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App-based-outdoor-hunt

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants to the event and get everyone ready for a great team building scavenger hunt. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teams take a few moments to create an outdoorsy name and slogan for their team, and build some team spirit and unity.

Event intro (5 minutes) Our fun and professional staff give the group a quick tutorial on the app and the other event components to ensure a smooth start.

The Hunt (1-2 hours) Teams use the GPS map in the app and features within the park to unlock a series of challenges. Possible outdoor scavenger hunt activities include:

  • Route Hints: In the app, teams have a list of hints they can solve to find secret hotspots around the park where trivia and other challenges will pop up.
  • Photo Missions: These are fun shots teams take of themselves with various features in the area, like hanging out by the lake, admiring or imitating statues, appreciating wildlife, and other outdoor experiences.
  • Live Footage: These whacky video projects will get teams laughing as they try to film scenes such as Hanging with Bigfoot, The Croc Hunter, and Celebrity Encounter.
  • Questions: At several hotspots, the app will give teams timed trivia challenges about the surrounding area. Quick thinking and teamwork are key to getting high scores!
  • Encounters: Teams have the opportunity to do these bonus challenges whenever they find an Atlanta Challenge facilitator in the game zone.
  • Puzzles: We want the brainiacs on your team to have fun too, so we include themed brainteasers, trivia, and other mental challenges.

Scoring (5 minutes) The teams meet up to turn in their materials, then the final scores are dramatically revealed.

After Party Slideshow If you want to have a more celebrational wrap up to your team scavenger hunt, or just run pictures during dinner, we can provide a website link so that your team can immediately view photos and videos from your event.

Team building at Stone Mountain- Evergreen Marriott

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants to the venue and get everyone ready for a great team scavenger hunt. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teams take a few moments to create a name and slogan for their team, and build some team spirit and unity.

Event intro (5 minutes) Our fun and energetic staff give the group a quick tutorial on the app and any other event components to ensure a smooth start.

The Evergreen Hunt (1-2 hours) Teams use interactive maps in the app and items within the Evergreen Hotel and Conference Center to unlock a variety of challenges. Activities include:

  • Genius Games: Teams work on this collection of various mental challenges for extra points as they travel around the venue.
  • Site Snaps: Teams take fun pictures of themselves, and sometimes other teams, in these business travel themed shots that help the team really explore the site.
  • Hotel Hotspots: Teams receive a page full of pictures that are close-ups of various landmarks in the hunt zone. They receive points for those they find and correctly identify.
  • Fact Finders: Teams answer trivia questions about the venue, Georgia, and other fun facts that a well-traveled team should know.
  • Tourist Trivia: Teams answer trivia questions about their team mates to help them get to know more about each other.
  • Staff Challenges: Whenever a team finds one of our staff, they take on bonus missions for big points. Possible challenges include puzzles & brainteasers, videos, and other games that need a team to be completed.
  • Pop-Ups: During the hunt, our Game Master will send out surprise games such as a flash mob challenge, team vs. team dance-off, or even a company trivia race.

Scoring (10 minutes) Teams turn in their materials, and then the final hotel scavenger hunt scores are dramatically revealed.

Wrap-Up (5 minutes) We end with a few final thoughts and an awesome group picture.

After Party Slideshow If you want to have a more celebrational wrap up, or run pictures during dinner or other conference activities, we can provide a website link so your team can immediately view event photos and videos.

Hotel Pub Crawl

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants to the Hotel Pub Crawl and get everyone ready for a great event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teams take a few moments to create a name and slogan for their team, and build some team spirit and unity.

Event intro (5 minutes) Our fun and energetic staff give the group a quick tutorial on the app and the other event components to ensure a smooth start.

The Pub Crawl (1-2 hours) Teams use interactive maps in the app and features around the hotel to unlock a variety of challenges. Activities in this adult scavenger hunt include:

  • Logos, Labels & Landmarks: Teams receive a page full of pictures that are closeups of labels of various adult beverages. They receive points for those they find and correctly identify.
  • Bar Challenges: When teams reach a designated location they will perform a pub song, mix a unique drink, record a howto video, or one of many other fun challenges we have in store for them.
  • Sobriety Test: Teams work on this collection of various mental challenges for extra points as they travel from pub to pub.
  • Photo Missions: Teams take fun pictures of themselves, and sometimes other teams, doing hilarious things or in interesting locations to help stretch their creativity and their camaraderie.
  • Bartender Trivia: Teams answer trivia questions about various drinks, ingredients, and famous moments in beverage history.
  • Staff Challenges: Whenever a team finds one of our staff, they will have access to bonus missions for big points and lots of laughs.

Scoring (5 minutes) Teams turn in their materials, and then the final scores are dramatically revealed.

Wrap-Up (5 minutes) We end with a few final thoughts and an awesome group picture.

After Party Slideshow If you want to have a more celebrational wrap up to your team scavenger hunt, or just run pictures during dinner, we can provide a website link so t your team can immediately view photos and videos from your event.

Team Makeover

Agenda & Activities

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants and build excitement for the team development activity. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teammates get to know each other and develop team names and slogans.

Event Intro (5-10 minutes) Our on-site facilitator introduces the event, and goes over the rules and other essential details. Teams review their materials, delegate team member roles, and discuss their strategy for producing their transformation show.

Transformation Content Our app guides teams through a series of exercises and points-driven quizzes that help identify the potential pitfalls of a struggling team and the strengths of a great team:

  • Teamwork Compass®  The Teamwork Compass®is a 4-quadrant model of what is needed for an effective team, and how everyone has strengths in different areas.
  • Effective Communication  This module builds on the Teamwork Compass by exploring the essential elements of effective communication and active listening skills.
  • Code of Honor  The group creates a set of guidelines for how they will interact in order to ensure high levels of trust and prevent conflicts.
  • Group Problem Solving  This module gives teams a system to help them stay on track and find constructive solutions.
  • Transformation Show  Each team will pick the format and style for their transformation show, and will then create the various ingredients in the app.
  • Before: A short scene showing what the team was like before they knew better, and the consequences of that level of performance.
  • Intervention: In a fun and over-the-top way, teams show how their coach/mentor/guide/advisor wakes them up, points out the issues, and pushes them to peak performance.
  • After: The “big reveal” of the results of their team development—what the team looks and acts like now, why they are committed to this level of performance, and what the results are from operating at this level.
  • Photo Challenges: These are fun thematic pictures teams take for extra points along the way.
  • Bonus Challenges: Additional trivia and other extra point teamwork challenges pop up in the app. These can be custom built* for your organization to review important content, or to build awareness.

Scoring & Voting (10 minutes) Teams reconvene, finalize their own scoring, and vote for their favorite presentation.

