I had the pleasure of working with Creative Themes facilitating a team building and leadership program with Nazareth College in Rochester NY. The college brought all the Resident Advisors and Directors to Creative Themes Day Camp for a great day of Team Development. It ended up raining so I got to be under this large tent.
- Students to meet and determine individual strengths.
- From these strengths find people with different skills and develop a method of cooperation to make each other and the dorm better.
- Increase resiliency (ability to handle adversity & challenge) of RA teams.
- Develop a method for planning and decision making.
- Have fun!
Below are some of the photos from our time together, to see more images.
Team finished “Putting it all Together” this was led in a 2 team method that forced collaboration and real-time planning. Resulting in a process for giving and taking feedback, plus understanding that a clear and distinct goal is needed for successful college programming.
Using “infinite loops level 2” to change the focus from individual to team systems. Resulting in understanding that the process / system needs to be explored and not the person. If we find people under-performing, is it the person or the system causing that?
They were very happy they completed the challenge!
Discussing what is needed for great work, allows people to share why they are part of the team and what they need for success.
Once the fun stops and the work starts-using real-time processing we can create new habits and behaviors for solving problems.
Would your college team benefit from increased team-work and communication amongst students and staff? Contact Mike to make your team and leaders better.
michael cardus is create-learning