Overview

The Dell Technologies Management Challenge is a unique 4-dimensional competitive event aimed at optimising team performance and bettering the outcomes for those less fortunate in our society.

Participating teams comprise of 6 participants and 1 team enabler. Across a weekend programme teams engage in the following elements:

  1. A timed 2-day adventure race (canoeing, mountain biking, running, hiking, map reading)
    2. A leadership and management challenge which sees teams solving a live management challenge case study to cut time off their overall time.
    3. A charity challenge in which teams compete to raise the largest amount of money possible for our partner charity Action for Children ahead of the event to shave off even more time.
  2. Senior level networking opportunities and forums including a renowned keynote speaker.

The event is based from the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus (SatNav LD3 8ER). All stages will start and finish from here, and all team briefings will take place here. More detail can be found in the Event Weekend Information pages.

Working with title sponsor Dell Technologies, the event is focused on delivering greater collective business benefits and competitive advantages to participating teams and companies. In doing this, a great deal of care has been taken not to veer away from a successful format that generates considerable benefits and goodwill.

Each year the event carries a specific theme on which the case study and keynote speech is based. This year’s teheme is #MentalHealth and it intends to help team members understand the principles and benefits of #MentalHealth in a work and sporting context. 

We will collectively deliver meaningful solutions to problems faced by our charity partner to increase the efficiency of their operations; ultimately increasing the benefit they can bring to the disadvantaged in our society.

What type of organisations is the Challenge designed for? 

The target market for the Dell Technologies Management Challenge is essentially high value-added businesses who choose to invest and develop in leadership as well as making strategic CSR investment.

Some of the main vertical markets represented include:

  • Financial services
    • Advanced engineering and manufacturing
    • Professional services
    • Information and communications technology
    • Software
    • Medical, biotechnology and life science
    • Energy and environment

Current and past clients include leading global/ UK corporates/ public/ third sector:

GE Capital, Barclays Legal and General, Toyota, PwC, CDW, Computacenter, Eastman, GE Aviation, Ordnance Survey, IQE, British Gas, Western Power, Action for Children etc

Event Values

The uniqueness and attraction of the event is based upon the following fundamental values that underpin the past and continued success of the event:

  • Respect– for yourself, team members, competitors, marshals, charity partners and to the environment
    • Learn– this event is about learning about yourself, team members, leadership/ management development as well as the fitness, wellbeing and personal development
     Enjoy – participating in this event is and should be enjoyable for you, your team members, your competitors and your organisers
    • Compete –this is a competition between teams at a sporting, management and intellectual level, with the goal of enhancing the competitor advantage of the competing company’s within their respective market sectors and improving the outcomes of our beneficiary charities
    • Contract – we believe all participants and teams will commit to the values and ethos of the Challenge to benefit our partner charities