Welcome to Team-Building at SDRC!

“Where individuals come and a team returns!”

A word from JoAnn Vallese, , M.E.d.,  founder and facilitator:

We are very excited to welcome your organization to the San Diego Rowing Club! My name is JoAnn Vallese and I have been a part of the rowing community as a rower and coxswain for more than 30 years. I have developed a dynamic team-building program that fosters a hands-on understanding of how individuals working together in challenging situations can create amazing results.

SDRC Team Rowing

Your group will be welcomed with a boathouse tour and an orientation on the basics of rowing and equipment use. You will be trained on rowing machines and head out on the water in our eight-seated racing shells. Learning the fundamentals of rowing on the water creates a vibrant, experiential learning environment enabling a participant to translate newly learned skills directly to their own organization/workplace.

We can tailor our program to meet any group’s desires. I work individually with each organization to identify their needs and goals in order to develop a unique and engaging Team-Building Program.

Typically, a group will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and experience an orientation, land training, water session, curriculum-based debriefing and catered lunch. During your on-the-water session we provide two or more experienced rowers in each of our 8-person boats. No matter what the size or physical abilities are of your group, we can adjust to meet your needs. A San Diego Rowing Club coach will be on the water to provide coaching and assistance.IMG_6336

Back at the boathouse, we meet in our Garty Pavilion to have lunch and discuss our experience where there is an amazing view of Mission Bay and the walls are lined with historical rowing memorabilia. Our discussion facilitates mindful reflection and encourages participants to make connections between their rowing experience as a team and their roles within their own organization/workplace. Groups are also welcome to make arrangements to stay later and continue with a private meeting in our beautiful pavilion.

Lastly, each participant receives a custom Team Building t-shirt with your organization’s logo, our boathouse logo and the date of your event.

If you would like more information about our Team-Building Program, please contact JoAnn Vallese [email protected] or (858)-688-2237. JoAnn Vallese holds a Master of Education in Counseling and Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego.