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Leadership on the River: A rowing Experience

  • Bachelors Barge Club #6, Boathouse Road Philadelphia, PA United States (map)

Overview: Forging Championships: Is your team aligned for high performance?

Join us for this 1/2 day afternoon experiential workshop on the river for this once in a lifetime rowing experience. We are thrilled to offer EO Philadelphia Members this leadership building opportunity led by Team Concepts Inc. 

Team Concepts, Inc., sets the standard for experiential learning. Attendees will not only have the opportunity to strengthen learn the fundamentals of rowing, but strengthen their individual leadership skills using rowing as a metaphor. 

Date: July 19, 2018. Rain date is July 26th. Should there be inclement weather we will communicate with participants accordingly. Rowing in the rain is OK, postponement would be for severe weather. 

RSVP: July 13, 2018 - please note the cancellation/no show policy listed below. 

Venue: Bachelors Barge Club #6 on Boat House Row. 

Attendees: Space is currently limited to 24 participants. Registration will be first come first serve and we will generate a waitlist should that be required. We have the opportunity to grow by teams of 6, however a FINAL count is due by July 13th for staffing and coaching purposes. Once we secure 6 on the waitlist we will confirm registrations for that next grouping. 

Registration opens for attendee types as follows; 

  1. EO Members: OPEN - registration fee included in membership.
  2. EOA Members: June 17th - $150 registration fee collected during registration. 
  3. SLP Forum Member or Guest of an EO/EOA Member: June 24th - $300 registration fee collected during registration. 

Cancellation Policy: Please note there will be a $300 cancellation/no show fee for anyone who registers and does not cancel by July 13th. Should a waitlist be generated and you cancel after July 13th, your spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist, should the spot be unclaimed then you will be responsible for the cancellation/no show charge. 

Attire: Workout gear and sneakers. 

Parking: Street parking available along Kelly Drive

Schedule Overview: 

  • 12:30pm: Arrival
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm: Rowing Experience
  • Happy Hour to follow - details/registration to come for those ONLY looking to join us post event. 

Team Champion Program: Team Champion is Team Concepts’ signature experiential training program. The Team Champion program offers participants the opportunity to row under the guidance of elite-level coaches. The day concludes with a 500-meter race between all boats. Medals are given out accordingly.

The rowing metaphor is particularly useful in assessing team dynamics, achieving flow and balance, and learning to modulate oneself in the context of a greater team or organization. When done properly, rowing provides immediate tactile feedback that the team is aligned properly and working efficiently. Proper alignment and synchronized power application translate into increased boat speed and an effortless feel as the oar travels through the water.

Participants learn that locking into the team objective, rather than their own individual agendas, ultimately makes the job easier for everyone. Individuals grow their inspirational leadership skill set in the context of aligning, motivating, and celebrating a team. This lesson – which translates well to many business situations – becomes tangible in the boat.


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