YMCA Lakeside professional team building programme

YMCA Lakeside professional team building programme

Download our professional development brochure to learn about all our programmes

We have programmes tailored for graduates, your apprentices, improving team performance and developing future leaders.

Build a winning team

Successful teams will lead to successful performing organisations. So why leave team performance to chance?

Our Team Development programme will get the most out of your talented people. We equip them with techniques to work better together, and show them how effective teamwork can quickly deliver business success.

Preparing for work

Getting your people ready for your business is at the core of our Team Development programme.

Working with you, we’ll create a schedule reflecting the challenges they’ll face in their working environment, which can include:

  • Pre-course preparation projects
  • Problem-solving
  • Multi-task exercises
  • Personal challenges
  • Physical challenges
  • Presentations to peers and line managers
  • Reviews and peer-to-peer feedback
  • Learning logs
  • Appraisal linked development plans

Speak to a member of our team to find out what’s right for your company.

Team Development

Different teams are made up of different people, all having their own strengths, experiences and knowledge. Teams are also fluid and dynamic, with people joining and leaving or projects evolving.

At Lakeside we take a dual approach to Team Development that benefits your business both short and long term. We focus on the team, to get them working better together. But we also work with the talented individuals that make up your team, giving them valuable teamwork skills that they can use in future team situations.

With you all the way

To make sure that your investment in our Team Development programme leads to measurable benefits for your organisation, learning continues beyond Lakeside.  We offer follow-up sessions where teams can share their progress, refresh their knowledge and review their progress in line with your company objectives.

Safe by design

Your teams will learn that looking out for one another, identifying and managing risks is important in the workplace. And, at Lakeside, they’ll see it in action, where our team work together to make sure safety is a top priority. For your peace of mind, we’re fully accredited by The Adventure Activity Licensing Authority (AALA) and work with them to make sure we have the highest possible level of expertise and leadership in risk management assessment and safety at all times.

All instructors hold relevant certifications, are first aid trained, police and CRB checked. Many also have further qualifications making them technical experts in their specialist field. We also put all instructors through our rigorous training programme, so you can be confident that your teams are trained by the best.


Our Team Development programmes are physically demanding, and your team will certainly work up an appetite.

Our self-service restaurant offers a range of healthy and nutritious meals for guests. We can also cater for most dietary needs and allergies. Please let us know about any special requirements when you make your booking.


We offer basic yet functional accommodation on site. Most of our rooms are hostel-style dorms with bedding provided.

Equipment and clothing

We provide all specialist equipment and safety gear, including harnesses, wetsuits, life jackets and helmets.  We’ll be challenging your people to the limit though, so outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear are essential. Call our team to request a copy of our essential clothing and accessories checklist.

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