I went to warrior training with a mentality of an observer and that of a critic. At the time I was looking for training that could teach me and others more of the administration side of things because in church and spiritual environments in a lot of ways I didn’t receive this in church\spiritual environments.
Warrior Training fulfilled all my expectations and surpassed them in a lot of ways. Since then I have built good relationship with people from other countries. I have learnt about their cultures. It really got my relationship building skills on par. I have learnt about admin and planning was one of the most critical skills I have received at Warrior Training, particularly panning with and amongst a team. Now I can sit with a team of people and plan whatever we are to do effectively. Communication is one of the skills I picked up as well. These skills and more have made it to my family as well and the leadership team that I belong to. What I have learnt at Warrior Training in a week is much more than a lot of leadership skills I have learnt in years.
The highlight of Warrior Training was the practical ways leadership was taught. The activities was a strong way of teaching us hard leadership skills and lessons and because the activities were mostly physical they were impressed on my mind and even to this very day I can still remember and apply the knowledge gain from them in my concrete day to day situation.
During Warrior Training I had to trust other members of the team more. I had to follow and support the leader. During Warrior training I had to communicate clearly to make the team effective. I also had to embrace the differences in others and the relationships that came with it. I was on time every time, and this really improved my time keeping. I had to plan or be part of every plan that was taking place, and since then I saw the critical need to plan anything and sometimes quickly and the execution part of the plan was just as critical.
I am different now after Warrior Training in a lot of ways. I have learnt to plan, communicate effectively, work as a team member and a team leader. I have learnt to honor time and appointments. I have learnt the value of relationships in any area of life and use the skills at work, in my family, with my friends, in projects and my personal life. Warrior Training has a way of teaching that has an effect in every area of ones life, at least it did in my life. The relationships that I have built during Warrior Training continues to this very day, valuable relationships.
I would recommend Warrior Training to the Joshua generation (20-40 year old). Warrior Training has some physical activities that cannot be neglected or omitted because they are critical in terms of relaying the message and the hard lessons to be learnt by leaders. Beside these activities makes interesting and exciting as well. In addition to this, the activities has a way of enabling the members to see their mistakes and correct them without friction at all.
The Joshua Generation should attend the training because it is going to make them twice as effective in their leadership roles, in being effective team members, its going to help them learn in a week what will take others a life time, if they learn at all. I remember one of my teammates with a Honors degree and a lot of other leadership experience and exposure saying that he thought he knew leadership and there was not much to learn but Warrior Training changed his whole perspective. In addition to what is already said, they will learn about good stewardship (financial issues) a well.
I believe the three top benefits of Warrior training was
- Servant Leadership 2. Team and relationship building 3. Coordination and problem solving
After attending Warrior Training, I attending the second one as a Mentor. The experience was even better and made me better. My role was that of a camp leader. I had to coordinate the activities on the ground level of the training. I had to ensure that others are on time, their dometries are clean and in a good state for living. These and much more was done by participation and delegation to other mentors who were given certain roles. Being a Mentor was challenging in a sense that you were not allowed to tell the Warriors under training what to do. It was not about giving them answers or showing them what and how to do things but allowing them to discover solutions themselves and executing the solutions. It was about helping the Warriors to reflect what they have done and how they could do things better. It was about helping the team help itself. The benefits was to see solutions the team could not see during their activities. And the joy of seeing others succeed and them being entirely responsible for their success.
On the last Warrior Training I was part of the Leadership and also a presenter. That’s how fast one can grow. This level of leadership was incredible. Here I was exposed to how the Top leadership are making decisions and how the plans were executed. My professionalism grew even more, now I could set up and prepare PowerPoint presentation. I was part of the registration process, the administration process, the accommodation and hospitality process, and much more. This also included the Global Interaction planning and execution process. Where over 520 people from over 80 countries visited South Africa as part of the Global Interaction 2014. Warrior Training bore its fruits in my life and still does to this day. My participation in Warrior Training and all the others that followed is something I am to treasure for life as I am a better leader, team member, effective individual,etc.
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