An indoor product with two elements - these can be run from 1 hour to half a day. This event provides a strong team building theme with elements of learning skills, communication, leadership, buddying etc. but most important loads of FUN !
For the past three years the 'Facing up to New Challenges' presentation has been successfully used throughout the UK. During this time it has become an incredibly flexible learning tool and has been have delivered to many different organisations.
|Delegates shouldn't have a prior knowledge of the challenges they face - surprise is a key element. The first ten minutes are spent setting the parameters for successful team working. This is humorous and designed to put delegates at their ease.|
Quite naturally delegates will be scared of failure and of looking silly when facing these particular challenges so they will need to create a supportive learning environment in which they are prepared to: -
The delegates are then split into three and are asked to assemble at the three skill stations:
Each group in turn are then coached in their respective skills with the other groups looking on. They observe how some will learn to juggle in less than a minute, just how addictive spinning a plate on a stick can be and how it is possible to look incredibly bold when using the flower stick despite having no skill at all. After a suitable period of practice each group rotates onto the next skill station until everyone has experienced each skill. Then each group are asked to take centre stage and demonstrate their new found skills to the two other groups. The event culminates in the seemingly dangerous and impossible task of throwing and catching 18" scimitars to each other. This is a controlled and safe environment and makes for a rousing finale.
In this art-based challenge everyone is taught four simple techniques so that they can create a landscape watercolour painting, bringing new insights for those facing the "I can't do it" syndrome.
|When facing a challenge, our preconceived ideas greatly affect how successful we are. Negative thought processes formed during our early years can affect the way we approach other challenges, especially those we face in the work environment. This session has been designed to tackle these self-limiting beliefs by enabling delegates to create their own watercolour painting.||
Module 1. At the start participants mark themselves on how well they think they will do. On completion they mark their finished work, on average doubling their predicted score.
Module 2. Working in groups of four to a table a series of exercises give an opportunity for participants to work together to create a composite painting. This involves the teams making decisions about who does what and of course encouraging and coaching those less skilled so that they can achieve their full potential.
Module 3. Participants use the learnt techniques to create a watercolour painting that represents their future aspirations/dreams/goals Delegates are then encouraged to share and expand upon their vision with the whole group.
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