March 3, 2010

Total Team Challenge

Give Your Team the Total Team Challenge

The Total Team Challenge™ (TTC)  is the next generation in challenge course design. It addresses a variety of learning styles while focusing on the big picture approach to success. Its unique design combines the individual thrill of a high ropes course with the group skills development of a low ropes course.

The TTC is designed in a way that will allow all participants to be 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 and/or be part of the ground crew and planning crew. All of these positions are an integral part of the event.

The EDGE provides a variety of programs at the TTC, with two broad categories:

  • The full TTC, which divides the team into 2-4 groups and engages them in searching for gear and participating in the setup and operation of the element. This version of the TTC involves a curriculum that participants study before planning their approach. It is very participant-directed, with facilitators on hand to ensure safety protocols are met.
  • The TTC initiative, which combines the benefits of the ground-based team development course with the TTC as a high element and a more directive approach from EDGE facilitators.

We recommend the Total Team Challenge for high school students, college students, and adult professionals. The TTC operates best with teams of 8 to 36 participants at one time.

Our programs support the Virginia Standards of Learning

Interested in programming with us? Submit an Information Request Form. If you have more questions, contact us at edge@gmu.edu or (703) 993-4313. 

 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 

What benefits can your group expect to achieve from the TTC?

  • Group bonding in an exciting atmosphere
  • Overall team inspiration
  • Improvement of formal and informal communication
  • Deeper understanding of individual actions and motivations
  • Trust, support, and group interdependence
  • Decision making skills
  • Conflict management
  • Understanding of individual and group change
  • Examining current organizational structure skills
  • Strengthening organizational culture skills
  • Situational leadership, finding individual roles in group, and recognizing diverse roles
  • Practicing feedback and evaluation techniques
  • Insight and empathy toward others
  • Identifying and effectively using resources
  • Time management