The Outward Bound International World Conference in Oman came to an end recently as 120 delegates from 32 nations gathered at the Rotana Sundus Hotel in Muscat after an intensive three days of workshops, discussions and networking at Outward Bound Oman’s desert training centre in the Sharqiya Sands.

Having initially been set up in the United Kingdom in 1941, Outward Bound has evolved into a not for profit organisation with a truly global footprint. Senior staff from training centres from as far afield as Zimbabwe, Mexico, Hong Kong and New Zealand, joined by their colleagues from Outward Bound Oman, shared thoughts, ideas and best practice to ensure the organisation, now 78 years old, remains resilient, relevant and focused on delivering long term outcomes that develop and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.