Philanthropic Team Building, designed with specific leaning outcomes. When we developed our “Heads, Hands & Hearts” team building series, we first consider if the philanthropic component would allow your team to properly explore the desired learning elements. Our Playhouse Challenge is rich with potential in the areas of creativity, time management, collaboration, strategic execution and other critical success factors for any team. We address your vision, values and specific desired learning outcomes through this powerful presentation and philanthropic initiative. Our proven formula brings a deeper connection to your team members, develops leadership skills and unlocks a greater appreciation for everybody’s contribution.
There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with building something from the ground up. Whether it’s baking a cake or building a company, making something – from concept through design and execution – exercises your mind in a left-right-left march toward completion. It’s like boot camp for your brain. In our Playhouse Challenge™ workshop, your group will cooperatively imagine, design and build custom playhouses to be donated in your organization’s name to nonprofit youth programs, children’s hospitals or low-income housing in the local community. Past participants have described it as a sort of Habitat for Humanity experience, except that we bring the project to you, and the houses are completed before you walk out the door. We combine this “concept-to-completion” building exercise with keynote addresses, team building activities and a mix-match of ice-breakers to get your team thinking, well, like a team. Your group will discover the joy of building something real. And you’ll find that the gifts your team takes away are as significant as those they leave behind.
How it works
During this Philanthropic Team Building, we bring in all the supplies and materials for your group to design, build and showcase one playhouse for every ten to fifteen participants. Participants are divided into specific roles including Chief Marketing Officer, Quality Assurance Manager, Building Manager, Architecture/Design Manager, Procurement Manager, etc. Then it’s about managing process, time, teamwork and results. Odyssey leaders initially set up the context of the exercise beforehand and follow through with a debrief afterward to overlay team and leadership developmental content, allowing participants to practice and to integrate into their roles and responsibilities.
Choose a Playhouse Challenge™ format below based on business application and duration:
Playhouse Challenge ™ – Teams building!
Four to Six Hours
Why? You want an intense project that highlights what can happen when you are all firing on all cylinders – making measurements, swinging hammers, puzzling together the pieces…and doing something good for someone else. It’s a great way to maximize only 4-6 hours without the transportation time and costs of leaving the hotel/venue.
Business application: The Playhouse Challenge is about seeing each other in a new context where the values of trust and collaboration are built and leveraged into everything you and your team does.
We have all learned something from a parent or mentor while building something together. I have powerful memories of following my father as we built a barn with my brother and sister or laid the foundation for our family home. A combination of art therapy, brainstorming 101, and all out building fun engages your teams and produces powerful business lessons. This program magnifies the impact possible when your team is truly working together for a common cause. If a team is considering a Habitat for Humanity kind of event, this program will exceed their highest expectations without any travel issues and twice the business application. We bring the lessons, the kids and the project to you. What could be better? I love to see what teams create as they access dormant potential in the supplies we provide and engage the children recipients. Unlocking the creativity of a team is step one in solving current business challenges. This program scratches that surface and allows the lessons to flow.