Chesapeake Bay Sea Kayaking & Environmental Leadership

COURSE OVERVIEW The Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the nation, is the meeting point where 400 rivers, creeks and streams spanning from NY to VA all travel to the Atlantic Ocean.  It boasts 4,600 miles of tidal shoreline perfect for kayaking. Settled by the Powhatan Indians and first explored by Captain John Smith in… READ MORE >

Peer Leadership: Backpacking & Rock Climbing

No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way. Build… READ MORE >

For Professionals: Collaboration

Use Cases: Forming work groups Inter-departmental work Disrupting siloed work cultures Integrating new managers Outcomes: Experience first-hand success and failure based on team process Use group models to reflect and redirect group process and efficiency Success with varied conflict management models. Expanded emotional and self-awareness skills. Cross-functional community built through shared challenge and accomplishment. Strengthened… READ MORE >

For Professionals: Communication

Use Cases: Remote teams working together Highly interdependent office cultures New employee cohorts Outcomes: Evolved understanding colleagues’ individual communication styles. Techniques for giving and receiving feedback. Exposure to new communication approaches. Improved communication skills through various approaches. Cross-functional community built through shared challenge and accomplishment. Strengthened relationships based on earned trust and enhanced empathy. LEAKIN… READ MORE >

For Professionals: Problem-Solving

Use Cases: Teams responsible for planning and execution of workflow. Building creative problem solving for client work. Teams seeking to improve design thinking and decision-making resilience. Outcomes: Group success with varied problem-solving methods and models. Enhanced problem-solving skills personally and organizationally. Deeper understanding of teammate’s individual strengths for use in addressing future challenges. Identify and… READ MORE >

Peer Leadership: Service Learning Urban Expedition

This unique expedition takes students to the streets. We teach groups how to navigate the city by foot and public transportation while providing challenges focused on team building and cultural experiences. Our goal is to show students sides of the city that are often overlooked. On urban expeditions, participants explore the rich cultural, historical, and… READ MORE >

Peer Leadership: Canoeing

No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way. Build… READ MORE >

Peer Leadership: Sea Kayaking

More than simply a technical skills course, this sea kayaking expedition offers the chance to grow as an individual and as a leader. Explore the Chesapeake Bay from the hull of a kayak. With every stroke, work as a group to overcome expedition challenges, develop a greater belief in yourself and your crew and learn… READ MORE >