Team Building with EMPOWER

Empowering individuals and teams through shared adventure experiences that are engaging, positive, customized, and led by professionally trained and experienced leaders. The facilitation of our “positive risk” team building adventures leads to an environment in which individuals, and teams, can safely venture out of their comfort zones and discover the best version of themselves! EMPOWER Team Building Programs focus on creating a foundation of trust through open lines of communication, relationship development/strengthening, and collaborative team processes. Program Core Values include:


  • Inclusive adventure initiatives and activities for all ages, abilities, and comfort levels
  • Building trust and esprit de corps through open/productive communication and a mutual respect for individual’s knowledge, perspective, and ideas


  • Goal Clarity, Role Clarity, Interactions Defined, and Process Defined – a tried and true method of how to work as a team!


  • Self-coaching and self-accountability
  • Collaborate, motivate, and inspire teammates


  • Embracing changes or challenges as opportunities for personal and team growth

EMERGE Team Building

Emerge together, better than ever! The EMERGE Team Building Program brings co-workers together through highly-customized adventure initiatives. Using a mix of unique experiential activities focusing on shared goal achievement through role clarity, productive communication, and the development of efficient processes, EMPOWER President Dan Jaskot and the EMPOWER Team Building Facilitators will have your team members getting out of their comfort zones and thinking differently about how they function together. The EMERGE Team Building Program will strengthen bonds and sense of trust between teammates – creating a unified team ready for achievement! Includes Collaborative Ground Based Team Building Initiatives and Competitive Team Building “Application Challenges”.

  • Takes place at EMPOWER or your school facility
  • 3 hours in duration
  • $35 to $45 per person

SOAR Team Building

The SOAR Program is EMPOWER’s Signature Team Building and Bonding adventure experience! The SOAR Program includes the perfect blend of aerial and ground based team building, leadership development, and team bonding – challenging participants to venture out of their comfort zones while supporting teammates! The Zip Line Canopy Tour, led by experienced guides, focuses on leadership of self, group support and bonding; while the professionally-facilitated, and highly-customizable, Ground Based Team Building Initiatives will help participants get a G.R.I.P. on teamwork while helping to open lines of communication, increasing levels of trust, and fostering more collaborative team processes! EMPOWER’s SOAR Team Building Program – surely to add adventurous excitement to your next team meeting!

  • Takes place at EMPOWER
  • 5 hours in duration
  • $74 to $84 per person

More EMPOWER Team Building Programs

Complete the online request pricing form to learn more about other EMPOWER Team Building Offerings, including:

CHALLENGE Team Building Outing (2 to 3 hours in duration): Includes a series of competitive team building challenges leading to a fun, exciting, and memorable team outing. Participants will be split into smaller teams and each team will rotate through different team challenge stations – earning points and aiming to be crowned the EMPOWER Challenge Champion! $40 to $60 per person

DISCOVER Team Building Outing (3 hours in duration): Combing EMPOWER’s Team Building Scavenger Hunt and Leadership Obstacle Course into a team challenge event like no other! Participants will be split into smaller teams and each team will be split into two working groups (Scavenger Hunt and Obstacle Course). Working groups earn points for their team during their respective activity – aiming to be crowned the winning team! $60 to $70 per person

Administrative/Central Office Adventure Retreats (3 to 5 hours in duration): Celebrate the end of a school year or prepare for the upcoming year with a highly-customizable EMPOWER adventure experience. $30 to $79 per person

New Teacher/Faculty/Staff On-Boarding Program (3 to 5 hours in duration): Highly-customizable program designed to prepare your new teachers, faculty, and staff for a successful school year in your district! Relationship development plus leadership and team building skill development – all through experiential adventure activities! $30 to $50 per person

EMPOWERMENT Interactive Workshops (1.5 to 2 hours in duration): Add some empowering excitement to your next school or district meeting with an Empowerment Workshop. Includes a mix of experiential activities, empowerment presentations, and leadership “round-table” discussions. $500 to $1,000 per workshop

Inspiration through Adventure

Benefits of Team Building

“Isolation can be a side effect of becoming a teacher. It is very easy to get caught in the trap of walking into a classroom, shutting the door, and tending to your own students” states Jason Perez of HotChalk Education Network. Perez continues, “This is how many schools function, with educators sharing nothing more than a parking lot. Some people like it this way, but an effective teacher is someone who wants to grow in the profession. An effective teacher wants collaboration.” Is it time to interrupt the normal routine at work? Are you ready for a wakeup call? When we embrace new adventures, we are interrupting our everyday flow – for the better! In a 2011 New Yorker profile, written by Burkhard Bilger, neuroscientist David Eagleman explains how our bias for the familiar affects how fast we think time flies; “This explains why we think that time speeds up when we grow older, why childhood summers seem to go on forever, while old age slips by while we’re dozing. The more familiar the world becomes, the less information your brain writes down.” EMPOWER Leadership has a track record for building teams and developing leaders. For over 8 years, our facilitators have helped thousands of people across hundreds of different school districts, companies, and organizations plan for future success. Our programs are designed to help each participant (1) develop professional relationships founded on trust and open lines of communication, (2) recognize the importance of maximizing individual strengths while supporting individual challenges through collaborative processes, (3) increase confidence in themselves and in their team, and (4) develop a greater sense of accountability and leadership! By blending fun and exciting adventures with customized team building and leadership models, EMPOWER can help your team members form closer bonds, communicate more effectively, and perform at more efficient and confident levels.

Empowering Solutions

Overcome Workplace Conflict with Empowering Solutions

85% of all employees have to deal with some sort of workplace conflict – resulting in more than 100 unproductive employee work hours per year! Overcome the common causes of workplace conflict; poor communication, personality differences, different values, and unhealthy competition with an EMPOWER Team Building Program! EMPOWER’s Professionally Facilitated Adventure Initiatives lead to more cohesive teams, a greater sense of goal and role clarity, more collaborative team processes, and more effective and productive communication.

EMPOWER Team Building Programs have “gone mobile” – no featuring the ability to transform your conference or meeting spaces into engaging adventure training courses.

Request Program Pricing, or contact Dan Jaskot (860-638-4754,, for details.

Amenities include catering options, uninhibited access to large pavilion with picnic tables for meals, outdoor meeting space, or group social, and ample free parking!

EMPOWER Faculty and Staff Team Building Groups

Faculty and Staff Development Client List

Region 4 Schools Glastonbury Public Schools – Central Office & Administration

Gideon Welles School – Team Leaders

Smith Middle School – Team Leaders

Stratford Public Schools

Middletown Public Schools – Central Office & Administration

Hamden Public Schools – Health & Physical Education Department

Hamden Hall Country Day School

Cheshire Public Schools – Central Office & Administration

Springfield (MA) Public Schools

South Windsor Schools – Physical Education Department

Madison Public Schools

Xavier High School

Windsor Public Schools

West Hartford Public Schools

Klingberg Family Centers

High Road School of Wallingford

Northwest Catholic High School

East Hampton Middle School

White Street School (MA)

Milton Bradley School (MA)

Morgan Full Service Community School (MA)