• Dmitri Šlõkov

    The practical part gave us first-hand experience of what it was all about. My thinking in a stress situation was a lot different to the way I’d imagined it would be.

    Dmitri Šlõkov
    RKIK IT juht
  • Nele Geberson

    All the exercises were really exciting. And I liked that there were curveballs that threw your plans into disarray and meant you had to start from scratch in terms of what to do and how to do it. Just like in real life.

    Nele Geberson
    RKIK, Taristuosakonna Põhja portfellijuht
  • Janari Jaanso

    A practical, matter-of-fact management training day suited to companies (or departments within them) for ice-breaking, team-building and, most of all, changing the participants’ management-based attitudes and teaching them working practices, all led by experienced former members of the Defence Forces. Everyone is guaranteed to get good management advice and useful tips.

    Janari Jaanso
    Milrem Robotics Projekti Juht

Practical leadership training through team exercises in the field.

FTX is a form of practical leadership training that teaches, reinforces and tests your skills in using all of the leadership principles talk about.  We create a dynamic simulated environment in which you and your team have to solve problems in constantly evolving situations, created by roleplayers. 

First we revise the leadership methods and principles you’ll need in order to succeed in the environment we’ve created. Next, we teach you how to safely use the equipment we’ve provided and outline the rules. Following these preparations, you’re divided up into teams, team leaders are appointed and the tasks you and your team have to complete within a certain timeframe are given to you. In planning and fulfilling the tasks, you’ll encounter the sort of everyday challenges faced by leaders. To overcome them, you’ll have to implement the management methods and principles you’ve learnt. Succeeding is only possible by working as a team, with everyone having to take ownership and, where necessary, the leader’s role.

Feedback is given after each mission in order to help you see the links to everyday personal and work situations. Once the feedback has been given, new leaders are appointed and you will start the next task. Everyone gets the chance to be both a leader and a subordinate so as to develop their own and others’ leadership skills. This also gives you a unique opportunity to look at problems from a different angle and through your colleagues’ eyes, leading to a better understanding of one another, the nature of the problem and potential solutions. 

Leadership is a practical skill and, in our view, not one you can develop sitting in a classroom alone.  In order for you to gain practical experience, we you out of your comfort zone, giving you the chance to learn how to lead through situations encountered in the military. We simulate basic battle situations in the field, enabling you to complete short cycles of planning, execution and feedback. To this end  we use laser weapons, there is no danger of getting hurt and for which no previous knowledge or experience is needed: everyone is trained to use them  on site. The emphasis is on practical training in leadership methods not the tactical skills. 

You don’t need to be a world-class athlete to take part in the training, nor will it turn you into soldier or sharp-shooter – the course is about honing your leadership abilities. The principles and skills acquired on the course will help you in both your business and personal life.