Review(5-10 minutes) We discuss lessons learned during the program and ideas for implementing best practices into the workplace.

Wrap-Up (10-15 minutes) We end with a fun closing activity and a group picture.

Giving-Game-Show

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and give a quick overview of the charity game show team building activity.

Team-Up (5 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we conduct a fun, light-activity game to randomly sort participants into teams.

Introduction & Instructions (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff explain the rules for the game show and corporate social responsibility segment, and distribute materials.

Charity Selection (5 minutes) Each team selects the charity project that they are playing to support from a few options of different programs around the world.

Game Show (1-1 1/2 hours) Each table-team tries to earn all the points they can by answering trivia, completing teamwork challenges, and solving brainteasers. The activities include many chances for team bonding.

Sample challenges:

  • Trivia Round: Teams are given 5 seconds per question to come up with their answers, and 30 seconds at the end of the 10-question series, giving them a chance to strategize how they will get the best answers.
  • Music Round: Teams try to name the artist and/or song title performed in the 5 second sample. No phones!
  • How Many?: Teams guess the correct amount of items in a picture, earning points based on how close their answers are.
  • Scramble: Teams race against the clock to create as many word combinations as they can.
  • Show Me: Like a scavenger hunt, but backwards. The MC calls out an item and each team scrambles to find that item within their team.
  • Sugar Rush: Teams answer questions about popular candy brands, but rather than earn points, they are immediately showered with candy .

Scoring: Each team submits their score sheet and our team calculates the charity credits they have earned for their project. We announce the donations made by the teams, as well as the top scoring teams in the Game Show.

Breaking News

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Our facilitator welcomes the participants and leads some fun online warmup activities that also randomly create teams.

Team Up! (5 minutes) Teammates get to know each other and develop a network name and slogan.

Event Intro (5 minutes) Our facilitator introduces the event and reviews the rules and other essential details. Teams review their materials, delegate team member roles, and discuss their strategy for accomplishing all parts of their news story.

News Challenges (45-90 minutes) Our amazing app guides each team through a series of news objectives designed to help prepare their story for airing. Tasks include:

  • Station Identification: Each team designs a creative name and logo for their fictitious news network.
  • Topic Selection: Each team selects a category for their story, such as business, home, health, sports, etc, but NOT politics!
  • Research: Using the general public and other participants as their sources, each team will conduct interviews about how people feel about the story they have uncovered.
  • Support Material: Teams will take a range of photos that help demonstrate their story, and create additional props that support the angle of their story.
  • Video Advertisements: Using their iPads, teams film short infomercials about their network and an ad from a “sponsor.”
  • News Trivia: As teams complete the core missions, they will also complete fun news quizzes where they will try to correctly identify which news stories are real and which ones are fake.

Publishing (10-15 minutes) Teams finalize their stories and upload them.

Viewing (5-15 minutes) Each news story (60-90 seconds) is viewed and scored by the entire group.

Awards (5 minutes) The top scoring team wins the title of Spin-Master. Other recognitions such as “Most Creative” “Most Outrageous” and other categories can be acknowledged as well.

Wrap-Up (2 minutes) We end the team building activity with a fun closing challenge and a group picture.

After Party Slideshow If you would like a visual wrap-up to your team building activity, or just to run pictures during dinner, we can provide a website link so your team can immediately view photos and videos from your event.

Team building at Stone Mountain- Evergreen Marriott

Stone Mountain Team Building at Evergreen Marriott

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  • Great for breaking up long meetings, building morale and getting to know coworkers.

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  • We booked "Some Assembly Required" at our facility. Our facilitator Justin was amazing! He helped us get our group to work together and explained why we did the things we did. Our group had a lot of fun. We look forward to using Atlanta Challenge again!

    Sue H.
    12/17/2019

    This team is nothing but the best. They are so accommodating and made sure we had the best possible experience for our "Furious Birds" exercise. They went over and beyond to coordinate with the hotel we were working with and they take leadership and follow through to the next level. I will definitely be using them again when I am in Atlanta for business again!

    Claire B.
    4/25/2019

    Our office holiday party was a Scavenger Hunt at Fernbank coordinated by Atlanta Challenge, LLC. It was a smashing success! HIghly recommended!

    m. r.
    12/16/2019
  • We had Atlanta Challenge come in to lead an event for our group, and it was great! Everyone had a great time, and it was awesome to just be able to hand everything off to them. They did a really great job of making sure everyone was having a good time.

    Natalie B.
    6/25/2019

    Our small group had a great time with the murder mystery we incorporated into our holiday party. We are still a new team and the activity kept our conversation off of work and provided a way for spouses to get involved. Very well done.

    Michelle F.
    12/19/2019

    Atlanta Challenge came in and did a team building event for our annual kickoff. They were great and supplied everything! Time ran a little short towards the end, but they were able to bring a charity representative and our team loved it! We will definitely use them again.

    Chelsea E.
    1/27/2020

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Team-Profiles-Workshop

HBDI Assessments—Before the program, each participant must take their HBDI assessment online.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) An Atlanta Challenge facilitator welcomes the group and sets expectations for the personal profiles workshop, then leads some fun activities that break the ice and help get everyone invested in the program.

Intro Teamwork Challenge (20-30 minutes) We jump right in with a thought provoking activity that requires ideas and input from everyone to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to learn, and talking about their individual strengths and how to combine them.

Personal Profiles Review (60 minutes) We take an in-depth look at the factors that determine the results of each person’s assessment, and what the various indicators mean, and how to put them to work for greater results.

Application Exercises (60 minutes) The group will work through a few exercises on how to apply the whole-brain system to problem solving, brain storming, creativity and other topics relevant to your team.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how to bring them all together to be an unstoppable team.

Pressure Cooker (30 minutes) Small teams come up with a list of specific experiences in the work- place that are causing them stress. The team then brainstorms a variety of solutions to these challenges using the whole-brain format to ensure a wide variety of options to implement.

Final Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) This challenge continues to draw upon the team’s ability to bring together each person’s perspectives and combine them for success. The conversation after- wards reviews the whole brain thinking styles and how they helped the team find a solution. The specific activity selection is based on group size, time available, room layout, and your goals.

Wrap-up (5 minutes) The team shares observations and what they want to focus on going forward.

 

For more details about the Whole Brain (HBDI) personal profiles, click here.

Leadership development workshop using personal profiles to explore strengths and communication skills

HBDI Assessments—Before the program, each participant must take their HBDI assessment online.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) An Atlanta Challenge facilitator welcomes the group, sets expectations for the leadership training workshop day, then leads some fun activities to break the ice and get everyone invested.

Introductory Challenge (10-20 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the pro- gram, and gets them talking about their individual strengths and how to combine them.

Personal Profiles Review (60 minutes) We take an in-depth look at the factors that determine the results of each person’s assessment, what the various indicators mean, and how to put them to work for greater results as a leader.

