Team Development

At Athena Training and Consulting we believe you build your teams and we support you with programs that develop them.  Our customized solutions prove time and time again to strengthen teams whether they are in same location or at offices around the world.

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Building Bridges  ~ Your team’s goal is to build a series of highly specialized bridges. Participants will operate in small groups, cross-functional teams and as an entire organization to accomplish this bridge building challenge. With limited time and resources, coupled with the expectation of big results, your team will have to tap into the necessary elements of effective communication in order to succeed.

Conquering Everest ~ At 8850m Everest is the tallest mountain on earth and one of the most sought after mountaineering goals. Your team will have a chance to embark on a simulated ascent of this extraordinary mountain. Participants will work together to form as a team, to create a vision of success and to make critical decisions that will lead them to the top.

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Creating a Shared Team Vision ~ Setting a Course with Unified Focus. High performance teams share a vision for results and stay dialed into reaching the destination regardless of challenges.

CSI – Who Crushed the Competition?  ~ Success is wonderful but can you repeat it? Many teams cannot. This very unique simulation game blends engaging criminal scene clues and challenges with tangible learning for applying to business.

Driven to Win!  ~ Driven to Win! assigns your staff to stock car teams and asks them to out-perform together.  They’ll have to impress sponsors, attract personnel, drive the car and work in the pit (metaphorically).  They will manage risks and make real time race day decisions that affect how they how they place, or even if they finish the race!

Drumming for Teams ~ Drumming for Teambuilding is a unique and inclusive program that brings Team members to the same level. Just as each instrument plays an important role in the rhythm, each person plays an integral role in the team.  Each Team members’ unique rhythmic contribution, creates a group rhythm greater than the sum of it’s parts.

 Equine Assisted Team Building  This event goes beyond just bringing your team together, we will help build stronger relationships within your team along with the critical communication, leadership and collaboration skills necessary to deliver better bottom line results.  Our proprietary objective based exercises ensure your team development needs are met!

Grow the Grape – Build the Team ~ This Alliance Partner uses simulations to remove the tendency to suppress ideas and instead, keep the “what if’s” alive. In doing so, participants create the conditions for spontaneous success; a superb experience to optimize future business growth!  A fun & engaging simulation game set in the wine making industry.

Launch It ~ Indoor Simulation Game.To recognize the value of effective prioritization and compliance to strategy.

Lego Serious Play  ~ The LEGO Group became involved with SERIOUS PLAY very early in its development, both as a user of the process and as a company whose basic values are in complete alignment with the core ideas presented here. The name LEGO itself is a contraction of the Danish phrase “Leg Godt,” which means “Play Well.”

Lights, Camera, Action!  ~ Transforming a great idea into a feature film is said to be the “magic of Hollywood.”   Rarely do we think about the necessary pieces that need to come together to produce this magic. This is where true teamwork happens.  This team-building adventure will have your group identifying the skills needed for team success. Groups will then be challenged to communicate this through a “feature film” made up of digital photographs, narration, and special effects.

Improv at Work ~ Improvisation is the art and practice of creative collaboration. When we use the word ‘improvisation’ we are talking about a methodology and approach used in our workshops and the set of skills that the ability to improvise rests upon. We are not speaking about improvisational theatre or acting. The ability to improvise is arguably humanity’s oldest skill in creating solutions, innovations and change.

Max Your Cache ~ An adventure that combines compass and GPS coordination with interactive team initiatives, allowing participants to experience the power of collaboration and the potential pitfalls of inter-team competition.

Put Your Chef Hat On ~ Searching for a model of brilliant teamwork in action?  Look no further than the kitchen of a great restaurant.  Chefs practice communication, prioritizing, adaptability and improvisation everyday.  Now your corporate team can harness and hone these same skills by participating in Put Your Chef Hat On!  This unique and popular culinary adventure mixes one part “The Iron Chef” with one part “The Amazing Race” to produce an unforgettable team-building experience.

Reaching New Heights  ~ Our high ropes experience will literally take your team to new heights! This session will utilize the power of experiential learning to enhance communication skills, build trust among team members and encourage personal growth.  Take your team’s performance to the next level with this unforgettable team-building experience.

Sink ‘r’ Swim ~ What makes simulation games work is the idea of agreement; the notion to create a shared story. It means that characters in the game accept the things happening to them and respond in typical ways. The same occurs in flight simulations, comedy improv’ and so on.  We use simulations to remove the tendency to suppress ideas and instead, keep the “what if’s” alive. In doing so, participants create the conditions for spontaneous success which is a superb experience for recalling during regular business situations.

Some Assembly Required ~ Similar to children’s toys and IKEA furniture, an effective team comes with Some Assembly Required. This innovative program is designed to identify the critical skills necessary to assemble a high-performing team. Combing philanthropy with team-building, this program encourages a corporate culture of collaboration, both at a team level and in the local community.

Survive or Thrive ~ Teams that are not satisfied with the status quo – with just surviving – must OUTWIT, OUTPLAY and OUTLAST the competition.  They must move beyond basic organizational survival and learn to thrive!  SURVIVE-OR-THRIVE is an energetic, competitive, and insightful team experience that will identify the key team skills that are needed to make thriving a reality, while building stronger team relationships and morale.

Team Building  ~ The Athena Alliance team development partner has various programs that can be run with different size groups and timeframes to suit your specific needs. Whether you are looking to build trust, skill development, energize, unite, motivate, excel, develop, celebrate, provide adventures and challenge one of the Athena Alliance partners has the perfect program for your team.

The Rescuers ~ Vanished!  Without a trace. Deep in the Canadian wilderness, a team of leading scientists set out to locate a rare flower. Their mission complete, the scientists were headed home.  But they never arrived.  Your world-famous team is summoned for this incredibly challenging search-and-rescue mission.