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Program Progression

  • Introductions and Overview
  • Roles and Goals
  • Boat design
  • Construction time
  • Boat presentations
  • The Race
  • Debrief

Nuts & Bolts

  • Indoor or outdoor
  • 3–3.5 hours
  • Team size of 5; group size of up to 500
  • All fitness levels
  • Portable: Pool, lake or ocean

Build a Boat Team Building

Challenge your team to work collaboratively to design cardboard boats that actually float. Brainstorm, design and custom-build a vessel of your own making: pontoons, catamarans, skulls or kayaks. Once built and boat pilots chosen, watercrafts are presented to the other teams, the race is on and only the successful stay dry.

Benefits

  • Enables latent leadership and engineering talents to emerge and flourish in a positive team setting.
  • Challenges participants to be innovative and practical while executing under tight deadlines.
  • A tactile experience that affords learning opportunities for individuals often overlooked by traditional training approaches.

Printable Sample Agenda

Blend with Corporate Training

Whether your group is learning about resource sharing, problem-solving, collaboration vs. competition, or just looking for a fun way to celebrate success, Build a Boat is even more effective when combined with corporate training workshops like Decision-Making or Communication Skills.

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    Program Progression

    • Introductions and Overview
    • Roles and Goals
    • Boat design
    • Construction time
    • Boat presentations
    • The Race
    • Debrief

    Nuts & Bolts

    • Indoor or outdoor
    • 3–3.5 hours
    • Team size of 5; group size of up to 500
    • All fitness levels
    • Portable: Pool, lake or ocean
    The race!
    The race!
    Design time is crucial
    Design time is crucial
    Supplies are limited
    Supplies are limited
    Wishing they had more cardboard
    Wishing they had more cardboard
    A winning design?
    A winning design?
    Customized for the skipper
    Customized for the skipper
    Thank goodness for duct tape
    Thank goodness for duct tape
    Going for the WOW factor
    Going for the WOW factor
    Gathering for the regatta
    Gathering for the regatta
    Indoor pools work too
    Indoor pools work too
    On your mark…
    On your mark…
    A supportive team
    A supportive team
    Closing in on the finish line
    Closing in on the finish line
    A boat built for two
    A boat built for two
    That look of determination
    That look of determination
    Maybe we’ll be that big some day
    Maybe we’ll be that big some day
    Celebrating success
    Celebrating success