Program Content
Team Skills
Team Fun
Team Work
Team Bond

Develop team collaboration and
innovation skills for greater results.

Overview

In this fun, hands-on program, teams design and build a project that is formulated to encourage teamwork and collaboration. The group must meet certain design parameters while staying within their budget. Then their project will compete against other teams to try and outperform them and earn the biggest bonus. But the customer has very specific demands, and groups will have to pay close attention in order to keep the client happy. This is a great program for teams that love a good challenge, and need to focus on larger group goals.

Agenda & Activities

Warm-Ups (5 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff 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.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork and the individual strengths of each team member. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the team become familiar with this powerful tool, and create a culture of success.

Team-Up (2 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we conduct a fun, light-activity game to randomly sort participants into teams.

Collaboration Challenge (60-120 minutes) Teams are given instructions and materials for the activity. During the activity, the Atlanta Challenge staff are available for questions, and will take plenty of pictures. Choose from the Activity Options to the right.

Finale (5-15 minutes) Each team’s project is tested and/ or evaluated based on the criteria given. It’s always a fun and high-energy moment when teams get caught up in the competition and cheer for their entries.

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

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

Starter 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.

The Teamwork Compass® (15-20 minutes) We lead a short interactive conversation about the key ingredients of teamwork and the individual strengths of each team member. We then use this metaphor throughout the program to help the team become familiar with this powerful tool, and create a culture of success.

Team-Up (2 minutes) If the group is not already split into teams, we conduct a fun, light-activity game to randomly sort participants into teams.

Collaboration Challenge (60-120 minutes) Teams are given instructions and materials for the activity. During the activity, the Atlanta Challenge staff are available for questions, and will take plenty of pictures. Choose from the Activity Options to the right.

Finale (5-15 minutes) Each team’s project is tested and/ or evaluated based on the criteria given. It’s always a fun and high-energy moment when teams get caught up in the competition and cheer for their entries.

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

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

Breaking out of silos

Teams design and build a vehicle while meeting specific design parameters and staying within their budget. Then their vehicle will go up against the other teams’ creations, but the client is looking for consistent success.

PRODUCT LAUNCH

Strategic decision making

Teams try to deliver an assortment of products to various client locations. Products and locations have different rewards and different risks. Teams must design and build their delivery system, and then determine which opportunities are the best option for their team.

TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT

Dealing with constant change

Teams make the tallest tower they can while dealing with an abundance of changes from the customer. Teams need to make quick decisions while also keeping accurate records of costs and profits.

NETWORK BRIDGES

Communication & networking

Teams build bridges from a selection of everyday materials. However, each team’s bridge must also link up with another team. This game really challenges team vision and planning when confronted with a multi-team task.

Goals
  • Appreciate and effectively utilize diverse skills sets.
  • Utilize problem solving skills to accomplish short-term and long-term goals.
  • Have fun together, building morale and camaraderie.
  • Break out of silos and focus on the big picture.
Logistics

Length: 2 hours +/-

Activity: Light

Location: Indoors

Group Size: 35-300 people

Includes: Complete facilitation, participant handouts, project supplies and event photos.

“I thought you were fantastic with our students. You pushed them to be present and accountable to themselves and to their fellow classmates at just the right level.”

STEAM Coordinator – The Howard School