The Purpose of Team Building
“Team Building” has become a catch phrase; an excuse for a day of team mini golf or ping pong tournaments, or general “morale events”. We know team building here at Adventura. We live it and breathe it with our team of experienced facilitators, our workshops that have been tested and honed over many years, and our dedication to building collaboration and communication.
Team building, to us, is not just about making friends with your coworkers and having a good time with your team. It is striving to become better and more whole people. We work from those basic values to strengthen your team from the individual out. In any relationship, being a better person, with stronger communication skills contributes to a stronger bond. This is the same when considering work relationships.
This is what we offer at Adventura. Our intention is not to be your friend. We want to help you understand yourselves better, improve decision making skills, support each other, and become better humans.
Why is Adventura Your Pick for Team Building Near Black Diamond?
Adventura is unique in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators receive classical training in experience-based learning and are the best in the business. Our clients receive exactly what they sign up for: straight forward team building from a seasoned team. 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 workshops are designed combining our knowledge of team building and what we know about your company and team. Our experienced facilitators are ready to guide you and your team through one of our team building experiences.
How is Experienced-Based Learning Useful for Team Building?
It is all about practice and mastery: Can you dance? Do you know how to write amazing code? Can you proficiently play a musical instrument? How did you learn that skill? Through Hands-on practice. 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. To be able to apply the knowledge in practice, that is our objective. Learning through experiential development of skills is embedded within all of us. Our goal here at Adventura is to guide our clients through the transition from knowing to applying.
How to we enter practice-mode from our typical work-mode? This question is central to making the most of time invested in team building. We excel at creating this shift of focus. We utilize experience-based learning to do this.
Meet Our Team Building Crew serving Black Diamond, King County
We hold our Team Building practitioners to a high standard. They aren’t camp counselors, they are skilled and motivated to help you define and achieve your goals. Our work is demanding but rewarding. Our team is committed to making a long term impact in a few days, or sometimes even hours.
We look for candidates that have degrees in Organizational Psychology and experience-based learning. Our Team members should be committed to our values, and they should be able to communicate those to our clients.
Do You Need Team Building?
We have worked with a lot of individuals and teams, and we’re confident that anyone and everyone would be able to find value in our workshops. Our emphasis is on self discovery, improving communication, and cooperation. These are skills that transcend work into life.
We typically like to work with groups ranging from 25-40 people. We’ve found that this is a good size for positive interaction. If you want to create an event for a larger group, definitely contact us and we’ll design a workshop around your business needs.
In our experience, these are the types of teams and companies that most benefit 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!
Team Building in the Long Term
There has been an extensive amount of research done about the benefits of team building exercises. It’s been almost universally found that team building should be required, not just encouraged.
The long term benefits are clear. Well conducted team building workshops can change the direction of whole companies and the lives of their employees. 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 problem solving approaches, work styles, and different strengths and in doing so, it can break down barriers between individuals. It can help foster appreciation between people who didn’t previously understand each other. The multiplicity of skills within a team can be highlighted and acknowledged by working together to complete a task. Our team building workshops give coworkers a healthy environment to practice problem solving and communication in real time.
Teaming building has lasting effects on:
- Creating a workplace where respect and individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening interpersonal communication
- Encouraging productivity in a positive work environment
- Inspiring creativity by highlighting strengths
Some Feedback We Have Received
We take great pride in our work and our results Because of the interpersonal nature of our workshops, we receive daily feedback These are some of the comments that have stuck with us:
“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?
It would be difficult to share what exactly happens in one of our workshops, because each one is a little different. Each is structures around what your team brings in the door with them. It is a collaboration between our team and yours. Your team puts in the work. We are there to guide you.
It can be fun. Sometimes it is intense. Sometimes it’s relaxed. It can be 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. All we ask is that you arrive ready to take you experience seriously, and to be honest and open. We will meet you where you are. It may be hard work, but if you’re ready and up for it, the results can be life changing.
We have the years and experience to believe in our process. Because of this, we have the experience-based faith to believe in your.
Types of Team Building Workshops with Adventura
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
The title of this workshop tells you exactly what it is. It offers insights on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We bring your team together to create a foundation of trust and communication.
Our Essentials workshop explores the question of “What is important to a team and what is essential to YOUR team.” We utilize collaboration, humor, and adventure to help folks find out 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.
This workshop utilizes activities, games, and sometimes climbing in order to guide participants towards a healthy dialogue. 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
One day to change everything using only four colors and seventeen questions. Our True Colors workshop comes in three variations.
This workshop is truly crafted 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. The workshop is a journey into team dynamics, self-awareness, collaboration, and communication. The 3-day retreat focuses on skill development and implementation, knowledge and practice. It is during these 3-day retreats that participants can truly change their approach to communication and self discovery. This can lead to powerful results. Read more
What is Adventura About?
Adventura is an experiential education company located in Woodinville, Washington that specializes in both team building and aerial course adventure. We create unique memories, experiences, and adventures that span from a single afternoon to a life- changing weekend retreat.
We will support your corporate events, individualized adventures, and team building needs. We seek simplicity and honesty in our work and we design and craft adventures with these values in mind.
Here at Adventura, we’ve adopted a lifestyle centered on the pursuit of happiness through outdoor activity, with a commitment to experiential learning. We want to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers and engage each of them. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those we work with, and this tells us we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us with All of Your Team Building Questions
Giving your employees the tools they need to improve the dynamics of their teams can change the direction of your company. It can be the turning point you need to increase productivity, morale, dedication, and creativity. These positive changes can have a direct impact of the success for your company.
We want to help you define what team building means to you and your team. We want you to have a positive experience in our workshops with lasting effects that you may not have expected. We will push you to look at yourselves and we will guide you to do better. 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 built our a one-of-a-kind program for a reason. We believe in the value of team building and translating the skills that you learn from our program to every aspect of your life. Interpersonal growth and communication are our passions and we want to share those with you today.
We hope that you will give us a chance to work together. Call us now to find out about our workshops: call 1.866.981.8665, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission Statement
Adventura is dedicated to team dynamics, human behavior, and crafting experiences to explore what it takes to be a team.