Outdoor Team Building

Introduction

Building a highly productive and unified team requires a willing team and a clear plan that defines how the team will break out of its comfort zone, reflect and leverage its strengths, and work through opportunities for improvement. CMOE’s outdoor team building and team development experiences enable teams to work through practical issues and critical challenges in order to achieve greater productivity, growth and unity.  This approach helps create a safe and productive environment where members learn, explore and have open and courageous conversations about strategies to enhance team effectiveness and group dynamics which will produce positive chemistry between team members and drive performance results.

Experiential and Adventure Based Teambuilding

CMOE’s outdoor team building experiences and learning events are tailored to the specific needs of each client. The customized program reflects the important considerations, objectives, and deliverables the client has in mind. The following framework will serve as a guide in developing or selecting the final agenda and experience.

“We are all better than we know. If we can only come to discover this we may never again settle for less.”

~ Kurt Hahn

“I learned to respect each person’s strengths as different from my own and how to subordinate my individual needs to the needs of the group.”

~ Participant

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”

~ Kurt Hahn

“We accomplished our goal because each of us learned how to give up our selfish needs and be concerned with the group’s performance.”

~ Participant

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“We cared enough to be honest with one another during our debrief discussions. As a result,people changed and the group was more effective.”

~ Participant

How Outdoor Events Are Offered

Sample Objectives:

  • Develop team capabilities and capacity to deliver results
  • Revitalize team-member engagement and reduce stress
  • Utilize the resources and talent within the team to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Resolve differences and conflict within the team
  • Celebrate the team’s strengths and develop innovative ideas that will move the team forward
  • Enhance collaboration on solutions to business issues and challenges
  • Build accountability and define working agreements
  • Create the cohesiveness needed to execute on the strategic priorities
  • Clarify and define individual roles, responsibilities, and expectations within the team
  • Open up lines of communication and build a consensus for critical decisions
  • Build a culture of trust and collaboration
  • Create a safe environment for feedback and coaching
  • Assess progress with key initiatives and make adjustments if necessary

Highly interactive business simulations and exercises for outdoor team building and leadership development.

  • Location: Onsite/Offsite
  • Physical requirements: None/Low
  • Time: 1 day or less

Dynamic and engaging development experiences using a variety of exercises and initiatives.

  • Location: Offsite
  • Physical requirements: Moderate
  • Time: 1 to 2 days

More adventurous and high involvement in an outdoor-based experience.

  • Location: Offsite/Remote
  • Physical requirements: Moderate to High
  • Time: 2 to 3 days

Time

Outdoor Team Building-Development workshops and High-Adventure Team Retreats can range in length from a half day to multi-day events. Most programs typical program ranges from one to three days. Consult with one of our learning advisers to discuss the amount of time needed to address the desired objectives of the experience.

Activity Type

Using sites around the world and a variety of time-tested learning exercises and business simulations, CMOE’s Outdoor Team building events provide lasting results, memorable experiences, and a transformative learning experience. These events are designed in a way that reflects your desired level of adventure.  Every customize event considers the physical abilities of team members to ensure full participation and engagement. Our learning advisers can share the wide range of experiences available to you.

Level and Intensity

Whether you want to conduct a teambuilding exercise onsite at your location, at an offsite location, or a more remote venue, taking the group outdoors will provide your team with an effective learning environment that will achieve clear results and leave a lasting impact on the attendees.

Why Choose CMOE for your Outdoor Events?

CMOE has been leading Outdoor Team Training and High-Adventure Retreats with the world’s leading organizations since 1979. CMOE offers customized learning solutions and outdoor adventures that will create a lasting impact on your team and your organization. CMOE offers the depth and experience to link the outdoor experiences to practical applications at work. Our facilitators and coaches will help teams transfer new knowledge, skills, insights, and plans to the work they do every day so the results are sustained over the long-term. CMOE facilitators are energetic and engaging with industry experience, a passion for learning, and a love for the outdoors.

Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the Trainer Services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for Instructor-led Variable for Digital Learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.

Related Services

Leadership Team Alignment Journey

High-Performance Teamwork

Orienteering: A Team-Development Simulation

Outdoor Team Building

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