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Total Team Challenge at The EDGE

Alpine Towers International developed the Elevate Series to integrate the team focus of low initiatives with the emotional and personal stimulus of high events.  It was designed as a tool for experiential educators seeking to deliver a total team experience.  George Mason University has labeled this course the Total Team Challenge.

 The TTC  is a new and innovative design in challenge course technology.  It addresses a variety of learning styles while focusing on the big picture approach to success.  Its unique design combines the individual thrill of High Ropes with the importance of total group interdependence.

 Total Team Challenge is designed in a way that all participants are active at the same time. Their level of activity will vary depending upon their goals as a team and their physical/mental condition. Participants can choose to climb on the element, be part of the ground crew, planning crew, search crew etc. All of these positions are an integral part of the event. The event cannot be accomplished without all of these components.

 The Total Team Challenge provides

  • The total group participation with success completely dependent on the problem solving ability of the entire group
  • Remarkably unique and aesthetic
  • Designed using a variety of technologies to create a stimulating and engaging problem solving challenge
  • Ideally suited for adult experiential learning programs
  • Formatted for groups of 18 to 36 persons to participate simultaneously on a single structure
  • A superb structure to complement low challenge course elements
  • Capable of delivering a coordinated program for groups of 90 or more 

Benefits of Participation in the Total Team Challenge

  •  Group bonding in an exciting and adventurous atmosphere
  • Overall team inspiration
  • Improvement in  formal and informal communication
  • Deeper understanding of individual actions and motivation
  • Trust, support and group interdependence
  • Decision making skills
  • Conflict management
  • Development of creative problem-solving skills
  • Discussions and understanding of individual and group change
  • Strengthening organizational culture
  • Utilization of experiential education to effect positive change
  • Situational leadership, finding individual roles in group, recognizing diverse roles
  • Practicing feedback and evaluation techniques
  • Development of insight and empathy toward others
  • Identifying and effectively using resources
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