to the rendezvous point (along with their vital cargo – dry and intact) to be debriefed, given time to reflect and receive feedback and recognition.
Rapid Response is normally a one-day activity – but it can also be run in a multi-day format. It requires an outdoor location – the bigger, the better. Each day is 8+ hours.
A Rapid Response day caters for 20+ participants. The participants are split into small teams of c.8 people so each person has the opportunity to lead a task at some point in the day.
The skills gained include:
- Strategic thinking
- Problem solving