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4 Ways to Engage Alumni Advocacy for College Access Groups

We are so thrilled to have 17 TRiO Alumni on our staff. Your alumni are an incredible source for advocacy. How you specifically engage your alumni will differ based on your geographic location, type of program, and program culture. However, as we work with alumni across the country, we have discovered a few key elements […]

3 Things to Consider (That Isn’t Budget) When Choosing a Trainer

Does Your Team Building Expert Have a Team? Last weekend, we hosted an internal training for our educational facilitators. As we worked together, it occurred to me: How many “team building experts” have a team of their own? Now, don’t get me wrong, I know some great facilitators who do a phenomenal job with team […]

February 24, 2017 Post Comment Uncategorized

3 Things I Learned at NCCEP

Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the NCCEP capacity building conference in NYC. We had a great time, and are fired up about the information we came home with! Thinking back on the conference, there are 3 big takeaways that come to mind. WE MUST RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF NON-COGNITIVE SKILLS MATTER I listened […]

February 14, 2017 Post Comment Uncategorized

Binomial Nomenclature Race – A STEM Team-Building Activity

How many times have you heard that math is hard, no fun, or lame? STEM problems and classes seem like torture to most students. We found ourselves asking the question that many people before us have been troubled with: how can we teach STEM concepts in a new way that engages and excites students at [...]
September 8, 2015 Post Comment Uncategorized

PS #001 – What is the Difference Between Team Building, Adventure Activities, and Experiential Learning?

Welcome to the Paradigm Shift Podcast. On the very first episode, your hosts Ryan Eller and Mark Collard share their thoughts on the differences between team building, adventure activities, and experiential learning. We talk about our favorite books, websites, and resources that help us as facilitators, and we share our favorite activities.   Listen Here […]

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Which Foot Do You Hop On? 3 Fun Ways to Split Your Group

Several times throughout a sequence of activities you will come across a need to split your group in half. I have learned three fun ways to split the group without having to count-off or count people. Each of the following activities somehow will divide the group of participants pretty close to equal. Try them out […]

Top 7 Moments of The 20 Leadership Camp 2013

My thoughts on our most recent workshop, The 20 Leadership Camp. Check it out.

June 2013 – 12 Workshops – 9 States – 700 Participants – Our Craziest Month Yet

June was a very busy month for Paradigm Shift! As you can tell in the title, we hosted workshops in nine states with over 700 participants. The month included a leadership camp, a few keynote addresses, and over 10 team-building & leadership workshops. Below you will find the locations of the workshops presented during June: […]

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