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LEAD THE ENDURANCE: LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
PROVEN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
OVER 4000 PARTICIPANTS HAVE EXPERIENCED OUR LEAD THE ENDURANCE: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. MORE THAN 95% WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PROGRAM TO A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE.
PRACTICE THE CORE ELEMENTS OF LEADERSHIP
Typically, companies are not capable of creating leaders and efforts to “teach” leadership often fall short. Rapid leadership development requires insight and practice in actual situations. Our Lead the Endurance leadership development program has helped countless companies instill the core elements of leadership into employees. Your team will learn and practice the extraordinary leadership traits of Sir Ernest Shackleton, resulting in increased workplace engagement, improved morale and bankable assets.
EXPERIENCE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES ABOARD THE ENDURANCE
Experience The Greatest Leadership Challenge in The History of Humankind – Join Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary expedition as the crew aboard the Endurance, stranded in the harshest environment on earth during this one-of-a-kind employee development program.
THE HISTORY OF ERNEST SHACKLETON AND THE ENDURANCE
This leadership development program is based on true events and over 100 years of history. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew set sail aboard the Endurance to voyage from England to Antarctica. Encountering ice in the Weddell Sea, also known as the harshest waters in the world, the Endurance pressed on to Antarctica, eventually getting stuck in the ice.
Despite efforts to free the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew spent 10 months stuck in the frozen water, with morale and spirits kept up by their leader. Through Shackleton’s exceptional leadership, his crew remained optimistic and hard working, despite the harsh conditions. Eventually, after more than 2 years, he led them to safety using life rafts. The ship was ultimately lost to the cold waters amidst the thick ice in the Antarctic.
FINDING THE ENDURANCE
Almost as a testament to incredible leadership and communication, the Endurance was found over 100 years later in March 2022. With this ship found, we can more greatly appreciate the tenacity and enduring commitment Shackleton had to his crew and learn his leadership traits to build great teams today.
A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DESIGNED TO DEEPLY ENGAGE LEADERS AND HIGH POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES
History comes alive in this immersive leadership experience. Captains and their crew will learn effective communication and enhanced leadership using the same techniques that Sir Ernest Shackleton used to lead his crew to safety over 100 years ago. Designed to deeply engage leaders in an exploration of their personal leadership, Lead the Endurance™ refines your leaders’ ability to recognize and share insights about leading themselves, their teams, and the organization as a whole.
A UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY TO IMPROVE LEADERSHIP
Experience the cold darkness of Antarctica first-hand, and understand the leadership required to overcome such a profound challenge as surviving the harshest climate on earth! In this leadership development workshop, the teams face the harsh circumstances along with Sir Ernest Shackleton, complete with lanterns, videos, seal, and penguin meat, as part of the Lead the Endurance leadership challenge.
LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LEADER
With Learn2 and Lead the Endurance, your leaders and teams participate in ways that stretch them to think outside the box in unique situations that challenge them to learn and what it means to be a leader. Your team is called upon to lead, work together and solve unsolvable problems differently while identifying and practicing leadership roles. Your employees return to your company ready to give results and make an impact.
FEATURES OF THE LEAD THE ENDURANCE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
- Best Practice Learning Design: Engaging participant-centered exercises designed to focus today’s learners. No lectures!
- Certified Program Leader(s): You receive facilitator(s) skilled in connecting the experience to your work environment
- Simulation: One of the unique and exciting features of this leadership development program is the ability for leaders to see the big picture, while learning how to properly communicate it and avoid obstacles. This interactive team challenge is a fun and insightful way for the team to test their ability to apply what they learned back at work
- Full immersion through visuals, auditory cues, and supplies. Be prepared to experience the elements aboard the Endurance as Sir Ernest Shackleton did with his team
- Available in for in-person, hybrid and virtual delivery
57% of projects fail due to communication breakdowns. Ensure your team maintains effective communication while developing leaders with Lead the Endurance.
FULLY IMMERSIVE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
With our program, you can choose to add Impact Coaching to your leadership experience.
At Learn2, we stay with your company after the leadership challenge has been completed to track the results of your organization’s implementation of your new skill set.
By tracking your investment, your leaders and team will efficiently leverage communication to solve problems and collaborate on company objectives. They will design impact statements and form triad accountability groups to hold them accountable for the results. The best part is that – your new leadership strategies can be measured as an ROI for the company, providing direct evidence of the value of learning and development training.
Lead the Endurance – A Leadership and Team Experience that elevates your team to a Whole New Level
UNCOVER LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
The Lead the Endurance leadership development workshop helps uncover leadership potential in your team and immediately enriches existing leadership skills such as:
- priority creation
- resource allocation
- long-term thinking
- the ability to see the big picture
Your team has never had a leadership development experience like this.
Strong Companies Start with Strong Teams.
