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”. We know team building here at Adventura. 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.
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 basic values we are committed to, working from the individual, outward. 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 goal is not to be your friend. 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 Maple Leaf?
Adventura is the only company of its kind in the pacific northwest. Our facilitators receive classical training in experience-based learning and are the best in the business. 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 listicles or power points, no online assessments, just pure, direct interaction, communication, and exploration between humans.
We are passionate about what we do, and have a unique point of view to share. 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.
Why use experience-based Learning for Team Building?
It is all about practice and mastery: Can you dance? Do you write amazing code? Do you know how to play an instrument well? How have you honed those skills? Through 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. Applying knowledge to practice, this is our objective. 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 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 Crew of Team Builders NearMaple Leaf, 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 we do is both demanding and 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 should share our values and be willing to communicate those values with our clients.
Do You Need 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 spend time improving communication, self discovery, and collaboration. These are skills that are completely transferable from work to life.
We tend to work well with groups of 25-40. This creates a very good balance 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 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.
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. Developing skills in team building, the way we do at Adventura, 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 coworkers appreciate the value of what others bring to the team. The multiplicity of skills within a team can be highlighted and acknowledged by working together to complete a task. Team building workshops allow coworkers to experience problem solving and communication in real time and in a healthy way.
Team Building has a lasting impact on:
- Creating a workplace where respect and individual strengths are appreciated.
- Strengthening interpersonal communication
- Encouraging productivity through a more positive workplace.
- Highlighting strengths to inspire creativity
Feedback on our Team Building Workshops
We take great pride in our work and our results Because what we do is on such an interpersonal level, we receive daily feedback on our work. 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?
It would be impossible to tell you exactly what happens at our team building workshops because every experience is a little different. Each workshop is structured around what you and your team has brought to the table. It’s a collaboration between your team and our facilitators. You are there to do the work. We are there to guide you.
It can be fun. Sometimes it is intense. It can be relaxed. It has the potential to be eye-opening. What your experience will be is up to you. You will be as successful as you come in prepared to be. We ask that you arrive ready to take the workshop seriously, and to be open and honest. 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. This gives us the experience-based insight 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 offers insights on the fundamentals of healthy team dynamics. We offer an overview and an in-depth dive into the foundation of communication and trust.
This workshop dives into 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.
Healthy dialogue are encouraged in this workshop, through the use of activities, games, and sometimes climbing. Fun and laughter is encouraged as we take 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
One day to change everything using only four colors and seventeen questions. We have three variations of our True Colors workshop.
This workshop, in particular, is crafted 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. 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
What is Adventura About?
Adventura is an experiential based education company that is located in Washington that specializes in aerial course adventures and team building. We are an experiential education company located in Woodinville Washington and that specializes in aerial course adventures and team building events. We create unique experiences, adventures and memories that range from a single afternoon of fun, to a life-changing weekend workshop.
We are here to support your corporate events, team building needs, and individualized adventures for friends and family. We seek simplicity and honesty in our work and we design and craft adventures with these values in mind.
We’ve adopted a lifestyle, here at Adventura, that embraces the pursuit of happiness through outdoor adventures, with a commitment to experiential learning. Our passion is engaging every single human to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers. Our overwhelmingly positive feedback tells us we are achieving our goal.
Contact Us and We’ll Answer 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 a turning point toward increased dedication, productivity, employee morale, and creativity. These positive changes can have a direct impact of the success for your company.
We will guide your toward defining what team building means to you and your team. We want to give you a positive experience in our team building workshops that you may not have expected. We will push you to really see yourselves and we will guide you to improve. You may go into this experience expecting to improve company morale, but we’ve found that our workshops can have a deeper change. They can change how an individual approaches their 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. Interpersonal growth and communication are our passions and we want to share those with you today.
We hope that you’ll give us the opportunity to work together. call 1.866.981.8665, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org today to find out more about our events and workshops.
The Mission Statement
Adventura is dedicated to experiencing team dynamics, human behavior, and crafting experiences to explore what it takes to be a team.