Leadership Navigation Challenge

The day starts with community and learning group formation.

The Leadership Navigation Challenge (LNC), is an outdoor activity that uses an orienteering course as the medium to force participants to collaborate and compete with other teams.  This outdoor component is a condensed expedition that mimics the challenges teams face anywhere – setting task and process goals, making expedient decisions, balancing task achievement with group development, blending distinct individuals to form a cohesive team, and working through unforeseen hurdles.  Following completion of the course, teams will debrief the experience with instructors in order to reflect on the exercise.

At the Leadership Navigation Workshop you will learn:

  • Leadership and Followership
  • Essential Roles within Effective Teams
  • Group Decision-Making Processes and Techniques
  • Crisis Communications
  • Leading Through Ambiguity
  • Building Consensus in Critical Situations
  • Individual and Team Conflict Styles and Strategies

John Kanengieter

John’s great passions in life are working with leaders, experiencing the outdoors, and laughing as much as possible. John is the founder of Kanengieter Consulting Group LLC and considers it a down-right privilege to work with the clients and partners that he does.

He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Executive Coaching and Consulting in Organizations and specializes in executive coaching and working with teams in challenging and high-risk work systems. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, coach, and trusted confidant. His work with leaders is augmented by his expertise gained from 25 years in the field of leadership development and experiential education. His practice includes clients as individuals, teams, and large organizations with an emphasis on building a system of strong teams focused and aligned on clear strategies.

John’s background on extended mountaineering expeditions gives him valuable experience that he now uses in his work. A teacher at heart, John is a principal trainer contracted by NASA to work with International Space Station astronauts in the dynamics of teamwork and leadership on extended space expeditions. He has developed leadership programs for the US Naval Academy, Fortune 50 corporations, government, and individuals in a slew of different industries.

In his spare time, John serves as the Director for Leadership at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and also as a visiting instructor to the Wharton Business School, the Ascent Institute, and the Leadership Institute of Seattle. He also really enjoys riding his bike as fast as he possibly can.

Jeff Klein

Executive Director, Wharton Leadership Program
Lecturer, The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania

Jeff is the Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program and a Lecturer at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

As Executive Director, Jeff is responsible for the portfolio of curricular and co-curricular leadership development programs available to Wharton Undergraduates and full-time and executive MBA students, and for directing the School’s efforts to create the Wharton Global Leadership Institute. He teaches an interdisciplinary graduate-level course at the University of Pennsylvania – Leadership and Social Change, supervises multiple Field Application Projects, and delivers a variety of workshops, seminars, and conferences for students, managers, and executives. Jeff also chairs the Steering Committee for the Lipman Family Prize, an annual $100,000 social sector award launched in 2011.

In addition, Jeff designs and delivers leadership workshops and courses for executive clients through Wharton Executive Education. As a Learning Director, Jeff leads two weeklong executive courses, Creating and Leading High Performing Teams and The Leadership Edge: Strategies for New Leaders. He also worked with a variety of corporate, nonprofit, and governmental clients, including Merrill Lynch, Raytheon, Alcoa, AXA, Toyota, Novartis, FINRA, the United Nations, the Mt. Rainier Institute, the Wilderness Medicine Institute, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and the City of Philadelphia.