Team Building: The Mission Challenge
Participants will gain awareness of various team roles and communication skills that drive effective collaboration in an international school setting through this team building activity. This Empowering Teams workshop for international schools can accommodate between 24 and 100 participants, requires approximately 8 hours and can be organized in a gymnasium and/or outdoor play area. Participants will take a Team Roles Assessment and engage in discussion activities how these roles contribute to building a successful international school community. Results of the assessment will contribute to determining the composition of teams.
The second half of the Empowering Teams team building program will require each team to successfully overcome 4 challenges. At the conclusion of each team building challenge, each team will receive pieces of a puzzle. Once all teams have successfully completed each team building challenge they will be required to cooperate to solve the puzzle. The puzzle is a visual representation of the main training objective. Schools have engaged in this activity to develop awareness around strategic initiatives as well as celebrate school accomplishments. The assembled puzzle can be signed by all participants and framed for the school to display.
Who Should Attend
This Team Building event is designed for schools to involve their entire staff, including Academic Staff. Schools that have invested in this program have done so to improve Inter-Department Collaboration, develop awareness of strategic initiatives, overcome challenges associated with change, as well as to celebrate school wide accomplishments.
- Assess team member roles.
- Develop practical skills to improve collaboration.
- Engage in a series of activities that will foster a greater sense of camaraderie and community.
Team Building Program Agenda
The Team Building event will commence at 8:30am and aim to finish by 4:30pm. There will be two 15-minute breaks each day and a 45-minute lunch break. The program modules are:
Day 1: Morning – Team Roles:
- Identify each participants preferred team role;
- Discovery activity to determine how those roles contribute to the school’s mission;
- Prepare teams to Form > Storm > Norm > Perform
Day 1: Afternoon – The Mission Challenge:
- Teams engage in 4 challenging obstacle courses
- Teams collaborate to solve the ‘Puzzle’
- Debrief and Reflection
Team Building Workshop Capacity
Team BuildingWorkshop Language
This workshop is available for facilitation in English, Mandarin or Cantonese.