Using experiential learning to create stronger teams

To make the most of a team building challenge don’t just climb higher, hire an expert!

Facilitating Team Solutions facilitates opportunities for all clients to experience the true purpose behind interactive challenges. To find out how they can help your team, call 360-794-0415 or 360-920-5876, or email donna@waterhousecenter.com . Visit facilitatingteamsolutions.com to learn more.

Facilitating Team Solutions facilitates opportunities for all clients to experience the true purpose behind interactive challenges. To find out how they can help your team, call 360-794-0415 or 360-920-5876, or email donna@waterhousecenter.com . Visit facilitatingteamsolutions.com to learn more.

Have you ever done a team building exercise at work or school? How did it go?

Creating a successful team is an art, not an accident. Learning new ways of communicating or growing stronger team bonds takes the guidance of an experienced instructor. The point isn’t just to swing from treetops, but to lower inhibitions, step outside your comfort zone, and learn more about yourself and your team.

“Experiential learning is a tool — it provides opportunities for people to get out of their heads and allows them to be in action mode,” says Donna Lowe from Facilitating Team Solutions. “We really want people to engage without fear of judgement and be more spontaneous. It speeds up the connection process.”

John Grebe and Donna Lowe each have over two decades of experience facilitating team-building and leadership exercises, both at challenge courses in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and also in offices and classrooms in the Puget Sound area.

“We both come from a psychology background, looking at development and how people grow. Through these challenges we help people develop their thinking processes, problem-solving skills, and really transform,” Grebe says. “Fear of judgement diminishes our ability to be creative, and fun experiential learning helps people re-engage without that fear.”

Facilitating Team Solutions has organized team building programs in large, indoor spaces for clients like Amazon and Boeing, and also works with sports teams and small businesses in school fields and boardrooms.

Facilitating Team Solutions has organized team building programs in large, indoor spaces for clients like Amazon and Boeing, and also works with sports teams and small businesses in school fields and boardrooms.

Portable Initiatives

In addition to utilizing challenge courses, Facilitating Team Solutions has a trailer full of equipment to bring portable initiatives to your office, school or location of choice.

“We’re able to adjust to any size of indoor or outdoor space, and will bring equipment that fits the space and your goals for the session,” Grebe says. “We could be handed two twigs and asked to facilitate, and we could do it — in fact we have done it!”

All of their programs are fully customizable, and they work closely with head coaches, teachers and corporate managers to ensure the experience meets their specific goals. Facilitating Team Solutions has organized team building programs in large, indoor spaces for clients like Amazon and Boeing, and also works with sports teams, schools and and small businesses on school fields, in parks and in boardrooms.

“We’re very intentional in our planning and pre-assessment, because we want the process to be transformational. It doesn’t have to be a one-off event either — we look at tangible ways to build this knowledge into work processes going forward, and even offer multi-day courses as well,” Lowe says.

Facilitating Team Solutions facilitates opportunities for all clients to experience the true purpose behind interactive challenges. To find out how they can help your team, call 360-794-0415 or 360-920-5876, or email donna@waterhousecenter.com. Visit facilitatingteamsolutions.com to learn more.

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