Monday, June 3, 2013

Learning outbound and with a team- Unknown tasks, unknown territory-TRULY EXPERIENTIAL

Team Building:
Confucius the famous Chinese philosopher said”I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - It is always the practicing and the acting-out of roles and skills that gives the quickest results, especially through outdoor experiential learning.
Team Building does not mean cooped up in air-conditioned conference droned in by a PowerPoint presentation. Team building activities consist of a variety of tasks designed to develop group members and their ability to work together effectively.
The  areas of emphasis and  learning for the outbound programs include:

*  Team Building   *  Team Bonding  *  Building Trust   *  Leadership   *  Communication  *  Innovation *  Change Management
*   Motivating Teams   *   Assertiveness   *  Decision Making  *  Strategic Thinking  *  Creativity   *   Conflict Management
*   Goal Setting   *  Problem Solving  *  Confidence Building  *  Boosting Morale  *   Team  Development   *  Resilience building.

The Facilitation and Learning process includes variety of methodologies, techniques, theories, values and tools some of which include David Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model (ELM), Tuckmans Model, Johari Window, Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic (VAK) , Six Thinking Hats, Lateral Thinking, Psychometric Testing etc.
Key Success Factors:
Kick start new project teams into action.
Increase collaboration and trust within intact teams.
Build interdependence and risk taking skills.
Improve communication within the team.
Clarify roles and responsibilities

Exercises facilitates team work in the following areas
Strategy and Planning
Problem-Solving & Decision Making
Resource Allocation and Management
Creative Thinking
Collaboration and Teamwork.

There are over  1000 business schools with 35000 books on leadership  all around the world but the end result with this approach is that we do not see many leaders coming out.  Whilst academics continue to debate what leadership actually is, management expert – the late Peter Drucker stated that the only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.

Normal offerings are broadly classified into three categories.
Basic leadership program for new managers
Advanced leadership program for middle management
Transformational leadership for senior management
Consultancy Services
Outbound Training Consultancy
Employee Engagement
Skill Development
Outdoor Leadership Skills
Leadership
Communication Skills
Confidence and Courage Building
Time & Stress Management
Change Management
Conflict Handling Skills
Effective Decision Making Skills
Assertion Skills
Team Building Skills
Achievement Motivation
Team Leadership/ Organisational Leadership
Building Organisational Culture
Employee Empowerment
Creative Thinking  and Problem Solving

Management Development Programmes (MDP) 
Outbound Training Programs

Objectives

Understanding one's leadership style and getting best out of it.
Learning to overcome fears and confronting challenges.
Managing time, anger and stress
Developing self-confidence, positive attitude and motivation
Personal development contributing to performing in a complex situation, problem solving skills, managing change, enhancing creativity.

At the end of workshop participants will:

Get an insight to developing team strategies for getting results, building trust, sharing feedback, arming importance of open communication.
Developing the ability to be mentor and develop your subordinates.
Have better understanding of self and others which is the basis of building and nurturing any relationship.

Methodology

The program intends to use the experiential learning mainly emphasizing learning by doing. Sample activities and activities for the program are like, Australian walk: Team work for achieving common goals, Rappelling: overcoming fear of the unknown, can do attitude, surprising yourself and others, Mine Field: Team work, trust and communication under adverse condition, Team formation: Team names, briefing, program goals and expected outcomes.

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