Improvising To SuccessSep 27 2013
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The techniques of comedic improvisation are revealed and leveraged by your group to improve their skills at communication, cooperation and adapting to change. This fun, non-threatening program works well for groups of 36 persons or less.
This indoor, non-competitive program uses techniques adapted from Comedic Improv Acting to explore elements of communication, collaboration, problem solving, creative thinking, connectivity and conflict resolution. The comedy environment employed makes this challenging program fun. In fact, the comedy is inherent to the process, we couldn’t remove it if we wanted to!
GOALS: To help participants develop a feel for when things are going awry versus when things simply require hard work, and to provide tools and insights that help participants integrate apparently conflicting demands or systems.
The workplace is a complex web of conflicting demands. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a compass to navigate your way through all this? Wouldn’t it be even nicer if your entire staff had their own internal compasses and were able to make informed decisions about these conflicts on their own?
Improvising To Success is not a role-playing program, although you will be learning how to play a role; this is not a touchy-feely emotive program, although you will be learning acting techniques; this is not a program that will expose you to embarrassment, although you will be taking more risks than in a typical team-building program. The working world is full of contradictions, isn’t it natural that a program designed to help you handle them is full of contradictions too!
GROUP SIZE: 6 – 36 persons
DURATION: 1 – 4 hours. Full day and two day programs are also available.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A room large enough for your participants to stand in a loose circle, with room enough for our facilitator to walk around outside of the circle. Enough chairs for everyone, plus a couple extra, and a small table for two.
If you would like to learn more about Improvising To Success or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.
Hunt of DreamsSep 27 2013
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We re-write the hunt every time we do it based on the area, the participants and what it is your company manufactures. Your group is given a hunt list based on the area and sent off to find several items and facilitators. With each item they find and each facilitator they contact they earn various strange objects. It’s not until they have found the last facilitator and earned the final object that they discover the game has only just begun. The highest scoring and most fun challenge has been saved for last.
THE FINAL CHALLENGE: Build it and they will hunt! Using the strange objects they earned along the way teams finish the hunt by working together to design and manufacture a new kind of… WHAT?! A bird house? A window? A boat? Or perhaps, a better Mouse Trap!? The final challenge is focused on what it is your company manufactures.
- Morale Boosting
- Problem Solving
- Organizational Skills
GROUP SIZE: 9 – unlimited
DURATION: Anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days. It’s up to you.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: The hunt is custom written each time we do it. It can be written for a few block area or throughout an entire city, or for the inside of a building such as a resort, conference center or factory. A private area large enough to contain the entire group is needed for the post-hunt facilitation.
TESTIMONIAL: “Thank you so much for all of the work that Kevin did for us. Our group had a blast and truly did enjoy the Hunt of Dreams team event. Hope to work with you in the future.” ~ MI Windows & Doors
If you would like to learn more about Hunt of Dreams or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.
HeistSep 27 2013
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Steal the skills to become better communicators.
THE CAPER: Your group is divided into gangs of safe crackers, jewel thieves, and cat burglars. Each of the gangs is competing to pull off the biggest heist of their lives. Who will succeed? The gang with the best communication and cooperation skills.
Just like any great caper there are the physical obstacles such as the security systems and the other gangs trying to beat you to the loot, but there are also the internal obstacles such as organization, creative thinking problems, logic problems and most especially… communication issues.
THE TASKS: Some of the tasks are table top problems (E.G. Analyzing the building’s blueprints to locate the safe). But some of the tasks are quite physical (E.G. Making your way through the laser beams without setting off the alarm). Participants should wear casual clothing and sneakers.
THE LOOT: While the game is a lot of fun participants will take away improved communication skills and learn to work collaboratively. After the heist gangs participate in a debrief on overcoming obstacles to communication, collaboration and the benefits of information sharing, Who knew learning could be so exciting?
- Boosting Morale
- Collective Problem Solving
- Decision Making
- Group Awareness
- Thinking out-of-the-box
- Silo Busting
DURATION: 2 – 4 hours long depending on the size of your group, your goals and your schedule. .
GROUP SIZE: 10 – 100 persons.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A space double the size required to contain your group. If there isn’t a room large enough then a second breakout room or an outdoor area will be required to set up the laser beams.
Group DrummingSep 27 2013
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Group Drumming is a fun and innovative way to explore the issues of cooperation, diversity, leadership, change, stress relief and to boost morale.
Besides being an effective means of team building it’s also a memorable way to open a meeting or conference, a unique and effective icebreaker and an exciting and highly participatory way to entertain a group.
WHY IT WORKS: The same behaviors essential for peak performance in the workplace are vital for successful group musical play, making group drumming an ideal venue for achieving training goals. We have the experience and understanding to turn theory into profits for you. Here are just some of the issues we address:
- Breakdown of communication
- Leadership Skills Development
- Developing Innovative Thinking
- Adapting to change
- Productivity Increases
- Retention Improves
- The true value of each employee is realized
- New ideas explode
- Meeting objectives are met
NUTS & BOLTS:
- We provide drums, boomwhackers and other percussion instruments for all participants
- We provide drumming facilitators to lead the sessions
- All participants play percussion together
- No prior experience is required
- All programs are customized
GROUP SIZE: We can handle groups of 15- 2000
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: Indoor or out (dependent upon the weather) you just need a space large enough to seat all you guests.
SCHEDULE: The program can be adapted to run as short as a few minutes or as long as several days depending on your goals.
If you would like to learn more about Group Drumming or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.
Grinchly Holiday PartySep 27 2013
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Take a trip to Dr Suess’ Whoville. This Holiday theme party may be performed with or without a meal and includes plenty of comedy, live music, a variety of performers and fun team games. Works well for both staff functions and functions that also include the families of your employees.
Unruly Whos that enjoy noise, noise, NOISE?
When you think of them together on a typical day
Are the three words that come to mind: “pranks”, “prancing” and “play”?
Then we have just the thing for this group oh so hearty,
It’s nothing short of great. Why it’s the…“Grinchly Party!!!”
There will be music and games and prizes galore.
There’ll be a Whoville band for dancing and more.
Every Who’s Who in your group oh so raucous,
Will be up on the dance floor shaking their taucous.
The Grinchly Party includes a band, juggler, stiltwalker, magician, and cast of zany characters from Whoville… including sweet little Cindy-Lou Who and the cantankerous Grinch! There’s Holiday games and competitions and prizes and music and comedy. It’s one of the wildest Holiday Parties ever!
TESTIMONIAL: “It was our best Holiday Party ever. The only criticism I have is… how are we going to out-do this next year?” ~ MMS
If you would like to learn more about Grinchly Party or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.