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About Michael R. Van Dyke
R. Van Dyke is President of Serengeti Enterprises, a
consulting/training organization focusing on personal and team development
and communications. Michael brings over 25 years of training/teaching
experience to Serengeti Enterprises. His background, like the organization,
incorporates diverse creative aspects with fundamental business practices.
He holds an MFA from Yale University and has taught at educational
institutions to include Yale University, Dartmouth College, Amherst College,
University of Massachusetts, Smith College, Greenfield Community College and
the Northern Virginia Community College. In addition he has worked with
outdoor, experiential education organizations, including Project Adventure,
Corporate Challenge, and the Northfield Mountain Environmental and
Michael has worked with teams as diverse as the
Santa Fe Opera Company, Northeast Utilities, the US Department of
Agriculture, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical West, Marriott Corporation and
many more. His unique approach to team building and communication has
benefited both adults and children. Michael has been and presently is the
team coordinator for a Smithsonian Laureate Award Winning Innovative
Technology Camp for Young People in Northern Virginia.
fundamental concepts of communication and collaboration with experiential
learning practices is Serengeti Enterprises unique approach to training.
Michaelís understanding of the educational premise that oneís learning curve
moves upward the greater the "fun factor", has resulted in his innovative
perspective on teaching team building.
Michael has created several outdoor "adventures" that help team members
understand individual and group relationships. Outdoor initiatives,
including orienteering and rock climbing have provided powerful team
He has also incorporated these fundamental elements into indoor "Conference
Room Adventure" programs. Focus is on individual and/or team skill
development, awareness of emotional intelligence, strategic planning and
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