Are you trying to organise a team building event but don’t really know where to start?
Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
With so much to think about and a huge range of options available, planning a team building event can be very daunting. In order to make things a bit easier for you, here’s a list of team building ideas and how to go about organising it. Just click on the link below.
Use of the outdoor environment and the tasks given demand a degree of concentration and commitment which cannot be experienced with classroom training alone. This is why outdoor team building is such an effective means of developing staff. Training courses can be forgettable, but outdoor team building training courses have the power to inspire people who then not only remember the learning but transfer it to the workplace and spread the word.
Innovative Outdoor Team Building or the same old thing again?
Classroom-based chalk and talk courses are common with delegates often being subjected to mediocre courses and uninspiring trainers. Faced with this onslaught, sitting in a classroom listening to a trainer our brains effectively turn off and go to sleep and expensive training courses quickly become forgotten.
This isn’t just conjecture. In our brains is something called the reticular activating system. Its job is to filter all the sensory stimuli coming in and decide what we should focus our attention on at any particular moment. It’s at the heart of the reason why experiential learning is such an effective medium as opposed to classroom learning alone.
In 2013 100% of our customers rated their experience with us as good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money
Confucius said, ” I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.”
This is Adventure Britain’s philosophy to delivering behavioural change in the workplace through improving individuals performance. All our outdoor team building courses adopt this approach. The “I do I understand” principle is the one we follow. By doing real tasks in a real world outdoor environment delegates not only understand but retain that learning. Delegates are willing to take on new challenges without the the normal threat of failure as they are not in a work environment. This experiential learning underpins our approach.
We seek to provide the often missing link between classroom based and outdoor team building. Our programmes are structured to offer indoor workshops on team and leadership theory linked to an outdoor element to test and develop those theories. They are designed to be fun and productive. Above all they are inclusive so nobody is alienated or intimated by the tasks and challenges. They are not designed to humiliate but rather to develop teamwork and create a supportive environment for participants to learn and develop greater self-confidence in themselves and their colleagues.
Why Use Us for Outdoor Team Building
National Business Tourism Company of the Year
National Team Building of the Year
Welsh Small Business of the Year
Institute of Leadership & Management Accredited Centre – ILM
Our own 70 acre training centre in the Brecon Beacons
Accessible – On main line from London Paddington & 20 minutes off M4
Ability to deliver outdoor team building across the UK
Transfer of learning to the workplace for improved performance
Individuals explore and develop their own capabilities
Create high performing teams
What Our Clients Say
“Our demands were high and every time I gave Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain an objective – something that needed to happen – not only did they meet that but surpassed it by adding their own value throughout the process.
Not only did Alstom enjoy that event but they subsequently booked another four.”
What We Offer
All inclusive events including full board accommodation – We seek to make the booking process as easy as possible for the event organiser
Choice of event ranging from just fun days to events with specific learning outcomes
We will tailor the programme to suit your needs in terms of objectives, venues, tasks, standard of accommodation, meals, transport, physical ability and the experience of participants and choice of activity.
Team Building in the UK
Each team building or team development course is tailored to meet your specific needs – matching content to specified outcomes. We don’t impose solutions. We ascertain whether it is team building or teamworking skills that need to be improved. When combined with expert feedback and facilitation from our trainers, this creates a powerful method of transferring learning back to the workplace.
Team Building Solutions
There are a number of areas where our team building and team development programmes can help your business. Here are some of the solutions that we have helped clients bring about:
Effective communication and listening
Trust within the team
The value of review
In 2014 94.2% of our customers rated their experience with us as good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money
Video of Adventure Activities
If it is a fun event you are seeking then you can choose from the full range of activities which can be viewed by clicking here
Themed Events and Conference/Meeting Activity Ideas
Pirate Island, Camel Trophy, Behind Enemy Lines, Rat Race, Treasure Hunts, Murder Mysteries, James Bond Evenings and more
Team Building Ideas
Team building activities, outdoor team building programmes and team building ideas from Call of the Wild – National Team Building Company of the Year and National Business Tourism Company of the year . Whether it is under-performing teams, the formation of new teams or progresing teams to a new level of of performance we can design a programme with delivers the desired outcomes for you.
Graduate Training Programmes
Our graduate programmes can examine core competencies such as working with others, problem solving, communication skills and future leaders competencies.
Overseas or in the UK
We can deliver programmes in the UK , Europe or Worldwide. In recent years we have designed and delivered in Paris, Pyrenees, Norway, Alaska, Canada and Tanzania. Thinking of something even more adventurous such as visiting Everest base camp or standing at the top of the world to the North Pole?
To hear what some of our previous clients have thought of our team building and team development services click on the videos below.
Videos of Some of The Activities That Can Be Experienced