TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The USF Challenge Center provides high-impact transformative learning experiences. We are guided by the principles that:
- learning can and should be fun
- challenge motivates change
- reflection is central to learning
- shared learning builds community
Programming supports the University of St. Francis’ goal of developing citizenship and servant leadership among our students and the community.
Organizational Training – Team Up!
The group wall event challenges participants to carefully move their team up and over to the other side of a vertical wall.
- Management/staff team building
- Leadership training
- Conflict prevention/resolution
- Change management
- Diversity training
Additional services through USF Solutions Resource Center, including:
- Meeting/Conference Room Rental
- Dormitory rental
- Catering/Dining Services
Schools & Youth
Teamwork makes the zig-zag crossing possible
- Team building
- Leadership development
- Character education
- Bullying prevention
- Diversity awareness
- Social-emotional learning outcomes
- Intervention support
Low Ropes Teams Course
The outdoor teams course consists of a series of team-oriented obstacles designed to challenge groups to work together to accomplish a task. Activities require communication, problem solving, trust building and cooperation. Most activities are no more than a few feet above the ground. The Teams Course is semi-wooded and located in a quiet residential neighborhood a short walk from the USF Welcome Center.
The low-ropes teams course is located at 409 Nicholson St., Joliet, a short walk from the USF Welcome Center.
Experienced Challenge Center facilitators will come to your site with portable equipment to deliver a team building program customized to the goals of your organization.
Indoor and outdoor facilities, Daytime, evening, weekend programs
The USF Challenge Center is managed by Dr. Sydney Sklar, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management. Dr. Sklar is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has been facilitating experiential education and challenge programs since 1996.
In addition to serving USF and the community, the Challenge Center is a real-world laboratory for students in the Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management and Leadership Studies programs.
The Challenge Center is a collaboration between the Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management and the Solutions Resource Center.
For pricing and scheduling, contact: (815) 740-3600
Tell me and I’ll forget.
Show me and I’ll remember.
Involve me and I’ll understand.