Our client wanted to do a launch day for their new Management Development Programme that was a stand alone day and tied in with the programme.
They wanted participants to go away with something that helped them understand themselves more as individuals and for the day to help the group gel together as a management team in an informal way and have a lot of fun along the way.
The day started off with an exercise that challenged them as a group requiring strong leadership, engagement from all and a clear vision to succeed. This set the tempo for the day, where individual levels of involvement would be high as well as learning.
This was followed by a session on Belbin Team Roles and focused on them as individuals; the skills and strengths they brought to the team, as well as how they could develop. Short team exercises helped embed this knowledge and their understanding of other team members.
A final session of fun was had by the whole group doing Quad Racing and Power Turn Buggies, allowing them to let off steam and just have some fun!
"The tasks were fun, challenging and had the right objectives. The day was broken down well, with no task feeling like it was too long. The end session tied everything together and it was good to learn a bit more about the other managers with whom I will be sharing this development experience."