Application Exercises (60 minutes) The group will work through a few exercises on how to apply the whole-brain system to problem solving, brain storming, creativity and other topics relevant to your group. This gives leaders insight into how to use the thinking styles with their teams.

Pressure Cooker (30 minutes) Small groups come up with a list of specific experiences in the workplace that are causing them stress. Then they brainstorm a variety of solutions to these challenges using the whole-brain format to ensure a wide variety of options to implement.

Final Teamwork Challenge (20-30 minutes) This challenge continues to draw upon the team’s ability to bring together each person’s perspectives and combine them for success. The conversation after- wards reviews the whole brain thinking styles and how they helped the team find a solution. The specific activity selection is based on group size, time available, room layout, and your goals.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how to leaders can bring them all together to create an unstoppable team.

Wrap-up (5 minutes) We end the leadership training workshop by asking the group to share observations and what they want to focus on going forward.

fun catapult team building for breaking down silos

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the program’s teamwork activities. We then lead some fun warm-up games that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Intro Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program, and gets them talking about their individual strengths and how to combine them during the catapult team building.

Construction Challenge (60 minutes) Teams are given the scenario of meeting a tall order by an important client. Using the materials provided to them, teams design and build a product delivery system (catapult) to meet the customer’s needs, aiming for maximum product delivery. They also have tight performance measures to meet and a strict budget to operate within. Attention to detail, strategy and brainstorming are the keys to team success.

Testing Grounds (10 minutes) Teams line up, present their creations, and then demonstrate their performance for all to see. Teams earn points based on how well their team’s project does, provided it meets all of the customer demands, but many teams will miss the part that says ALL the teams must meet the minimum requirements or no one wins. This leads to an eye-opening conversation about how internal dynamics can cause loss of business and the need for breaking down silos.

Final Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) This challenge continues to draw upon the team’s ability to bring together each person’s perspectives and combine them to create a successful outcome. The specific activity selection is based on group size, time available, room layout, and the goals of the program.

Team Review & Wrap-up Activity (15 minutes) The team shares their observations about how they performed, and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job. We end with a fun, but thought provoking activity and a team picture with their trophies and catapults.

World of Giving

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants to their fun service project, and get every- one ready for a great event. We then lead some fun warm- up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teams take a few moments to create a name and slogan for their team, and build some team spirit and unity.

Event intro (5 minutes) Our fun and professional staff give the group a quick tutorial on the app and the other event components to ensure a smooth start.

The Charity Hunt (1-2 hours) Teams use the app to un- lock and complete tasks to earn “impacts” to donate tangi- ble benefits to specific causes around the world. Some of the charity-themed scavenger hunt games include:

  • Helping Hotspots: Each hotspot within the hunt zone is dedicated to a specific charity project. Team complete tasks at hotspots to earn maximum benefit for their favorite projects.
  • Giving Games: To get participants in the giving mood, some activities challenge them to give back in the moment, such as performing Random Acts of Kindness, thanking a service worker, or making a (free) donation.
  • Site Snaps: Teams take fun pictures of themselves, and sometimes other teams, in these entertaining shots that encourage camaraderie and teamwork.
  • Value Videos: To practice CSR values, teams shoot short PSAs encouraging others, sharing stories of everyday heroes, and more.
  • Staff Challenges: Whenever a team finds one of our staff, they can take on bonus missions for big points. These short team building activities require good team- work to be successful.
  • Fact Finders: Teams answer trivia questions about the local Atlanta area, Georgia, or topics related to the charity project they are benefitting.
  • Travel Trivia: Teams solve brain teasers & get to know their team mates better in these on-the-go challenges.

Scoring (5 minutes) Teams turn in their materials, and then the final scores are dramatically revealed.

Wrap-Up (5 minutes) We announce the various ‘impacts’ created by group around the world. The winning team then chooses which project receives any remaining donation credits. We end with a fun closing activity and a great group picture.

After Party Slideshow If you want to have a more celebrational wrap up to your charity scavenger hunt, or just run pictures during dinner, we can provide you with a web- site link so that your team can immediately view photos and videos from your event.

Simultaneous Multiple Locations

This event can run in multiple locations at the same time, even in different cities or countries.

Worldwide Service Projects

Some of the projects supported are:

HEALTH

  • Give a Kenyan Child Blindness Preven on Treatment
  • Provide Clean Water to a Person in Malawi
  • Give a Pregnant Woman in Kenya Prenatal Vitamins
  • Provide a Mosquito Net to Prevent Malaria in Cambodia • Give Seeds to Help Feed a Child in Malawi
  • Feed an Ethiopian Nursery School Child for a day

EDUCATION

  • Give School Supplies to a Burmese Middle School
  • Provide a Child in India with E-Learning
  • Help a Kenyan Teen A end High School
  • Provide Sewing Training for Impoverished Women in India

SHELTER

  • Maintain a Sanitary Latrine For School Children in Tanzania
  • Shelter an Impoverished Family in India
  • Plant, Nourish, and Protect a Fruit Tree in India
  • Donate Bricks For School Infrastructure Projects in Cambodia
Shark Pitch

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants and build excitement for the event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teammates get to know each other, and develop team names and slogans.

Event Intro (5-10 minutes) Our on-site facilitator introduces the event, and goes over the rules and other essential details. Teams review their materials, delegate team member roles, and discuss their strategy for accomplishing all parts of product create and the corporate scavenger hunt.

The Pitch Challenges (1.5-2 hours) Our app guides each team through a series of business objectives designed to help prepare their product pitch for the boardroom. Possible challenges include:

  • Logo Design: Each team designs a creative and meaningful logo for their product.
  • Market Research: Using the general public or our ac- tors (included in large group programs), each team must survey potential customers for market viability.
  • Product Prototype: Using available materials, each team creates a prototype of their product to use in their marketing.
  • Video Advertisements: Using their iPads, teams film short infomercials about their new product.
  • Invest Points: Teams have the opportunity to “invest” points in other teams for influence or collaboration.
  • Bonus Business Challenges: As teams complete missions and earn points, additional missions are revealed in the app. Teams use these bonus points for “investing” and other purposes.

Scoring & Voting (10 minutes) Teams reconvene at the starting area to finalize their scoring and vote for their favorite team.

Final Pitch (5-15 minutes) The most popular team has the opportunity to present their pitch live to the entire group.

Review (5-10 minutes) We briefly discuss lessons learned during the program and ideas for implementing best practices into the workplace.

Wrap-Up (10-15 minutes) We end with a fun closing activity and a group picture.

After Party Slideshow If you would like a visual wrap-up to your corporate scavenger hunt, or just to run pictures during dinner, we can provide a website link so your team can immediately view photos and videos from your event.

