Author: Rebecca Tilley
She brings enthusiasm, 30 years of team development facilitation and an interest in growing with our client teams to her roles as Managing Director and workshop facilitator. Instead of coffee, she often opts for a chilly dip in the bay to begin her day.

Re-charge your work team post Covid

Conversations with neighbors, friends and co-workers highlight the joy of letting go of the anxiety and apprehension that has gripped many over the past year. People emerge from their homes – some having been secluded in home-offices while others on the front-line revel in a safer work environment. We all want to “go back to normal” however as we consult with our clients we find that nothing is normal and that rebuilding the work team and work environments require consideration and careful planning. A few of the areas that stand out for focus include acknowledging the need for flexibility and

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Virtual Team Building Events

Our work lives have changed drastically these past few months and many are still working virtually. Most companies have curtailed travel for now with connections and discussions taking place via web-based calls. Conversations with our valued clients tell us that organizations are still in flux and decisions about in-person meetings this year have not been made or are subject to change. We know that continuous improvement with a focus on solid communication, work efficiencies and building rapport are paramount. These virtual solutions help you invigorate your teamwork culture and esprit d’corp. Team Building and Professional Development Escape Room for Virtual

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Remote Team Building

remote virtual team building

The current concern about COVID-19 and bringing our teams together for meetings, trainings, conferences or retreats means that we must operate differently for a while. Let’s not give up on appreciating a team for hard work, collaborating in an enjoyable way in order to build team cohesion or providing much needed (and appreciated) professional development. With the opportunities that technology affords us, many companies and individuals can connect to participate in teaming activities. Use Zoom Video Meetings, Skype, Google Hangouts or Cisco Webex to see and hear each other. The Goal! Connect Motivate Relax Learn 5 Remote Team Building Suggestions

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Trail Ventures – The Benefits of Outdoor Team Building

Team Nature Retreat

Trail Ventures – Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained Teamwork is one of the cornerstones of any modern organization. Building and maintaining a well functioning group is a joy on multiple levels. How do we make the most of the talent that we have? Can we build relationships that are based on a deeper understanding? And what does the great outdoors have to do with the world of business? Trail Ventures provides a proven method to get outside the ordinary and make some lasting changes to your organization’s dynamic. Our program brings you to an outdoor setting. The point of the location

Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) refers to one’s ability to detect, understand, and interpret emotions – both yours and those of others – to make better choices and decisions. With studies finding that Emotional Intelligence is a better predictor of success than IQ, it’s understandable why so many people are interested in improving their emotional intelligence. The great news is that EI is indeed malleable, and something that you can actually improve upon – unlike IQs which are pretty much fixed. Keep in mind, though, that EI is actually a catch-all for a number of different aptitudes, so there is no cookie

Experiential Learning Explained – Definition & Theory (Video)

Experiential Learning Definition – Video Transcript Hi, welcome to Adventure Associates and a short teach piece on experiential learning. Experiential learning is the basis for our team building and corporate training program design. A quick definition of experiential learning – it’s not brain surgery, it’s really simple. Basically, it’s an individual who is learning about a topic by actually doing something rather than passively reading, thinking, or viewing information on that topic. Learning by doing – something that we do every day.

Will my type change if I retake the MBTI®?

There are several reasons why Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® results may differ: People may think their job expects certain behavior. A supervisor or a trainer can give an impression that there is a preferred way to be for that organization before the person takes the MBTI. This can adversely affect the outcome for the individual. An individual is looking for a particular kind of a job and answers the MBTI by choosing preferences that may match the desired job instead of answering in a way that reflects his or her true preferences. According to American culture standards, men are “supposed” to

Why Face-to-Face meetings will never go out of style

Face to Face Meeting

Many of our customers are geographically dispersed and rely on Skype, conference calls and virtual meetings to stay connected. We have been told that our brand of training and team building may soon be replaced by headsets and videoconferencing—that companies can’t afford to bring their far-flung teams together to meet—that some consider spending time together to be a waste of time. We believe the opposite and see the power of the f2f on a daily basis. Memorable shared experience: An adventure, a fun outing or a good laugh all accelerate bonding and build community.