What is Team Building About?
“Team Building” has become a catch phrase; an excuse for a day of team mini golf or ping pong tournaments, or general “morale events”. Here at Adventura, we know team building. We live it and breathe it through our workshops that have been tested and honed over years by our team of experience facilitators, and our dedication to building collaboration and communication.
For us, team building is not simply about making friends with your coworkers and having fun with your team. It is working to be more whole and better people. These are the values we work from, strengthening your team from the individual out. Being a better person, with stronger communication, is essential for strengthening any relationship. This is the same when considering work relationships.
This is what we do. Our goal is not to be your friend. We are here to help you understand yourselves better, make better decisions, support one another and work towards being the best humans you can be.
Why Should You Choose Adventura Near Apple Valley for Team Building?
Adventura is the only company of its kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators are second to none in the art of experience-based learning. As one of our clients, you’ll receive exactly what you signed up, a straightforward team building event, conducted by our experienced facilitators. We will help you define what is important to you as a team, and we will help you achieve your team building goals.
We don’t offer online assessments, powerpoint presentations or listicles, just pure, direct interaction, communication, and exploration between humans.
We are passionate about team building and communication and we have a unique approach. Our experiences are designed keeping the needs of your team in mind, and combining those with our existing knowledge of team building. Our experienced facilitators are ready to guide you and your team through one of our team building experiences.
Why is Experienced-Based Learning Important for Team Building?
Practice and Mastery: Do you know how to dance? Do you write amazing code? Can you proficiently play a musical instrument? How have you honed those skills? Through practice of course. You need more than someone instructing you on a thing. Seeing is better than hearing, knowing is better than seeing, and doing is better than knowing. Our objective is to apply the knowledge to practice. The process of developing skills via experience is embedded within us all. Our goal here at Adventura is to guide our clients through the transition from knowing to applying.
How to we make the jump from typical work-mode to practice-mode? This questions is key in how we make the most of team building time investment We are here to create this shift in focus. We utilize experience-based learning to do this.
Meet Our Crew of Team Builders NearApple Valley, King County
We hold our Team Building practitioners to a high standard. They are not camp counselors but are experienced, highly skilled and motivated to work with you to achieve your goals. The work that we do is demanding but rewarding. Our practitioners seek to make a long term impact in a short amount of time.
What we look for in our candidates is a degree in Organizational Psychology, with time spent on experience-based learning. Team members should share our values and be willing to communicate those values with our clients.
Who Needs Team Building?
We have a lot of experience in this area, and our opinion is that anyone and everyone would be able to find value in our workshops. We emphasize self discovery, improved communication, and collaboration. These are skills that transcend work into life.
We typically like to work with groups ranging from 25-40 people. This creates a very good balance for positive interaction. If you do have a larger group, be sure to contact us so we can create and event around your needs.
Based on our experience, these types of teams and businesses most benefits from our team building workshops:
- Small businesses (less than 40 employees)
- Executive leadership teams
- Small to medium business with less than 150 employees
- Teams with new leadership
- And more!
Long Term Benefits of Team Building
There has been an extensive amount of studies done on the benefits of team building. Across most of these it has been found that team building work should not just be encouraged, it should be required.
The long term benefits are clear. Whole companies can shift direction when team building is skillfully utilized. This kind of work improves communication and morale, builds camaraderie and respect, and encourages productivity. Building the kind of skills we offer in our workshops can have long term, positive impacts on every area of life.
Team building can highlight different strengths, problem solving approaches, and work styles, and can break down barriers between individuals. It can create an atmosphere of appreciate by revealing what each team member contributes to their workplace. The multiplicity of skills within a team can be highlighted and acknowledged by working together to complete a task. Our workshops give participants a healthy place to practice communication and problem solving in real time.
Teaming building can have a lasting impact on:
- Creating a workplace that is respectful and where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging productivity in a positive work environment
- Featuring strengths to inspire creativity.
