Real World Skills #3
For the past few weeks, we’ve shared about some skills participants may not realize they are taking back to the “real world” at the end of a Challenge Discovery program. Groups come to Challenge Discovery for a field trip or corporate event and go through our high ropes course in Richmond, Virginia, and we hope to send them home with some takeaways about team building. If you haven’t had a chance, check out our last two posts with insights about “Helpful Feedback” and “Thinking Outside of the Box.” For our third and final week of this blog series, we are going to explore “Confidence in Others.”
3. Confidence in Others
When people think about improving confidence on our challenge course at the University of Richmond, they often think of gaining confidence themselves, reaching outside their comfort zone, and having the sureness to be successful. What we don’t often identify, however, is that this process is also helping to build confidence in others at the same time.
At Challenge Discovery, groups must learn to lean on each other (literally and metaphorically) in order to be successful. As they progress through different group initiatives on the ground and in the high ropes course, they begin to place more and more trust in each other and build a level of reliance in what their team members say and how they will uphold their words with actions.
This is our third and final post about the real world skills that can be learned on a challenge course. If you missed our first two posts about “Helpful Feedback” and “Thinking Outside of the Box,” check them out.
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