WHAT TO EXPECT

The program begins with a four-day canoe trip. You can be sure this experience will yield many opportunities for you to grow in your leadership skills and face new challenges. This trip is always a highlight for CEOs, as countless memories and long-lasting friendships are made during these four days.

key learning resources

EAGLES FLIGHT®

The CEO program is powered by Eagle's Flight, an innovative leader in the development and delivery of practical training programs for the global business community. We have access to their top workshops and experiential programs designed to help the CEOs grow in their leadership development.

PERSONAL PROFILE SYSTEM®, DIMENSIONS OF BEHAVIOR (DISC)

Taught by John McAuley, the Personal Profile System® helps you better understand yourself and others. You will heighten your understanding of your behavioural profile and identify the environment most conducive to your success. At the same time, you will learn about the differences of others and the environment they need for productivity and teamwork.

practical experience

Each CEO will spend three weeks in one of our athletic or arts areas. They will observe the class, job shadow the instructor, learn about the preparation and planning process, assist in leading a class, and be evaluated as they lead a class on their own. Participants will also spend time co-counselling a cabin with a Muskoka Woods' staff member. CEO assist staff in planning and facilitating evening programs for our younger guests. They will also work in the kitchen, Camp Store or office to experience the full spectrum of jobs offered at Muskoka Woods.

Assessment is an integral part of the CEO experience. CEOs will receive ongoing feedback, as they reflect on their growth and are evaluated by our Program Leaders, who are certified teachers. Every experience is graded and a final mark is given for completion of the program. CEOs will also receive one full Grade 11 Ontario High School credit (GPP30 Leadership and Peer Support) with successful graduation. For more information on the accreditation, please contact Lucas Durocher at ceo@muskokawoods.com

 

ACCREDITATION

TOPICS EXPLORED

  • Setting and understanding your goals
  • Communicating effectively and assertively
  • Determining your learning style
  • Conflict management, managing-up and looking for leadership
  • Self-confidence and taking initiatives 
  • Dreaming about your future and choosing the right career path
  • Understanding your unique abilities, personality and the personality of others

staff

The CEOs are led by a team of staff who are hired specifically for their interest and passion for the development of young people. These staff members are there to plan, facilitate and participate in all activities with the CEOs, and to develop relationships with them along the way. 

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth resort that encourages young people to explore their beliefs. Each day, CEOs will have the opportunity to participate in thought provoking conversations about faith and spirituality.

faith-based discussion

fun!

Remember: FUN is our trademark! Every day, CEOs will have the chance to participate in many of the awesome activities Muskoka Woods offers, as well as one-of-a-kind evening programs that are exclusive to the CEO Leadership Program.

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