Clipper Events and Mission Performance create unique Learning and Development experience

By iSportconnect | May 11, 2016

A new partnership launched at this week’s CIPD L&D Show at Olympia is to use the natural team-building atmosphere on board ocean racing yachts, arthritis with proven neuroscience, to create engaging L&D programmes based on research conducted on the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. 

Clipper Events has teamed up with Mission Performance to transfer insights and performance lessons from the hostile environments encountered on the world’s longest ocean adventure into inspiring development programmes and experiences for business. 

Speaking about the new partnership, Clipper Events Manager, Emma Eason said: We have seen the power and transformational nature of participation in ocean racing over the years on the biennial Clipper Race, which has trained over 4000 novices and non-professional sailors.

“We have captured some of that in day-sailing opportunities and Mission Performance has studied how to translate the lessons from the hostile ocean environment to challenging business situations for organisations and individuals.”

Mission Performance has been transferring the lessons from challenging environments to business for the past twelve years, and operates globally with a group of elite mountaineers, decorated soldiers, ocean racers, ocean rowers, pilots, polar explorers, actors and elite sportsmen and women. The client list now includes the Clipper Race crew, who have battled against Mother Nature across 40,000 miles of the world’s oceans.

Mission Performance Managing Director, Rob Lewis says: “One of the reasons why we got involved in the Clipper Race and now Clipper Events is that we share a similar philosophy  about people and we think that people have within they have the great resources to own their own development and change and make different decisions. Provided they’ve got the right environment they feel supported and can make those changes.