What makes Manito-wish Leadership Development the right choice for your group? The same factors that make our program so unique, efficient and effective. Here, our curriculum is crafted by leadership professionals according to the goals of each group, and administered via a comprehensive variety of resources. Every group we serve — from high schools and colleges to youth-serving agencies and community organizations — has access to a range of efficient and impactful educational tools that are proven to perform.
Effective Leadership training takes more than a few hours on a ropes course, or a day in classroom exercises. It requires a careful review of a group’s goals, experience and comfort level and the ability to draw from an entire family of leadership resources in a way that delivers the best results. At Manito-wish, we utilize four resource areas — Wilderness Travel, Manito-wish Leadership Center, Experiential Programming, and the Lang Challenge Course — to achieve success.
FLEXIBLE AND PROGRESSIVE
Learning leadership skills is an ongoing evolution, so we are pleased to offer a program that reflects that reality. We provide a family of flexible leadership training options, from short-duration curriculum to programs that span semesters and years, building on challenges and expanding lessons as participants progress through the program.
In leadership development, one size never fits all. There are always factors in play, from group age, experience and dynamics, to schedule and budget, to the specific outcomes you hope to achieve. At Camp Manito-wish YMCA, our professional facilitators take all of these factors into consideration to draw upon our resources and expertise to create a completely customized curriculum to match your group and your goals. We can even plan a program that complements and enhances your existing leadership curriculum.
A CIRCULAR ROADMAP
The shortest distance to leadership capacity isn’t necessarily via a straight line. Leadership training is a journey, with constant checks and balances. Our professional facilitators have the insight and expertise to assess each stage of the process, recognize what’s working and what’s not, and adapt the program in-progress to achieve the best results.
“Watching the students tackle the challenges posed by the activities at Camp has enhanced my own appreciation, both for the students and for the work done by the Manito-wish staff and colleagues.”