DATE

May 2020

DAYS

8

COUNTRY

Costa Rica

PRICE

$5,749.00 USD

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Leadership at Risk: Costa Rica

Our society is experiencing a number of key challenges that are a direct result of a lack of strong leadership in the world today. To address these issues, we are convening a group of extraordinary people from across the globe to Costa Rica – a model country which has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in environmental sustainability, conflict resolution, and diplomacy.

Why Join Leadership at Risk?

Engage With Global Leaders

In partnership with 2041 ClimateForce, Leadership at Risk: Costa Rica (LAR-CR) will be the first in a series of projects across the globe to train the leaders of the future through education, engagement, and the power of adventure. Sending team members on LAR-CR demonstrates a tangible commitment to developing stronger leadership within your organization. Directly integrating world leaders, renown keynote speakers, and the rigorous education program of a leading global university throughout the agenda, we aim to inform, to inspire and to offer attendees the tools to change the way we lead. 

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

We will provide team members with a platform from which to build new confidence and the strength to accomplish organizational objectives. We seek to challenge participants physically and mentally, to expose them to new unparalleled environments and offer insight into the key attributes necessary for being a conscious leader in today’s world.

Dynamic Lectures & Workshops

Immerse yourself in lectures and workshops with some of the world’s top leaders, visionaries, educators, and explorers. Through facilitated learning and interactive challenges, participants will be equipped with the tools to become effective leaders that inspire those around them and have a positive influence on your organization’s culture.

Download the 'Leadership at Risk: Costa Rica' Itinerary!

Leadership at Risk: Costa Rica

  • Why Join Leadership at Risk?

    Engage With Global Leaders

    In partnership with 2041 ClimateForce, Leadership at Risk: Costa Rica (LAR-CR) will be the first in a series of projects across the globe to train the leaders of the future through education, engagement, and the power of adventure. Sending team members on LAR-CR demonstrates a tangible commitment to developing stronger leadership within your organization. Directly integrating world leaders, renown keynote speakers, and the rigorous education program of a leading global university throughout the agenda, we aim to inform, to inspire and to offer attendees the tools to change the way we lead.

    Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

    We will provide team members with a platform from which to build new confidence and the strength to accomplish organizational objectives. We seek to challenge participants physically and mentally, to expose them to new unparalleled environments and offer insight into the key attributes necessary for being a conscious leader in today’s world.

    Dynamic Lectures & Workshops

    Immerse yourself in lectures and workshops with some of the world’s top leaders, visionaries, educators, and explorers. Through facilitated learning and interactive challenges, participants will be equipped with the tools to become effective leaders that inspire those around them and have a positive influence on your organization’s culture.
  • Leadership at Risk: Costa Rica

    Our society is experiencing a number of key challenges that are a direct result of a lack of strong leadership in the world today. To address these issues, we are convening a group of extraordinary people from across the globe to Costa Rica – a model country which has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in environmental sustainability, conflict resolution, and diplomacy.
  • Program Overview

    Immerse yourself in lectures and workshops with some of the world’s top leaders, visionaries, educators, and explorers. Through facilitated learning and interactive challenges, participants will be equipped with the tools to become effective leaders that inspire those around them and have a positive influence on your organization’s culture.
    Sending delegates on this journey is an investment in your organization’s human capital. We convene experts on the subjects of conflict resolution, team building, and environmental sustainability. Expedition alumni have in the past gone on to launch ground-breaking initiatives within their organizations and communities.
    We will ensure that your delegates return from Costa Rica empowered to communicate your organization’s commitment to empowering your teams through media toolkits and enhanced PR visibility. Our story has reached more than 1 billion people through various media channels, with coverage by the Wall Street Journal (USA), BBC Earth, The Telegraph (UK), The Times (UK), National Geographic, and the Times of India (India) amongst others.
    WORKSHOPS & LECTURES FOCUS TOPICS
    ■ Dynamic Leadership
    ■ Organizational Conflict Resolution
    ■ Cross-Border Team Building
    ■ Corporate Sustainability
  • Expedition Details

