CITGO EXECUTIVE Team Adventure 2017 Presented by Muddy Shoe Adventures & Evergreen Escapes

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

May 22-25, 2017

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, one of National Geographic's prestigious Unique Lodges of the World, is the very definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. Accessible only by helicopter or floatplane, Nimmo Bay offers a luxury wilderness experience in one of the most remote and stunning places on the planet. Spend your days watching orcas or bears, kayaking among salmon and sea lions, or soaring high into the mountains in a helicopter to hike landscapes where few have ventured. Then unwind with fresh coastal cuisine, a soak in a hot tub beneath a towering waterfall, and an evening of music and laughter sitting around the fire on the floating dock. This is nature as it should be experienced.

PHASE I: The call to adventure

April 2017 | Pre-Trip Consultation

Before the Adventure begins, our team will work with you to identify specific program goals and desired outcomes, decide upon adventure activities, and create the perfect Team Adventure for your group. Oftentimes, this includes brief but critical meetings and/or interviews with program participants and other key organizational stakeholders to help us identify the challenges and opportunities your team is facing at both the individual and team level.

Your Program Leaders

Daphne DePorres, Ed.D. | Gary Mangiofico, Ph.D.

Note: Program Leaders are subject to change based on program date changes and subsequent availability.

Daphne DePorres, Ed.D. > Daphne has been at Colorado Technical University since 2010 in a number of roles in the Doctor of Management (DM) program. Prior to her tenure at CTU, Daphne held an executive role in a large non-profit organization in the area Research & Evaluation and Organizational Effectiveness. Before that, she spend almost a decade teaching and living in Mexico redesigning the top-rated Master's program in Organization Development in Latin America, and a decade of OD practice in the Midwest consulting with international organizations in Strategy Development. Daphne launched her career as a Quality Assurance Manager and Certified Quality Engineer in a Fortune 500 Consumer Foods company. Daphne earned her Master of Science in Organization Development at Pepperdine University, and later completed her Doctor of Education in Organization Change at Pepperdine.

Gary Mangiofico, Ph.D. > Dr. Gary Mangiofico is the former Associate Dean of Executive Programs and practitioner faculty of Organizational Theory & Management at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He has also served as CEO of Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), an independent public benefit corporation in Los Angeles. Dr. Mangiofico brings more than 20 years of experience leading strategic development as a CEO, COO, and management executive for both start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. He is a former Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services and former CEO of Alhambra Hospital. Dr. Mangiofico holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology from Chapman University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda/Berkeley).


May 22 | Welcome to Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Depart Port Hardy on a float plane bound for Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. Upon arrival, Nimmo Bay staff and your Program Leaders will greet you. Take time to relax, unpack, and settle into your cabin. Depending on the weather and flight schedules, you may have time for an afternoon hike through the Great Bear Rainforest.

Next, our journey of exploration and discovery begins in earnest as your Program Leaders lead you through our powerful Opening Ceremony that we refer to as The Call to Adventure. In this process, you will identify motivators for coming to Nimmo Bay and discuss program goals, intentions, and desired outcomes. You'll also explore effective (and ineffective) ways of being that will contribute to (or detract from) reaching those program goals and objectives.

Hungry and thirsty, you'll be treated to a range of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails that will be served on the deck side lounge and floating lodge. A gourmet 3-course coastal feast (including a decadent dessert) will follow. After dinner, enjoy the hot tub, a billiards game, a massage, or bond with colleagues around our floating moonlit fire pit.


May 23 | Day of Adventure

Begin the day with a selection of optional early morning activities from the lodge including a vigorous morning yoga class to awaken the body or a relaxing soak in the hot tub, then treat yourself to a three-course breakfast in the floating lodge. After filling up, you will set out for a morning team adventure that has been carefully selected by your Program Leaders based on program theme and goals. Activities may include: Kayaking, whale watching, bear viewing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and more!

After an exquisite lunch, debrief your morning adventure with your Program Leaders. Our focus for this discussion is self-awareness and understanding. Special attention will be given to actions, attitudes, and behaviors that positively or negatively impacted the group. Afterwards, you have the afternoon free: Soak in the hot tub, try standup paddle boarding (SUP), or catch up on some much needed R-and-R.

Before dinner, cocktails are served on our floating fire deck followed by a coastal appetizer and four-course gourmet dinner. After dinner, relax beneath the stars that you have never seen shine so bright. Enjoy a night-cap drink while you are serenaded by that evening's musical offering.

the journey continues

May 24 | Team Adventure

After another morning of indulgence and delicious food, the team will set out for another exciting morning of adventure and exploration. After lunch, we’ll dive into group conversations and breakout sessions that will help us make sense of the morning adventure. Specifically, the focus of this discussion will be on team / group dynamics and will explore topics such as communication, collaboration, and leadership. These conversations will support your team in using the adventure as a metaphor for what happens in the work environment, and in applying the lessons learned to their lives and their work.

Tonight, you’ll be transported via helicopter to the top of a local mountain where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Bear Rainforest as well as an exquisitely prepared dinner and desert. Return to the lodge after dinner for an unforgettable evening of music, singing, dancing, and fun!


May 25 | Depart Nimmo Bay

The final day of our program begins with a special breakfast prepared by the Nimmo Bay Resort staff. Afterwards, you’ll be guided through a series of discussions and activities that will utilize the adventure experiences of the past 3 days to help your group develop a vision for the future and create strategies and actions plans for making that vision a reality. We will end the program before lunch with an inspirational and powerful Closing Ceremony that reviews the goals, intentions, and desired outcomes of this adventure that you established on Day 1, and explores what contributed to the successful achievement of those goals. After lunch, catch the floatplane to Port Hardy.

PHASE III: The return

Summer 2017 | Post-Trip Follow-Up

After the Adventure ends, your Program Leaders will continue to work with your team as they begin to implement their action plans during a one-hour post-adventure follow-up call. Keys to this process include supporting both individual members and the group in overcoming the inevitable obstacles and challenges that will crop up.

Oftentimes, clients want to continue working with their Program Leaders after their adventure. To address these needs, we are proud to offer additional post-adventure options that include: One-on-One executive coaching, ongoing group-level leadership development programs, additional consulting and support from our staff. These additional services are not included in the price of the Team Adventure and would incur additional costs.

TOTAL PRICE of this team adventure:


What's Included:
  • Float plane between Port Hardy and Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
  • 3 nights of luxury accommodations @ Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
  • All meals and beverages (including alcohol)
  • All adventure activities (Ex: Hiking, kayaking, whale-watching, etc.)
  • All MSA-led team meetings, discussions, and breakout sessions
  • Pre- and post-program consultations with Muddy Shoe Adventures
What's NOT Included:
  • Flights to/from Port Hardy
  • Personal items, medicines, snacks
  • Optional Activities: Guided hiking, rock-climbing, yoga classes, etc.
  • Travel Insurance (Highly recommended—Ask us for details!)


Questions? Comments? Feedback? Contact us! | +1 (424) 216-8339

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