ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy runs out of a restored warehouse in the heart of East Perth. Sign up to enhance your skills in leadership and business management. Enjoy team building activities and develop lifelong friendships through a unique learning environment.
Choose from either our Basic (1/2 day) or our Advanced (full day) package, both offering theoretical and practical modules (see package list for further details). During the optional sundowner you can socialise among friends, debrief and enjoy great whiskey in good company. (alcohol will not be served during office hours).
At the end of the program, you will graduate with the coveted Whipper Snapper Academy certificate. A custom printed Whiskey label on a 200ml bottle of Upshot Australian whiskey.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Team building, leadership and modern manufacturing. You will gain insight into the food and beverage industry, logistics, responding to disruption and hands on management.
Module 1: Resilience
Module 1 will introduce you to the Resilience Shield model developed by ex-SAS officers Dr Dan Pronk, Ben Pronk, and Tim Curtis. This model explains resilience as consisting of a number of layers – mind, body, social, and professional. During this module we will be looking at ways we can work on these layers to better equip ourselves for stressful and challenging situations.
Module 2: Leadership in a complex environment
Module 2 will look deeper into what is required of a leader in today’s face-paced complex world. We will explain sense making models such as the Cynefin framework and explore our neurophysiological responses to stressful stimuli and then how we can manage it. This module will also offer practical tools for decision making, planning, and communication.
Module 3: Teamwork in a complex environment
Module 3 will look at what are the important elements of a high performing team in a complex environment. How do elite sport and military teams create an optimal environment for performance?
Team building activities
This is where we will push ourselves and teams out of our comfort zone. We will conduct specific team building activities drawn from experiences in the SAS selection process. During this module you will be challenged and put to practice themes discussed in earlier modules.
Distillery tour and explanation of modern spirit manufacturing process
The tour is what sets us apart from any other experience. During this session you will be guided through our operational distillery with a detailed explanation of the spirit production process by our master distiller. The tour also includes discussions on the challenges and obstacles faced in the whiskey manufacturing industry, specifically how we were able to navigate through the pandemic.
Complex business case scenarios (team problem solving activity)
This is where you put all your knowledge to the test. You will be placed in small teams and given a complex business case based around our experiences. You and your team will attempt to solve the problem in a restricted timeframe, then be expected to back brief the class on your decision.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Suitable for managers, senior executives, small and large groups and individuals.
WHY WHIPPER SNAPPER ACADEMY?
A passion of whiskey and great friendship is where the Whipper Snapper Distillery journey begins. Our team believe that resilient individuals and teams are those who have strong social networks and a genuine connection to others. Great leaders support their teams in difficult times, are authentic like fine whiskey, and develop over time.
This is a leadership program built on the lessons learned from surviving a life in the SAS and the friendships that help small business thrive.
Includes tea and coffee on arrival as well as morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.
Workshop from 8:30am – 4:30pm
Whiskey & cocktail sundowner from 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Please email for further info and costings.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW RYAN@WHIPPERSNAPPERDISTILLERY.COM