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Eagle Glider Construction Challenge

It will be clear which teams elevate their performance to meet the Eagle Glider Construction Challenge requirements. Success will be a byproduct of great communication, effective leadership, innovative approaches, creative marketing and, of course, a team's ability to FLY!

  • Eagle Glider Contruction Challenge
  • Eagle Glider Contruction Challenge
  • Eagle Glider Contruction Challenge

With this program, you will

  • Challenge groups to adapt
  • Simulate business as it translates to real life
  • Emphasize great leadership
  • Engage every person on your team
  • Deliver team building people will enjoy
  • Celebrate diversity and all skill levels
  • Positively impact your bottom line

The Eagle Glider Construction Challenge is an extremely entertaining and dynamic event for groups of all sizes. People are swept away with enthusiasm as the program progresses. Each person will have a chance to shine while they complete a ongoing selection of challenges as their team's glider is built. Groups need not be industrial design engineers or rocket scientists to do well with this challenge - just willing to play a little bit and take action decisively. The key themes this event focuses on are communication, collaborative presentation skills, teamwork, problem-solving, and strategy.

Event Overview & Features

Participants will be divided into groups of 3-6 people per team for this event. Teams will be responsible for designing, building and testing a functional glider made entirely out of simple raw materials that will be provided. Awards will be presented in a fun and humorous wrap-up after the gliders have soared……or NOT!

Once the glider is built, it will be evaluated in a number of areas including presentation, design, advertising/marketing, cohesiveness and finally, functionality. This means that each team will be launching their glider into our testing facility during the measured distance challenge. Winning the distance title will not guarantee the overall win, but it will be a big factor.

Quick Facts to Know

  • Activity Level: Low

  • Event Duration: 3-4 Hours

  • Group Size: 25-2000+

  • Best Venue: A mix of indoor and outdoor space

  • Seasonal: Year round

  • Your Group

    Corporate Explorer Training's team building education programs are ideal for any group looking for a program that marries fun and playful activities with solid skills development and training. It is the best of both worlds, your people participate enthusiastically AND your organization benefits from the training.

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    Watch the final flight of the Eagle Glider Construction Challenge in Montreal, Quebec.

    Watch the teams go head to head at an Eagle Glider Construction Challenge event in Whistler, BC.

    Recent Feedback

    "I really like how you set the stage with the mini exercises (setting up the successes and how do we become successful and the exercise in trusting your partner) before we started the Glider builds. We liked working with individuals we may not work with much in our office environment, understanding and utilizing everyone's skills weak or strong."

    - Ethier

    "Very well put together event. Our ENTIRE group participated, laughed, and had fun. It worked well for a diverse group like ours. The team was very accommodating and worked within our venue."

    - NWR Partnerships

    "The facilitator, Joe Britto, was AMAZING! Simply the best - very engaging, and super fun! The facilitator was well versed, and he was super organized. He did well with time management and also kept the people who had to wait entertained by playing extra team building games while they waited."

    - Goldcorp Inc.

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    How the program works

    During the course of the event, teams will have to deal with several curve balls that are not uncommon in the real world, such as, project modifications, staff changes, etc. At the end of the building process, teams will put together a group presentation that will highlight their accomplishments and ‘sell’ their glider to the customer. The event lasts between 3-4 hours with some flexibility depending on venue and desired skills focus.

    Following the testing phase, there will be a facilitated debriefing session where the events will be dissected according to the concepts that were learned. This review will be invaluable to knowledge retention following the event. Participants will also have the chance to share what they observed and learned.

    Finally, there will be an awards presentation where each team will be recognized for any outstanding elements of their project, and the coveted Eagle Glider Contract will also be given to the winning team. Watch the video:

    Your Investment Includes

    • Full-service Eagle Glider Construction Challenge Event Package
    • Complete pre-event communication including liaising with venue
    • Event-day organization and coordination
    • On-site professional Facilitator and friendly Event Hosts
    • All materials, equipment and props for program activities
    • Post-event review and summary of lessons and concepts
    • Team recognition and awards presentation
    • Delivery, set up, management and break down of event

    Event investment levels

    Pricing for premium, full-service training programs like this one depends on factors such as your group size and preferred event location. For the majority of groups we work with, pricing ranges from $150 to $250 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $6,300+. For larger groups we’ll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.

    Contact us for a fast and personalized proposal that addresses your program specifics, group dynamics, objectives and budget.

    Alternatives at other investment levels

    If it turns out the solution you had in mind initially is not a good fit, we’ll explore together with you to find one that is. We have popular alternatives at other investment levels.

    What's next?

    Give us a call at 1-800-565-8735 or email one of our learning and development specialists at info@canadianoutback.com, who will work with you to find solutions based on your event specifics, group dynamics, objectives, and budget.

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