NCOBS’s Outward Bound Professional Program has become part of the leadership culture at Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises. The four-day NCOBS immersion is just the beginning of a nine-month Cox Leadership Program and is seen as a “rite of passage” for select, high-potential leaders who will become responsible for over 50,000 employees and $15 billion in revenue.
Cox relies on NCOBS’s Professional Programs to integrate personal growth and professional development. Participants come away with increased confidence to make tough decisions in the face of uncertainty, solicit feedback, interact with colleagues and clients, work in teams, and inspire people to excel.
"Incredibly valuable – very rarely in my professional life do I get real-time feedback, or take time to reflect on my behaviors. The analogy to use the [climbing] rock as a mirror is something I carry with me ... I plan to ‘pay it forward’ to my team and my company." -2014 Cox Enterprises Participant
Cox Enterprises, its employees, and its Foundation continue to support NCOBS. This year, in addition to supporting our work in Atlanta Public Schools, the Cox Foundation is funding two tuition-free NCOBS wilderness programs for military veterans from the Metro Atlanta region.