406-920-2808 & 866-535 (OWLS) 6957 The Boars Head Charlottesville, Virginia erik.henyon@owlsinc.com

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Organization Wide Leadership Solutions is the worldwide leader in custom programs for team building, leadership and organizational development. OWLS is the oldest leading provider of custom corporate team building, training, leadership and organizational development programs. Our experiential learning programs have helped clients all over the world drive more of the money they invest in training to their bottom lines. Our mission is to connect high performing leaders and organizations to the futures they want to create.


Our headquarters is in Bozeman, Montana but we also have two offices in Virginia, one in Minnesota and one in Texas. We deliver our team building, leadership, organizational development and other training programs wherever you need them, including at leading resorts and conference centers all over the world. We have developed a network of partner facilities that covers all 50 states, Asia, Europe, China, South America and Africa.


We use an international network of more than 50 expert facilitators to help plan and implement your program. These facilitators apply their deep and varied backgrounds to delivering team building, leadership, organizational development and other programs that are effective and sustainable in your corporate culture. Each one of our facilitators has been selected based on their special skills and experience. Most of them hold MBA, Masters, or Ph.D. degrees and have been successfully serving clients for decades.


Our company has been featured in Newsweek, Executive Traveler and more than a dozen newspapers, including the Washington Post. Our work has been featured on NBC news.



Rock Climbing, Kayaking and More


Rock climbing, kayaking, caving, and instructor certification programs offered in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Piedmont of Virginia. The Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School, OWLS, was founded in 1996 in Wyoming. The school then re-located it’s headquarters to Central Virginia.


In 2002 The Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School opened an Office in Bozeman, Montana to serve it’s clients with Winter based educational programs. In 2006 OWLS launched is nationally acclaimed Guide Training School.


Today OWLS operates in all 50 states, Patagonia South America, and Kenya Africa. The Eastern United States is run out of the Charlottesville location with a national staff of over 45 lead and assistant instructors.

Our Promise


At OWLS, adventurers will be taught proper land ethics in order to insure protection of the federal lands. The idea of utilizing nature’s resources without impacting the environment will be the basis of all excursions, thereby maintaining the land for the benefit of all. OWLS will teach practical methods of reducing human impact on the environment while mountain biking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, and kayaking. We are members of “Leave No Trace’ and “Tread Lightly” and adhere to a strict environmental code. Our courses are conducted under AMGA, ACA, and ACCT Standards. The school also runs a “Community Give Back Program” that allows underprivileged youth to participate in OWLS programs at a low cost.



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