Silicon Valley Workshops

Day-Long Team Training Sessions (Levels I-V)

The North Ridge trail in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, a location in our Level IV Silicon Valley Workshop – “Warriors of the Workplace.”

General Information

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All team training sessions are scheduled to last 8 hours. Group size is limited to 12 people, to ensure detailed, hands-on instruction. This also allows us to book particularly special post-training venues for our group discussions that are intimate and exclusive, which adds an essential element to the team bonding experience.

All sessions take place in publicly accessible natural open spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area and conclude with seminar-style discussions at local restaurants or wineries accompanied by Californian farm-to-table cuisine.

Each Silicon Valley Workshop covers one Level of our revolutionary new 17 Steps to Sustainability modular outdoor learning method.

All sessions run now through December 2022.

Call 408-908-0908 or email for details.

Session #1 – the Santa Cruz Mountains and downtown Woodside

Session #2 – the Santa Clara Foothills and downtown Woodside

Session #3 – Monte Bello Ridge and Ridge Vineyards

Session #4 – the San Mateo County Coast and city of Santa Cruz

The Purisima Creek trail.
Session #1
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

This pristine location, above the town of Woodside, California, protects over 4,000 acres of second-growth redwood forests and chaparral-covered ridges with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The trails are steep at times but well marked, with abundant natural treasures to explore. Read the Yelp reviews here.

Village Pub back patio.
Session #2
The Village Pub

The Village Pub is a Michelin-starred fancy causal restaurant in Woodside, California that serves lunch and dinner in an intimate and elegant setting. In. addition to excellent locally sourced food, it also boasts an extensive local wine, beer, and spirits list. Read the Yelp reviews here.

Coastal live oak trees in Monte Bello OSP.
Session #3
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

This majestic open space preserve above the city of Palo Alto, California protects the upper watershed of Stevens Creek, where the San Andreas Fault lies buried deeply beneath the surface. It is covered with grasses and wildflowers in spring and turns golden yellow by early summer. Views from the 2,812 foot summit of Black Mountain are spectacular. Read the Yelp reviews here.

Venus gin#1, with house gin & tonic.
Session #4
Venus Spirits Bar + Kitchen

Venus Spirits Distillery crafts organic gin, whiskey, and tequila in the city of Santa Cruz, California. Their farm-to-table restaurant and cocktail bar is one of the hottest, trendiest locations to dine and enjoy drinks in the area. Read the Yelp reviews here.

Buck’s outdoor dining area.
Session #1
Buck’s Restaurant

Buck’s is a quirky and fun family-friendly casual restaurant in the heart of Woodside, California with an interesting and important connection to the history of Silicon Valley. Visit the web site for a 3D virtual tour of the interior and for details on its colorful history. Read the Yelp reviews here.

The main trail to the Windy Hill twin summits.
Session #2
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve protects over 1,000 acres of oak-studded grassland foothills above the town of Portola Valley, California. The views over Silicon Valley and the surrounding Bay Area from the twin summits are stunning. Read the Yelp reviews here.

Ridge Vineyards outdoor tasting area.
Session #3
Ridge Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards makes some of the best estate wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains, including its flagship Bordeaux style red blend, Monte Bello. Tours of its organic vineyards and private tastings of its wines – including a wide range of California Zinfandels – are available by prior arrangement. There are also picnic tables available for guests to enjoy along with panoramic views of Silicon Valley. Read the Yelp reviews here.

Sand dunes near Franklin Point.
Session #4
Franklin Point (Año Neuvo Natural Preserve)

The Franklin Point overlook is a rocky, wave-swept headlands between the iconic Pigeon Point lighthouse and Año Neuvo State Park on the San Mateo County coast. The area protects native grasses and sand dunes and hosts numerous migratory birds and other protected species of plants and animals. Read the Yelp reviews here.

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