DV Adventures is the workforce and practical implementation of our youth foundation, OLI – the Outdoor Leadership Initiative. We are focused on the development of experiential leadership and high quality team work. Our vision is to enthuse young people to see their worth and develop leaders that will foster good governance and moral behaviour in South Africa.

We firmly believe that leadership needs to be developed in a practical setting supported by sound theory. We run 60-80 youth events a year where we have trained over 20000 learners through our programs. We train them in situational leadership, temperament analysis, understanding how to work with people, character development and servant leadership. Our facilitators are trained to nurture , encourage and motivate young people to rise up as leaders either in their schools or communities.

Below are the 3 governing principles that we seek to teach.

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) was pioneered in the 1980s by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva, at Case Western Reserve University. Practitioners use an appreciative approach to bring about collaborative and strengths-based change in thousands of organizations and communities in more than 100 countries. Appreciative Inquiry is a way of being and seeing. It is both a worldview and a process for facilitating positive change in human systems, e.g., organizations, groups, and communities. Its assumption is simple: Every human system has something that works right–things that give it life when it is vital, effective, and successful. AI begins by identifying this positive core and connecting to it in ways the heighten energy, sharpen vision, and inspire action for change. As AI consultant Bernard J. Mohr says, “Problems get replaced with innovation as conversations increasingly shift toward uncovering the organization’s (or group’s, or community’s) positive core.”

To read up more on how we use this method read here APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY Basics Mar18

The Team

Bev Clarke
Bev ClarkeOwner
Bev is passionate about the next generation – seeing them empowered. She works hard to ensure that DV Adventures runs smoothly from finances to the logistics. She is a trained nurse, mom, counselor and superstar.
Tony Clarke
Tony ClarkeFounder
Tony started in the education sector and has deep roots in youth development and upliftment. He is involved in the centre for community schools at NMU and founded Dynamic Vision Study Systems in 1995. He has been a delegate to the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in 2015 and 2019 Conference in Nice, France
Volunteer Team
Volunteer Team
Our international OLI volunteers partner with us in aiding to run our events -making sure our youth are able to fully experience any interaction with us