Our Interactive Student Development programs are designed to enhance individual and group development, forge stronger connections with classmates, strengthen your bonds, trust, and communication, and provide critical insights and applicable skill sets amongst your fellow students.
We've designed many interactive development programs, including Competition to Collaboration®, Igniting Team Performance, RA Training: Train the Trainer, Skill Sets for Success, and Total Recall. And, we deliver a wide variety of interactive personal and group development programs including Bridge to the Future, Pipeline, The Collegiate Canvas, and Speed Networking.
Your group will love the high-tech team building activities we've created using iPads® we supply, running event apps we've developed. Our experience and proprietary technology also allow us to deliver highly successful team building events with hundreds to thousands of students. Our needs assessment tailors your group's activities to achieve your school's desired outcome by customizing your program to fit your group's size, goals, and allotted time.
With Breaking Through, your group will experience an emotional and physical metaphor that will help illuminate mental blocks, internalized phobias, and limitations that hold them back in their personal, educational, and professional lives. This program is a memorable, empowering, high-energy experience that can create the confidence and connections that your students and faculty need. Everyone walks out of the door inspired to take action like never before!
In this energetic, collaborative event, teams work together to build an actual bridge that has the strength to support the weight of the entire group. There are two unique aspects of this project: each section of the bridge will be an independent artistic representation of your participants' future mission and goals, AND the fundamental building materials of the structure are cardboard and duct tape!
Our engaging, trademarked training program highlights the positive impacts of collegiate community synergy, both in sharing best practices and celebrating your colleagues’ successes. It begins with two sub-teams completing various challenges separately, attempting to improve their performance, and reaching goals for the other team to beat. This is followed by a surprise twist that reinforces the message of team collaboration.
Whether your team is newly formed, an existing group or project team, or a team that already works well together, this dynamic training session will measure your group's teamwork proficiency, identify areas that need improvement, and deliver activities custom-tailored to those needs. Fun and fast-paced, participants will engage in increasingly difficult challenges, each one preceded by brief yet powerful group discussions. This program is easily modified to accommodate your collegiate group's unique makeup and set goals.
Kick off your group's day with Morning Jumpstart! This fun and engaging program was developed based on requests from clients to create an event that can be delivered on any day of the week as a fun way to launch into a productive day with smiles and camaraderie. Morning Jumpstart will promote team cohesion and enhance relationships through a fun series of games, challenges, and morning wake-up-themed activities.
This collaborative event challenges teams to build an extensive marble delivery system, with each sub-team working on their section that will ultimately be joined into one cohesive, working mechanism. Each stage must be planned carefully, with participants involved in every aspect of the Pipeline project – from concept and design to construction using PVC piping, bamboo, rope, and other materials.
Student RA Training is a fun and dynamic program that will give RA leaders the ability to facilitate over a dozen activities and initiatives designed to help establish meaningful connections with the various student groups that they interact with at their school. This training session will also enhance the RA leader’s understanding of goal setting, communications, and conflict resolution.
Student attendees of this talk learn how “Seeing Things” is an ability; a skill set to develop, and use to their advantage. Participants will be taken on an insightful and inspirational multi-media journey of discovery using compelling words, provocative images, and relevant music. Professional coach Tom Leu challenges students to adjust their perceptions and gain new perspectives, to have a more significant, positive influence on their personal and professional outcomes.
In our fun, fast-paced challenge, collegiate teams will compete at an area with activity stations that cover various skill sets, which are essential for personal and professional development. While the participants are at a station, they won’t know what type of skill set is being taught, which prevents them from modifying their style of play to satisfy the skill set they think is being tested. Skills include Communication, Leadership, Organization, Teamwork, and Motivation.
This engaging get-to-know-you event incorporates a series of fun and challenging icebreaker activities, conducted in small table group rotations. After every 15-minute challenge, teams are quickly reformed, and a new challenge begins, allowing for maximum networking opportunities. This team-building program is a fun and engaging way to strengthen bonds and encourage open and productive participant interaction.
Improve your group's communication skills with this productive, challenging, multi-faceted team building event that requires each team to replicate a pre-built structure by using only verbal descriptions and high-quality communication skills through a chain of conversations. With just five members in each team, participants each choose a role. They must be prepared to communicate accurately and precisely as a looker, a buyer, a builder, or one of the two runners to replicate the pre-built structure.
Don’t see what you are looking for? We have a wide range of events and options not listed here, and we are always open to new ideas! Choose “Something Else” on the request form and let’s work together to create the perfect event for your group!
Do you have your own great idea? We love to collaborate to customize existing programs or create something new from scratch. Let’s combine your ideas with our experience and expertise to design the perfect event for your group. Choose “Custom Event” on our request form and call us at 800.380.1983 and we will get to work for you!
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