A half-day workshop that enhances communication
skills, creative problem solving, and real teamwork.
Your team will gain valuable insights into their thinking and decision-making styles, and how to appreciate and utilize other people’s styles through a combination of cutting-edge tools, interactive learning, and hands-on challenges. Participants learn more about their personal strengths, and improve their ability to communicate, brainstorm and solve problems as a team. The application exercises are tailored to meet your group’s needs and dynamics. An engaging communication skills training, problem solving workshop, or diversity appreciation session.
Agenda & Activities
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.