Team Building

Team Development and Team Building Unique Events in Calgary Alberta

Sure, paintball is a good time and all, but where is the application? How is your company benefiting long term from a typical team building and development day?

One of the biggest challenges in business today is to lead teams to success. With our objectively driven and fun programs, you will see results immediately. What you learn is important, however, what you remember is priceless. Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes participants to remember the training far longer than if sitting in ‘just‐another‐classroom’. Our best memories are not from a classroom, are they?

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOARDROOM

Our Certified Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) program takes your employees out of the regular ‘classroom’ setting and ratchets up their critical skills and competency at each leader-level though horse/human interaction. Participants leave with a solid toolkit for success, memories that will remain and improved morale, which translates into improved productivity.

This is an interactive team and leadership development program with irrefutable results. Sort out the qualities of your employees by putting the horse in the middle of your team. Horses reveal the hidden dynamics of teams so that they can be effectively managed. The horse can discern and give honest feedback as they know no other way.

Much like horses, we look for strong leadership. Mutual trust and respect is only given and reciprocated once there is a strong leader to follow. Using horses as a corporate team building tool can give your business leaders the chance to learn how to be authentic leaders; leaders who people will follow and trust.

It has been proven that the more senses that are engaged, the greater the likelihood that new learning will be retained. What you learn is important however, what you remember is priceless. Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes the attendee to remember the training far longer than if sitting in ‘just‐another‐classroom’.

If you want the same results keep doing what you are doing. If you are looking for substantial results and change, then you have found the organization to bring about the change your leaders and teams need to take your company to that next level of profits.

Participation, retention, fun and oh yeah…. a horse!  

There are always three main attributes to a successful employee; knowledge, skills and experience. Knowledge can be memorized, experience is gained over time ‐ but SKILLS are the foundation of learning to be able to utilize the knowledge and experience any employee has gained.

At the most basic level of all skills are interpersonal communications skills, which also tend to be the most lacking in today’s corporate environment. Horses reveal the hidden interpersonal dynamics of your team. Course activities are designed to facilitate problem solving that encourages individuals to work cohesively as a team for positive results. This unique style of horse/human interaction is an effective approach to team building and leadership development and is a powerful metaphor for the work environment.

LEARN MORE ABOUT EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING HERE

LASTING CHANGE BECAUSE YOU CAN’T FOOL THE TEACHER!

Our one of a kind, BuildingBlock™ Certified Equine-Assisted Learning Program© will teach your group how four-legged teachers assist participants in learning the power and strength of non-verbal communication and change within themselves. This is a powerful journey of teaching, learning and understanding. This is NOT just a fun day out, well, it is still fun, but it is a skill building session that will give you an increase in profits.  We can help you make sure you have the right people in the right positions.

FUN + HANDS ON LEARNING = CHANGE

  • Immediate change through experiential learning

  • Objective and outcomes tailored to your organization

  • Itemization of the issues facing the company

  • Solid understanding of who is in your team and how to effectively work together

  • Great leadership comes with being a great communicator

  • Horses reveal the hidden dynamics of your leaders and teams

WHY WILL THIS PROGRAM WORK OVER OTHERS WE HAVE TRIED?

We are one of a kind. We are different. We are unique and we are fun. We have research backing our programs with proven results and outcomes your organization is looking for. The same actions brings the same results. If you want substantial results, then you have found the organization to bring about the change your leaders and teams need to take your company to that next level of profits.


WHAT GROUP SIZES DO YOU WORK WITH?

As small as 6 and to a maximum of 12.


DO I NEED EXPERIENCE WITH HORSES?

Absolutely not. Our program does not require you to ride a horse so no prior experience is necessary. We inform every group of the rules and safety precautions to take around the animals and the arena. We always put safety first and we can accommodate everyone’s different comfort levels around the horses.


WHAT IF I’M SCARED OR DON’T LIKE HORSES?

No worries! If you aren’t being pushed out of your comfort zone, you aren’t learning. This is an opportunity to overcome your fears or preconceived notions. Some of the people who have attended our workshops have started out petrified, but by the end of the program, they have all learned more about themselves and overcome their fear.

DO WE RIDE THE HORSES?

No. All of our work is out of the saddle. You will work along side the horses as part of your team for the best and true reaction of the horse and the most beneficial way of learning for you. This way the horse can be it’s true self and not be “on the job”


DO I NEED CERTAIN CLOTHING?

Although chaps and a pair of cowboy boots aren’t required, we do have certain safety requirements when it comes to your clothing. Simple things like closed toe shoes and dressing in clothes that you are ok with getting a little dusty. We will give you a full list of these safety measures, of course.

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes we carry extensive insurance for ourselves and those who attend our course.


I’M ALLERGIC 

Knowing is half the battle! Just be sure to take an allergy pill before you come.