After a wonderful summer vacation, the teachers of Sundre High School are back to work – inspiring and empowering students! What a better way to kick off their school year than a half day ground elements teambuilding program with NexLevel Challenge and a half day of internal planning sessions at the beautiful Red Lodge Guest Ranch meeting facility. Thank you for joining us Sundre High and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
“The entire staff from Sundre High School and Sundre Learning Centre took part in team building and problem solving challenges, that opened our eyes to different group dynamics and problem solving techniques. It was amazing to see everyone take on leadership roles in the different activities, and to benefit from the facilitators probing questions during the debrief sessions after each task. The challenges were thought provoking and required a total group effort to succeed. Our staff came away energized and ready to work together to meet our common goals.”
- Scott Saunders, Vice-Principal
Sundre High School – Sundre Learning Centre
NexLevel Challenge welcomes the incoming Olds College RA’s for the 2012-13 school year!!
Today’s experience will be one I will always remember. I pushed myself beyond what I thought possible, far from my comfort zone. What I conquered today will help me to succeed in tough situations in everyday life.
- Theresa B. – RA
Great team bonding challenge; highly recommended to any group that works together.
- Taylor K. – RA
Of all the’bonding or experiential learning’ seminars and activities I have attended, this was the most beneficial. These activities have similar goals but more hands-on/independent learning. I had an amazing time and would be thrilled to attend again.
- Nikki S. – RA
BNI Integrity is a referral marketing organization comprised of members who are committed to building their businesses through Relationships, Engagement, Accountability and Trust.
At NexLevel Challenge, it is evident when a group is part of a strong and intentional culture such as with BNI – teamwork is apparant from the beginning and this teamwork supports their success throughout the challenges.
Special thanks to BNI Director Bonnie Dyck for joining us and demonstrating her commitment to BNI Integrity. Not being a member of the Chapter herself, Bonnie didn’t have an existing relationship with the members before the event. As Bonnie said afterwards, “Every Chapter in BNI has to do this – I am so glad I got the chance to share this experience with these Chapter members!”
We enjoyed having Integrity at the course and look forward to welcoming other BNI Southern Alberta Chapters to NexLevel. Perhaps a Challenge between all the Chapters will be on the agenda for Spring 2013?!?!
A dynamic group focusing on problem solving, communication and accountability.
NexLevel Challenge has partnered with Omada Team Building from Vancouver. Jamie Barrie from Omada brought the employees from TNT Supermarkets to experience our NexLevel Challenge course and we worked in partnership to provide a memorable experience for all. What an appreciative and wonderful group to work with.
These ladies were really up for the challenge, believing ‘how you do anything is how you do everything’!
As a group of nine women, on a weekend retreat, looking for a challenging and memorable experience, we found it with NexLevel Challenge. The booking process was seamless and efficient and any special considerations for our group were quickly taken into account. On the day of, the team at NexLevel Challenge was great to work with ensuring each of us had our own unique experience based on what was challenging to each of us. Not only did the ropes course provide each of us individual pride but it solidified a strong team bond. We can’t say enough wonderful things about this company and its facilities. We hope to be back very soon!
The Ian Martin Group from Calgary and Edmonton, human resource consultants in Contract Engineering, Information Technology, and Technical Personnel, joined us for a fun filled day of corporate team building between their two offices.
“It can take everyone’s imput to make things work. Awesome team building experience” – Darren Lane, Branch Manager Calgary
Based on STEP Energy’s Core Purpose of providing an Exceptional Employee & Client Experience, the goal of our team development program was set up to allow the participants to analyze and reflect on their own personal leadership capacity and to build trust while remaining authentic and deliberate in action.
“I really enjoyed the bridge construction, I thought it really showed our strength in our company and proved difficult tasks require teamwork and not individual performance. Excellent program & facility. I look forward to additional teambuilding in the future” – Steve Granville – COO
On a beautiful sunny day in early June, representatives from Cenovus Energy, Gibson Energy, Trans Canada, Canada Safeway, Divestco, and Scotia Bank enjoyed an amazing day of team development with NexLevel Challenge at the Red Lodge Guest Ranch
“Communication is key. This was a very good overview and I had an exceptional experience” – Tracey Nemeth – TransCanada Corporation
“Awesome day, teaming up, getting to know people, having fun, good team effort, doing high beams and reinforcing importance of communication” – Suzanne Winger – HR Director – Divestco
Katimavik is an amazing organization that provides youth the opportunity to volunteer in community development initiatives across the country and develop valuable, transferable employment skills. Young Canadians, aged 17 to 21, travel across the country and spend one 6 month school semester supporting local communities and participating in diverse work placements.
Sabrina Cook, Project Leader for Katimavik in Medicine Hat, is a Certified Challenge Course Practitioner herself and knows the value of team development on the Ropes. Sabrina proposed an initiative for Katimavik to join us at Red Lodge Guest Ranch and NexLevel Challenge for their project debrief. A chance for the Alberta participants to gather after their first three month placement to review their time together, reflect on what they have accomplished and how they have grown as individuals.
The groups arrived bright and early on Saturday morning after travelling from their respective “houses”. They were excited to meet their fellow volunteers and participate on the high ropes. They settled into their cabins and the Katimavik project leaders coordinated introductions and icebreaker activities. The houses were divided into two groups for the afternoon – one group heading to the Ropes Course and the other doing what they do best – volunteering their time on the Ranch! The volunteers helped with everything from clearing brush to painting the Hall to cleaning horse tack. Red Lodge Guest Ranch & NexLevel Challenge were thrilled with the assistance in return for use of the 1200 sqft meeting hall and special pricing on the Ropes Course. “It feels great to support the organization and the youth volunteers” says Beth Fredeen, Owner of NexLevel Challenge Ltd.
Despite the snow on the ground, Katimavik had a great afternoon on the High Ropes Course, participating in the Leap of Faith and on The Ring Thing. The relationships and skills they have developed over their first 3 months with Katimavik were apparent – quick to support their fellow teammates, reach out a helping hand when required, and celebrate in each other’s successes – to name a few.
Thank you Katimavik for joining us at the Ranch and Ropes Course and we look forward to seeing you again soon!