I facilitated a team building ropes course with a group of distributors from 7-Eleven yesterday, and the program was great fun. I never tire of seeing people bonding over a shared experiential training program. Building cohesion, fostering trust, and simply getting to know one another in a novel environment can be so rewarding – sure […]
As a teambuilding facilitator, I am constantly asking my clients, “what are your goals and expectations for your teambuilding experience.” Almost without fail, the answer is “increased trust between the members of our team.” Building a foundation of trust has lasting benefit, long beyond the teambuilding experience. Trust leads to cohesion, cohesion leads to an […]
In February 2006 some 40 miles west of Albany, N.Y., a caver photographed hibernating bats with an unusual white substance on their muzzles. He noticed several dead bats. The following winter, bats behaving erratically, bats with white noses and a few hundred dead bats in several caves came to the attention of New York Department […]
This Winter Treat Someone Special to an Adventure! Adventure Gift Certificates are available in a variety of denominations: Choose from $20, $25, $40, $50, $95, $200, $380 and up! Private Guiding – Valued at $200, this certificate entitles the bearer to a one-day privately guided course, to take your skills to the next level. Courses […]
Another great team builder with the staff from Charles G. Koch Foundation! We were called down to the National Mall to run a rotational team building program for 80 staff from the CGK Foundation. The main goal of the program was to create a sense of unity among the interns and staff of this international […]
We don’t normally take individuals out for a day of climbing, but we decided to “go for it” last weekend. A young lady had contacted us putting together a “Birthday Climb” for her friend. I wasn’t doing anything that Saturday, so I agreed to meet them for a few hours. We had a great time […]
We ran a Portable Team Challenge for the Women’s Soccer team at University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC) yesterday, and the program was a great success. The goals for the program were to bring the entire team together at the beginning of their season, and give the ladies a chance to build the trust and […]
With so many new ‘ropes course’ programs cropping up, the challenge of selecting a teambuilding provider has gotten tougher than ever. It is important to distinguish between vendors who provide a recreational program and those whose goal is facilitating lasting change in your organization. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a provider and preparing for your teambuilding event.
The idea of this exercise is for two ‘partners’ to share with one another answers from a list of questions. Once the two partners have shared with each other, the ‘number 1’s’ rotate to the next person on their right.
We are in the midst of ‘Home Ownership’ and all of its joys. We moved out of the apartment on Saturday, and are now officially in our new home – although that currently consists of rooms that are half painted and filled top to bottom with boxes. Many of the boxes contain items that I […]