Learning Outcomes

ACT customizes all of our teambuilding and training seminars to meet the needs of our corporate clients.  To read about some of our areas of specialization and some basic applications, please click on the text below:

Most corporate clients select two or at the most three of the key concepts listed below and customize seminars around these criteria. If other training is desired, please let us know what you are looking for and we will research which one of our trainers who has expertise in your specific area of need. We can customize the length of the training programs from 2 hours to 3 days in length depending on the need.



 


Teambuilding

Definition: Teamwork is a cooperative effort by members of a team to achieve a common goal. Teambuilding occurs when a group of people with complementary personal strengths commit to achieve certain focused performance results.

Applications:

  • Building Morale
  • Intact teams use this program to improve focus.
  • Teambuilding when under pressure is taught in both seminars.
  • Cross Functional Teams from various disciplines and across all departments
  • Excessive competition between teams, divisions, and retail stores

Objective: To get team members out of their comfort zone and help them to experience new awareness of their needs and how to meet them through team effort and "out of the box" training.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Team building, click the links below and look for:

Pass the ChickenPass the ball and Pass the buck (Competitive Fun), Three Way Human CheckersWhat goes around, comes around (Big team small team integration), Regatta Sail boat racing, Whitewater Rafting (Traditional), Paintball Team buidling, High and Low Ropes Course Team building, Inflatable Olympics

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Communication Skills

Definition: Effective communication occurs when all parties involved reach a mutual understanding, not necessarily an agreement, but full understanding of what has been said.

Applications:

  • Learning to communicate under pressure
  • Using Verbal and Non-verbal communications
  • Challenging all your assumptions about communications

Objective: To get team members to evaluate all their assumptions about how they communicate.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Communication, click the link below and look for:

Picture This Assumption Busting Game, Two Way Communication Game, The T Game Assumption ManagementThe High Pressured Negotiations Game.

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Leadership

Definition: Leadership is the act of providing guidance, direction and control for a team. Leadership includes taking charge, exhibiting authority, and exerting influence.

Applications:

  • Understanding Leadership under pressure.
  • Bringing out previously latent leadership qualities.
  • Helping leaders hone their skills.
  • Helping overly assertive leaders gain greater balance.

Objective: To create new, unpredictable situations that lend themselves to chaotic outcomes causing participants to exhibit new leadership abilities.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Leadership, click the link below and look for:

Pass the Chicken, Flip em Project Management GameIsland Bridge BuildingWhat goes around, comes around, Gridlock Leadership Training, NASCAR Competitive Racing, Paintball team building against our team of SCOUTS, High and Low Ropes.

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Strategic Planning and Change Management

Definition: The ability to carefully, and with foresight, plan out activities, events, and programs so that even if the process does not go as expected, and change cannot be managed perfectly, the participants can follow through and complete the task at hand.

Applications:

  • Using strategic planning to manage change and overcome corporate deficiencies.
  • Thinking smart so that work efforts are improved.
  • Learning how to manage change proactively.

Objective: To create rapidly changing conditions that require strategic thinking and creative problem solving in order to maintain equilibrium and balance.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Strategic Planning and Change Management, click the link below and look for:

Managing Change without losing your marbles, Strategic Pegs, Slide CheckersGridlock Strategic Planning, Whitewater Rope Rescue Team buidling, Junkyard Golf, Improv Innovation training.

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Conflict Management, Stress Reduction, Building Trust


Definition: The ability to communicate about conflicts, stress, and imbalances in a way that reduces conflict among team members.

Applications:

  • Bringing about great team balance by application of paradoxical intent, or the reduction of internal and interactive conflicts by participating in conflict as a team.
  • Enhancing the ability of individuals within a team to relax and let go of stress through active team learning and healthy team competition.
  • Acting as a mirror for the team in order to identify and become aware of overly aggressive components.
  • Encouraging the capacity to take responsibility for the actions of the team by "stepping up to the plate" and choosing certain risk-taking actions that reduce stress.

Objective: To learn how to reduce stress and conflict in the midst of highly stressful situations to improve the performance of the team.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Conflict Management, Stress Reduction, Building Trust, click the link below and look for:

Blindfold Maze, Give em the Ax Lean Management Game, Invisible Maze, Picture This Assumption Busting Game, Team Cuisine, High and Low Ropes, Paintball Team building, Regatta Sail Boat Racing

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Time and Resource Management

Definition: The ability to structure time and resources allocated so that the demands of the work setting are met as efficiently as possible.

Applications:

  • Managing time and resources under pressure.
  • Learning to use your most valuable resources - your employees and staff.
  • Using all your available resources to stop limiting performance.

Objective: To gain control of the variables of time and resources in the midst of new out of control circumstances.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Time and Resource Managment, click the link below and look for:

High Pressured Negotiations GameBuild a Boat/Race this Go Cart, Give em the Ax, Treasure Hunts, Whitewater Rafting Rope Rescue.

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Process Improvement

Definition: The ability to improve performance (and various tasks) by changing the processes by which tasks and events are defined, managed and implemented.

Applications:

  • To empower individuals, teams and corporations to perform better.
  • To do more with less whenever possible.
  • To work more efficiently with fewer staff.
  • To consolidate time, resources and effort

Objective: To show greater measurable results by changing how we achieve goals and objectives, so that what we are trying to achieve (task attainment) is done with greater streamlining and efficiency.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on Process Improvement, click the link below and look for:

Blindfold Maze, Pass the Chicken, What goes around, comes around, Managing Change without losing your marbles (Giant 36 ft. Chinese Checkers game), Pegged Process Improvemen Game, High and Low Ropes, Paintball Process Improvement Version.

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System Thinking

Definition: Being aware of the net results and change in the overall system that occur any time there is a movement or action by any person or entity within the system, and knowing how to manage these changes pro-actively.

Applications:

  • To gain greater control over the subtle unseen forces that often hamper or override the best strategic efforts.
  • To make incremental improvements when none seem possible through understanding the system.
  • To remove bottlenecks and constraints in order to improve productivity and performance.
  • To eliminate waste and reduce unnecessary variation in the system smoothly and consistently.

Objective: To gain greater control of the system in incremental efforts in order to improve communication, management techniques, productivity and performance.

Want to learn more: If you would like to custom create a training program that focuses on System's Thinking, click the link below and look for:

I've got your number, Island Bridge Building, Gridlock Systems Mastery Game, Strategic Pegs Systems Thinking game, Slide Checkers, Managing Change without losing your marbles, Whitewater Rope Rescue Team building.

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