Renaissance Leadership practices leading-edge innovation in program development. All Renaissance programs contain experience-based components. Customizing programs to meet specific outcome goals, rather than resorting to an "off the shelf" approach, Renaissance has used a variety of venues to maximize impact. Some experience-based programs take place entirely indoors; others capitalize on the power of learning in natural outdoor settings. Examples of venues that have yielded dramatic success include:
- EXECUTIVE CHALLENGE/PROBLEM-SOLVING COURSE
A series of physical/mental problems are solved as a team, allowing each participant and the team to honestly examine the effectiveness of planning, communication, leadership, creativity, and execution, while forging strong business relationships. (Indoors and outdoors options)
A metaphor for the game of business in building internal or customer-supplier relationships, golf challenges participants' leadership capacity in a number of insightful ways.
- BREAKTHROUGH SAILING
Deepwater sailing in 40-foot yachts provides the medium for exploring organizations' interaction patterns and issues. Minimal technical instruction and major functional challenge creates high drama.
Using scarce resources and limited technical knowledge to forge direction through foreign and confusing terrain provides a challenge rich with direct analogy to business.
- WATER-BASED EXPERIENCES ON RAFTS, CANOES, OR KAYAKS
Navigating a course amidst obstacles or the turbulence of whitewater tests the leadership, organizational effectiveness, and mettle of any group-in six-passenger rafts, two-person canoes, or solo kayaks.
- MOUNTAINEERING AND RAPPELLING
Scaling new heights of performance will challenge the perceptual-cognitive domain in a way few individual task performance experiences can match. Willingness to let go and trust are key issues explored here.
- CORPORATE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
Weaving tangible projects of direct benefit to a community into an executive development experience can create lasting bonds that serve multiple purposes.