ALPs provides adventure based (teambuilding initiatives, high and low ropes courses) workshops that help participants develop their leadership skills.
ALPs is a student organization that offers workshops that utilize adventure based activities (teambuilding initiatives, high and low ropes courses) to help participants learn more about themselves and one another. All workshops are interactive and experiential and are suitable for all ages, abilities, and groups. We offer four different types of workshops and all are tailored to meet the needs and goals of the group:Teambuilding (ground) workshop--Usually 1-4 hours in length. The goals for this workshop can include community building, leadership, trust, and communication to name a few. The workshops consist of activities that happen "on the ground" and consist of teambuilding initiatives, problem solving activities, energizers, and get to know you activities. This workshop can facilitated anywhere--on campus, off campus, inside, or outside. As of January 13, 2021, our teambuilding workshops are offered only online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These virtual teambuilding workshops are the only workshops we are currently offering. We will return to normal programming once it is approved by the University to do so. Roving workshop--Usually 2-4 hours in length. The goals of these workshops are similar to those of our teambuilding (ground) workshops. The longer the workshop, the better! This workshop takes the components of the teambuilding (ground) workshop and combines it with the adventure of traveling from place to place on campus (or wherever your group is located). The group is given a riddle/clue that they need to decipher in order to determine the next stop on the journey. At each stop, the group will do a teambuilding activity and, once completed, move on to the next stop.Low ropes course workshop--Usually 4 hours in length. This workshop delves more deeply into trust and increases the level of challenge. All of the elements (obstacles) are from knee height to 12 feet off of the ground and require groups to work together, take care of one another, and trust each other to complete the task. Groups focus on community building, trust, communication, and leadership in this workshop.High Ropes course workshop--Usually 8 hours in length. The high ropes course consists of elements (obstacles) constructed on 40 foot telephone poles and requires the participant to wear a harness and be clipped into a rope safety system. The ropes course is more individualistic and allows participants the opportunity for work through their fear and learn more about themselves--their strengths, how to work through challenging situations, and how to utilize their resources--while being supported by their group. Goals for this day can include leadership development, trust, communication, and community building.This workshop series is free for UW-Madison students. This service is also open to non-UW Madison units but there is a cost. Please contact us for more information.