Larapinta Connect is an exclusive experience for inspired C suite executives who are committed to challenging themselves to step into a stronger expression of their purpose and legacy.
The enlightenment provided by a personal purpose and the translation of this into authentic and courageous action is a fundamental element of inspiring leadership.
We expose participants to the challenges faced by the local indigenous peoples as a juxtaposition to the more fortunate lives many of us lead.
Larapinta Connect is an opportunity to explore how these factors clarify new calls to action.
Journeying through the Larapinta Trail in the heart of Australia, participants will be confronted with a vast and ancient landscape that evokes a larger relationship with the questions of belonging, meaning and contribution.
Your perspective will be challenged with wisdom from carefully selected thought leaders and business leaders. You will widen the aperture on how to enact new insights into leadership.
Thriving organisations require executives to reflect and re-emerge as visionary leaders.
As this will be a bespoke program please talk to Larapinta Connect for more information.
Engage in a facilitated discussion with world class experts on the radically changing requirements and expectations of boards.
As this will be bespoke program please talk to Larapinta Connect for more information.
This program is curated and led by Mark Burrell and Andy Cornish.
Mark is an experienced executive, coach and mentor to CEOs and their leadership teams. Founder of The Threshold Step, Mark consults globally to CEOs and their teams who are seeking to grow their impact, fulfil purpose and bring the emerging future into the now more quickly. He is renowned for his ability to cultivate deep dialogue and open up spaces where new growth insights can emerge.
Andy has had a long career as CEO of large insurance businesses in Australia, Europe and Asia. Prior to embarking on a Board career in 2016 he was Chief Operating Officer at IAG, Australia’s largest insurer. His support for Indigenous Australians was recognised by IAG with the creation of an annual Andy Cornish Scholarship to assist Indigenous progress through tertiary education into a career. Andy is passionate about building great teams driven by a sense of purpose.
Thursday 26th May 2022 to Thursday 2nd June 2022. In addition to the treks we will spend each day focussing on a different aspect of development need - bridging the gap! The itinerary below is an outline only and is subject to some change but you will get the flavour!
Thursday 26th May
Guests arrive in Alice Springs and meet for dinner and orientation. Make your own accommodation arrangements tonight - we recommend the DoubleTree Hilton. We will have an informal welcome dinner together.
You will be collected at 7.30am from your hotel for a transfer to our camp site, for exploration of the gorge, possibly a swim for the brave and dialogue.
Full-day walk to experience a remote section of the Larapinta Trail. This beautiful 17km walk will finish at Serpentine Gorge.
A 10km walk from camp to Ochre Pits via Inarlanga Pass and return.
The 8km Ormiston Loop walk and gorge swim and return.
Rise at 2.00am (ish!) and climb 8kms to the top of Mt Sonder in the dark using head torches for a spectacular sunrise over the desert.
Today we visit Ellery Creek Big Hole then Stanley Chasm for an Indigenous cultural presentation.
Return to Alice Springs where you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation.
Thursday 2nd June
Make your own way to Alice Springs Airport.
Full fee of $12,500 plus GST includes all costs for the six-day program including meals, transfers, liability insurance and camping equipment.
Price excludes travel to and from Alice Springs and accommodation on 26th May and the night of 1st June prior to departure on 2nd June
All camping, accommodation, professional guiding, food, logistics and support will be provided.
Accommodation consists of high quality, semi- permanent tents with off-ground bunks, or swag if you prefer to sleep under the stars. Each guest has an exclusive-use tent with swag.
Hot water and shower facilities are provided.
All meals are cooked and provided in a purpose-built outdoor kitchen with covered, heated dining facilities and lounge area. Limited alcohol will be provided.
An outdoor open fire area with camping chairs provides a space for relaxation, conversation and stargazing.
A moderate fitness level is required. Please check with your medical professional before undertaking any new physical activity.
Participants need to bring sturdy walking boots, suitable walking clothes, swimsuit, towel and thongs/crocs. A light daypack is needed for walks. Comfortable, warm clothes are required for evening. A full packing list will be provided a few weeks before departure.
Most importantly you will need to bring a sense of curiosity into the development gaps that exist within you. By addressing them, you will be better able to realise your full potential
"I came in looking forward to solving a few niggles that we all have, but came out solving so much more. I am rejuvenated around an expanded purpose and now have a call to action that has greater meaning than I ever hoped I'd achieve"
"I am full of gratitude for the great personal and professional conversations that helped me think more clearly about who I am and the value I bring. Andy and Mark made a significant and special investment in my development that will have a lasting impact on me.."
"The uniqueness of this experience; the wisdom of the group leaders and the time available for true reflection enabled me, in a very short period, to achieve startling insights about how I could bring myself more effectively to the challenges of my role"
Andrea Mason OAM, Commissioner for the Disability Royal Commission and past CEO of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), 2016 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year and NT Australian of the Year 2016, will bring a First Nations perspective to the experience and dialogue. Andrea will provide a personal insight into the cultural heritage and aspirations of the remote communities in the region and share her own journey of purpose, meaning and legacy.
To recognise the importance of this program supporting a deeper relationship between the participants and First Nations heritage, a portion of program fees will be donated directly to the NPWYC mission.