From the wilderness to the workplace—Creating high-performing teams and leaders
It’s been proven, that organizations that invest in creating high-performance teams are more successful and retain strong talent longer. By building lasting relationships, learning to effectively communicate, and developing problem-solving skills, employees feel energized in their roles and produce better results.
At Outward Bound, we understand the importance of fostering these skills in the workplace and have been helping professional cultures, teams and leaders be more collaborative, engaged, and united for more than 50 years.
Outward Bound Professional will develop the hidden potential of your organization by:
Increasing the leadership capacity
Building high-performance teams
Strengthening your bench of leadership talent
Accelerating the induction of new employees
Facilitating strategic alignment
Leading change and innovation
Improving internal communication skills
Inspiring participants to achieve the seemingly impossible
HOW WE DO IT
First: We Assess Your Team
Since no two organizations are the same, we use a combination of objective and subjective measures to understand your group’s strengths and challenges. Interviews with team members help to baseline your team’s self-perception and provide insights into strengths and areas of opportunity.
Then: We Deliver a Customized Experience
Guided by your group's assessment, we customize programs that engage your team in physical, cognitive, and strategic challenges to mimic circumstances and behaviors found in your workplace. Our programs are consequential: impact occurs because learning is rooted at a deep level, allowing for breakthrough moments of personal and team discovery.
Finally: We Reinforce the Learning
Our work doesn’t end when your team removes their gear. Outward Bound Professional will help you apply and reinforce the lessons learned by your team to bring the greatest possible gains to the workplace.
LESS TEACHING, MORE LEARNING
Our custom programs can occur practically anywhere, at any time of year:
On-site. We come to you. Programs can be delivered in one of your conference rooms or corporate spaces, outside your facility, or at a community space in your area.
At a Conference Center or Resort. We can design a program around your scheduled offsite meeting at a conference center or resort, and/or recommend an ideal venue for an impactful experience.
In the Wilderness or at an Outward Bound Base Camp. We bring teams and organizations together in some of the most beautiful wilderness locations in the southeast. These shared experiences inspire self-discovery and forge bonds that last a lifetime.
TEAMWORK STARTS NOW
Tell us about your group’s needs and objectives, and we will custom design an itinerary to best achieve your goals. Whether at a retreat center or in the wilderness, on a ropes course or in a park, each member of your team will learn to resolve conflict effectively, better manage time, and become more conscientious leaders—all skills they’ll take back to the workplace for lasting, positive change.
North Carolina Outward Bound School is a registered 501(c)(3). Contributions are therefore tax-deductible to the full extent provided by the law. Financial information about North Carolina Outward Bound School is available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 733-4150.