In our ever-changing economy, your employees are your most valuable asset. It’s time to engage in a hands-on program that gives your team a unique experience to acquire and fine tune valuable skill sets that can be applied in the workplace. Equine Connection uses a proactive approach to empowering individuals through group exercises with a focus on appreciating and building on individual qualities while having some extreme fun in doing so.
Our Certified Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) program takes your employees out of the regular ‘classroom’ setting and ratchets up their critical skills and competency at each leader-level though horse/human interaction. Participants leave with a solid toolkit for success, memories that will remain and improved morale, which translates into improved productivity. An interactive team and leadership development program with irrefutable results.
Course activities are designed to facilitate problem solving that encourages individuals to work cohesively as a team for positive results. This unique style of horse/human interaction is an effective approach to team building and leadership development and is a powerful metaphor for the work environment. Your leaders will gain self awareness and understanding on how their behaviour impacts others.
Identify “natural” leaders immediately. Strong leaders have an inner confidence and possess many positive qualities such as determination, commitment and compassion. Horses are innately astute and immediately identify these positive traits as well as sensing anxious, aggressive and nervous energy. Horses seek to find trusting and respectful leadership and a team's success depends on creating that relationship, while having fun at the same time.
"This was so unexpected. I was skeptical to begin with, couldn’t think how this would be relevant to Leadership. It is totally relevant."
Wendy Wood - Canadian Pacific Police Service
"The ability to learn to lead and participate as a team member with a horse was unique and very insightful. Overall this learning will be remembered and retained unlike classroom sessions." - Colin Merrick Black Diamond Group Limited
What you learn is important, however what you remember is priceless.
Working with horses creates a unique memory that causes the attendee to remember the training far longer than if sitting in 'just-another-classroom'.
I was somewhat skeptical about this program at the outset but after my first session I came away a firm believer that working with horses can not only help individuals to better understand themselves but can also be instrumental in developing effective teams that are aligned and working towards a common purpose. The fact that the benefits are evident almost immediately makes for a fantastic team building event that can actually produce results. It was an absolute pleasure working with Kari and her team of horses!
Bill Robinson -Vice President Human Resources
"I just want to share what a wonderful experience I have had with Kari and Carolyn at Equine Connection! The support I have received from them while I am building my business is phenomenal! I feel like I have partners in my business! Not only do they give me feedback, but the advice and even emotional support has been beyond expectation! So thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to both of you! Your selflessness in this business just shows how much you care and believe in this program! You really make me believe too!" Monique - 2014 Graduate