Feedback on our Team Building Workshops
The work we do and the results we achieve give us great pride Because what we do is on such an interpersonal level, we receive daily feedback on our work. These are some of our favorite comments:
“This is the workshop we needed years ago. I’m relieved that we’ve finally found a company that helps us to be better people”.
“It all makes sense now. I actually understand why conflict exists in the team and there is no closing our eyes anymore.”
“Not only did this communication skills workshop make a huge difference for the team, it made a huge impact with my family.”
“Every company out there, that really cares about having a healthy dynamic, should hire you all.”
“Best workshop I’ve encountered in 35 years.”
What Can You Expect From Our Team Building Workshops in King County, WA?
We would not be able to share exactly what happens in one of our workshops, because each one unfolds differently. They are structured around what you and your team bring through the door with you. It’s a collaboration between your team and our facilitators. Your team puts in the work. We will be your guides.
It’s fun. It can be intense. Sometimes it’s relaxed. Sometimes it is eye-opening. Your experience is up to you.The experience you have is entirely up to you. You will be as successful as you come in prepared to be. What we ask is that you arrive open and honest, and ready to take your experience seriously. We are ready to meet you where you are. What we want to do is hard work, but if you’re ready to put in the effort, and are up for it, the results can change your life.
We have the experience to believe in our process And we’ve found that this gives us the experience based faith to believe in you.
Types of Team Building Workshops with Adventura
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
This workshop does just what its title indicates. It hits on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We offer an overview and an in-depth dive into the foundation of communication and trust.
Our Essentials workshop explores the question of “What is important to a team and what is essential to YOUR team.” We use humor, adventure and a collaboration to help individuals discover what works in creating a team. In this approach, each person is given to opportunity to experience exactly how a healthy team can help the individual.
Healthy dialogue are encouraged in this workshop, through the use of activities, games, and sometimes climbing. Laughter and fun are encouraged as we guide participants toward learning and developing at a deeper level.
The final goal is better communication, increased interactive creativity, and the ability to work together as a team. Read more
The True Colors Team Building Workshop
Four colors, seventeen questions, and one day to change everything. Our True Colors workshop comes in three variations.
We truly craft this workshop around our clients. Your experience could range from one day of team building exercises, all the way to a three day deep dive of self exploration. We offer a journey into self-awareness and team dynamics, communication, and collaboration. Our 3-day retreat hones in focus on skill development and implementation, knowledge and practice. It is during our three-day retreats that clients can put in true dedication to self discovery and changing their approach to communication. This can lead to powerful results. Read more
Who Are We at Adventura?
Adventura is an experiential education company located in Woodinville, Washington that specializes in both team building and aerial course adventure. We create unique adventures, experiences, and memories that span an afternoon of fun to a full life-changing weekend.
We support your team building needs, corporate events, and individualized adventures for family and friends. we craft our adventures around our values of simplicity and honesty.
We’ve adopted a lifestyle, here at Adventura, that embraces the pursuit of happiness through outdoor adventures, with a commitment to experiential learning. We share a passion for engaging every-single-human and creating a one-of-a-kind experience and connection with our customers. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those we work with, and this tells us we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us and We’ll Answer All of your Team Building Questions
You can change the direction of your company by giving your employees the tools to build a more positive environment. You can have a turning point that increases creativity, dedication, morale and productivity. This logically, in turn, translates to better success for your business.
We will guide your toward defining what team building means to you and your team. We want our workshops to have a long term impact on your life and work that you may not have expected. We will push you and guide you to new levels of self awareness. You may expect to have improved company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can have a deeper change. They can even change how an individual approaches life.
We’ve created this one-of-a-kind program for a reason. We believe that team building has value and we believe that you can translate the skills you learn in our workshops to every area of your life. We have a passion for growth and communication and we want to share those with you right now.
We would love the chance to work with you. Call us now to find out about our workshops: call 1.866.981.8665, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mission Statement
Adventura is dedicated to experiencing team dynamics, human behavior, and crafting experiences to explore what it takes to be a team.