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. Our team of experienced facilitators lives it and breathes it through our workshops that have been honed and tested over many years, and our dedication to building communication and collaboration.
Team building, for us, is not simply about creating friendships with coworkers and having fun with your team. It is working toward bettering ourselves and becoming more whole people. These are the values we work from, strengthening your team from the individual out. Strengthening communication and working toward becoming a better person is essential for bettering any relationship This is no different in interpersonal work relationships.
This is what we offer at Adventura. We are not here to be your friends. We are here to help you understand yourselves more, make stronger decisions, support each other, and work toward being your best self.
Why is Adventura Your Pick for Team Building Near Foster?
Adventura is the only company of its kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators are classically trained in the art of experience-based learning, and are second to none. As our client, you will receive just what you have signed up for: straight forward team building from an experienced team. We will help you define your team building priorities, and we will help you achieve your goals.
We don’t offer online assessments, powerpoint presentations or listicles, just pure, direct interaction, communication, and exploration between humans.
We want to help your team improve, and we have a unique point of view to share with you. Our team building experiences are designed combining our knowledge with the needs of your team. Our team is highly qualified and standing by to guide you and your team through one of our workshops.
Why is Experienced-Based Learning Important for Team Building?
Practice and Mastery: Have you learned how to dance? Do you write amazing code? Can you proficiently play a musical instrument? How have you honed those skills? It has taken hands on practice. It is not enough to have someone stand in front of you, telling you about a thing. Hearing is not as good as seeing, seeing is not as good as knowing, and knowing is not as good as doing. To be able to apply the knowledge in practice, that is our objective. The process of experientially developing skills is embedded within all of us. Here at Adventura, we actively work to provide people with the transition from knowing to applying.
How do we get from the typical work-mode to entering 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 use experience-based learning to do it.
Meet Our Team Building Crew serving Foster, King County
We have high expectations for our Team Building practitioners. They aren’t camp counselors, they are skilled and motivated to help you define and achieve your goals. The work that we do is demanding but rewarding. Our practitioners are required 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 are expected to share our values, and to communicate those values to our clients.
Are You In Need of Our Team Building Workshops?
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. Our emphasis is on self discovery, improving communication, and cooperation. These are skills that our clients take with them into their work and lives.
Our typical team building events range from 25 – 40 participants. 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.
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 have been many studies done in the last ten years, spanning the benefits of team building. across most of the research, it has been found that team building should not just be encouraged by businesses, it should be required.
Long term benefits of team building are clear. Whole companies can shift direction when team building is skillfully utilized. This kind of development improves morale and communication, builds respect and camaraderie, 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 help foster appreciation between people who didn’t previously understand each other. By working together to complete a task, the multiplicity of skills within the team can be highlighted and acknowledged. Our workshops give participants a healthy place to practice communication and problem solving in real time.
Teaming building can have a lasting impact on:
- Fostering a respectful workplace where individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening open communication
- Encouraging a positive work environment where productivity is a natural result.
- Featuring strengths to inspire creativity.
Some of our Favorite Feedback From Team Building Workshops
We take deep pride in the work we do and the results we produce. 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 You Can 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 our teams, Adventura’s and yours. Your team is there for the work. We will be your guides.
We make it fun. It can be intense. At times it’s relaxed. It can be eye-opening. What your experience will be is up to you. Your success is dependant on how prepared you are to succeed. All we ask is that you arrive ready to take you experience seriously, and to be honest and open. We promise 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 This gives us the experience-based insight to believe in you.
Types of Team Building Workshops with Adventura
The Essentials Team Building Workshop
The title of this workshop tells you exactly what it is. 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 utilize collaboration, humor, and adventure to help folks find out what works in creating a team. This approach offers an environment where each person gets to personally experience how a healthy team helps the individual.
Healthy dialogue are encouraged in this workshop, through the use of activities, games, and sometimes climbing. We use laughter and fun as tools to guide participants toward a deeper level of learning and developing together.
Our final goal is increased interactive creativity, better communication, and the ability to work together as a team. Read more
The True Colors Team Building Workshop
Seventeen questions, four colors, and a day to change everything. We have three variations of our True Colors workshop.
We truly craft this workshop around our clients. The experience can range from an overview of team building, offering some new skills and practices, all the way to a three day deep dive. The workshop is a journey into team dynamics, self-awareness, collaboration, and communication. Our 3-day retreat gives participants an all encompassing experience in 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?
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.
Our team here at Adventura has adopted a lifestyle that is centered on the pursuit of happiness through outdoor activity, and a commitment to experiential learning. Our passion is engaging every single human to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those we work with, and this tells us we are achieving our goals.
Contact Us Now With 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. This logically, in turn, translates to better success for your business.
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 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 have the potential to change an approach to life.
We had a reason for building this one-of-a-kind program. We believe in the value of team building and translating the skills that you learn from our program to every aspect of your life. We have passion for interpersonal growth and we want to share that with you today.
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
Our Mission Statement
Adventura is dedicated to crafting experiences that offer a solid look at team dynamics, human behavior, and a healthy exploration of what it takes to be a team.