HELM Simulation at Natural Power

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Helm Simulation

Natural Power – UK  | 2016






The Whole Thing has been helping Natural Power provide development solutions for their employees since 2015. This particular case study showcases our work with them to provide Team Building for their Asset Management Team based across the UK. The HELM Simulation is unique and delivered together with the City of Glasgow College. 

HELM Simulation takes place within the College’s Faculty of Nautical Studies based at their new world-class Riverside Campus. This new £55m building has been designed with maritime training in mind and facilities available include ship simulator suites (bridge and engine room), a full High Voltage (HV) switchboard, workshops and a working ship’s engine room. The HELM experience utilises the Faculty’s 360 degree ship simulator. 

Taking separate positions on the bridge deck of a super tanker the group is tasked to navigate a ship towards a port with pressure increasing as time passes. The event provides the team the opportunity to get to know each other for much better; recognise the importance of collective working and learn/relearn the significance of delegation and communication to the success or failure of any task. This gives managers and teams a unique experience and the ability to learn in real-time scenarios.  

The Whole Thing also used the Team Management Profile by TMSDI, a respected and valid psychometric profiling tool to aid insight and discussions on individual work preferences and approach to work. 

This resource offers a unique and favourable option for participants to learn theory and to take charge of their actions and understand consequences.  Through this training there is a brief/debrief sessions using image and audio recording facilities to really understand areas of development and allow for critical evaluation of performance on both individuals and the overall team. Team Action Planning encouraged change and continuous learning back at work. 


Natural Power has been able to demonstrate measured success from this team building event and The Whole Thing has since run further HELM Simulations for Natural Power.  


Further details available upon request

About Natural Power

Natural Power, established in 1995, provides advice and services to a global client base with interests in wind, solar, hydro, heat and infrastructure. Natural Power has over 350 renewable energy consultants,  present in over 37 countries and work closely to tackle the most complex and challenging issues in their renewable energy sector.

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