The Spokesperson Newsletter from April 15, 2020
|Virtual Team Building Games|
|Last week I lead another Zoom session on More Virtual Team Building Games (Part 2) and over 1,000 people registered! It focused on different games than the first session (Part 1). If you missed last week’s session, here is the recording. Here is a link to the free downloadable handout that accompanies this workshop. Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.|
Here’s what I’ve loved about the last few weeks… we are collectively getting better at this virtual team building stuff! I have failed forward more times in the last month than I have in a long time. I’ve embraced it and dare I say… I’m enjoying it? The forced creativity has been oddly satisfying. I’m so grateful that I’m in a field who likes to build each other up and help each other out. I’ve gotten TONS of emails from people with different game ideas and tweaks they’ve made to things they’ve seen in my sessions. I’ve even received a few hand-written cards in the mail saying thanks for the time, effort and energy going into building out virtual resources for the greater community. These little fun surprises are greatly appreciated and just make me smile, so thank you!
Next week I’m leading another new Zoom session with everything I’ve been working on since the last session. Virtual Team Building Games – Part 3 – will be Thursday April 23 at 2:00pm MT / 4:00pm ET. This will focus on different activities than the first two sessions as I continue to tweak and convert activities to fit a virtual audience. I’ve also been working on more ‘real time’ team activities that everyone can access at the same time, rather than one person controlling a screen and everyone else verbally guiding. I’m LOVING some of these new tweaks and can’t wait to share them with you! Registration required to reserve your spot and is limited to 1,000 people. I anticipate it filling up so if you want to participate in the live version register soon! Click here to register for Virtual Team Building Activities – Part 3.
I’m working on the handout for the Part 3 session and will share it out as soon as it’s finished. Many thanks to those that have sent in activity ideas and volunteered to help me practice on various platforms. I love this community and the willingness to share!
I’m also offering my Online Experiential Facilitation 101 course at 50% until April 30. This course teaches 45 essential facilitation skills through experiential activities. It’s a self-paced course that teaches a plethora of tools, techniques and philosophies within experiential facilitation. Just enter the code ‘supportlearning‘ when checking out and it will apply the discount. Also, if you work for an organization or university/college that would be interested in offering this course, email me back and we can set up a time to discuss it in more detail.
As a reminder, our warehouse is still open to ship orders! Not many people know this, but we operate Training Wheels on our property, so since we’re still at home, I can still ship orders out! I haven’t run the shipping department in a looooong time, but I still remember how to do it! I have great people employed that usually do this for me now, but for the short-term yours truly is more than willing to ship you any activities or props you may need. So if you have budget dollars you need to spend or any needs for support materials, I would love any support you can give to my small business so I can keep my staff employed for the long run. Thank you!
Best wishes to everyone in this odd time in history. Be healthy, be safe and remember that spending time in nature can be very healing for the soul.
Have fun out there,