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Program Progression

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Roles and Goals
  • Map, compass and pace training
  • Orienteering
  • Scoring
  • Debrief

Nuts & Bolts

  • 3–3.5 hours
  • Outdoor
  • Team size of 3-4; group size of up to 100
  • Medium to high fitness suggested
  • Site specific: wilderness park area mapped for orienteering

Team Orienteering

Explore some of the preeminent forest preserves and state parks in the U.S. while working as a collective force to achieve a common goal. Teams learn topographical map reading, compass reading and distance pacing to successfully navigate an orienteering course. In order to compete effectively, each person takes on a distinct role, and must work in tandem with the other members in order to locate the hidden control markers.

Team Orienteering is especially powerful for work groups that must tightly integrate different types of expertise in order to reach their business goals. Some groups choose to swap roles so that participants can practice coaching each other on new skills.

Benefits

  • Increases participants’ levels of trust and personal confidence as they depend on each other’s newly acquired expertise.
  • Requires different kinds of intelligence than those commonly accessed in the workplace; for example, being able to read maps, having a strong sense of direction, understanding spatial relationships.
  • Provides a great setting for small teams to practice communication skills like active listening and feedback.

Printable Sample Agenda

Blend with Corporate Training

To further enhance the value of this adventure, try combining it with one of our corporate training workshops like Conflict Resolution or Stages of Team Development.

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    • Introduction and Overview
    • Roles and Goals
    • Map, compass and pace training
    • Orienteering
    • Scoring
    • Debrief

    Nuts & Bolts

    • 3–3.5 hours
    • Outdoor
    • Team size of 3-4; group size of up to 100
    • Medium to high fitness suggested
    • Site specific: wilderness park area mapped for orienteering
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    Combining compass and topo map new expertise
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    What can't this guy do?
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    That control marker is out here somewhere
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    Teamwork
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    We are definitely going in the right direction
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    We are here
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    Great day for hiking
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    It’s a race to the finish!
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    The Red Team rules
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    The wilderness calls