    • Country: Costa Rica
    • Host City: San Jose, Costa Rica
    • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
    • Accommodations: 7 Nights Hotels
    • Adventure Activities: Trekking & White Water Rafting
    • Trip Activity Level: Moderate*
    *Please refer to our Trip Activity Level Guide or speak to one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 to determine if this is the right trip for you.
  • Expedition Itinerary

    Daily Itinerary Overview

    DAY 1 
    Welcome to Costa Rica! The nation of Costa Rica has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in environmental sustainability, conflict resolution, and diplomacy. As one of the only nations on earth with no standing army, Costa Rica’s active relationship with the United Nations and its dedication to peaceful relations worldwide makes it the perfect nation to host Leadership at Risk.
    Some of the nation’s primary foreign policy objectives are to foster human rights and sustainable development, promoting a long and ethically-minded future for our world. It has been a member of the coalition known as the Community of Democracies since the coalition’s inauguration in 2000, pursuing the advancement and protection of democratic freedoms worldwide. Costa Rica is the home of The InterAmerican Court of Human Rights as well as the University of Peace (UPEACE).
    Begin your stay with us and meet your fellow team members at our welcome dinner!
    DAY 2 
    We arrive at the University for Peace (UPEACE), an institution established by the United Nations which is dedicated to “promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.” A strong statement underpinning the values and ideals of Costa Rica, which we will explore in more depth throughout the week.
    Our first UPEACE workshop covers the intersection of Cooperation in the Context of Diversity. Our second workshop is an in-depth talk through Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation, interspersed with opportunities to put lessons into practice and demonstrate cooperative practices with fellow team members. We will next hear from our first keynote speaker, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, the Environmental and Energy
    Minister of Costa Rica. Carlos will provide a discussion for us on Leadership and Climate Change as well as where Costa Rica is heading in terms of environmental sustainability. After a short break, we walk the UPEACE trails, stopping for a talk and period of reflection at the Monument of Disarmament.
    In the afternoon, we are extraordinary General Roméo Dallaire, who lead the United Nations Forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and has spent his life working on issues around international cooperation and the fight against the use of child soldiers. General Dallaire will speak on leadership in the face of conflict and discourse.
    Next, Shelly Whitman who is the Executive Director of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative will speak to our group on how leadership is most demonstrated when one is a global citizen
    DAY 3 
    The third day of the program commences in San Jose, at the National Theater. We offer attendees a unique surprise within the iconic and historical surrounds of this structure. Inaugurated in 1894, the construction of the building was aided by wealthy coffee merchants, who raised their export taxes to help pay for the construction. It is a source of great national pride.
    We move on to the National Museum, housed in the former Bellavista fortress. This structure dates from 1870, and was used as an army barracks before the abolishment of the standing army. Bullet holes line the turrets as a remainder from the civil war – it serves as a reminder of the outcomes of war, but also stands as the memorial location of where the Costa Rican Army was abolished in 1948. Today, the building houses an array of stunning indigenous gold and ceramic artifacts, religious objects, as well as colonial furniture and art.
    We depart this curious site for UPEACE, where we commence our program workshops. We live our lessons in our team building exercises for the day, before finishing up for the day
    DAY 4 
    We journey to Sarapiqui today, for a day of real adventure. Adventure provides for an extraordinary platform from which to forge bonds, build leadership skills, and break down societal barriers. Today, we gear up for an adventure unlike any other – white water rafting from a community known as La Virgen de Sarapiqui, one of the most important communities of the area. We journey through a beautiful part of the river filled with rapids and ponds, surrounding by the inimitable Costa Rican scenery. We finish in Chilamate, before departing for Arenal. Here we have a chance to share our experiences and deepen our understanding of our own stories.
    We finish the afternoon with a relaxing sojourn at the Tabacon Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna. The area of La Fortuna has an elevation of 350 feet and lies north of the Tilaran Mountains, the volcano itself rising from the San Carlos Plains. Arenal is currently in a resting phase, but was one of the most active volcanoes in the country. There will be time here to enjoy the different thermal pools, heated by the volcano’s depths, before dinner.
    DAY 5 
    Another day of adventure, we begin with a new perspective on the beauty of Costa Rica’s rainforests, as we complete our Sky Walk on the first hanging bridges of this magnificent country. This is a guided experience on natural trails through the dense forests of Arenal. You will go on a hike to have a one on one experience with the flora and fauna at every level of these magical tropical forests.
    In the afternoon, each team member will have the opportunity to engage in short discussions on the leadership challenges that they face in their organizations.
    This will be followed by a Keynote Talk by Barney Swan, the International Director of ClimateForce. Barney will discuss the challenge of climate change and the solutions which each of us can make in our lives and businesses to protect the environment.
    DAY 6 
    Today, we will hike the Arenal 1968 Trail, which gets its name from the Arenal Volcano eruption of 1968. This was one of the most important events in Costa Rican history, destroying 3 towns and killing several people – whilst also changing the very topography of the area. Lava fields tore through rainforest areas, and we follow paths in these fields, up to a panoramic view of Arenal Volcano.
    We will then head back to San Jose and stop for lunch and in the enchanting village of Sarchí which is on our way to the capital. In Sarchí, many houses are adorned with colorful gingerbread trim – just one example of the craftsmanship in wood for which this little town is famous. With its pink church, trimmed in pale green, Sarchí is truly a fairy tale town. We will have an opportunity to rest before we go to dinner this evening.
    DAY 7 
    On our final full day at the LAR we work with the local community near San Jose on a special conservation project. This will be followed by a tree planting and lunch with the local community members. After lunch with the community, we return to UPEACE, where we will take part in our final sessions on what it means to be a Conscious Leader. The culmination of all that we have learned as part of LAR, we have then the chance here to reflect and let go, celebrating in the evening as a group. A positive note to end our experience, we aim to leave with fresh ideas of how we can implement changes in our lives and organizations when we return home.
    DAY 8 
    This morning, gather for one last breakfast to say our goodbyes. Exchange emails, if you’d like, with your fellow team members and take a moment to reflect on a magical journey on this final day in Costa Rica. Having formed new connections with fellow attendees from across the globe, and new ideas created and discussed, we leave with a new perspective on ourselves and the world.
  • Expedition Start Date