Simultaneous Multiple Locations

This event can run in multiple locations at the same time, even in different cities or countries.

Hotel Hunt

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Our staff welcome the participants to the venue and get everyone ready for a great team scavenger hunt. We then lead some fun warm- up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up! (5-10 minutes) Teams take a few moments to create a name and slogan for their team, and build some team spirit and unity.

Event intro (5 minutes) Our fun and energetic staff give the group a quick tutorial on the app and any other event components to ensure a smooth start.

The Venue Hunt (1-2 hours) Teams use interactive maps in the app and items within the hotel or conference center to unlock a variety of challenges. Venue & hotel scavenger hunt activities include:

  • Genius Games: Teams work on this collection of various mental challenges for extra points as they travel around the venue.
  • Site Snaps: Teams take fun pictures of themselves, and sometimes other teams, in these business travel themed shots that help the team really explore the site.
  • Hotel Hotspots: Teams receive a page full of pictures that are close-ups of various landmarks in the hunt zone. They receive points for those they find and correctly identify.
  • Fact Finders: Teams answer trivia questions about the venue, Georgia, and other fun facts that a well-traveled team should know.
  • Tourist Trivia: Teams answer trivia questions about their team mates to help them get to know more about each other .
  • Staff Challenges: Whenever a team finds one of our staff, they take on bonus missions for big points. Possible challenges include puzzles & brainteasers, videos, and other games that need a team to be completed.
  • Pop-Ups: During the hunt, our Game Master will send out surprise games such as a flash mob challenge, team vs. team dance-off, or even a company trivia race.

Scoring (10 minutes) Teams turn in their materials, and then the final hotel scavenger hunt scores are dramatically revealed.

Wrap-Up (5 minutes) We end with a few final thoughts and an awesome group picture.

After Party Slideshow If you want to have a more celebrational wrap up, or run pictures during dinner or other conference activities, we can provide a website link so your team can immediately view event photos and videos.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome participants and set expectations and ground rules for the leadership activities. We then lead some fun warm-up challenges that break the ice and get the group physically and emotionally involved, as well as split them into smaller groups for the event if needed.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how a leader can bring them all together to be an unstoppable team. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the group become familiar with this powerful tool for successful leadership.

The Quest (60-120 minutes) Participants tackle a series of hands-on leadership activities which require brainstorming, collaboration, planning, and creative problem-solving. Here are some examples of the dozens that we have available. The activities are selected by your facilitator to fit your group.

  • Bull Ring In this activity, participants must transport a ball from the top of a stake to another stake which is about 30 feet away. Half the group are “managers” and half the group are “workers”. The managers have a limited amount of time to coach the workers to accomplish this task. This initiative focuses on quality control, communication, and effective problem solving.
  • Corporate Connection In this challenge, every per- son in the group must be directed by the leaders through a maze within the designated time. All participants must find the path to the other side through trial and error. The leader’s job is to ensure that the team learns from their mistakes, and “fails forward.”
  • Raising the Bar The group will attempt to collaboratively lower a pole to the ground, without blaming each other for the odd behavior of the pole. A great lesson in team focus, and group dynamics.

Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (5-15 minutes) The group comes together to acknowledge accomplishments and incorporate refined leadership skills into real life. We wrap up with a meaningful closing activity and team photo.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and lead some fun warm-up activities to get the group fully engaged.

Event Intro (5 minutes) Our staff explain the rules for the event and distribute materials to the teams.

First Team Up (5 minutes) Participants take a moment to get to know their teammates better. Between each challenge, everyone moves to a new team, allowing for maxi- mum networking in the group. A short get-to-know-you segment precedes each activity.

Group Challenges (45-90 minutes) Participants rotate through a series of challenges they complete with a different team each challenge. Each challenge contributes to the participants’ individual score sheets. We provide a range of challenge styles so that everyone has an opportunity to shine. Final activities are based on group size, time allowed, and venue.

Sample activities include:

  • Reaching New Heights Teams build the tallest tower they can, using a limited supply of unlikely construction materials.
  • Bridging The Gap Teams work in two groups to connect a bridge, but they are on opposite sides of a screen. They must communicate in order to get their bridges to meet perfectly in the middle.
  • Hitting The Numbers Teams must successfully transport “customers” using only the resources given. Some “customers” have more value than others, but greater consequences for failure.
  • Shape Up Teams are given sets of puzzle pieces and matching outlines. But the people assembling the puzzles must rely on instructions from their team mates.
  • Customer Capture Each team is given a bag full of everyday office items. They must construct a device capable of catching a raw egg dropped from a height of 8 feet. Each item is assigned a cost, and teams are given a budget and deadline that they must stay under.
  • Catapult To Success Teams are given materials for constructing a working catapult. They will need to strategize which design will best to accomplish their goal of reaching their quota.

Scoring & Winner Announcements (5-10 minutes) Individual score cards are tallied, and we announce the high scoring participants.

Wrap-Up (5 minutes) We end with a few final words and a group picture.

furious-birds-new

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome participants and lead some fun warm-ups to get the group fully engaged in the teamwork activities.

Team Up! (5 minutes) Our last warm-up game will also randomly create small teams. Once in their teams, participants take a moment to get to know each other better.

Event Intro (5 minutes) The rules for the event are explained, and materials are distributed to the teams.

Design Phase (5-10 minutes) The teams examine their building materials and develop various ideas for what to build and how to build it. This is done as a separate phase so that conversations can take place later on about how the group shares, and hears, different ideas.

Building Phase (30-60 minutes) Teams build their catapults with one eye on creativity and the other on quality. Their catapult will earn points for creativity, quality, and how well it throws. This creates interesting insights into how the team makes decisions and executes their plans.

PR & Test Range (10 minutes) Each team brings their catapult to the launching area to brag about their engineering and creative superiority. They will then have an opportunity to do a test round and make improvements before the main event.

The Duel (10 minutes) Each team is paired up with another team, and attempts to fire as many birds as they can at the other team’s wall to knock down their pigs, while at the same time keep their own wall rebuilt while under fire. Final points are awarded based on the quality of their catapult, how much wall their team has standing, and how many pigs have survived.

Team Presentations Optional (10-15 min) The teams come together after the teamwork activities to share insights about what it takes to be creative AND effective, especially while under time pressure and facing stiff competition.

people building furniture for charity event

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the charity team building. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Intro Team Challenge (10-20 minutes) This is a quick hands-on activity with the entire group to get the juices flowing, and get everyone focused on the big picture of developing the team and donating a quality toy or item.

Strategy Session (10 minutes) Teams review the instructions and timeline. Teams then decide who will be assigned to each department and how to maximize their performance. This compels the team to focus on planning and using team members’ strengths.

