TEAM BUILDING WORKSHOPS OUTDOORS
Many of us spend most of our time sitting at a desk, looking at the computer screen. Very few jobs involve moving around any more, let alone being in or moving around in natural green spaces. Going for a walk, cycle ride, having a picnic or just lying in the grass in our local park or in the countryside can be deeply grounding and have a soothing effect on our well-being.
Green Space Life Coaching’s team building workshops tap into the energy of the outdoors to enhance team creativity, motivation and connection.
Karen’s commitment to enable personal and group learning through interaction with the natural environment produces workshop outcomes beyond other ‘Away Day’ approaches that I have experienced. Clare Joy, Cooperative Key Worker, Organiclea
Purpose of Workshop: For a team of 8-12 people to spend quality time together as a team outside their normal physical and emotional work context and routine to clarify the team’s sense of direction, to move closer together, to increase motivation and morale and to become more productive as a team.
- To get to know each other better and the role of each member of team• Recognising and acknowledging each other’s strength and weaknesses
- Hearing from each other what they appreciate about their team
- Hearing what each other’s needs are from the team
- Hearing each other’s values, i.e. what’s important to each team member about working in their job
- Exploring the teams sense of purpose and identifying possible emerging actions that the team would like to take forward and possibly any blockages and ways forward
- To spend quality time outdoors in green space
- To have fun together
These workshops will be tailor-made depending on what the team wants to get out of a full /half day workshop. Preparation with the team leader/a team member is essential prior to the workshop.
Techniques and Exercises: Use of sharing circles, sensory exercises, pair-work, listening and talking exercises (where participants are encouraged to hold the space for each other and to actively listen to each other, i.e. without making comments or judgements or entering into conversation), natural learning cycle tools, story-telling, and times of silence to reduce chatter and to deepen the individual’s and group’s experience.
Rate: Full day: £350, half-day (4 hours) £200.
Possible locations: Organiclea Near Epping or Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath
Get in touch to find out more
Finding the right facilitator for your organisation is essential. I enjoy working with you to tailor my team building workshops to meet the needs of your team and organisation.
Phone 07815 591279 or email Karen@greenspacecoaching.com to arrange a preliminary meeting.
Testimonials: “Karen’s open, thoughtful & clear communication inspires confident outcomes for the groups she works with. This enables a safe workshop feeling that uniquely allows questioning and sometimes difficulties to be aired, in a ‘solutions-based’ environment.” Clare Joy, Organiclea