April 23, 2009

Adventure Indonesia

112A country of incredible and diverse beauty, stretches 5,151 km between Asian and Australia continents and divides the Pacific and Indian Oceans at the equator, Indonesia is the largest archipelago and the fifth most populous country in the world with about 200 million inhabitants.

Indonesia encompasses mind-stupefying extremes: the 4,884 meter high snow capped Carstensz Pyramid peak of Irian Jaya, the lush lowland a121nd mountainous tropical rain forest with it’s endemic wildlife such as the mystical Orangutans, Sumatran Tigers, the World’s smallest monkeys Tarsius Spectrums, Javan Rhinos, Tree Kangaroos, the world’s largest lizard the fearsome Komodo Dragons, birds etc. which more than the entire continents of Africa, restless volcanoes, primitive forest tribes, exotic art & cultures, traditional music, historical sites, lakes, nature reserves, world class sea gardens and reefs and the smiling people make Indonesia the most complex single nation in the world and one of finest travel destinations on Earth.

How Does The Outdoors Help The Harried Executive?

Outdoor games are effective Leadership and Team Building Tools. During outbound training, NBA ensures that all activities are conducted professionally and follow policies that have minimum impact on the environment.

13For long-term tangible change in the way people do things, training programs need to engage intellect and emotion. For some cases, using outdoors as a vehicle for learning would be preferable, where the learning is real, with real successes and failures, and only genuine input will achieve lasting results. Understanding and true learning come from the real world – the great advantage of the outdoors is that it forces participants to use their communicative and reasoning skills and to confront problems head-on.

Through outbound programs NBA facilitates, participants are always being highly motivated that all of them are capable of much more than they realize, only if they knew how to fulfill their potential.

NBA And Experiental Learning Games

14Imagine learning to do something and never forgetting what you have learned. Imagine the effect your expertise will have on people when you discuss something that you learned through play. NBA believes that experiential learning through games has that effect.

NBA And Icebreakers

15“Fun learning, fun with value” has already become NBA’s motto in every learning process. Surprisingly, icebreakers accommodate it. Icebreakers are training games that trainers play to:

  • Make an interesting introductions
  • Help participants to remember each other well
  • Provide forgetful participants a variety of ways to remember the names of their colleagues
  • Enhance the fun factor in learning the names of colleagues
  • Make diffident people – the endangered species in an organization – comfortable and confident to interact with others
  • Provide opportunity to participants to gain and hone their listening skills. A very important skill in an organization. Effective listening makes for excellent interpersonal skills which in turn increases productivity
  • Provide participants the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally. Once again a very important set of skills to become an effective communicator
  • Create an atmosphere for collaborative learning

Overall, icebreakers can build trust and provide a contextual learning opportunity while generating lots of fun.

The Two Programs Offered

Professional Development

The following tailored programs are designed to bring out the best in each member of the organization.


· Team Building

· Management and Leadership Development

· Organizational Change

· Motivation

· Empowering the Individual

Personal Development

NBA also helps individuals to realize their potential. The Programs include:

· Empowerment

· Confidence

· Extending Horizons (your comfort zone)

· Assertiveness

· Interpersonal Skills

· Managing Stress

The Four Levels Of Application For Outdoor Training Are Set Out Below:

First level

· Traditional classroom-based training activities

· Imparts general knowledge and skills required to perform specific duties and tasks.

Second level

· Lower-risk outdoor training activities, incorporating group problem-solving challenges

· Targets the development of improved organizational communication. Used to improve cooperation, improve teamwork and build confidence in specific training groups.

Third level

· Lower-risk outdoor training activities, incorporating individual challenges requiring team support

· Similar to the second level but far more emphasis on activities requiring team support and developing trust.

Fourth level

· Higher-risk outdoor training activities and wilderness programs.


NBA And Team Building

20Team Building with fun is the key to learning. A Team building event allows participants to test and out new ideas and concepts of how to work together effectively as being part of team.

All the team building challenges have been designed to improve working relationships in a fun and informal way. The disciplines in each team building challenge are similar; however due to the different skills required the individuals who lead the team will differ on each challenge. In every outbound training NBA ensures there is an element of team competition with the announcement of the overall winning team at the conclusion of the day. This ensures that everyone will get involved.

21When the day is finished and teams stop to reflect on the day, the y will realize there are people within their organization who have skills that can be implemented within the workplace.

With long experience, NBA ensures that each outbound provides a wide range of activities to meet clients’ requirements.

What Does Team Building Outbound Used For?

· Opening lines of communication 221

· Create Bonding

· Getting to know each other better

· Celebrating success

· Building camaraderie and collaboration

· Sending a message to your people

· Driving up motivation and inspiration

· Uniting your work force

· Breaking the ice


Building high energy

· Loosening up, shedding inhibitions

· Building high energy

· Networking

· Fun! Laughter! Happy Faces!

When Should You Use Team Building Events?

· Meeting kickoffs

· An exciting closure for your event

· An incentive for celebrating success

· As a stand-alone event

· Evening energizers

· A customized training session

What Are The Benefits?

· Increase communication / learn new strengths and gain insights within the team.

· Inclusion / the more inclusive, the greater the number of talents within the team.

· Having fun together outside of the workplace, staff feel valued and rewarded.

· Improved communication means more trust, support and understanding

· A fun/relaxed atmosphere or more enjoyable working conditions

· A platform for easier problem-solving in the future

What Is The Ideal Duration?

A lot depends on the team size and prime objectives. NBA offers enormous new ideas, games, and innovative event solutions. It can be three days of team building program, a single day, a half day, a couple of hours, or just a break during a conference, NBA specifically customized content that can fit clients’ needs. Needless to say, the longer the duration, the higher is the impact of the program.