Building Phase (60-120 minutes) Building is done in several rounds. Each round consists of a short team meeting followed by a construction phase. During the meeting, the group can discuss what is working and what is not. Groups keep track of these observations on a Delta/Plus worksheet. The teams will also need to adapt to changes that happen to the rules or to their team (members are “transferred” to other teams, schedule changes, etc.). After the team meeting, each person goes to their assigned department for the construction phase of that round.

Quality Inspection (5 minutes) Each charity team building project is inspected by your team and our staff to ensure safety and quality.

Teamwork Review (10-15 minutes) The team discusses what they observed during the activity, how this reflects what happens in their workplace, and what changes will help the team be more effective in the future. Organizational silos typically come up.

Charity Introduction (5 minutes) The group learns about the charity that will be receiving the charity items and why that charity was selected. For larger programs, a representative from the charity may be available to accept the donation.

Wrap-up (5 minutes) We end with a thought provoking activity and a team picture with the projects.

Charity Project Options

Short Projects

1.5 hour event

These items are quicker to build because they are smaller, or have fewer parts to put together. A good option for a team that has a shorter agenda, or just wants to have a fun charity team building activity.

Teams of 5-7 ppl.

  • Small doll house or play set
  • Wagons
  • Birdhouses

Medium Projects

2-2.5 hour event

The toys in this category look great, and are moderately difficult to assemble. They offer a moderate opportunity for seeing the effect of improving teamwork skills and breaking down silos.

Teams of 6-8 ppl.

  • Medium doll house or play set
  • Trainsets & tables (small)
  • Play tables

Long Projects

3-3.5 hour event

These projects are more involved. This allows for more team interaction, and greater lessons learned from the activity. There is also a greater sense of accomplishment when finished.

Teams of 8-11 ppl.

  • Trainsets & Tables(large)
  • Large Doll House
  • Children’s Furniture
  • Beehives
hands-on challenge teamwork

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome participants and set expectations and ground rules for the day’s events. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that break the ice and get the group physically and emotionally involved.

Intro Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that brings into focus the current interactions on the team. This helps the group see and understand what is going on, how it is impacting them, and how important it is to address those issues.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead an interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how to bring them all together to be a healthy team. We use this metaphor throughout the program to increase familiarity with this powerful tool, and create a culture of success.

The RESPECT Charter (30 minutes)
Relationships: appreciating everyone on the team.
Expectations: what is and is not appropriate on the team.
Support: creating a safe environment for each other.
Promises: holding each other accountable positively.
Empathy: seeing situations through each others’ eyes.
Communication: open, honest and constructive.
Trust: knowing that everyone has the best of intentions.

Team Coaching (20-30 minutes) The group rates their current level of teamwork in these essential areas, and brainstorms a number of ways to improve the areas that are most critical. As a team, they commit to the strategy that they have agreed upon, and to holding each other accountable to that commitment for 30 days.

Final Teamwork Challenge (30 minutes) These hands-on activities are designed to act as trust building activities as well as help your team utilize their new understanding of “whole-brain” thinking and apply those lessons to make the team more effective. Many exercises are available based on the specific needs of your team.

Examples include:

  • Pull Together Participants transport a ball from the top of a stake to another stake about 30 feet away with half the team blindfolded, needing to trust the other half of the team. This initiative focuses the team on the importance of trust and supportive communication.
  • It’s Not My Fault Everyone must maintain contact with the helium hoop while they lower it to the floor. Sound easy? Give it a try! This initiative will test your team’s’ ability to solve problems without blame.

Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (10 minutes) The group comes together to acknowledge accomplishments of the day and incorporate lessons into real life. We wrap up with a meaningful closing activity and team picture.

 

Portable Escape Room corporate team building

Welcome to the world of corporate espionage! In today’s highly competitive and international business climate, information is the most valuable resource a company has. Your team of crack investigators is hot on the heels of a group of nefarious hackers who have made off with incredibly sensitive information, and have hidden it all over the world. Soon they will sell this information to the highest bidder. Your team has managed to confiscate a briefcase from one of the spies, your first major break in the case. Now all you have to do is figure out how to get into it, and then decipher the encrypted information within it in order to access the various locks, files and websites that have been utilized. But the hackers are on their way back, and you only have 90 minutes to unlock as many files as you can, and still get out of the room.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and set expectations for the event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team Up (5 minutes) Teams take a moment to get to know each other and who they will be working with.

Tutorial (10 minutes) Our staff members hand out supplies to the teams, and review the rules and timeline for the program. We also provide some basics of clue solving and code cracking.

The Escape (90 minutes)

  • Corporate Documents: Each team will receive a packet of letters, calendar entries, newspaper clippings, and more related to the company and important people. Careful examination can reveal a lot.
  • Team vs. Team Espionage: Teams are able to lock (or unlock) items in another teams’ “room”. Is this thing a competition, or a collaboration?
  • Challenges: Once teams have the access codes, they will enter one of the challenge stations around the room to attempt to gain access to more secured areas.

Scoring (5 minutes) Teams reconvene at the starting area to finalize their scoring and begin working on their teamwork presentations.

Debrief – Optional (20 Minutes)

Wrap-Up (5 minutes) At the end of the program, the teams all share their experiences and the lessons they have learned. We end with a fun closing activity and a great group picture.

Enjoy this story? The storyline in this event continues in our Murder Mystery Hunt, Murder Mystery Dinner, Virtual Escape Room, & Impossible Mission programs.

360

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the leadership development program. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Intro Challenge (15-30 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets everyone engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program.

Leadership Styles Matrix (30-45 minutes) There’s no one right way to be a team leader. This interactive project gives participants a clearer understanding of their primary thinking and management style, and how the different styles may impact the people they lead.

Leadership 360 Challenges (60-90 minutes) These hands-on leadership activities require brainstorming, collaboration, planning, and creative problem solving. Activities are selected to help participants identify and utilize different leadership strategies.

After each challenge, the designated leader receives a 360 review of their leadership skills from the team. By the end of this segment, all participants will have led their group at least once.

Teamwork Compass® (20-30 minutes) We review the Teamwork Compass®, giving leaders a framework for developing and maintaining a successful team. This simple but powerful tool keeps leaders focused and teams motivated because it covers all of the essentials, not just the preferences of the leader’s personality.

Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (5-10 minutes) The group acknowledges accomplishments of the day and discusses how to incorporate the lessons after the program.

people laughing while learning improv, collaboration and communication skills

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff greet the participants and briefly explain the flow of the communication training. We then lead some fun ice- breakers to get the group moving and ready to participate.

Intro Challenge (15-30 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that re- quires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program.

Thinking Types Module (30-45 minutes) Everyone is creative, just in different ways. This engaging activity helps participants identify what their creative qualities are, how they can be an helpful part of the team collaboration process, and how effective communication skills can bridge the differences between styles.

