Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
At Experience to Lead, we design and deliver unique experiences that bring leadership to life through immersive, experiential leadership development programs in unforgettable locations. The purpose is to improve the leadership capability of individuals, teams, and organizations, to lead through change and propel them to higher levels of success, performance, and growth. We do this by immersing leaders in powerful leadership stories at the locations where they occurred. Our approach includes facilitating dynamic discussions so your leaders become emotionally connected to the subject matter and able to determine specific, actionable take-aways. In this way, the learning is applicable, personal, and deeply rooted.
Each Leadership Experience has an initial set of learning objectives specific to that program that we use as a baseline for customization. We then tailor each Leadership Experience to your learning objectives or leadership challenges. Learn about our Leadership Experiences.
During your initial conversation with our Client Solutions team, we will ask about your audience, their operating environment, the focus for their learning, and the outcomes you are seeking. We will then discuss customizing the Leadership Experience based on many options including strategic organizational challenges, competency models, and other factors. We will also discuss examples from our 10+ years of working with senior leaders and high potential cohorts so you can understand how we have successfully partnered with clients in the past.
To determine the best Leadership Experience to meet your unique needs, it’s best to start with an in-depth discussion with our Client Solutions team.
Since each Leadership Experience is customized to your needs, it’s best to have an initial discussion with our Client Solutions team before reviewing sample agendas. Once we understand your needs, we can provide an agenda that tailors the Leadership Experience to your goals.
Our standard Leadership Experience is three days, however the format can be customized to meet your needs — ranging from two to five days.
Our Leadership Experiences take place at off-site locations including NASA’s Space Centers in Texas and Florida, the Elite Athlete Training Center in California, and battlefields in Pennsylvania, Belgium and Normandy.
Our subject matter experts engage your leaders in powerful leadership stories enabling our leadership facilitators to create dynamic discussions and enable participants to apply the learning back to your organization.
Our Leadership Experiences typically serve leadership teams and high potential cohorts. Examples of participants include the following:
- Director level or above – managers of people and/or projects
- High potential cohorts
- These groups are often engaged in a longer-duration “learning journey” and interested in embedding a Leadership Experience into their “journey”
- Business unit and sales leadership teams
- C-level executives
- Smaller senior-level teams (often from different parts of the business) coming together for a collaborative off-site
- Boards of Directors
- Executives interested in their personal development
- Team and project leaders can participate individually in our Test Drives where they will participate in a Leadership Experience with people from various companies
For larger audiences, including internal conferences or meetings, ask about our Experiential Keynotes or how we can design a Leadership Experience to integrate with your internal program.
Many of our Experiences are woven into existing internal, company-run high potential programs. In the customization process, we can work with you to integrate learning and insights from previous parts of your internal high potential program to ensure the Leadership Experience is seamlessly integrated.
We have also partnered with executive education providers to offer the experiential leadership element connected to their entire “learning journey.”
Contact our Client Solutions team to learn about options for your high potentials.
A Test Drive is our full three-day Leadership Experience with additional time spent discussing customization options with our Leadership Facilitator. Test Drives are typically offered in the Spring and Fall for each of our U.S. based programs – Apollo, Gold Medal, Launch Point, and Gettysburg – and is delivered using the same experiential approach as our private programs.
Who should attend a Test Drive?
Test Drives are facilitated to enable learning leaders, small teams, and individual leaders of teams/projects to participate. For those interested in discussing customization options, additional debrief time will be provided.
Contact our Client Solutions team to learn more about our Leadership Experiences and how you can participate in an upcoming Test Drive.