Discover your team’s potential

Step outside your comfort zone! There’s no greater way to build a team and strengthen leadership skills than through Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s Professional Development Programs. Applying high-performing team principles, our programs are designed specifically for you and your group in order to help professionals excel at challenges and build important leadership and teamwork skills.

Build Your High-Performing Team

POBS’s programs focus on building high-performing teams that are able to develop goals, communicate effectively, make decisions, and cultivate leadership from within. By working together in challenging and unfamiliar environments, participants learn to delegate with confidence and manage themselves and others more compassionately. Whether your team is on the verge of a great challenge or searching for a way to become a more cohesive group, our trained facilitators will design a custom program that takes your team to the next level.

At POBS, learning by doing is paramount. We use the internationally-recognized Outward Bound curriculum and corresponding leadership concepts to create unique team-building challenges specifically designed for adults that push individuals outside of their comfort zone, both mentally and physically. Navigating these specific challenges will instill confidence in individuals and teams as a whole, leading to better communication and collaboration among coworkers.


Our Programs

We know that leadership and teamwork can evolve anywhere—from the boardroom to a public park. We design customized programs at a variety of locations, including your own site, our Challenge Course, Fairmount Park, The Discovery Center, or one of our many partner sites. By using Outward Bound’s proven educational framework, POBS harnesses 70 years of knowledge and expertise to create outcome-driven activities and team projects that focus on:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Team dynamics
  • Assertiveness
  • Listening and communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Goal planning
  • Recognizing and respecting individual differences
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Group development cycle


Outward Bound Professional

Challenge Course, Leadership Intensive

Destination:Off-Site, Philadelphia, The Discovery Center, Wissahickon Ropes Course
Length: 1+ DAYS
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