August 20, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

The National Conference Center — one of the nation’s largest conference centers that focuses on learning and development — with one of its partners, The Browne Center, has developed a series of experiential learning programs for clients who want to move beyond traditional meetings and presentations.

Experiential learning presents a highly unique growth opportunity for participants, and it's a tool that planners can use to achieve a specific outcome. Different from traditional team-building, experiential learning uses a blended approach, integrating activities, exercises, adventure elements, quiet time, and ongoing post-event coaching to create powerful programs in leadership development, strategic planning, mentoring and coaching, communication, feedback, observation, and enhancement of behavior styles. 

Here’s a description of three of the center's most successful corporate training and professional development programs.

  1. Workshops: Facilitators, along with the sales team and the client, make training and development engaging and energizing through learning workshops. The process blends learning with activities, exercises, and outdoor adventure on The National’s Challenge Course. Workshop content draws from key areas of learning and development, such as leadership training, team-building, coaching and feedback, communication skills, conflict management, managing change, understanding behavior styles, and strategic planning
  2. Team Training: This assessment-based learning experience helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. A productive, high-functioning team:
    – Makes better, faster decisions.
    – Taps into the skills and opinions of all members.
    – Avoids wasting time.
    – Creates a competitive advantage.
    – Makes work more fun.
  3. Adventure Activities: The National’s newly built Challenge Course creates a dynamic program based on the client’s goals. It can provide an action-packed program to meet your needs, whether you are coming together as a new group, integrating new members, building positive group relationships, addressing specific behaviors, or striving for performance excellence. The National Challenge Course consists of five low elements, plus many portable options, which are weight-bearing problem-solving activities that can accommodate 15 or more people at any one time. Also, six high elements can be used with two or more people working alone or with other climbers simultaneously. All high elements are dynamic relays where participants hold the rope for one another.

To learn more about how you can incorporate these techniques into your meeting, The National is offering all Cvent planners 20%-40% off any new day meeting booked in March through May 31, 2018 (on a space-available basis). This one-day meeting package includes meeting room space, breakfast and lunch, continuous refreshment breaks, a full technology package, complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and a personal conference planner for the day. Contact The National through Cvent to get this deal!

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