Team development training is designed to develop stronger more effective teams capable of dealing with challenging situations and difficult decision making. Team development exercises range in complexity and difficulty and are designed to probe a team’s potential and roadblocks for working together. Exercises are selected based on each group’s specific learning needs. Team development helps to create stronger more supportive groups capable of dealing with challenging or changing work and life experiences. Team development training makes participants more aware of their strengths and how they can be optimally effective and contribute to team performance.
The team development course is a challenging group experience where success is dependent on the total participation of all team members. They may pass through a “giant spider’s web”, swing over a “pit of lava”, or cross an “alligator infested swamp” using only two planks.
Observing a group tackling these training exercises provides an opportunity to look at how a team solves other problems, i.e., how they plan, communicate with each other, work together, include or exclude people in the process, style of leadership and how they deal with conflict. After completing and exercise the group’s experience is processed, allowing the participants the opportunity to reflect on how they accomplished the task and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses as a team. This learning is then incorporated in the next task. Using this invaluable “hands on” training process a group can quickly improve its team effectiveness.
Our team development programs are available to any group. They can be customized to meet the needs and size of any team.
Quest can also provide other adventure based activities for your group such as hiking, camping, rock climbing locally on natural rock, kayaking or whitewater rafting on local rivers, as well as, other custom ideas to meet your needs. Overnight groups can be accommodated at our on-campus campground, university housing or other off-site facilities.