Competition to Collaboration®

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Competition to Collaboration® is our trademarked program comprised of a unique series of team-based activities with a powerful message of department and community synergy. This engaging session will impart coaching and mentoring skills to students, faculty, or administrative participants, while also enhancing communications skills, time and meeting management lessons, and the impact of sound rotational leadership.

In stage one, a fun and engaging table-top opening activity will transition from fun competition to cross-sharing best practices with other teams. This activity will plant the seeds of collaborative learning for the more complex stage two.

In stage two, the group is broken into two sub-groups that report to separate breakout spaces. Each space will showcase a different challenge. The goal in each room is for the team to work competently on the activity and deliver the best result possible within the time allotted.  These attempts are sandwiched between short but productive strategizing sessions, which lead to better performances. At the end of this phase, each group will have set a benchmark for the other team to beat.

At this point, we introduce a new goal of collaboration to each team. A teaching plan will quickly be established to share their team's strategy for success with the other group. Participants are now openly sharing and divulging information and strategies from the activity that they just completed. With this new twist, success is now measured by their ability to position the other team to substantially surpass their previous best effort in the same time frame!

This dynamic and synergistic workshop has tangible and applicable lessons for both the university environment and the corporate world beyond, gifting participants with real-world tools for the future.

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Program Details

  • Group Size:
    30 to 1,000+
  • Team Size:
    Varies
  • Program Length:
    2 to 2.5 hours
  • Space Requirement:
    30 sq. ft. per person, two independent flat outdoor areas or two separate indoor spaces.
  • Setting:
    Indoor / Outdoor
  • Physicality:
    Medium

Program Elements

  • Collaboration & Accomplishing Common Goal
  • Individual and Team Development
  • Performance & Continuous Improvement
  • Relationship Building & Networking

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