Professional Series for Teams
At The EDGE, we specialize in two things: team development and experiential learning. These specializations promote self-discovery, creative problem solving, and skill building in group processes. Through the Professional Series for Teams, we offer the potential for groups to take the next step in exploring the deeper connections within their teams. The unique feature that sets this offering apart is our deliberate focus on creating strong associations to your organization’s mission, workflow, and day-to-day norms and processes.
This deliberate connection is accomplished by our Senior Facilitators, who represent diverse fields and areas of industry and share years of experience working with teams. Facilitators connect to your organization and goals by consulting a detailed Needs Assessment form and researching your website and other pertinent resources. Such preparation helps us create tangible links between our experiential-based programming and your organizational development needs.
Facilitators may also include in their preparation one or several applicable models for your team to explore, grounded in relevant Experiential or Organizational Theory. For repeat clients, or those returning for multiple programs, this depth of connection will grow as the Facilitators become more familiar with your organization, specific goals, and outcomes.
The Professional Series can take place indoors, with engaging portable activities, or outside on our Challenge Course, which is located on 30 acres of woodland and features more than 30 pre-built activities. Many programs choose to add an aerial element to their day. This can heighten the excitement and sense of camaraderie and accomplishment for teams, and many participants mention such experiences as the highlight of their day.
For retreats, we can coordinate indoor space rental on campus, subject to availability. If bringing our program to you better meets your needs, consider our EDGE on Wheels Programming.
Themed Program Options
The EDGE Professional Series Themed Options focus on specific identified learning outcomes with groups and specific activities chosen because they best suit the theme. Themed options are constantly changing and growing so check back for more! Let us know if there a
4 Pillars of Collaborative Teams
Collaborative teams are more likely to embrace change and challenges, have higher levels of employee health, higher retention rates, and improved organizational flexibility and adaptability. This program focuses on 4 key skills necessary for teams to collaborate successfully.
Core Components of Effective Communication
The cost of poor communication has a significant financial and relational loss to organizations. As a team, practice effective communication strategies that increase positive interpersonal relationships, and deepen your team’s engagement.
Tools for Teachers
Part of our Professional Development for Educators, we have specialized experiential programs for educators that provide both professional development for the educators as well as activities and inspirations for their classrooms.
Program Design: $200 consulting
Up to four hours of work with and by one of our Professional Development Facilitators, which could include
- Adjusting activities to frame around your organization specific needs (e.g. focusing more time on active listening skills in the Communications Series).
- Discussing interpersonal or inter-division challenges that you think would be beneficial for us to know about.
- Crafting a 2-page document that summarizes what activities were presented, key learnings, and suggestions for applying those learnings to your organization.
Recent professional clients:
- Vulcan Materials
- Swanson Middle School Administrative Team
- Bana Solutions
- U.S. Army Historical Foundation
- Mighty Oaks Veteran Recovery Program
- Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Training Academy
- Leadership Prince William
- Fairfax County Department of Public Works LEO Program
- U.S. Air Force
- VCU School of Medicine
- GMU Housing & Residence Life Leadership Team
- Cognosante Interns
- Renewal Dermatology & MedSpa
- Georgetown University Counselors
- U.S. Department of Labor