Sundre High School – August 2012
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 and Sundre Learning Centre
STEP Energy – June 2012
Our experience with NexLevel Challenge has been exceptional and we look forward to an ongoing partnership. Step Energy was first introduced to NexLevel Challenge early in 2012 when they made a donation to the HRAC Silent Auction, in support of Junior Achievement Southern Alberta and we participated in a full day program in June 2012.
The NexLevel Challenge Team worked hard to ensure our entire process was seamless. Tara-Lee took the time to meet with me prior to our event to ensure she understood our company and our objectives. This understanding was evident throughout our program as the activities and facilitation targeted our key areas – engagement & trust. The activities we participated in allowed our team to communicate, strategize and really work together. Expert facilitation helped us understand how our actions during the activities are indicative of actions in our day to day lives. Hands-on experiential learning is a fun and highly effective way to better understand yourself and your teammates. The programs were highly inclusive and allowed each participant to choose how far they wanted to push themselves. The facility at Red Lodge Guest Ranch is beautiful and only a short hour from the city – just far enough to get away from work and provide an environment for learning.
Following our program, we met with NexLevel’s Preferred Coaching Partner, Incito Consulting. Our session with Incito provided reflection and helped us integrate our learning’s back into the workplace. This follow-up sets NexLevel Challenge apart and provides a piece, I feel, is missing from many corporate training programs.
Step Energy recognizes the value in investing in your culture and the development of your people and NexLevel Challenge are the true authorities in the world of corporate experiential learning. We made a significant investment in NexLevel Challenge by shutting down operations on a weekday and ensuring our entire team was there to participate and we are very satisfied with the value we have received. We highly recommend Tara-Lee, Beth and the NexLevel Challenge Team and look forward to seeing them again soon!
- Aly Bandali, CHRP – Director of Human Resources with STEP Energy, Past President at HRAC & President Elect at HRIA
Nicole Janssen – Edmonton Entrepreneurial Ladies – May 2012
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!
- Nicole Janssen
Deer Meadow School – Staff Testimonials – August 2011
“Really effective for team building!”
“Facilitators were really good”
“Good reflection after the activities which provided closure.”
“People were asked to go outside their comfort zones which was a great learning experience.”
“The team building activities were really well done. The afternoon served the purpose of helping people overcome obstacles and work together as a team.”
“I found the 2 hours we spent with the councillors of NexLevel Challenge extremely worthwhile.
The ‘stations’ we participated in were challenging, engaging, and valuable towards a team building atmosphere. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Although the discussions led at the conclusion of the activities felt second nature and common sense they indeed proved to be a valuable exercise in sharing feelings and experiences with each exercise.”
Olds College Resident Assistants – September 2011
“To everyone at NexLevel Challenge, just a quick note to thank you all for a terrific day and an experience of a lifetime. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and looking back at the photos, we can`t believe we actually got through the ropes course! We haven`t stopped talking about it. You have indeed succeeded in helping all of us gain some confidence in ourselves (and for me by facing my fear of heights!) We all had a really great experience – you were excellent hosts! Thanks again, and hopefully we’ll be back again soon!”
- Jessica Waldron on behalf of
Doug Wagstaff – Supervisor, Campus and Residence Life
and the 2011-12 Olds College RA’s
Deer Meadow School – September 2011
“I just wanted to say thank you for running an excellent program last week for my students. They all had a terrific time!!”
Allan Bouliane Grade 6 Teacher
Olds Koinonia School – September 2011
We took our Junior High students and spent a day participating in the low level activities of the NexLevel Challenge program. The day was fantastic and the program was well run. The day started with an ice breaker activity which got the students talking with and finding out more about the students from other grades. Once this was completed the group was led to the low level rope course. These activities were well run and as the students progressed through each one they learned valuable lessons in leadership, team work and communication. The NexLevel facilitators were very knowledgeable, helpful and very easy to talk with.
We ended the day with some wrap up activities which continued to focus on the learning of the day. It was time well spent, with valuable lessons learned, outside the classroom.
Dwayne Brown, Principal and Staff
River Glen School – October 2011
“Thanks for such a great time on the 7th! The program was great, and the kids had a wonderful time.”
Jeanne Small Grade 8 Teacher