Team Building Agenda. MBA Orientation

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Below is a team building orientation program created for ~100 incoming MBA students.

 

 

For you Team Building nerds – What do you think of the agenda? What would you have done the same / different?

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Incoming MBA Students – Orientation

  • Number of Participants: ~100
  • Program Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Facilitators: Will remain at their activity station. Students will rotate to the facilitator.
  • Recommended reading: David A. Kolb on experiential learning. Focus on the Kolb and Jarvis experiential models – http://infed.org/mobi/david-a-kolb-on-experiential-learning/

Objectives:

  • Students to meet new people and form connections
  • Develop early lessons in group learning and experiential learning
  • Supply the students with a strong / fun introduction to the University and MBA Program
  • Processing and focus of experiential activities to the challenges and work they will be expected to complete in the MBA program
  • Develop skills in communication and problem solving with international students
  • HAVE FUN! Create a shared memory and experience anchored in University and MBA Program

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Create-Learning Team Building Facilitators

Mike Chris
Emma Jon
Jim Steve
Dave Meaghan

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Program Agenda

  • Note– as students enter they will be handed a playing card with a colored sticker on it. This card and sticker will indicate the small teams and facilitator that the students will go with.

7:00-7:30am

Create-Learning facilitators arrive, set-up and plan

7:30-8:30am

Create-Learning facilitators finalize plans and team breakdowns

8:30-9:00am

MBA Students arrive and mix + mingle

9:00-9:10am

Dean of MBA program Welcomes Students and shares ‘why are we here today?’ plus why this is important to the University and MBA program

9:10-9:30am

Mike Cardus with introductions, agenda, challenge-of-choice and risks throughout the day

9:30-9:40am

Mike Cardus Announces card numbers and the facilitator that people will begin with.

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9:50-10:20am

Team Building Station 1 – Each facilitator will have ~12 people in their activity station.

The activity station will follow similar formats

  • Opening and Name activity ~5-8 minutes
  • Team Building activity ~10-15 minutes
  • Processing and lessons learned ~8-10 minutes

Team Building Activities – Following name / introductions

Mike – Coriolis Affect Emma – Warp Speed
Chris – Keypunch Meaghan – Traffic Jam
Steve – Overhand Knot Dave – Flip Tarp / Hole Tarp
Jim – Infinite Loops. Level 1 & 2 Jon – Putting it All Together / Network

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10:20-10:30am

Students rotate to new activity station

10:30-11:00am

Team Building Station 2 – Each facilitator will have ~12 people in their activity station.

The activity station will follow similar formats

  • Opening and Name activity ~5-8 minutes
  • Team Building activity ~10-15 minutes
  • Processing and lessons learned ~8-10 minutes

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11:00-11:15am

ALL STUDENTS AND FACILITATORS MEET

New teams will be formed based upon the color sticker on their playing card.

Final Team Building Activity – Facilitator Teams

Mike – Blue Emma – Black
Chris – Red Meaghan –  Blue + Red Stickers
Steve – Yellow Dave – Support of teams – Playing the Nice Guy
Jim – Stars Jon – Assisting and re-setting teams as necessary

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11:15-11:45ish  CORONA OF CONVERGENCE 

  • Mike Cardus will have it all set up – with the following directions at each Activity Station.

Briefing: This is the final team challenge of the day. Your entire MBA class must coordinate its efforts and align resources to succeed. This will put all that you have learned about communication, collaboration and team work to the test.

Objective: The objective is the same for each team. Using only the resources you have. Transport your tennis ball from the PVC stand it is on to the corresponding PVC stand in the center of all the teams. You must accomplish this while keeping the ball suspended only on the metal ring and the PVC pipe must remain standing at all times.

Once the first tennis ball is placed on its final location (PVC pipe) all the other tennis balls must be placed on their respective pipes with 120 seconds on the 1st one…

Resources:

  • Corona transport system
  • Tennis Ball
  • Each Other
  • Prior learned experience from earlier activities

Guidelines:

  • The tennis ball must start on the PVC pipe
  • The Corona transport system must start on the ground with the metal ring around the PVC pipe
  • ALL team members must be holding 1 or more strings at all times
  • Strings must be at full extension no choking up on the strings.
  • If the tennis ball falls AND / OR the PVC pipe falls at any time the team must return to the starting position and begin again.
  • Once the 1st tennis ball is placed on its final destination all other tennis balls have 3 minutes to reach their final destination.

Helpful Hints:

  • Work together
  • Keep breathing
  • Use names to communicate
  • Be nice to each other
  • Coordinate all your movements
  • Keep your eye(s) on the ball
  • There are teams outside of your team … what can you learn from them?

 

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11:45-12:00ish

IN THE FIELD

Facilitators grab a group of students, flip chart paper and markers. As a team answer these questions we may change these:

1. What did you find useful about the day?

2. What did you learn about yourself?

3. What did you learn about other people?

4. How can you apply all that to your classwork in the MBA Program?

12:00-12:10pm

High Five and Group Hug.. team photo and off to lunch!

12:10-?

Create-Learning cleans up, eats lunch and processes the day.

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