Intro to Improvisation (30 minutes) In this short segment, participants learn some of the basic foundations of improvisation. By understanding these few simple steps, they are better able to be effective at brainstorming and team collaboration in the workplace.

Improv Games (30-60 minutes) Teams participate in a series of fun but insightful games that build on the improv skills they learned to help develop listening, collaboration, and brainstorming. Here are some samples:

  • Paying attention to others This game teaches participants to pay close attention to the people in the group and what they are doing to help them better interact with others while collaborating.
  • Build, Not Block This game illustrates the importance of accepting other people’s ideas and contributing to those ideas, instead of shutting others down and pushing a different agenda.
  • Flexibility Story In this fun activity, teams practice previous skills together: listening to what others have said, adding to the ideas, and helping the entire team be successful in creating something together.

Collaboration Module (20 minutes) Teams learn a simple but effective process for brainstorming and collaboration. This process, when combined with the improv techniques, allows a group to freely and effectively brainstorm ideas and solutions.

Brainstorm Project (20-30 minutes) Small teams come up with a list of specific issues in the workplace that are causing them stress, or a list of potential projects to implement. The team then brainstorms a variety of solutions to these challenges using the whole-brain collaboration tools and their improv techniques to ensure a wide variety of options to implement.

Team Review & Wrap-up Activity (5-10 minutes) The team shares their observations about how they performed, and how to apply their communication skills enhanced by these improv lessons to specific situations faced on the job. We end with a fun, but thought provoking activity and a great group picture.

one hour team building activity with clock on screen

Quick and to-the-point individual activities
for break-out sessions, energizers and more.

Sometimes there just isn’t enough time for a full team building session. If you have 30 to 90 minutes to fill and want to make a strong point or just let your group unwind during a big meeting, we can deliver a tailored activity that will get everyone involved, thinking, and having fun.

Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Team-Up (2-5 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we lead a fun game to randomly sort participants into teams. This is also a good idea if the group has been sitting at the same tables for an extended time.

Team Challenge (30-45 minutes) Teams are given instructions and materials for the activity. During the activity, Atlanta Challenge staff are available for questions and will take pictures. Select from several activity options.

Talking Points (5-15 minutes) The team is provided with a hardcopy of a simple model for utilizing the skill set behind the main theme of the activity you select.

Team Review (5-10 minutes) The team shares their observations about how they performed, and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job.

ACTIVE OPTIONS

45-90 minute on-your-feet energizers
with great lessons

ALL TIED UP
Utilizing the entire team to win

LIFE RAFT
Everyone working together

PRODUCT TRANSFER
Seeing the big picture

MELT DOWN
Seeing strengths in others

EVOLUTIONS
Adapting to change quickly

TAKING FLIGHT
Thinking out of the box

SEATED OPTIONS

Activities that enhance skills and provide
opportunities for group interaction.

SHAPE UP
Power of clear communication

M*A*S*H
Group consensus building

BRIDGING THE GAP
Utilizing everyone’s strengths

COURT ROOM
Negotiation and agreement

MARBLE RUN
Breaking out of silos

CHAIN REACTION
Strategic decision making

MELTING ICEBERGS
Adapting to new realities

PRODUCT ROLL-OUT
Handling change

WORKSHOP OPTIONS

Quick content and conversations about
important team topics.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Using conflict, not hiding it

FEEDBACK EXERCISE
Giving and receiving feedback

ADVOCACY & INQUIRY
Power of clear communication

TEAMWORK COMPASS KEYNOTE
Interactive keynote speech.

TEAM BRAINSTORMING
Creativity for the uncreative

GREATEST TEAM
Utilizing everyone’s strengths

BUILDING TRUST
Building and restoring trust

PERSONAL ACTION PLAN
Turning intentions into reality

Ask us about additional topics and custom content.

Active Options

ALL TIED UP

Utilizing the entire team to win
Participants discover the power of team problem solving as they attempt to solve a tough dilemma, but they can only be successful by everyone working together.

LIFE RAFT

Focusing on the big picture
Small teams learn the importance of working with other groups rather than going it alone. After all, we’re all in the same boat, and this activity shows how to use that.

PRODUCT TRANSFER

Seeing the big picture
Teams try to deliver an assortment of products to various client locations. Each product and location has different rewards and different risks.

MELT DOWN

Seeing strengths in others
Each person is given a new identity, and must then network with other participants to create the best team they can without making assumptions about others’ value.

EVOLUTIONS

Adapting to change quickly
To be successful we must adapt, and in this game teams must decide what features their team will change in order to survive in the future.

TAKING FLIGHT

Thinking out of the box
Teams take on the seemingly simple task of making an effective paper airplane, but the solution is tricky when faced with an unlikely selection of materials.

We have many more options available, and we can build custom activities.

Seated Activity Options

SHAPE UP

Power of clear communication
Teams are given several sets of puzzle pieces and matching outlines. Communication is key, as assemblers must rely on instructions from their team mates.

M*A*S*H

Group consensus building
Teams work to reach a consensus in a difficult scenario. Powerful lesson in group decision making and the dangers of assumptions based on incomplete information.

BRIDGING THE GAP

Utilizing everyone’s strengths
Graphic illustration of the effects of individual agendas overriding team purpose and the critical difference that common vision, values and goals makes on performance.

COURT ROOM

Negotiation and agreement
Participants negotiate a legal contract in a game of winners and losers. A great negotiation skills role play that develops negotiation tools and techniques.

MARBLE RUN

Breaking out of silos
Small teams transport several items to a new location, but their device must sync up with the other teams in order to be successful. A fun and energetic endeavor.

CHAIN REACTION

Strategic decision making
A small team challenge that tests a group’s ability to quickly make and implement decisions. A great lesson in focusing on key elements of a project.

MELTING ICEBERGS

Adapting to new realities
In the changing environment they face, teams brainstorm a new business model that will allow them to not just survive, but thrive in this new world.

PRODUCT ROLL-OUT

Handling change
Teams overcome a series of change requests from a demanding client as they design and deliver the product they are looking for.

We have many more options available, and we can build custom activities.

Mini Workshop Options

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Using conflict, not hiding it
A simple but powerful tool for handling conflict, presenting concerns to others, and graciously receiving input from team mates in order to make progress.

FEEDBACK EXERCISE

Giving and receiving feedback
Participants role play giving and receiving feedback, and are provided with an alternative approach to improve resolution in feedback situations. An effective means of getting the feedback outcome desired – communicating without losing rapport or creating tension and conflict.

ADVOCACY & INQUIRY

Power of clear communication
Participants practice an approach for sharing their ideas while also actively listening to another’s ideas. The goal is to create agreements based on understanding, and head off disputes before they even begin.