24NBA can help you to choose locations for team building initiatives. Most locations he suggested to work with have fitted into outbound parameters of ideally suited environment. However, recognizing program objectives, travel time, standard of facilities, geographical resources, climate, privacy, property usage restrictions, price to services ratio, are important points before deciding location.

What Have Done Before, Will It Be The Same?

Fortunately, most of users are repeat clients. NBA has learned to manage programs that have new set of activities or new format to the requirement. Same canned approach does not motivate his operations team!

Why Outbound With NBA?

· Large variety of team building games and activities to offer choice and avoid repetitions

· Create the highest safety environment for users

· Flexible solutions to derive maximum out of allocated time frames

· Young and dynamic team that works with contagious enthusiasm and passion

· Free venue search provided to meet your needs

· Largest ‘Happy Client’ list that keeps coming back to NBA

· Experience to handle multi-days and large teams with effortless ease

· NBA listens.


Indoor Training

April 23, 2009

Why Indoor ?

NBA special tailored programs incorporate Indoor activities to meet the training objectives of today’s changing world.

Facilitation skills


There has been a growing realization that we have to pay attention to the process elements of meetings, if we want them to be effective. With its focus on asking rather than telling, and listening to build consensus, facilitation is the new leadership ideal, the core competency everybody needs. NBA as a trainer is often asked to facilitate rather than instruct or manage his meetings and training sessions.

The Practical Trainer

The Practical Trainer

7Few children decide they want to grow up to be trainers. Even fewer know what a trainer is. And most people who call themselves trainers today probably didn’t start out to be trainers. Trainers evolve. They are usually recruits from other professions or positions, like teaching, writing, researching, or managing. One thing is clear: more and more people are becoming trainers, either by choice or because their other job demands it. Often they are thrust into a difficult situation without much understanding of what training is or how to do it well.

As a trainer, NBA obliges him self to be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of considering the participants and his training needs, including different learning styles and adult learning principles
  • Write objectives and evaluate whether these objectives have been met at the end of a training session
  • Develop an effective training style using appropriate training aids and techniques

Advanced Skill


v\:* Behind every spectacular training session is a lot of preparation and meticulous attention to detail. The truly skilled trainer can make a program exciting. The learners will have fun while they are learning if the facilitator is able to involve their emotions as well as their minds. You will see the involvement, and you will feel the energy.

Trainer needs to have a good understanding of basic training principles, including adult learning concept, training methods, and designing a learning sequence. As a trainer, NBA forces him self to:

Enhance his understanding of learning styles and how to accommodate all four learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and digital)

Understand the key principles of effective communication in a workshop setting

Use a variety of training techniques to stimulate participation

Develop a plan and prepare for an effective training session

Understand the different levels of evaluation and when to use each

Understand how and when to add fun and humor to every training session

Identify advanced interventions for difficult situations

Practice the skills needed for a team presentation Using Activities to Make Training Fun

Using Activities to Make Training Fun


Most people have been at a party or some other social occasion where someone has told an inappropriate joke and ruined the mood (at least temporarily). Likewise, we’ve all been somewhere where the class clown is able to lighten the mood and help people have fun.

The good news is that humor can help make training sessions just as engaging as those fun social occasions. As a good trainer, NBA can make it. He always tries to identify what kind of humor he can bring to the classroom, and how games can help him engage his participants. He knows how to:

  • Understand how training can include the use of humor and games
  • Use different types of games
  • Identify methods to elicit participant buy-in
  • Use humor principles in adult learning
  • Troubleshoot when games go badly

Developing Training Program

Training is an essential element of development in any organization. Being knowledgeable and continuing to learn throughout your career can make you a very valuable asset. Everyone also knows that training and orientation for newly hired employees is a key factor in retention.

NBA perceives that developing training programs to be meaningful, practical, and will benefit both trainees and the organizations they work for are essential. Regarding this, he concers on how to:

  • Describe the essential elements of a training program
  • Apply different methodologies to program design
  • Prepare, research, and deliver strong content
  • Use an instructional model
  • Create a training program proposal

Programs Offered

1. Communication

a. Public Speaking

b. Effective Communication

c. Personality Plus

d. Facilitation Skill

2. Business Management

a. SGS (Super Great Small)

b. Mind Power picture your way to success

c. Business Communication

d. Negotiation Skill

e. Branding

3. Life Management

a. Life Mapping

b. The Seven Golden Steps to Success

c. The Winning Journey

4. Motivation

a. Supreme Motivation

b. Spiritual At Schools

c. Spiritual At Wok


April 23, 2009


“Indoor and Outbound Training”

“Knowledge for the most part exists only in application” (Peter Ducker)11

NURDIN BASHORI AFHAMI (also called as: NBA) is a life management trainer, motivational speaker, and outbound trainer as well. As a trainer as well as public speaker, NBA has spoken to more than 100,000 people in public trainings, seminars, workshops, tv shows, and other events.

2As an outbound instructor, NBA has trained and facilitated people from corporate companies, governmental institutions, colleges and universities, and schools to share many leadership and teamwork roles through experiental learning games.


Surprisingly, he is also actively involves in his community and was named “Asosiasi Trainer Muslim (ATM) Indonesia” as an administrator –visit: http://www.trainermuslim.com-. Through ATMi, NBA facilitates trainers to share as well as learn new things through TFT (Training for Trainers).



Dealing with Journalism has already become his routine. NBA is an active writer (editor) currently for Asia Pacific Food Industry Magazine <www.apfoodindo.com>. He is also currently writing books –outbound series, management series, wisdom series- and some of them will be published within this year.