The three-day exploration programme, aimed at inculcating leadership values within individuals, was held at Trandie Marina Resorts in the Temburong District.
Working from the concept of ‘transforming’ rather than ‘changing’ a person, the programme hoped to create a ‘Community of Practice’ approach, according to Pengiran Redzuan bin Pengiran Haji Abbas, LiveWIRE Brunei Programme Director and Lead Facilitator for the Leadership Camp programme.
He added the programme also aimed to eliminate the Bruneian mindset of “I couldn’t care less”.
“If Bruneian leaders are like that, then their followers will be fearful,” he said. (At the camp), we don’t try to change people since people (by nature) don’t want to change. So instead we attempt to transform them,” Pengiran Redzuan said, emphasising the concept of unity among the participants.
Participants were exposed to the natural elements and characteristics that make up a leader through theoretical and practical sessions spaced out during the ‘55 hours away from home’ programme, as referred to by LiveWIRE.
During the theoretical sessions, Pengiran Redzuan and LiveWIRE Senior Business Counsellor Mohd Fadhilullah Tudun bin Haji Hassan shared with the participants renowned psychological concepts from Joseph Luft, Harry Ingham’s Johari Window, and Abraham Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs.’
Participants were also made to look back on situations from their pasts, and asked where they could apply such concepts into practice in the future.