The Journey… 25 Years of Success

Challenger Team was established in 1995 in Jordan and expanded in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Switzerland, and UAE. Our company is a uniquely positioned pioneer and innovator in leadership, youth development, and the social field. We’ve been working over the past 25 years to develop skills and modify behaviors for youth and adults. We aim to help people develop their skills to ensure efficient roles and contribute to societies’ and organizations’ success.

VisionWe envision the Middle East region as the global hub of skilled and well-rounded human capital resources.

MissionChallenger Team aims to inspire, enrich and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens and professionals by instilling and equipping them with 21st-century life skills and values.

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How we run it?

Our Philosophy

Forming meaningful change through shaping future leaders by equipping them with practical leadership skills, whilst reinforcing and honouring their cultural heritage. With adventure and exploration, we lean into entertainment-based training events. Challenger Team’s philosophy is based on the following four pillars:

Practical Experiential Training

Our programs depend greatly on the concept of learning-by-doing; in other words, hands-on practical training. It helps our participants realize and utilize their inherent skills by applying them to real-life circumstances. This pillar involves both indoor and outdoor applied training.

Adventure & Exploration

Our programs engage Mother Nature through recreational activities in order to foster leadership attributes symbolized in trust, self-confidence, team harmony, and behavioural transformation playoffs.

Cultural Learning

Our programs draw on the values, heritage, and traditions of the participants. By highlighting role-model legacies and illustrating various eras, we help participants get a better understanding of leadership qualities and techniques.


“Happiness” is an integral element for the success of our programs. Studies show that when participants are having fun, they learn and engage more deeply. We strive to deliver fun programs intended to increase levels of engagement and benefits for our participants.

Our Methodology

Our programs are completely customizable according to the group size, budget, duration, desired activity, and objective. To ensure success, we recognize the power of leadership reinforcement and instil it in individuals. This is done through the implementation of a set of methodologies that foster soft and hard skills in order to produce short-term and long-term impacts. We tackle problem-oriented ideas, use research to come up with possible solutions, and then move on to implement these programs with a set of finished products and services that ultimately shape leaders.

Our Experience

We pride ourselves on our long-standing relationships with everyone we have worked with. Our extensive experience in human resources training and sustainable organizational development with both public and private sectors locally and internationally speaks for itself. As does our track record, which attests to our contribution to shaping communities of leaders that uphold their heritage and are open to the latest advancements in human development and capacity-building research. This is in part due to the unique talent of our dynamic team’s values and capacity to understand the whole picture while maintaining focus on specific objectives.

We understand that successful enterprises depend on the effectiveness of systems and workforce at all levels within the organization. Therefore, by exploiting leading strategic development methodologies, we capitalize on the power of reinforcement and devising a comprehensive set of solutions to ensure lasting results.

Ultimately, our effectiveness is in large part due to our ability to provide -and build- resources  that have the expertise to deliver turnkey services starting from research to the provision of finished products and services. We are committed to turning the “state-of-the-art” into the “state-of-the-practice.”

Who are we?

Our Team

Our Team:

  • Challenger Team recruites highly qualified staff.
  • All staff members receive ongoing training to ensure quality and efficient execution of the designed programs.
  • Program leaders are exposed to special training on different leadership and management skills to lead the programs with high professionalism.
Thabet Al-Nabulsi

His vision was simple: to inspire young people with leadership values and encourage them to uphold them in their daily life. Dr. Thabet Al-Nabulsi founded Challenger Team in 1995, driven by his belief that true leadership is lifting one’s vision to higher standards. His mission focused on investing in individual personalities and capacities to support them to access and ignite their highest potential. His extensive experience in dealing with human resources of different levels and ages empowered his role in building his own employees’ capacities, thereby inspiring corporates and individuals to develop their roles in their communities as active, responsible leaders. Dr. Al Nabulsi believes in the power of teamwork “to make the dream work”. He holds a PhD in Behavioural Modification and MA degree in Creativity and Talent Development.

Maen Odeh

Maen Odeh believes that no one is born a leader; leadership is fostered through determination, hard work, and most importantly excellent guidance. Odeh, affectionately called “Captain Maen” by all who work with him, is the partner and chairman of Challenger Team. His mission is to uphold and transfer leadership values to encourage and promote the rise of leaders in local communities. Inspired by the motto “Ideas become things”, he mainly focuses on strategy and programs development and planning to realize his vision of spreading modern leadership values and to foster the development of future Arab leaders. With a capacity to integrate, motivate, and mobilize others, Captain Maen employs his management and motivational skills, coupled with his ability to lead by example, in order to successfully network and enable winning projects. He holds a Bsc. in Marketing from Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ-USA. He had previously represented the national basketball team of Jordan for 10 years and played college basketball in the USA.

Where Are we

We Are Global