This IGF Conversation focused on the activities in sport and adventurous challenge on offer Beyond the Invictus Games. In focusing on improving lives beyond the Games, the event considered the development and growth of the community and its ever changing needs, sharing of best practice within the WIS community - specifically WIS Peer Support networks; involvement within the We Are Invictus community; and exploring the benefits of taking part in Invictus Endeavours.
The Conversation was chaired by former competitor Jaco Van Gass, and see below for a look at the speakers and topics:
Panel 3: Invictus Endeavours, Adventures and a look ahead
The final theme will consider the many facets of an Invictus Endeavour. We will explore the planning and proposal process, the benefits from a WIS viewpoint as well as from an external organisation viewpoint and the positive social impact.
Fiona Cranswick, Invictus Endeavours programme manager, provided insight into Invictus Adventures and the granting process
Scott Darroch, a former Invictus Games Team U.K competitor discussed his participation in the upcoming Wild West Endeavour and the power of social connections made through the international WIS community. In particular he will focus on coming back in to the fold after a period of no contact with IGF and the troubles he encountered in that time.
Nick Kershaw, Impact Marathon, provided insight in to planning socially responsible experiences with a particular focus on why the pro-social element of an Endeavour so important, his involvement in coordinating his first Invictus Endeavour as well as sharing his first-hand experiences of outdoor adventure aiding personal recovery.