While our average size program includes about 30 participants, there is no real optimal size. We have worked with teams as little as 5 and as large as 250 across our program platforms. All of our programs are completely scalable, and customizable.
Since our companies inception 20 years ago, we have not come across a client location that we
haven’t been able to deliver on. Obviously our rowing and sailing programs require a large body
of water, and our business model is such that we have created relationships with boathouses
and sailing clubs around the world to ensure that wherever the client prefers their offsite, we are
able to hold it within a 30 minute drive. Team Concepts has held rowing programs all over the
world to include such unlikely locations as Dubai, Shanghai, the Tyrollean Alps of Austria, and
Palm Desert California. In addition to the venue we provide all equipment, food, and drinks for
the day. All you need to do is show up.
Customizing our programs to the specific needs of our clients is an important part of the
planning process, so once we learn the challenges and objectives of the group, we will have
some recommendations as to the experience that may compliment the group. That said, all
programs are appropriate for all levels of leadership across all industries. More than likely, you
will have a preference as to the experience you want your team to have. In that case, we will
make sure that we work closely with you to customize the program in a way that meets your
objectives while maximizing retention.
Our programs are designed to be engaging and not physically rigorous or daunting. With
regards to rowing and sailing, an individual can choose to exert themselves as little or as much
as they want, knowing that the real success will come from leveraging their strengths and
relying on their fellow team-members. Plenty of breaks and periods for relaxation and reflection
are incorporated in the day. Our experiential programs are designed to give energy to those
participating, not zap it out of them.
Absolutely. We believe that our biggest differentiation from other team-building companies
comes from our ability to customize the program before hand to meet objectives, and debrief
afterwards to make the necessary connections to the work environment. Without these key
areas of academic responsibility, we are simply a sailing and rowing tours company with no
6 Weeks or more advanced notice is preferable in order to secure your desired date, location,
and objectives. However, if you’re in a bind we’ve done considerably shorter. If you’re looking to
do it in the United States and the date is available we can pull it together in 2-weeks.
Definitely. We’re a year around company, and while we are obviously a little busier in the warm
weather months, we have plenty of clients that book us in the cooler months as well. Some of
the advantages to our winter schedule is that it’s less booked which gives you more options.
We’re usually also running some pretty good specials around the first of the year. So if you’re
looking for flexibility and a good deal, ask us about our winter months. We have some great offsite
locations to include Florida, California, and Singapore (if that’s your thing), but if you’re a
tough group who doesn’t mind a little cold, we hold a number of outdoor programs in the snow
as well. Rowing in the snow is a majestic thing. Our indoor programs such as Team Energy and
Team Hollywood are also safe routes to go.
Absolutely not. Our programs are meant to teach leadership and team-building skills not to prepare you to enter America’s Cup or the Olympics. That said, you will get the benefit of using real racing equipment and be led and supported by elite level athletes. Best of both worlds!
Check out this PDF to get the 411 on the rowing attire.
No sweat, we frequently have persons participating in our rowing program who cannot swim. First and foremost while rowing doesn’t typically have its participant’s wear lifejackets, if an individual insists upon one, we have them to hand out. As for further precautions, we have a motorized safety boat out on the water for each rowing boat. In addition, we also put a minimum of one of our experienced rowers and an experienced coxswain (person who steers the boat) in each participant boat. These experienced personal are trained to keep the boat upright and a safe distance from any hazards
If an individual still finds that they are not comfortable in the boat, we can give them a coaching role which allows them to still participate in all team exercises, however when the team gets inside the rowing boat, they will get in the safety boat with the coach and learn how to coach from there. This way they are safe but still an active participant in the program and it benefits.