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Lead the Endurance

This highly-simulated experience is based on the incredible survival story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed Antarctic expedition of 1914.  The explorer and his crew of 27 men were trapped on the polar ice for years – creating the greatest leadership story ever.

Participants in the Lead the Endurance program are immersed in an Antarctic adventure, circa 1914. Given the tools and resources available to Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance. Your leaders journey through the expedition, gaining new insight into the integral components of leadership, such as choosing a team, setting the big picture, communicating the big picture, and developing strategies to overcome extreme obstacles.

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Lead the Endurance
Benefits / Outcomes of Lead the Endurance

• Build and create high performing teams
• Communicate the big picture to align their teams
• Confront realities and make the appropriate changes to lead forward
• Maintain morale and engage their teams to enhance results
• Develop individual clarity of personal leadership drivers

You'll get 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

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Pricing Details of Lead the Endurance

Our programs aren’t off the shelf. We customize programs to suit your specific requirements. Call Us Toll Free at 877 453 2762 and talk to one of our facilitators – we don’t have sales people. Or use the handy form below. We’d like to find out about you and your team so we can let you know about customization and our pricing.

Lead the Endurance has been chosen by:
Deloitte 
Awards and Recognition

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

Some of our amazing clients say:

Zahra Hirji

Leadership Development Manager, Deloitte

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!

Dennis Bishop

, Squash Canada

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

Julie Howard

Manager, BDO

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Lead the Endurance

How long does the Lead the Endurance program last?
3 hours minimum and ideally 5-8 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.
How many can participate in the Lead the Endurance program at a time?
We delivered 500 participants for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Managers Conference. This program expands by adding additional coaches which allows you to add additional tables of 6 to 8 participants. Tables can support different languages also. All participants engage and receive the same learning at the same time.
Lead the Endurance seems, well...wildly different! Are you sure my participants won't think they are silly?
Doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, executives and Olympic athletes & coaches say no. The immersive environment and challenge guarantees engagement.
What kind of space do we need for the Lead the Endurance program?
Teams in round tables works best. Avoid boardrooms unless you have one large team like a board – as the table dominates the room and allows very little flexibility. Clients also choose to run Lead the Endurance aboard ships in Chicago, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Montreal, and Toronto.
Can Lead the Endurance activities accommodate those with disabilities?
Yes. Learn2 have achieved results with the Special Olympians, the Deaf Blind Coalition and Paraplegic Association.
How much does the Lead the Endurance activity cost?
Investments vary, based on the number of participants, travel, etc. Many clients are shy about sharing their budget, but we will work within your budget to provide you with a program that will meet your needs. A smaller budget may mean there are fewer bells and whistles, but you can still get a big bang for your buck! We won’t leave you out in the cold.