5 January 2011

Team Building In 2011: Killarney, Ireland

Clear communication and objectives, combined with an overall shared vision, are now more important than ever, as teams work in 2011.

An ability to address issues simply and strive to improve are vital, be it for a large company, an SME business, or a sports club.

overall ethos of your team building program will look at how to take your learning and communication points raised, and use them in real life, as well as addressing inter-team and intra-team issues.

Sample Two Day Program
Monday Evening
Arrive at the luxurious and comfortable, four star,
Lake Hotel; set on the shores of the Killarney Lakes and surrounded by Killarney National Park. Relax in the Lakeside Bar & Bistro that evening.

After an early breakfast you will meet your Outdoors Ireland facilitators in one of the hotel's bright, spacious, meeting rooms for a clear brief on your program and objectives.

From here you will work outside in the wooded hotel grounds, within changing sub-teams and also as one overall team, to complete projects and challenges which have been designed around your objectives, to raise learning points, bring issues to the surface and empower you to perform to your maximum.

Regular open discussions and debriefs will happen in an informal way, with your team very much bringing up your own learning points and issues. Some time will also be spent indoors with more in-depth debriefs and discussions.

Projects will be designed for all abilities and will result in having to examine your actions with questions such as:
What Do We Want To Achieve?
How Can We Achieve?
What Are We Doing Well?
What Needs Improving?
How Can We Communicate Better?

Most importantly, our facilitators will discuss with you how to take your debrief points and learning points from each individual project and apply them to normal, sometimes hectic or pressurised, working life and corporate projects.

Projects will increase in complexity over your day and may finish on the first day with a night-time task, before unwinding with a well deserved and delicious evening meal in the Lake Hotel's Castlelough Restaurant.

The second day of your program may begin with a refreshing strategy project through Killarney National Park.

After a healthy lunch you will be tasked with shorter projects where your team will apply your learnings to agree an overall objective for the day, then divide into sub-teams and work to achieve your objective.

Tuesday will finish over tea/coffee with sub-teams presenting their learning points to the overall group, explaining how they will apply their learnings back into the workplace and developing a simple action plan they commit to continuing with.

Learning Points Generally Raised:
Encourage Opinions Within Team
Planning & Preparation
Understanding Tasks
Time Management
Cooperation & Inclusion
Commitment By All Team Members
Dependability & Trust
Goals & Objectives
Enjoy Problem Solving
More Face To Face Interaction
Identify Team Strengths & Weaknesses
Understand Everyone's Roles

We can design and tailor a range of team building programs, from half-day to multiple days, throughout Ireland.

To Discuss Options Contact:
Nathan Kingerlee/Outdoors Ireland

+353 (0) 86 860 45 63

1 comment:

  1. Just working on the wording for Team Building Programs, on our new website, and thought I'd post it on our blog also...