Lead the Endurance – Leadership Development

Program Awards:

Over 4000 Participants Have Experienced Lead the Endurance. More than 95% Would Recommend This Program to a Friend or Colleague.

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 program has helped countless companies instill the core elements of leadership into employees, resulting in increased engagement, improved morale and bankable assets.

This highly-memorable simulation experience is based on the incredible survival story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic expedition.  The explorer and his crew of 27 men were trapped on the polar ice for years – creating the greatest leadership story ever! Complete with lanterns, inventory lists and a constant stream of new developments in the plot, teams are immersed in an Antarctic adventure, circa 1914, where they will face challenges that force them into high speed and complex decision-making processes.

Lead the Endurance helps uncover leadership potential in your team and immediately enriches existing leadership skills such as delegation, priority creation, resource allocation, long-term thinking and the ability to see the big picture. Your team has never had a leadership development experience like this.

Program results

Interactive Learning Lessons that your team starts applying right away
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 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
Worksheets, Templates, Tools, & Checklists: Created by your team or for your team to reinforce learning and application
Full immersion through visuals, auditory cues, and supplies. Be prepared to experience the elements as Sir Ernest Shackleton did with his team
Full immersion through visuals, auditory cues, and supplies. Be prepared to experience the elements as Sir Ernest Shackleton did with his team
A Design Call with Program Leaders to identify reinforcement opportunities
A Road Map to see what your team needs next


We got to where we needed to go, together, with unanimity. What I learned here applies to every aspect of my life.

Dennis Bishop
, Squash Canada

Learn2 did a fantastic job at connecting the Shackleton experience to the work environment. It was a great example of what kind of leadership qualities are required to lead a team. Truly amazing!

Zahra Hirji
Leadership Development Manager, Deloitte

The session was delivered in a unique and interactive way which kept the day as a continual learning experience.

Julie Howard
Manager, BDO





Our programs are available in English, French (Quebecois, Acadian, and Parisian), and Spanish. When identified during the initial needs assessment we can also facilitate in multiple languages within the same 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 conduct a thorough needs assessment based on your business goals and people outcomes. Next, we prepare a recommended blueprint for your program. We are willing to tailor every imaginable aspect of the program 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 training investments.
Full steam ahead! Give us a call, toll free at 1(877) 453-2762 x299 or email us at Info@Learn2.com and we’ll confirm availability for dates of your choosing.


Great question. 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. It is definitely worth a conversation with one of our facilitators – we DO NOT have sales people so don’t worry about getting sold. Many clients are shy about sharing their budget, and we work within budgets to provide you with a program that still meets your team’s unique needs. A smaller budget may mean there are fewer bells and whistles, and you can still get a big bang for your buck! Contact us for free at 1(877) 453-2762 x299 for a free consultation and we can determine what you need to best achieve your desired outcomes. Or email us at Info@Learn2.com.
As with most elements of our program, we can tailor the length of the facilitation 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.
Yes, we travel to any location/venue/city of your choosing to facilitate the program. Travel expenses are in addition to the program facilitation fees and vary depending on the specific travel requirements.
Yes, this program can absolutely be offered on location! 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 adverse 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!


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.
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 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.
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 learning to their current business challenges and goals.
We keep getting asked this question. Yes. You can get certified to facilitate the program in your company or in a specific geography.