Corporate Executive Retreat and Team Building Day

Corporate Coaching & Team Building Program Example Itinerary: 

8:00 am 30 min Ice Breaker –Introduce yourself and describe your role in the company.

8:30 am 1 Hour More or Less Coaching –This tool helps everyone see what the company needs more of or less of from a 360 view. We ultimately agree on one thing that the company needs the most, then we create an action plan to work toward it.

9:30 am 1 Hour Problem Solving –This tool teaches us how to take a simple problem and turn it into a great opportunity for success. We derive these events from the More or Less tool.

10:30 am 1530 min Review Action plan –Created from the above events

11:00 am 1 hour Lunch

12:00 pm 30 min E+R=O –Event plus Response equals the outcome. This tool teaches us what we would have to do to get a better outcome from a difficult situation by changing how we respond to the event.

12:30 pm 1 hour Communication Bridge –This tool is very fun and creative. It also helps us to understand how important it is to have good communication and the proper training.

1:30 pm 30 min Circle Ceremony – This is the closing ceremony, also a great time for gratitude speeches, awards, and acknowledgment.

This program is approx 6 hours total with early lunch and release. We can modify the schedule to fit your needs.

Program Details

Ice Breaker –Introduce yourself and describe your role in the company? This helps everyone relax and get comfortable.

More or Less Coaching –We give everyone a worksheet with two columns and ask them to write in one column what they would like to see more of in the company. And in the other column what they would like to see less of in the company. We encourage them to write as many things that they can think of. Then we have them pick the one most important thing from their list and write it on one big list. (white board or flip chart) If their idea is already there then write the next most important thing.

Then one by one have them come up and put a tick mark next to the top two most important things they would like to work on.

When everyone is done, we add the tick marks up and facilitate the coaching around the top three.

This tool helps everyone see what the company needs more of or less of from a 360 degree view. We ultimately agree on one thing that the company needs the most, then we create an action plan to work toward it.

Problem Solving –We separate everyone into groups and hand out the problem solving worksheet, tips, and brainstorming principals. Then we explain the tool and review the brainstorming principals. There are five steps to the problem solving process.

Step 1. Identify a specific problem and create a one sentence description. They can use company related ideas from the More or Less tool. This step sounds easy, but it is the most critical step.

Step 2. Evaluate all possible causes. A common error at this point in the process is to jump right into looking for solutions to the problem before identifying the root causes of the problem.

Step 3. Brainstorm all possible solutions. Once the root causes are uncovered, solutions start popping like popcorn.

Step 4. Determine the best possible solution. In this step we weigh the pros and cons of each solution to determine the best plan of action based on what we know now. We may find that half way through implementation that one of the other solutions might work better. It’s okay to regroup and implement another solution if the first choice does not seem to be working. Don’t be afraid to take risks and go out on a limb to create a breakthrough.

Step 5. Create an implementation plan. Most problem solving meeting ends when the solution is determined. Don’t fall into this trap. Once the solution is decided, create a detailed action plan that holds specific people accountable for implementation. By doing this we ensure that the solution that we worked so hard on, actually pays off for us and the company.

We have each group work on a different problem and come up with an action plan as a team.

This tool teaches us how to take a simple problem and turn it into a great opportunity for success. We derive these events from the More or Less Tool.

Review Action plan –This is a review of the action plans created from the More or Less and Problem Solving tools to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

E+R=O –Event plus response equals the outcome. We give everyone the worksheet and ask them to think of an event that keeps happening in the workplace that they don’t like. Then we ask them how they have responded to this event in the past. Next, we ask them, as a result of the way you have responded to this event in the past, what outcome do you keep getting.

Now we reverse the process, we ask them what would be their desired outcome of this event. Then we ask, what will be your new response if this event happens again. Last, we look at the new event created from the new response.

This tool is based on the quote. “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, then you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.”

This tool teaches us what we would have to do to get a better outcome from a difficult situation by changing how we respond to the event.

Communication Bridge –This team builder is done in groups and we use magazines and masking tape to create a real bridge. The object of the team builder is to support a large bowl of water and the same bowl has to pass through the bridge as well. We give each team 5 minutes to discuss and plan how they are going to construct their bridge. Then, without talking, we give them 20 minutes to complete it. When they are about half way done we stop the time and switch one member from each team. We then give them 2 minutes to explain to the new member how they are constructing their bridge. Then we use the remaining time to finish the bridges.

This tool is very fun and creative. It also helps us to understand how important it is to have good communication and the proper training. We look at any observations they saw or would change about the event.

Circle Ceremony – This is the closing ceremony, also a great time for gratitude speeches, awards, keepsake gifts, and acknowledgment. This ceremony is done standing in a circle.

Details and Pricing

Price: $500.

Location: You provide location or venue.

Meals: You provide meals, or we can break for lunch off site.

Dates and Times: The example is from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. however we can modify it if needed. 

Other events can include:

Having a motivational speaker do a presentation

Hold the event in nature, potluck, physical games, wall climbing, obstacle course

Party afterward

Split event into two days

We are open to ideas and possibilities, pricing and scheduling can be modified to accommodate your needs.

After this day your team will feel more empowered, encouraged, and supported in fulfilling their role in the company. There will be more or better communication and understanding. One way to create a successful business is to create happy employees. Everyone benefits from this experience, even your clients or customers. You can do this per department or select your most loyal employees to attend; you usually want to keep it around 30 attendees or less.

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