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What’s it all about?

 

As we all know: a team needs to keep talking and working in an open and honest manner in order to perform and develop. Despite our best intentions, the ways that we tend to communicate usually provide some obstacles to working well together.

his programme is about identifying these tendencies and allowing the team to explore workable alternatives that can dramatically increase their effectiveness. Individuals are given insight into their own and others’ working styles, and an opportunity to examine how best to combine them practically.

With a full day to explore the subject in depth, this is a powerful and rewarding course where individuals return to work with a greater understanding of how their team communicates, a stronger relationship with their colleagues and a clear plan of action to continue.

 

Who for?

  • Teams with a desire to work together more effectively
  • Teams with members who work on different projects, but also need to support one another
  • Managers who work in different departments who need to support one another
  • New teams and teams dealing with a change of structure

Why?

  • Improved communication means more trust, support and understanding
  • A fun/relaxed atmosphere or more enjoyable working conditions
  • A platform for easier problem-solving in the future

Can this be developed?

 

Yes. Many companies go for a two-day or four-day course rather than a one-day. The longer the course then the more in-depth the learning.

 

Where?

 

At a venue near you!  The programme below may have to be modified a little depending on the geographical resources available, but we can run this at almost any conference centre or even in your own workplace.  The prices below do not include day delegate conference facilities as these vary depending on venue.

 

What’s included in the price?

  • Insurance (to £5m)
  • Pre-course preparation
  • Full facilitation
  • Activities, full safety equipment and staffing
  • Post-Course evaluation

How much will it cost?

  • Up to 10 delegates: £1,200.00
  • Up to 20 delegates: £2,100.00
  • Up to 30 delegates: £2,900.00
  • Up to 40 delegates: £3,700.00
  • Over 40 people: negotiable upon venue/numbers/activities

 

Developing Communication in the Team

1-Day Course Programme

Time

Activity

Rationale

9.00am

Introductions, Health & Safety and Icebreakers

  • Allow delegates to become more comfortable in an unfamiliar environment. 
  • Helps delegates to express any hopes or concerns about the day.

9.30am

Blind Leads:  trust-based task

  • Helps delegates to put their physical and emotional well being into the hands of their colleagues.
  • Highlights how trust forms a platform for better communication

10.00am

Digit Dodge:  short, seemingly easy problem solving task with the theme of constant improvement.

Highlights how effective communication is essential to the problem solving process.

10.30am

Coffee Stop

 

10.45am

Spiders Lair:  a more involving physical problem solving task

Combines the aspects of physical and emotional trust with the problem solving process:  getting the job done whilst keeping teammates engaged and happy.

11.15am

Shape Shifter:  a communications based task where everyone has some information, but no one has it all.

  • Highlights the problems with making assumptions
  • Shows need for clarification and checking understanding.
  • Shows how a seemingly impossible task can be achieved when everyone pulls together.

12.15pm

Lunch

 

1.00pm

* High All Aboard:  High-impact, fully involving pole-based activity.
Team will be divided and each sub-group given crucial information needed to ensure success. 

  • Requires efficient and complete transfer of information combined with individual support and trust.
  • Shows what the individual can do with help.
  • A very memorable activity where EVERYONE depends on each other for success

3.00pm

Coffee Stop

 

3.15pm

Individual Feedback:  ‘How others see us’ – theory and practice in giving and receiving feedback in a positive and constructive manner. 

  • Will bring individuals in the team together.
  • People will see themselves and each other with different perspective
  • Helps acknowledge differences in working styles and helps reinforce the benefits of having varied strengths in the team

3.45pm

Final Task:  In the theme of constant learning and improvement – are we improving or are we repeating the same mistakes?

Final high energy opportunity to apply some of the days learning and finish the day with a buzz.

4.15pm

Review and Action Planning

  • Wrap-up of learning points and areas for development.
  • Celebration of successes
  • Platform for continuation back in the workplace.

4.45pm

Post Course Evaluation and goodbyes

 

5.00pm

End

 

*  This is a High Level Ropes-based activity and needs to be completed at a venue with this facility.  If you’d prefer to keep your feet on the ground, then we have a larger range of venues – or choose your own!

 

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