Adventura has over 20 years experience in corporate facilitation and training development. We’d like to share our knowledge to help you create stronger team dynamics. 

Recreational vs Developmental Team Building

What is the difference between recreational and developmental team building?

Recreational team building, commonly referred to as morale events, can take many forms. For instance, having drinks together, going bowling, and attending a holiday party are events that take teams away from their task for a short time in order to provide them a chance to relax and blow off steam. Morale events connect people, which in turn creates feelings of “togetherness” or “community” that are often short lived, because the event lacks a direct connection to a team’s existence.

Experience-based Training and Development (Teaming) is about providing team members with a facilitated experience where collaboration, creative thinking, reflection and dialog are paired with activities that simulate pressure on the team dynamic in order for members to gain insight into the maintenance of healthy team dynamics. Appropriate activities are: professionally facilitated workshops.

The Art of Play

People love to play.  It can have a profound impact on our relationships, ourselves, and our ability to relate to others. Using our imaginations, creatively thinking, exploring what we think and feel through play is as natural as breathing. Play makes us feel good, it helps us deepen our connectivity to each other and strengthens sense of self in the process. It offers us a chance to practice being.

At Adventura, we help people actively explore and share their unique ways of seeing the world – while having a whole lot of fun in the process.

Corporate Adventure Training – By Simon Priest

This document, is a robust presentation of Corporate Adventure Training, it’s applications, effects, and integrity. It is by no means “light” reading. That being said, venture on if you really want to understand the cornerstone of Experience-based Training and Development.

The DEEP Document – The Definition, Ethics and Exemplary Practices of Experiential Training and Development. 

Initiative Background

The Definition, Ethics and Exemplary Practices of Experiential Training and Development (DEEP ETD) Initiative began as the outgrowth of a number of conversations that took place in late 1996 and early 1997. Bill Proudman drafted and submitted the initial proposal in the early summer of 1997 to Ellerie Brownfain, chair of the Experienced-Based Training and Development (EBTD) Professional Group Leadership Council of the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). The Initiative was designed to:

1. Create a common working definition of Experiential Training and Development (ETD) that can be used by clients, providers and practitioners, the AEE’s EBTD Professional Group, and others in the industry to better define the breadth and scope of the field.

2. Establish ethical guidelines for ETD practitioners.

3. Define exemplary practices of ETD services for providers and practitioners

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