Summit’s team building programs seek to find the perfect intersection of fun, adventure and shared experience, with an eye toward lasting results. Ideal for large groups and small, our programs can be a perfect energizer during a conference, a great kick off to a training day or a maintenance session to help keep your team on track.
Niagara Falls Adventure Quest
The Niagara Falls Adventure Quest combines a fully facilitated scavenger hunt with popular Clifton Hill attractions, photos, interactive team initiatives, and a dose of competition to create an exhilarating team building experience that takes in the incredible sights and sounds of Niagara Falls.
Put Your Chef Hat On!
This highly competitive food adventure will challenge teams to create the ultimate culinary masterpiece to market and present to a panel of judges. A great kick-off to a conference, a pre-dinner event, or anywhere you want to add some fun to your agenda. Breakfast and dessert options are also available.
Niagara Falls Quest
Unscramble word and photo clues that will take your team throughout the incredible Niagara Falls area. Unite team members to problem solve, work towards a common goal, participate in interactive team initiatives, and compete to solve as many clue locations as possible in a limited amount of time.
Summit’s president Scott Kress climbed Everest in a year that presented climbers with more obstacles than ever before. Breathtaking photos and videos will take your team from basecamp to the highest point on the planet. Along the way, they must work together to overcome a series of challenges – no one gets to the top alone. It takes a team.
Sometimes the best indicator of an organization’s success lies beyond the bottom line and can be measured by the impact it has on the community in which it operates. Through a series of competitive challenges, teams will earn and assemble elements of a prosthetic leg destined for one of our global neighbours.
Survive Or Thrive
Through demanding team challenges, this program will identify key elements that separate teams who simply survive from those who consistently thrive. Add to this an element of Corporate Social Responsibility and you have the makings of a truly meaningful team experience.
The Juggling Act
Even if you’re not ready to juggle for the circus, learning a new skill always increases your brainpower and a bunch of novice jugglers adds a pretty fun element to the learning process. Picking up a few coaching skills along the way will have you and your team learning a new skill together in a surprisingly short amount of time.
The Art Of Team
Get that creative edge as your team produces a mosaic of collaborative artistic masterpieces. Each team member contributes unique ideas and brushstrokes. This program concludes with a stroll through the interactive Art Gallery that allows members to gain appreciation for the diverse perspectives within the team!
What would you do if you crash landed in the middle of the desert? Imagine you have only a few salvageable items that can either help or hinder your chance for survival. Now imagine you have a team to help you with those choices. See if your team has what it takes to get everyone back to safety.
Niagara Falls Culinary Challenge
Searching for a model of brilliant teamwork in action? Look no further than the kitchen of a great restaurant or the wineries of Niagara. Chefs practice communication, prioritizing, adaptability and improvisation everyday. Now your corporate team can harness and hone all of these skills by participating in The Falls Avenue Culinary Challenge
What’s the sweetest part of being on Falls Avenue? The famous Hershey’s Chocolate World of course! Your corporate team can satisfy its sweet tooth while gathering resources to build the ultimate Niagara Falls Decadent Delight!
The Mystery Wine Challenge
Experience the fun of wine tasting and build your team at the same time in this competitive event! Following a brief wine appreciation seminar, teams must succeed in a series of ‘spirited’ challenges, including the application of their new-found knowledge, to solve the mystery.
Training & Development Workshops
Summit training workshops start off experientially to demonstrate the exhilaration found in great teamwork, followed by an understanding of how and why it is essential to focus on team performance. Then, using easy to apply tools and strategies, we teach teams how to gain commitment, build trust, communicate effectively and, of course, get results.
High Performance Teamwork
Do you have a newly formed team or one that is simply looking for a tune-up? In this session you will experience high performance teamwork, understand its value and know how to intentionally achieve it at work.
Developing effective leaders is a deliberate and ongoing process. This program will inspire participants to set a compelling personal leadership vision, help them to assess their current reality and give them the tools they need for success.
Much of a person’s success is based on their ability to be in touch with, monitor, and effectively manage their responses to a variety of interpersonal interactions. Understanding where we have healthy, under-functioning or even over-functioning qualities in various EI scales is the first step in becoming a more effective leader.
Myers-Briggs® Type Indicator
Do you have differences that split your team? Do you find that you communicate quite easily with some people and have to make a real effort with others? We all have different personality styles that create these situations. Understanding your personal type and the types of others is critical in driving effective interpersonal interactions.
Overcoming Five Team Dysfunctions
Building an effective team takes commitment and a deliberate, thoughtful approach from everyone involved. This workshop, based on the elegant and simple model described by author Patrick Lencioni provides an excellent framework for developing a high performance team.
Is your team struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of change? In this workshop, we explore the link between our need for innovation and the challenge of coping with the natural responses change inevitably causes.
Motivational Speaker: Scott Kress
When Scott engages his audiences with his audacious tales from his Everest climb or his trek across Antarctica to the South Pole, you will be entertained and captivated by his experiences. Challenge and change were abundant, the goals were big, and perseverance and grit to overcome adversity were needed. Scott seamlessly ties his stories into reaching professional and personal goals. The tools he used to find success in his adventures are relevant for teams to achieve high performance in the workplace. Scott wears three hats in his inspiring keynotes; international adventurer and guide, inspiring storyteller, and leadership and team training facilitator with 20+ years experience and education.
Learning In Thin Air Keynote
Scott is the 51st Canadian to summit Mount Everest and the 18th Canadian to climb the 7 Summits.
When Scott engages his audiences with his audacious tales from his Everest climb where challenge and change were abundant, he seamlessly ties the stories into reaching professional and personal goals. Scott’s high energy and passionate delivery demonstrates that the tools he used to find success in the mountains are relevant for teams to achieve high performance in the workplace.
Achieve The Outrageous Keynote
Are you striving to achieve a big goal? As Scott Kress was skiing with his team 1000km unsupported across Antarctica to the South Pole, he was thinking to himself, “this is pretty outrageous”.
In this engaging and insightful presentation, you will learn all about trekking to the South Pole, but more importantly the 7 lessons that Scott used to achieve this outrageous feat which include insights into goal setting, overcoming adversity, perseverance, and so much more.
Take either one of Scott’s two keynotes and turn a one way presentation into an interactive workshop.
After consultation regarding your group’s learning goals, Scott will share one of his keynotes. Along the way, Scott will stop the story and allow for small group discussions and deeper learning on various leadership models and questions based on the most relevant leadership topics and challenges your team faces. Personal action plans help to further the learning.
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