North Shore Rowing-The Power of Teamwork

North Shore Rowing Club
The Power of Teamwork

A Unique Team Building Experience


The Power of Teamwork is a unique program designed by North Shore Rowing Club (NSRC) to leverage the mental and physical skills that rowing fosters to help build teamwork, develop leadership skills and improve collaboration. In addition to physical and technical skills, the program focuses on building a mental approach that fosters fast, focused and agile thinking.

Often referred to as the ultimate team sport, rowing requires all crew members to work together in unison towards a common goal. This requires both physical and technical skills, including timing, positioning; and mind-set, as all these factors impact how the boat runs.

The NSRC program is ideally suited for organisations looking for an engaging, energetic, and unique experience. Prior rowing experience in not necessary and all sporting abilities are fully supported. The program is run by highly experienced coaches and is held on the picturesque Lane Cove River.

The founder of a billion dollar company best expressed the power of teamwork when he once said 
If you could get all the people in an organisation rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.” Patrick Lencioni, Author of The Five Dysfunctions of Team


The program consists of on-land and water activities and can be tailored to suit your organisation.  A typical program includes:

  • Briefing for the day including safety briefing
  • Instruction in rowing technique
  • Land based activities – team problem solving
  • Activities expertly debriefed to maximise learning opportunities


  • Professional Leadership & Team Development facilitator to manage the program
  • Experienced Rowing Coaches lead each crew safely during the sessions
  • Experienced rowers may row with your crew in the boat
  • Experienced coxswain in each boat
  • Lifejackets for non-swimmers
  • Safety boat to accompany rowers
  • “Engine room” team to assist with boats, land based activities, and other jobs required
  • Refreshments on arrival and throughout the day
  • Change room facilities and showers


The outcomes vary for every group and person, depending on whether you are from the same organisation, or different companies,  but in common:

  • Learn to work in a team with different skill levels
  • Recognise and develop skills to strengthen a team
  • Achieve outcomes through different roles
  • Understand group dynamics
  • Identify leadership behaviours
  • Overcoming fear of failure
  • Satisfaction in learning new skills

Clients include:

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