A closer look by Professional Team building Team PDF Print E-mail

Custom Design

Our programs strive for the highest quality learning experience and outcome possible. To achieve this, we custom design every workshop, and formulate activities that will best achieve each group’s unique goals. While this approach requires more up front needs assessment, it ensures that every group receives a "fresh" program.

Participants work with teammates to solve structured problems that require collaboration, communication, and an understanding of individual strengths and weaknesses. Groups then debrief after all activities, an essential means to reflect on the teamwork process and articulate what the team learned. Our experienced facilitators help participants share their experiences and relate them to their work environment.


Sequential Training Workshops
Team buildinThai?workshops follow a sequential process. The completion and mastery of one level contributes to each subsequent level. Each level can be viewed as a selfcontained outcome in itself and/or one phase of a group’s development.

Level 1: Goal Setting
We work with you to establish measurable goals prior to every workshop. These goals lay the groundwork for a "benchmark" experience that can be further developed during future workshops.

Level 2: Awareness
We include awareness activities to assist participants in feeling more comfortable in their group environment and in appreciating the relationship between peers and co-workers. A group also gains a fundamental understanding of current issues within the group through these exercises.

Level 3: Trust
We design trust activities for your particular group to help increase intellectual and professional trust. Trust is an important element of a successful team-essential for a group to excel on a high performance level.

Level 4: Cooperative Activities
Participants develop group cohesion through cooperative activities and gain a sense of accomplishment. We present principles of creative problem-solving, which are reinforced throughout the workshop as participants confront a series of team initiatives. Groups address teamwork methods such as effective brainstorming (listening to all ideas), generating options (looking for the "second right answer"), stacking ideas (saying "yes" rather than "but") and playing "idea volleyball" rather than "idea skeet shoot."

Level 5: Group Challenge
Problem solving activities and metaphors tie a group challenge experience to the employment setting. Cooperation, communication, group decision making, conflict management, trust, and leadership all benefit from this workshop level.



Level 6: Extended Challenge
Extended challenge activities encourage participants to stretch themselves beyond perceived limits by facing challenge in a perceived risk environment, typically through advanced activities such as a high challenge course, rappelling, or a low challenge course. Participants experience an increased sense of competency, risk-taking ability, leadership, and appreciation for the value of group support.

Level 7: Transference / Application
To ensure that your organization attains ongoing results, we structure and implement a follow-up phase after a group’s experience. This is an important step that includes reflection, evaluation, and goal review-all critical for the learning process. This step helps the transference of positive experiences to the workplace and helps minimize the amount of "bounce back" to old habits and behaviors.