The National Conference Center Introduces “Challenge by Choice”
  • September 26, 2017

    LEESBURG, VA – The National Conference Center introduces a new approach to teambuilding and leadership development, “Challenge by Choice,” facilitated by The Browne Center for Innovative Learning. The National has partnered with The Browne Center to provide a variety of experiential learning programs. Challenge by Choice is a method of making learning fun that involves people of all capabilities to learn from a common physical and cognitive activity.


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    Facilitators find a way for all attendees to participate. At the recent Reston Herndon Meeting Planners (RHMP) Summer Camp, Challenge by Choice was introduced. The Browne Center, along with The National, created a series of relationship building and competitive, collaborative activities. One activity was Paper Lofting, a fun, high energy activity providing multiple groups the opportunity to compete or collaborate in problem solving and creativity. Concepts around positive brainstorming and best practices were highlighted. This session took place outside at The National’s 65-acre campus.


    RHMP is a membership organization with over 200 meeting and event industry professionals that are located in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area. The one-day Summer Camp agenda consisted of education development, networking and teambuilding, The National was the perfect host for this program, with its 265,000-sq.-ft.-meeting and experiential learning campus, 35 miles from Washington, DC.

    Over a hundred planners and suppliers, the largest attendance ever for this event, enjoyed the Summer Camp theme, which was designed in collaboration with the RHMP planning committee. The themed event included props and realistic camping equipment complete with teepee, teddy bear picnic, campfire and fishing outfits, a snack table with bug juice, gummy snacks and trail mix with red and white gingham tablecloths and wooden pencils to take notes at the general session and breakouts.