#19: Team Builders, What Have You Been Doing Face-to-Face While Safely Distancing? With Special Guests, Deb Kulcsar & David Darst
Experiential Learning Associates (ELS) - This is Deb's company, "connecting people to the wonders and workings of the natural world....building relationships first, weaving fun and adventure into meaningful learning opportunities."
Questions for Deb and David, contact Chris or Michelle and we'll get you in touch. (Emails below)
Personify Leadership - Michelle's Leadership Development and Training Company (with partner Angela Sebaly).
OnTeamBuilding Podcast - There are more episodes with team builders sharing their experiences with face-to-face while safely distancing programs.
Association for Challenge Course Technology Webinar Page - This is where you can find some of the latest COVID related information shared by ACCT.
COVID-19 Strategies - The Alliance Collaborative, a group of ACCT PVM Members, created a resources page of COVID-19 Strategies to help prepare you for reopening team building and other adventure programs.
Project Adventure - Check out PA's Workshops page for current events. NOTE: Be sure to check the side-bar for current webinars.
Jump In, Jump Out - Instructions and video content
Jump Start - Share different 'math' problems for small groups to figure out and then they all 'jump' the answer. Six to 12 players are connected together in a circle with 4-foot noodles. Examples: Add todays month and day together - Jump It Out. Pick a group member - add his/her birthday month and day together - jump it out. (Jumping up and down.)
Turnstile - Here's a short video of the idea. HERE'S a FUNdoing Blog Post with more details.
Pipeline - HERE are details about 'Bridges' (a.k.a., Pipeline) showing wooden edging - an alternative to PVC tubing (a lot easier to cut). HERE are more details about Pipeline and using obstacles. Below is a picture of a group using Macro PVC Bridges:
Key Punch - This is a quick (retro) video on the basics. One person at a time inside the number area. When safely distancing, make sure the circle area is a lot bigger and numbers are spaced out a bit more.
Circle the Circle - Follow the link to a FUNdoing post where participants held on to webbing instead of holding hands, while the hula-hoop was moved around the circle. If you use webbing or rope, just make sure it's long enough to space participants 6-feet apart. And, don't forget to put the rope through the hula-hoops (2 to 4) before tying the knot.
Deb talked about participants holding 4-foot noodles between them as another way to play.
Team Recipe - A Debriefing activity where each class (or small group) creates a 'poster' of the qualities they want to remember about being a good team (using a big piece of Flip Chart paper). The class can then display the poster in their classroom. Here's an example:
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Music - Solomon Masala
OTB Graphics - Riki