Sunday, April 7, 2013

Leadership is a “Balancing” Act

Recently I (Chris Moss) facilitated a workshop called "Authentic Leadership" at Pillar Nonprofit Network. This course was created from many different materials I collected while doing my Master's Degree in Leadership a few years ago in British Columbia. Part of this transformational program was to experience a ropes course. As I shared about this experience with the nonprofit leaders enrolled in my workshop, I was told it was very inspirational and had motivated them to reach higher for their goals. 

That said, our local YMCA has an amazing course right here in London. Since I love promoting our local social enterprises I asked them to share some information with you:

Guest Blogger: Megan McIlmoyl, Marketing and Communications Intern, YMCA of Western Ontario

Participants must leave their briefcases and backpacks at the door and prepare for a day of climbing, balancing and swinging through a high impact course when they do teambuilding at the YMCA of Western Ontario’s Outdoor Leadership Centre. This outdoor setting offers a unique, hands-on experiential learning opportunity full of adventure and teamwork.

The Outdoor Leadership Centre offers high and low ropes courses, a climbing wall, cooperative games, and more .There are activities designed for all age groups, from pre-schoolers to adults. Activities are followed by an in-depth de-brief where participants can share openly about their experience.

Instructors are dedicated to providing you with an action-packed, team-building program. And they’re trained in CPR and First Aid too!

The YMCA Outdoor Leadership Centre is located on the grounds of the Scouts Canada Spencer Lodge, a scenic 27 acre pocket of wilderness in North London. If you are looking for a unique way to initiate collaboration, cohesiveness, and creative communication, contact the Y today!

Check out more info at or call them at 519.858.1707.