COMPASS KEYNOTE

Interactive keynote speech.
Atlanta Challenge’s president delivers a powerful message based on the Teamwork Compass®, a powerful tool for helping leaders and teams be the best they can be.

TEAM BRAINSTORMING

Creativity for the uncreative.
A simple model for how to effectively brainstorm, followed by a team creativity session to solve a specific issue that the group needs to solve.

GREATEST TEAM

Utilizing everyone’s strengths
Participants discuss the greatest team they have ever experienced and reflect on what made them so effective. Draws the attributes of great teams from participants to provide an anchor and ownership of the qualities they will need themselves to perform as an effective team.

BUILDING TRUST

Building and restoring trust
A short and energetic fun game that demonstrates the effect of different trust levels on team performance. Team discussion about what builds and what erodes trust on the team. (Don’t worry, it’s not a trust fall!)

PERSONAL ACTION PLAN

Turning intentions into reality
What are participants going to do differently on their re- turn to the office? What is the one thing they can do that will have a positive impact, no matter how small?

We have many more options available, and we can build custom activities.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and give a quick overview of the event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that also randomly create small teams.

Team-Up (5-10 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we conduct a fun, light-activity game to randomly sort participants into teams.

Introduction & Instructions (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff explain the rules for the game, and facilitators distribute answer sheets and other program materials to every team. Each team selects a secretary to write their answers.

The Game (1-2 hours) The group works within their table- teams to earn the highest score by answering a series of trivia questions, solving team challenges, and deciphering brainteasers.

Sample on-screen challenges:

  • Trivia Round: Teams are given 5 seconds per question to come up with their answers, and 30 seconds at the end of the 10-question series, giving them a chance to strategize how they will get the best answers.
  • Music Round: Teams try to name the artist and/or song title performed in the 5 second sample.
  • Photo Round: Teams correctly identify the item, person or place in the slideshow, but the pictures can be tricky, and they are not displayed for very long.
  • How Many?: Teams guess the correct amount of items in a picture, earning points based on how close their answers are.

Sample table-top games:

  • Scramble: Teams are given a packet of cards with one word on each card. They race against the clock to create as many compound words as they can.
  • Show Me: Like a scavenger hunt, but backwards. The MC calls out an item and each team scrambles to find that item within their team, then runs to show it to the MC or an assistant.
  • Sugar Rush: Teams answer questions about popular candy brands, but rather than earn points, they are immediately showered with candy when they answer correctly. Always a great grand finale to the event.

Scoring & Prizes (5 minutes) We announce team scores from bottom to top, recognize the winning team and hand out prizes if made available by client.

Wrap-Up (2 minutes) A thank-you to the group, team picture if appropriate, and any announcements the group needs before breaking.

Murder mystery team building characters

Atlanta Challenge provides the Facilitator / Narrator to lead the murder mystery team building game, props for participant-characters, clue and trivia packets, and other program materials. The Atlanta Challenge Facilitator coaches the characters on their duties before the program starts. The characters do not know who the villain is, even if it is their character, so they can be fully engaged participants. For the most fun and best fit to the story line, the “victim” is the highest level person in the group. The table-teams for solving the mystery can be assigned in advance, or randomly upon arrival.

  • Prior to the start of the program, the 9 participant characters are given a quick orientation to the program and how to fulfill their parts. There is nothing to memorize, so being a character is stress-free.
  • Upon arrival, each table-team receives an introduction to the murder mystery team building and their first challenges.
  • The primary characters are introduced and the stage is set for the mystery.
  • Just after your first course is served, the guests witness the murder, but there may be more…
  • Between each course of the meal, the mystery continues to unfold with more dramatic action and clues that will lead to the mystery’s conclusion.
  • Before desert, each team makes their accusations and provides their analysis of what happened.
  • The solution is dramatically revealed around the time dessert is served.
  • The facilitator announces the winning team—the one that solved the mystery and earned the most points in the team challenges.
  • The program ends with a brief discussion on team work (when appropriate), acknowledgement of your team characters, and bringing up the cast for a picture and round of appreciative applause.

Enjoy this story? The storyline in this event continues in our Murder Mystery Hunt, Portable Escape Room, Virtual Escape Room, & Impossible Mission programs.

group cheering indoor cars team building

Welcome & Warm-Ups (5-10 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the teamwork activities. We then lead some fun icebreakers that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Intro Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program, and gets them talking about their individual strengths and how to combine them.

Construction Challenge (40 minutes) Teams are given the scenario of meeting a tall order by an important client. Using the materials provided to them, teams design and build a solution to the customer’s needs, aiming for the maximum distance traveled. They also have tight performance measures to meet and a strict budget to operate within. Attention to detail, strategy and brainstorming are the keys to team success.

Testing Grounds (10 minutes) Teams line up, present their creations, and then demonstrate their performance for all to see. Teams earn points based on how well their team’s project does, provided it meets all of the customer demands, but many teams will miss the part that says ALL the teams must meet the minimum requirements or no one wins. This leads to an eye-opening conversation about how internal dynamics can cause loss of business and the need for breaking down silos.

Final Teamwork Challenge (10-20 minutes) This challenge continues to draw upon the team’s ability to bring together each person’s perspectives and combine them to create a successful outcome. The specific activity selection is based on group size, time available, room layout, and the goals of the program.

Team Review & Wrap-up (5 minutes) Teams share their observations about how they performed during the teamwork activities, and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced on the job. We end with a team picture and final thoughts from the team leader.

Unstoppable Leaders board breaking corporate event

Introduction (5 minutes) Our staff welcome participants and set expectations for the day’s events.

Warm-ups & Energizers (5-10 minutes) We lead a few fun activities that break the ice and get the group physically and emotionally involved.

Intro Challenge (15-30 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program.

Personal Focus Appraisal (30-45 minutes) People tend to get what they focus on, and in this enlightening activity participants identify what their key areas of focus are, and how to utilize those traits to be more effective at defining and achieving their goals.

Comfort Zone Talk (10 minutes) This hands-on demonstration illustrates how easy it is to get caught in the complacency trap, and how we typically respond when confronted with a new challenge. The point is made that all achievement happens outside our comfort zones and that discomfort is not the problem, but the signpost to success.

Goals & Barriers (30-60 minutes) This session begins with a brief discussion on goal-setting: how to state goals specifically and positively, and then to honestly address any barriers (real or perceived) that may be holding us back.

Breakthrough Challenge (30-60 minutes) The group learns a step-by-step process for breaking through their boards safely and effectively. After everyone has broken through, the group discusses the applications of the metaphor of board breaking.

