Audience: Everyone who has experienced Real Colors Objective: Participants will discover their own personal management styles, learn how those individual styles influence the way they manage, how to successfully motivate and lead based on individual styles, and specific techniques for being a more successful manager.
Every employee is different from the next, so why do so many managers choose a one-management-style-fits-all approach? Managers and supervisors will learn how to break out of the traditional management mold, identify the way they are naturally inclined to manage, and discover ways others are most effectively led.
REAL COLORS, REAL TEAMS with Jim Patterson
Length: 4 hours
Audience: Everyone who has experienced Real Colors
Objective: Real Colors, Real Teams participants will discover their personal strengths and those of their team members, as well as learning to understandthe intrinsic value that different points of view bring to a team. They will also learn to coach and facilitate other team members' growth and effectively motivate individuals.
As the old saying goes, "There is no I in team." That adage is often used as a reminder that working as a team requires a completely different mindset. In order to have a successful team, individuals need to be able to see, understand, and appreciate the strengths of each team member and develop a plan to help them work together to reach common goals. ARE WE A TEAM YET? with Danny Kuhn
Length: 3 hours
Audience: All organizations in which cooperation is essential to mission.
Objective: To help participants define themselves as team members, and recognize how evolving roles within teams can be used to increase morale and productivity.
Whether or not your official organizational chart lists teams, they exist both formally and informally wherever there are workers. Recognizing them and using their characteristics to enhance productivity and morale is often your most untapped resource. Definite roles always emerge, regardless of title...embrace them! Interactive exercises get participants to think about their own roles and commitment to the organization, each other, and themselves.
If your location allows an outdoor activity and it fits your schedule, ARE WE A TEAM YET? can be paired with LET'S ROLL for a full day of memorable team building at the same price as a 3 hour program!
LET'S ROLL! TEAMBUILDING WITH THE AULD GAME with Danny Kuhn
Length: 3 hours
Audience: Everyone! Especially well suited for groups of mixed ages, genders, and abilities, including church, civic, and social groups as well as businesses and government organizations.
Objective: The primary objective of Let's Roll! is to have fun while learning the lessons of cooperation and embracing natural roles within teams. It's the perfect physical release from a lecture-filled conference, or a great way to mix-and-mingle a diverse staff. The debriefing also helps participants apply the lessons of evolving team roles and dynamics. This will become the standard by which all other teambuilding activities will be judged!
If your group is meeting at a resort, park, or conference center, you might like to add an outdoor activity, but you have members of all ages and activity levels. This is the solution! Irish Roadbowling is an Auld Game from the Auld Sod that is the perfect blend of mild outdoor activity and teambuilding exercise. Teams of 3 or 4 learn to recognize their strengths and cooperative skills while having the time of their lives. The sport consists of tossing a 28-ounce iron ball down the road at teammates' direction, covering a set distance in the fewest possible number of throws. All equipment is provided, but approximately a mile of quiet road is required. This sport is often used by health organizations to encourage physical activity among the young and mature. To see the game in action, see the slideshow at: http://www.connolleyphotography.com/encssu/flash02.html and the official Irish Roadbowling website at http://www.wvirishroadbowling.com/ This is an especially good closer for retreats, and a great accompaniment to Are We A Team Yet?
ATTENTION HEALTH FITNESS, and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: Irish Roadbowling is such a fun, easy activity that is is used extensively for health ad fitness organizations . From elementary schools to retirement communities, IRB brings everyone together for better health and social organizations. It's even used in Department of Health programs to combat childhood obesity: see http://www.campnewyou.org/docments/campBrochure2009.pdf
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT ARE WE A TEAM YET? and LET'S ROLL! (ACTUAL COMMENTS)
"Our staff is still talking about it. They loved your approach and the activity...both were the best we've had!" Government participant, Raleigh, North Carolina
"I think it was the perfect blend of making learning enjoyable and meaningful to our work." Government participant, Wilmington, North Carolina
"The teambuilding exercise was the best ever." Business participant, Bluefield, West Virginia
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: 3 GENERATIONS WORKING TOGETHER with Danny Kuhn
Length: 3 hours
Audience: All staff
Objective: To foster teamwork and communication by helping workers from the Baby Boom, Generation X, and Millennial generations understand and appreciate one another strengths while breaking down negative stereotypes.
"I just don't understand them!" "Their answer is always 'because that's the way we've always done it,' and it drives me crazy!" "They don't respect authority." It seems generational stereotypes are more acceptable than other diversity consequences, but they are just as unproductive. This is the first time in history that we have significant numbers of three distinct generations working together. Addressing perception and communication issues among the groups leads to better understanding and teamwork.
Generational differences in priorities, skills, and perception can lead to misunderstanding and inefficiency.