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  • ROPES Course Fun with 7-Eleven

    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 […]

  • Build Trust in 20 Minutes or Less

    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 […]

  • Caving Moratorium

    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 […]

  • Gift Certificate For Adventure

    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 […]

  • Team Building DIY on The National Mall

    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 […]

  • Birthday Climbing at The Pillar

    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 […]

  • The Pipeline Challenge

    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 […]

  • How To Select a Teambuilding Provider

    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.