Closing & Wrap-up Activity (5-15 minutes) The group shares what the event has meant to them, decisions they have made based on their experience, and how they can apply those lessons. We end with a fun but meaningful closing activity and a group picture.

hands-on teamwork challenges

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome participants and set expectations and ground rules for the day’s events. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that break the ice and get the group physically and emotionally involved, as well as split them into smaller teams for the event if needed.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how to bring them all together to be an unstoppable team. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the team become familiar with this powerful tool and create a culture of success.

The Quest (60-120 minutes) Groups tackle a series of hands-on teamwork activities which require brainstorming, collaboration, planning, and creative problem-solving. Here are some examples of the dozens that we have available. Activities done by each group are selected by our expert facilitators to fit your group.

  • Bull Ring In this activity, participants must transport a ball from the top of a stake to another stake which is about 30 feet away. Here’s the tricky part – no one can touch the stake or the ball. Your team will have a very limited amount of time to accomplish this task. This initiative will focus on quality control, communication, and effective problem solving.
  • Corporate Connection In this challenge, every per- son on your team must go through a maze within the designated time. All participants must find the path to the other side through trial and error. Of course, there are a few stipulations. The object is for the team to learn from each other’s “successes” and focus on effective problem solving and communication.
  • Raising the Bar All of your team members will reach new heights during this quick initiative. Everyone must maintain contact with the helium hoop and simply low- er it to the ground using only their forefingers. Sound easy? Give it a try! This initiative will test your teams’ ability to work together and focus on the task “on hand.”

Closing Debrief & Wrap-up Activity (5-15 minutes) The group comes together to acknowledge accomplishments of the day and incorporate their enhanced teamwork skills into real life. We wrap up with a meaningful closing activity and team picture.

group exploring creativity in innovation training workshop

Welcome & Warm-Ups (20-30 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the participants and set expectations for the innovation training. A few fun warm-up activities are presented to get the group moving and involved.

Intro Challenge (15-30 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program.

Individual Thinking Styles Exercise (30-45 minutes) Everyone is creative, just in different ways. This engaging activity helps participants identify what their creative qualities are, and how they can be an helpful part of the team innovation process.

Team Brainstorming (30-45 minutes) Our facilitator leads a group discussion on what it takes to be creative AND effective, utilizing the techniques of great thinkers & inventors. Teams also explore brainstorming in a group setting to get the best ideas from every member.

Team Creations (60-120 minutes) Teams are presented with a series of challenges requiring them to innovate unique solutions that meet high standards. Teams are provided with a variety of materials to use, giving them plenty of room to brainstorm their own distinctive outcomes. We have a wide range of projects available depending on your goals, group size and available space. We work with you to determine the best options. Most groups will do 2-4 different projects. Here are a few examples:

  • Perpetual Motion Each group tries to make a contraption that will stay in motion for the longest amount of time without any human intervention.
  • Play The Game Teams take on the role of board game designers and must design, construct, and promote an actual, playable board game. Teams then play and rate each others creations, and give feedback on their creativity and quality.
  • Best Practices Teams sit out of sight of each other. The first team must construct the most effective device from kits that contain far more than they need, and then relay verbal instructions to the next team on how to make the same device. End results are compared. This problem solving game illustrates team dynamics, creative problem solving and effective communication in action.

Team Review (15-30 minutes) We wrap up the innovation training by having the team discuss specific workplace applications for the innovation process.

Wrap-up Activity We end with a fun, but thought provoking, activity and a team picture with the group posing with their innovative creations.

Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the team development day. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.

Individual Strengths Exercise (30-45 minutes) This is an interactive learning game where participants gain valuable insights into their own thinking and decision-making styles, and how to appreciate and utilize the styles of their team mates. Understanding everyone’s strengths is key to working together effectively. This segment can be re- placed by full personal profiles (see “About the Whole Brain Personal Profiles”).

Team Tune-Up Topics (4-5 hours) The group works through a series of exercises and conversations to develop their new approach to teamwork. Modules will be selected based on the needs of your group.

Here are some common modules:

  • Mission Development (45-60 minutes) The team works through a series of exercises and conversations to develop a mission that is compelling and clearly defined so that each person knows what to do.
  • Goal Setting Exercise (45-60 minutes) Participants work through a step-by-step process to develop S.M.A.R.T. goals for the team and themselves.
  • Team Player Traits (30 minutes) Participants engage in a short discussion and interactive exercises to help identify and incorporate the traits of a true team player (such as reliability, initiative, etc.).
  • Roles & Responsibilities Exercise (30-45 minutes) Each member of the team charts their primary role on the team and the specific responsibilities they have. Everyone then reviews each person’s list in order to clearly define each person’s team function.
  • Code Of Conduct Exercise (60-90 minutes) The group works through a series of exercises and conversations to develop a Code of Conduct, a group agreement on how they treat each other, handle conflicts, and work together.
  • Action Plans (30-45 minutes) The team develops action plans for reaching their goals and keeping track of their progress.

Final Teamwork Challenge (15-30 minutes each) Teams engage in hands-on activities to immediately practice the agreements developed by the group. The challenges re- quire brainstorming, collaboration, planning, and creative problem-solving as a unit. Specific activities will be presented based on the needs of your team.

Teamwork Review & Wrap-up Activity (5-10 minutes) The team shares their observations about how they performed during the team development day and how to apply those lessons to specific situations at work. We end with a fun but thought provoking activity and a team photo.

See additional pages for more details about the Thinking Styles Module and Whole Brain Personal Profiles.

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Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) An Atlanta Challenge facilitator welcomes the group and sets expectations for the workshop, then leads some fun activities that break the ice and help get everyone invested in the program.

Intro Teamwork Challenge (20-30 minutes) We jump right into the program with a thought provoking team activity that requires ideas and input from the entire group to solve. This gets the group engaged and thinking about what they want to get out of the program, and gets them talking about their individual strengths and how to combine them. The specific activity is selected based on group size and goals, as well as the meeting space available.

Individual Thinking Styles Exercise (30-45 minutes) This is an interactive learning game where participants gain valuable insights into their own thinking and decision-making styles, and how to appreciate and utilize the styles of their team mates. Understanding everyone’s strengths is key to working together effectively.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork, how different team members have a stronger affinity for some of those ingredients, and how to bring them all together to be an unstoppable team.

Pressure Cooker (20-30 minutes) Small teams come up with a list of specific experiences in the workplace that are causing them stress. The team then brainstorms a variety of solutions to these challenges using the whole-brain format to ensure a wide variety of options to implement.

Final Teamwork Challenge (20-30 minutes) This challenge continues to draw upon the team’s ability to bring together each person’s perspectives and combine them to create a successful outcome. The conversation afterwards reviews the whole brain thinking styles and how they helped the team find a solution. The specific activity selection is based on group size, time available, room layout, and the goals of the program.

Wrap-up (5 minutes) The team shares their observations and what they want to focus on going for- ward.

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