The Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) Summit is being hosted in the Roanoke Valley in 2024 at Healing Strides! EAL is the fastest growing segment of the equine industry. Join us to start the EAL climb or advance your EAL journey at the 2024 EAL Summit!  Leadership Adventures, a certified PATH Intl. Education Partner and developer of the Equine-Assisted Leadership Development Academy is thrilled to announce the inaugural EAL Summit, held at our 2024 host site, Healing Strides, the only PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in the Roanoke Valley. Join us for 2.5 days in the mountains of the beautiful Roanoke Valley at the height of peak foliage season for the inaugural EAL Summit.  Learn from experienced educators, centers, researchers, and practitioners on how to begin or advance EAL at your Center to broaden or enhance your Center’s mission and services, increase corporate exposure, and add programming and revenue streams to support your Center’s sustainability. With 24 options for sessions across 3 tracks, 4 featured speakers, qualified vendors and optional clinics, you’ll walk away with new EAL ideas, resources, tools, colleagues, and friends! Click here to register today.

Equine Assisted Leadership Development

Healing Strides is proud to present these exciting corporate programs at our facility near Roanoke, Virginia. We partner with Leadership Adventures to certify our coaches for this Gallup approved training that helps unlock the full potential of your people and organization. Our unique partnership provides experiential, equine-based leadership training. The benefits of our approach include higher learning retention rates with upon return impact, results-driven teams with increased engagement, reduced employee turnover, and managers performing to their true potential. Human Resource professionals certified through the Society for Human Resource Management also earn valuable continuing education credits.

Experiential learning increases learning and retention by 50% or more. We leverage parallels between leading horses and leading people to help you increase retention of the leadership concepts while getting some fresh air.  That means your team gets to learn and practice leadership skills by learning from and working with horses!  This allows them to get safely out of their comfort zone in a low-risk environment. Since these workshops focus on working with horses in small teams versus riding horses, everyone can participate!  By partnering with Healing Strides to develop your organization’s potential, you also inspire hope and give back to the local community by financially supporting the services we offer to people with personal challenges.

Strengths-Based Leadership
This one-day course uses the CliftonStrengths® (formerly Clifton StrengthsFinder®) concepts to help you master proven leadership principles to know your own strengths, know the strengths of others, and empower effective teams. Participants will leave with tools, strategies, and application experience to effectively leverage their strengths and the strengths of others.

Trust-Based Leadership
A one-day course that uses Maister’s Trust Equation to help you master proven leadership principles to understand and build trusted relationships. Participants will leave with tools, strategies, and application experience to effectively increase their trustworthiness.

Strengths and Trust-Based Leadership

This two day course combines the two courses above into two consecutive days, adding more experiential time to learn from the horses. Combining the Strengths and Trust allows the best from both courses to build on each other.

If you, or a business you know, could use the help of our equines to skyrocket leadership skills, please contact us for more information!

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