A Week of Highly Engaging Leadership Development
We believe that adults learn best when they are exposed to a foreign learning environment. Classroom based leadership programs do not foster sustainable behavior change. Our unique LeaderSurf program creates a diverse learning community in an exotic surrounding. The result is a program that drives lasting results and challenges leaders to see themselves and their world through a new lens.
A six day leadership development retreat hosted in Playa Santana, Nicaragua. Below is an overview of the agenda.
Participants will complete pre-work to include leadership assessments, learning objectives, and an individual project synopsis
Ninety minute telephone coaching session with program facilitator to outline personal learning objectives and level set for the program
|Arrival and Transport to Buena Onda Resort||Group Breakfast||Group Breakfast||Sunrise Surf Session and Group Breakfast||Group Breakfast||Sunrise Surf Session|
|Welcome and Program Overview Session||Leadership versus Management||Leading Dimensions Profile
The Power of Self-Awareness
|LeaderSurf Water Aid
|Building Personal Resilience
|Team Assimilation Activity||Morning Surf Lesson||Morning Surf Session||Morning Surf Session||Wrap-Up Activity- Taking the Learnings Forward|
|Group Dinner||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Transportation to Airport|
|Free Time||Business Challenge Sharing Session||Business Challenge Sharing Session||Business Challenge Sharing Session|
|Afternoon Free time (1 on 1 coaching)||Afternoon Free time (1 on 1 coaching)||Afternoon Free time (1 on 1 coaching)|
|Sunset Reflections Session||Sunset Reflections Session||Sunset Reflections Session||Sunset Reflections Session|
|Group Dinner||Group Dinner||Group Dinner||Group Dinner|
Daily Routine (link to full Itinerary)
Each day begins with a group breakfast
Morning learning session
Morning surf lesson and surf session
Afternoon learning session
Afternoon free time ( one on one coaching sessions held daily)
Community time- Sunset daily learning and reflection activity
Individual business challenge sessions- each participant will get to draw on experiences of their peers as they share a challenge they face.
"This was exceptionally useful. We spend all our time interacting with the same industry people and it really offers perspective to have professionals from other walks of life and other industries weigh in on your problems. In addition, listening to other people's problems helps you gain a sort of measure in terms of how you deal with things versus the way others do. It also allows you to realize how much personality impacts on problem solving and ways of approaching a problem. Through each of the challenges, people revealed their personalities and this offered some very useful lessons on how to deal with my own issues."
-Creative Director Participant
90 Minute one on one executive coaching session with Brian Formato, certified coach
Community Project- Water Aid Project and Community Support Day
Mindfulness sunset reflection sessions daily
All sessions are mandatory. Because this is a learning community based program it is imperative that all program participants attend all sessions.
Inclusion in a learning and networking community of business professionals
The power to influence, inspire and lead others more effectively
Mindful Leadership: A fresh perspective on life and the importance of balancing work and life
An appreciation for one's wealth and living conditions
An increased respect for the ocean and nature
Wellness: Better physical and mental fitness
A renewed passion for one's work and ability to lead change
Who Should Attend
LeaderSurf is intended for seasoned business professionals with 10+ years of management experience. We seek to build a learning community in which much of the learning will occur through the sharing of experiences with other participants. Therefore, the program is focused on experienced male and female managers who lead other managers and senior professionals. Participants must be an experiential learners who welcomes the opportunity to be pushed outside of their comfort-zone. We hope that each program includes a diverse group of men and women from different industries, functional areas and geographies. Given the surfing component, we are looking for active lifestyle participants who are in good physical condition.