Thoughtful and passionate leaders benefit society, communities and individuals.

Through our Professional Development workshops you will be given the space to identify and connect with key leadership skills enabling you to navigate through your overseas volunteer project with purpose.

Through our Leadership Training Courses, you will engage with other members of your group and be given the space to identify and connect with key leadership skills. The skills you hone will enable you to navigate through your overseas project with purpose and will transfer easily to your daily life at home.

Our Leadership Development Workshops are delivered in 3-4 sessions over the duration of the program. We allow time to learn, assess, apply, reflect, be accountable, and build strategies to own and hone your new skills moving forward.

Baby sea turtles making tracks to the sea in Costa Rica.

Making friends with elephants is an amazing thing you should go out and do.

  • Focused, interactive, facilitated workshops
  • Engaging, critical thinking activities
  • Self–assessment within each leadership competency
  • Develop strategies and activities for future accountability

​​Venture Within empowers you by focusing on your potential leadership skills from the following perspectives:

  • Personal
  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Professional

Personal Leadership Training Workshop

This workshop focuses on accessing and acknowledging who we are and the patterns we tend to follow. You will learn where your strengths and weaknesses lie and how to leverage them in the future. You will also understand and develop traits that are evident in other highly successful leaders. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Acknowledge your personal achievements
  • Connect with your values
  • Identify your personal strengths
  • Focus on specific leadership traits you personally want to enhance and improve
  • Enhance these key skills by directly applying them daily to your project tasks.

Teaching local school children in Nicaragua

Your transformational learning can take place on horseback rides along Nicaraguan beaches. Why not?

Social Leadership Training Workshop

This workshop focus is all about relationships. Developing your social leadership abilities will activate, stronger, more substantial connections with others. This session will involve creating and navigating engaging interaction with others, especially those who have a different approach to tackling challenges.

This session will focus on improving your communication with others. You will assess how you read, interpret and accept information as well as how you communicate your ideas, emotions, needs, and expectations. In this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Improve your teaching and coaching skills
  • Improve communication and effective collaboration with others
  • Navigate through challenges
  • Inspire others
  • Work with others towards successfully achieving your goal
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Cultural Leadership Training Workshop

Being immersed in a new country and embracing another culture is the perfect opportunity for you to truly practice, apply, and enhance your leadership skills on a cultural level. In a global world, the ability to learn from other cultures and leverage cultural connections is a sought-after skill. We will focus on your knowledge and understanding of different cultures and learn how to build on this personally and professionally. During this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of cultural differences
  • Build bridges between cultures
  • Learn from other cultures’ strengths
  • Grow from your experience of being immersed in another culture
  • Apply these enhanced leadership skills towards your future success.

Leadership courses mean getting your hands dirty sometimes. Get into it!

Connecting and looking right into the eye of an elephant – unforgettable!

Professional Leadership Training Workshop

In this leadership development training session, you will fine tune your capabilities to connect and communicate successfully on an organizational for greater professional success. Here we focus on your ability to maneuver and advance yourself further along your career path.

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Create positive working environments that motivate others
  • Identify developing leaders
  • Navigate through challenges
  • Mental flexibility built on company core values
  • Build productive partnerships

Life is a continuously progressing journey, and these experiences will equip you with the skills you need to be successful.