Two And Half Days Outbound Experiential Training – Jointly Conducted By Chemmanur Academy And Kalypso Adventures


Salient aspects of the two days Outbound Experiential Training module based out of Suryanelli Camp are given in the succeeding paragraphs.


The activities based modules will be aligned to the specific objectives . Some common focus areas are.

  • Team Synergy, Collaboration
  • Big Picture, Interdependence, Bonding
  • Leadership, Communication Skills.
  • Analytical Thinking, Out of the box thinking.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.


Outbound Experiential Learning. After each activity, the facilitator will encourage participants to interact and reflect on the learning , and draw conceptual insights.  All activities would be compared with the dynamics of the actual work scenario.


The ‘two days’ OBT modules are generally based out of the Kalypso Base Camp, both located at Suryanelli near Munnar. Kalypso Base Camp is a large camp with 16 cottage tents which can accommodate 48 participants on triple sharing basis.


The activities generally consist of:

  • Rough Terrain Trek
  • Raft Building (and crossing the lake on the raft).
  • Outdoor problem solving analytical Team Games that involve low / medium level physical challenge and medium level of mental challenge.
  • roup Facilitation with Conceptual inputs.


Appropriate concepts shall be used as interventions to guide the thought process and reinforce the learnings.Application of the concepts to the working environment will be deliberated.


The schedule will be aligned to the travel itinerary. Most programmes run from evening of Day 1(pre-dinner) to afternoon of Day 3 (post lunch).

Sample Simulation

Some of the activities that may be conducted are as follows:

Raft Building

Can we make a raft with bamboos and vehicle tubes and actually cross a lake using the raft? The participants are asked to design, build and operate a raft with limited resources. The market forces of supply, demand and prices are built into the scenario. The activity focuses on idea generation, leveraging of strengths, leadership, managerial skill, communication and team synergy.

Rough Terrain Trek

For those used to sitting in front of computer monitors all through the year, trekking up a steep hill may seem impossible. Get on to it as a Team, and you find that even the most daunting tasks and toughest of obstacles become incredibly easier.

Pipe Line

Can we make an effective and efficient delivery pipe line? It might appear to be a simple game of marbles and pipes with lots of fun. In reality it proves to be an activity which requires detailed planning, identification of critical areas, coordination and communication dynamics, the need for periodic review of processes and a Leadership role with respect to big picture.

Spider Web

Imagine getting through few ropes tied like a spider web. The challenge in this activity is not really the physical strength, but raising the team to an extraordinary level of trust, planning, communication and coordination.

Island Hopping

Swinging maximum to achieve individual glory may not benefit the team or the individual. The key in this game is how to leverage the each members strength for the best results for the team.

Helium Stick

The task looks exceedingly simple to place on the ground a light stick. How different perception and reality are, understanding each other view point and the need for enormous team work and coordination become evident in this activity.

Cross Over

Teams crossing over a square with limited resources and considerable limitations. It is an activity which tests the teams collaboration, communication, ownership, Leadership and delegation.

Safety Organisation

Kalypso Adventures is run by three ex-Naval officers who have diverse qualifications and experience. The experience and knowledge of all the three officers are leveraged to the maximum in establishing and maintaining safety guidelines and practices.

Safety Procedures :

We conduct outdoor activities for internationally reputed organizations like ‘Raleigh International’ ( and ‘World Challenge’ ( The risk assessment and various other procedures are carried out in accordance with the international procedures these organizations follow.

Risk Assessment :

All activities conducted undergo thorough risk assessment at the conceptual, planning and implementation stages. Periodic reviews of processes are carried out based on experiences and feedbacks.

Casualty Evacuation :

Casualty Evacuation is an aspect integrated into every activity we conduct. Suitable vehicles are kept stand by and location of nearest hospitals are identified prior to every activity.

First Aid:

First Aid Bag is a part and parcel of the equipment and is available at the camp as well as at the location of the activity.

Water activity :

Water activities are conducted under the supervision of qualified personnel with quality safety equipment. Personnel are allowed to participate only with life jackets. Kayak is kept standby as an additional precaution.

Facilitators for the OBT ( As per their availability)

Commander R Madhusoodanan

Commander Madhusoodanan heads the Training Division and regularly conducts Training sessions for Corporates and Business Schools. He has facilitated Outbound Experiential Learning Programmes for over 400 groups (including quite a few Leadership groups) in the last thirteen years. An MBA in HR from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute for Management Studies and a qualified trainer, Commander Madhu commanded ships and also headed a training institution of the Indian Navy. As the Chief Public Relations Officer of Defence Forces at Mumbai, he was the spokesperson and the vital interface between Defence Forces and the Media. He is also a qualified Deep Sea Diver from US Navy.

Anisha Cherian

Anisha Cherian is the Founder and Managing Director of Chemmannur Academy & Systems Pvt Ltd. Chemmanur Academy launched in 2003 is a group company of the Chemmanur Group of Companies’ Bangalore. The company’s main service verticals are ‘ Leadership Training / Overseas Recruitments / HR Consultancy. The Academy is approved by GJSCI ( Gem & Jewellery council of India , NSDC) . Over 17yrs few of the Academy’s previous and current clients for training and recruitment include MNC’s such Accenture , Globe Med Resources Inc (USA), Land Mark Group (Spaces), Health Scribe India , Eastern Group , Birla School ,Al Mulla Group , Orient Exchange , Chemmanur Group ,Was also an Off Campus center to MG University and Bharatiar University. It is the largest recruiter to majority of the Money Exchange Houses in the GCC and Jewelry Groups in UAE.
She is passionate about conducting Leadership & People Productivity related training/Coaching programs to decision makers of companies with a focus on building effective accountable teams & increasing the human capital productivity . She specializes in creating impactful training models , long duration training programs to transform small & mid size businesses to a professionally run enterprise , setting new HR systems and processes ,tweaking existing HR related processes & monitoring the actual execution of the same.

Commander Sam T Samuel

A reputed Trainer for Corporates and Business Schools, Commander Samuel has conducted Training sessions for several multinational and domestic companies. He is a specialist in ‘Interviewing and Selection Techniques’. As the ‘Interviewing Officer’ for the Officers Selection Boards of Defence Services, he has enormous experience in analyzing individuals based on various behavioural factors. He is also the pioneer of Outbound Experiential Training in Kerala. Commander Samuel is a naval pilot with over 4000 hours of flying experience.

Commodore TP Jaison Thomas

A Naval officer with 36 years of active service. Commodore Thomas has quite a few academic qualifications to his credit – an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute for Management Studies, LLB, MDPA and M Phil. He is a specialist in ‘Interviewing and Selection Techniques’. As the ‘Interviewing Officer’ for the Officers Selection Boards of Defense Services, he has enormous experience in analyzing individuals based on various behavioral factors. He has conducted several experiential learning sessions for MBA students and Corporate teams.

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