A team building workshop can be many things depending upon your definition and your goals and objectives for the event. The word workshop tends to infer that there is learning taking place and focused content on a specific subject.
At Summit Team Building we may refer to the team building workshop as a team development workshop. What is the difference you might ask.
If you look on the Summit Team Building web site under the programs tab you will find three categories; team building, team development and keynote. All three of these may be considered in the team building workshop category depending upon what you are looking for.
Generally speaking at Summit Team Building we refer to team building as the shorter, lighter programs that are focused on relationship development. They are usually theme based and will have a small amount of theory included and their main focus is to energize and to motivate. These team building programs are perfect to break up a multi-day conference.
What we at Summit Team building refer to as a Team Development Workshop may be what you mean by a Team Building Workshop. The addition of the word “workshop” changes the meaning of the word “team building” from a light and fun event to a focused learning session. A team building workshop is usually 4-8 hours in length and will have a very focused learning objective. These team building workshop’s may include theory, models, tools, a power point presentation, a workbook, breakout sessions, paired discussions, action planning and follow up plans. As the word team building implies the content usually focuses more on the soft skills of team and personal interaction. This may include effective communication, building trust, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and many more topics. The end goal is to have a greater level of personal and team performance as a result of the team building workshop.
Now a keynote presentation is not usually considered a team building workshop, but at Summit Team building it is. Summit President Scott Kress is an international keynote speaker and shares his insights on the building and leading of high performance teams. Scott uses stories of his mountaineering climbs of Mount Everest and other mountains to engage, entertain and educate his audience. The standard keynote presentation is a one-way presentation and while Scott and Summit Team Building offer these keynotes they have also turned the keynote into a team building workshop. This has been accomplished by adding more content and greater depth to the presentation material. It then becomes a team building workshop when you add in the interactive component of large and small group discussion, application sessions and coaching. The goal is to make the keynote team building workshop something that is unique and educational and adds great value to your next event.
Check out the Summit Team Building web site pages for Team building, Team Development and Keynote speaking to learn all about our team building workshop options.