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Teambuilding and Group Development Programs

Organizations are challenged to perform at high levels with few resources, in constantly changing environments. Teams have to learn to adapt and innovate in order to excel. Our classic LeadingEDGE teambuilding programs will engage your team to learn how to work in a high energy and fast-paced environment full of ambiguity.

Each LeadingEDGE program will take your group through a series of proven learning initiatives ranging from portable activities to constructed challenge course elements. With each activity, the challenge shifts, the stakes become greater, and the intensity increases. These activities show your team’s strengths and areas in need of improvement while also illustrating how you work together. Our goal is a positive experience for each individual while enhancing your team’s collective effectiveness. Thorough debriefs by your program coordinator accompany each activity in order to better make sense of the experience and transfer the learning back to your organization.

A program coordinator is assigned to each LeadingEDGE program and works with you before, during, and after your program to ensure your organization’s learning needs are met. Depending on the desired client outcomes, our programs focus on one or more of 7 core areas:

  • Trust and team dynamics
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and problem-solving
  • Leadership
  • Decision-making and role clarity
  • Strengths capitalization for innovation and change
  • Knowledge management and organizational efficiency

Additionally at our Prince William campus, we offer 2 high challenge course elements and 2 complex team simulations designed to augment your time at The EDGE.

Our challenge course passes annual industry inspection and qualification standards. We operate under a “Challenge by Choice” philosophy allowing all participants to learn at a challenge level best for them. Our facilitators are skilled at involving all participants in ways which keep them contributing to the group regardless of their ability or challenge level. To learn more about our Challenge Course or “Challenge by Choice” click here.

LeadingEDGE Program Options

The EnergizingEDGE

These fun and engaging programs are ideal for organizations looking to promote morale, facilitate relationship building, or re-invigorate their team or culture with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment. Organizations will share a fun, positive experience while gaining a new language for promoting a healthy workplace environment. Taking care of your team and interpersonal relationships are essential elements of success, and this program focuses on enhancing both.

The EnergizingEDGE is great for company outings, new hire on-boarding and orientations, new teams or product launches, project completions and celebrations, meetings, or any time a healthy dose of fun is needed in your organization.

  • Recommended Add-on program: HighEDGE Alpine Tower
  • Program Length: 2 hours to 1 Day
  • Group Size: At least 8 participants (up to 120) in small teams of 8-15 members
  • Location: At our facility or yours.  We’ll travel anywhere.

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The CollaborativeEDGE

Effective communication is the heart of teamwork. Unfortunately, too often ineffective communication is the main barrier to getting the job done and prevents a team from being able to collaborate and problem-solve. In today’s corporate world, work teams are often changing forcing members to constantly redefine and reinvent their role in the team in response to new team members, locations, and different projects.

For teams to function at their highest level they must master learnable and transferable strategies for creative problem solving, collaborative decision making, and communication in order to work their ever changing environments. These programs will give participants hands-on knowledge and practice of proven tools that improve effective communication and enhance team collaboration while leading to successful problem-solving.

The CollaborativeEDGE is great for established teams, new teams or product launches, mergers, organization management groups, and any group struggling with communication breakdowns.

  • Recommended Add-on program: HighEDGE Total Team Challenge, any LearningEDGE Workshop
  • Program Length: 4 hours to 4 Days
  • Group Size: At least 8 participants (up to 120) in small teams of 8-15 members
  • Location: At our facility or yours.  We’ll travel anywhere.

Program design will differ based on group size and program location.

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The LeadershipEDGE

Leadership development is essential for any successful organization. Good leaders present vision, establish goals, motivate those around them, and make key decisions – all for the betterment of the organization. Through our experience-based learning, your team will investigate what leadership is, how the function of leadership is shared at most times, and how leaders must continually clarify their role for their team.

Leaders will become aware of the micro-climate they create and will learn how to maximize their teams’ results based on different feedback techniques and management styles. The LeadershipEDGE teaches how all team roles and functions must sync together for effective decision making and achievement.

The LeadershipEDGE is great for new teams, those in any leadership function, management groups, future leaders, and teams struggling with roles or decision-making.

  • Recommended Add-on program: HighEDGE Alpine Tower, HighEDGE Total Team Challenge Initiative, any LearningEDGE Workshop, BusinessEDGE Coaching
  • Program Length: 1 to 4 Days
  • Group Size: At least 8 participants (up to 120) in small teams of 8-15 members
  • Location: At our facility or yours.  We’ll travel anywhere.

Program design will differ based on group size and program location.

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The InnovativeEDGE

Now more than ever, organizations are being asked to do more with less in volatile and changing environments. The most successful organizations have learned how to embrace the inevitability of change by harnessing their strengths in a proactive strategy of innovation; these organizations are transformational.

The InnovativeEDGE will teach your team the tools to become transformational and will provide the environment to practice risk-taking innovation without the real business consequences. Your team will become aware of its strengths and develop the skills that accompany creative, dynamic solutions and high level performance.

The InnovativeEDGE is great for established teams, new teams or product launches, mergers, organization management groups, and any group looking to become transformational.

  • Recommended Add-on program: HighEDGE Total Team Challenge Initiative, any LearningEDGE Workshops
  • Program Length: 1 to 4 Days
  • Group size: 8-120 participants in small teams of 8-15 members

These programs can be delivered in any location in the country. Program design will differ based on the group size and program location.

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The HighEDGE

Challenges come in many forms and change for every individual and every team. With the HighEDGE, your team will operate in an intense environment with a high level of perceived risk while trained staff maintains a culture of safety. These programs create a powerful shared experience that will facilitate individual growth and the development of a trusting and supportive team dynamic.

The HighEDGE utilizes a state-of-the-art High Challenge Course located at our Prince William campus. Team members can push their own limits or choose to play an essential role by supporting others as the team climbs higher together. All EDGE programs operate under a “Challenge by Choice” philosophy allowing all participants to learn at a challenge level best for them.

The HighEDGE has 2 High Complexes, each providing a unique experience. We will assist you in deciding which one fits best with the needs of your team.

Total Team Challenge Initiative (TTCI)

This “High Ropes” activity creates a simulated organizational environment that will allow your group to apply what they have learned during their program. Teams will focus on communication, making choices, seeing new perspectives, and fostering a supportive environment.

Small groups will move through a series of challenges while in the air, relying on their ground team to collaborate with them and successfully navigate the challenges. The TTCI provides an opportunity for your team to improve noticeably in a short time while transferring learning back to the organization.

The Total Team Challenge Initiative is great for established teams, organization management groups, teams with multiple functioning units, and any group struggling with communication or supporting each other.

  • Recommend as an Add-on to: The CollaborativeEDGE, The LeadershipEDGE, The InnovativeEDGE, any LearningEDGE Workshops
  • Program Length: 2 hours
  • Group size: 16-45 participants

This program must be delivered on our Prince William campus.

Alpine Tower

This “High Ropes” activity allows individuals and partners to experiment and push limits while in a supportive environment created by their team. Your team members will choose from over 50 vertical challenges on the tower. Problem solving skills and self-confidence will be tested in a high stress environment, providing new learning opportunities while creating an exciting and engaging atmosphere for the team as a whole.

The Alpine Tower is great for new teams, established teams, groups in which multiple members play pivotal roles and need support, and any team looking for an exciting shared experience.

  • Recommended as an Add-on to: The EnergizingEDGE, The CollaborativeEDGE, The LeadershipEDGE, The InnovativeEDGE, any LearningEDGE Workshops
  • Program Length: 2 hours
  • Group size: 8-30 participants

This program must be delivered on our Prince William campus.

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