     

    Official Start Date: May 2020
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  • Expedition Pricing

    Prices are Per Person in USD / Prices based on Double Occupancy
    • $5,749.00 USD
    Single Supplement
    • $1,350.00 USD
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  • Trip Accommodations

    HOTEL REAL INTERCONTINENTAL
    Located at the heart of trendy Escazú, in San Jose, Real InterContinental Hotel & Club Tower symbolizes sleek sophistication in a vibrant part of the city, a top spot for corporate, government and social events that attracts exigent leisure travelers and famous political and show business figures. Surrounded by a pleasant setting, all rooms and suites offer excellent views of the gardens or the Blue Mountains surrounding the Central Valley. Amenities have been selected to ensure modern, elegant comfort. Facilities include a stimulating central pool, luxurious spa, fitness center, outdoor flood-lit tennis court, rooms and equipment for business meetings and gift shop among many others. An ideal location for business and entertainment, the hotel bids a variety of dining options through its five restaurants (one with 24 hours service) and bars. The offer includes fast and healthy food, Italian cuisine, tasty meat cuts and sushi lounge. The hotel can be a perfect gateway to adventure, high adrenaline or cultural tours that truly show everything Costa Rica has to offer …and we gladly arrange it!
    HOTEL ARENAL KIORO
    With the mission to deliver an unforgettable experience for each guest, this hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes from the town of La Fortuna and bids a super panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. First-class services pair harmoniously with the natural allure of the area. Situated on gently rolling hills and bordered by the mountain streams La Palma and Kioro, this hotel provides guests with serene private thermal springs surrounded by exuberant gardens and nature paths. All suites include terraces with panoramic volcano and mountain views, hydromassage jacuzzis and showers, air conditioning, satellite television and Internet. The chef at Heliconias Restaurant prepares internationally themed, original specialties based on local meats and seafood. Neidin Spa is a haven to awaken the senses with the sounds of nature and achieve a balance between body and soul.

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