Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Corporate Team Building

Sample Agenda of a Corporate Team Development program that Create-Learning-Team Building facilitated for a large group of 250+ participants.
This program was held at a Corporate Conference Center.
This program can be customized for your teams' unique needs.

Corporate TeamBuilding Overview:

Facilitating an off-site team development program located at a conference center in Western New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse NY area).
In attendance will be 250+ team members from location throughout the world.
Over the past 12+ years the staff has approximately doubled in size (120 people to over 250 people) and their average median age has also increased.

Within the organization a need for sharing “what works and best practices” within and between departments is needed. As new team members join, and others retire best practices and valuable internal knowledge of the organization are disappearing.

With this gap in knowledge and expertise many opportunities for success are being lost, causing loss of time and effectiveness of the departments and teams

Corporate Team Building Objectives:

The objectives for this project include;
· Team members from various locations getting to know each other better.
· Increasing and normalizing the communication between departments, and team members, that are geographically separated
· Increasing the communication within departments that work together
· Sharing best practices and learned failures
· An opportunity for all the team members to learn from each other in a relaxed environment

Value to the Organization of Team Development:

The value to the organization will include;
· Knowledge of best practices
· Increased team member moral
· Increased team member trust
· Acceptance to change within the organization
· Friendships within the organization
· Decreased anonymity amongst team members

· Methods of problem solving and innovation within all levels

Corporate Team Development Methodology:

Team Development Program: We will lead information sharing and communication based initiatives, using the conference centers ropes course (if the conference center does not have a ropes course facility Create-Learning will set up a low ropes initiative course on site).
Facilitation of all the team members in a discussion about sharing best practices and information amongst the various offices and departments within the organization.

We will facilitate and develop with the staff communication techniques that focus on listening for enhanced understanding as well as skills to motivate others to do great work.
Facilitating and developing with the staff using the “Team Dimension Cycle” highlighting the need for constant measurement of success and failure with the teams’ projects.

To Facilitate your Corporate Team Building Retreat.

-Michael Cardus is the founder of Create-Learning-Team Building, an experiential based training and development consulting organization, as well as a blogger for TeamBuilding NY. Mike specializes in team development and leadership development consulting and training, creating team-building programs that retain talented staff members, increase production and effectiveness of your team. He lives in Buffalo, NY, and travels to you to serve your team-building and leadership training needs, wherever and whenever fits your schedule.