WHAT YOU GET
Ask better quality questions to get better results
“Yes, and…” Circles
Engage your team to collaborate quickly
A to Z Meetings
Practice contributing to meetings to achieve the desired outcome
Build best practice implementation guides to enable everyone to take action
Transcribe the inputs within 48 hours to share
Full immersion makes remembering faster and easier
Find out your Natural Approach and how you impact others
Let the learning begin earlier
Gain traction across your organization as everyone starts talking about your program
This program includes videos and images to deepen learning
Your leaders and teams can apply this learning to anything
Your pocket career coach guides you through valuable Career Conversations
FAQ’S FOR LEAD THE ENDURANCE: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
WHAT NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS BEST FOR THE LEAD THE ENDURANCE PROGRAM?
We can accommodate any size group from 2 to 1000+. In most situations, the more the better. This improves the diversity of perspective. And since we parallel process most of the time, you can achieve 10-20x the outcomes at the same time with a larger group. You would get a master facilitator for groups over 100. For Learn2, large groups start at 500.
We are able to deliver this program in-person or virtually.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU OFFER FOR THIS LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE IN?
Our Lead the Endurance leadership challenge is available in English, French (Quebecois, Acadian, and Parisian), and Spanish. When identified during the initial company needs assessment we can also facilitate in multiple languages within the workshop.
HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR THE LEAD THE ENDURANCE EXPERIENCE?
HOW DO YOU CUSTOMIZE THIS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP TO MEET OUR TEAM’S UNIQUE NEEDS?
We conduct a thorough needs assessment based on your business goals and people outcomes. Next, we prepare a recommended blueprint for your leadership development experience. We are willing to tailor every imaginable aspect of the challenge to fit your unique needs. It is important that your facilitator uses your language and become an extension of your team to reinforce all your past professional training investments.
INVESTMENT & PRICING
WHAT WILL LEAD THE ENDURANCE COST?
There are many factors at play in determining the overall cost of running this program. We factor in the number of sessions, the number of participants, the length of session to achieve the desired outcomes, and the facilitator you choose. It also depends on the amount of work you and your people do versus us and our team. Contact us for a free consultation and we can determine what you need to best achieve your desired outcomes.
I WANT TO MAKE THIS THE MOST UNIQUE AND MEMORABLE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE. WHAT VENUES WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?
We have had great success with many clients choosing maritime museums as a backdrop for this wonderfully engaging program. If you are looking to customize the experience without additional location costs, we have also created arctic environments right in the boardroom for past clients.
Air conditioning is blasted the day before the event to create sub-zero temperature and a chill experience your team is not soon to forget. If Mother Nature is feeling cooperative, we are not averse to throwing open the windows and letting the weather play along. One of our most memorable sessions was run in the middle of blizzard! We are willing to work with you to maximize this experience for your team on your terms!
WHAT IS THE RUNNING TIME FOR THIS LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?
As with most elements of our leadership training programs, we can tailor the length of the challenge to meet your needs. Officially, we recommend 3 hours minimum for Lead the Endurance and ideally 5 to 6+ hours as a stand-alone program. Learn2 designs all experiences to be modular so most can fit your timeframe or expand with additional learning and application when you add time.
WILL YOU TRAVEL TO MY LOCATION TO RUN THE LEAD THE ENDURANCE WORKSHOP? ARE TRAVEL COSTS INCLUDED?
Yes, we travel to any location/venue/city of your choosing to facilitate the program. Travel expenses are in addition to the leadership challenge facilitation fees and vary depending on the specific travel requirements.
WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO SUSTAIN AND AMPLIFY AFTER THE LEAD THE ENDURANCE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE?
Your facilitator meets with you after the program for your results meeting to review the outcomes for the day. During the results meeting you and your facilitator generate additional opportunities to amplify and sustain the learning. Participants receive access to post-experience videos to reinforce the main learning concepts. Your team can immediately apply their new leadership skills to their current business challenges and goals.
WHAT INCENTIVES DO YOU HAVE FOR PURCHASING MULTIPLE EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS?
92+% of our work comes from existing and past participants who refer us. Our clients prefer to achieve actual business goals and apply their learning during LIVE sessions. Their feedback is clear: one-offs rarely work and smart commitments over time always prove to achieve better ROI. We listened and are happy to now offer clients the option of a Smart Buyer’s Card, which gets you 4 live sessions for the investment of 3.
HOW DOES THE LEAD THE ENDURANCE OFFER CONTINUED IMPACT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Our clients have found that learning is the best way to transform their business results. We’ve seen our smart buyers experience dramatic increases in their business numbers. To make business results happen you have to advise what numbers you want to move, then we build a unique leadership development plan to make that happen for your team. The clearer you are with the business goals you wish to achieve, the better our design and the greater your impact.
CAN WE BUY THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO FACILITATE THIS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?
Yes. You can get certified to facilitate the program in your company or in a specific geography.