Facilitator Scavenger Hunt – Round 2!

The Spokesperson Newsletter from June 3, 2020

Facilitator Scavenger Hunt and more…
Michelle & KarlMichelle & Karl circa 2004(?)
Hello facilitator friends!
Last week was Karl Rohnke’s 83rd birthday so I gave him and his wife, Gloree, a call to see how they are doing.  We spent an hour chatting and catching up.  It sure did warm my heart.  If you’re new here and not familiar with who Karl is, he’s one of the people who helped pave the way for experiential facilitators like myself to have a career in the team building and experiential field.  He even has his own Wikipedia page.  I told him about all of the virtual team building sessions I have been leading, and about the Facilitator Scavenger Hunt coming up this week and if he’s feeling up for it that day, he’s going to try and make a cameo appearance.  No promises, but he is going to try and thinks it will be a hoot!  I was awarded the Karl Rohnke Creativity Award by the Association for Experiential Education back in 2017 and it was the most humbled and honored I have ever felt in my career.  He is truly a gem.
Upcoming Opportunities:
Facilitator Scavenger Hunt – Round 2!  Thursday, June 4, 3:00pm MST / 5:00pm ET  Register here!  Registration:  $20   We had A BLAST on the first Facilitator Scavenger Hunt.  We had so much fun I HAVE to host another one.  I’m going to build out a completely new hunt, so if you attended the last one and want more ideas for building out your own, join me again!  For $20 you will get access to the recording of the event, the Onboarding PPT slide deck and a copy of the ‘back side’ of the Scavenger Hunt so you can replicate your own.
Team Building from Six Feet Apart:  Activities and Ideas for In-Person team building with physical-distancing considerations.  Thursday, June 11, 3:00pm MST / 5:00pm ET  Register here!  Free, no cost.  I’m already working on the handout!  Just like my first several Virtual Team Building Activities Sessions, this webinar will be jam-packed with lots of ideas for activities we can facilitate with in-person events keeping participants at least six-feet apart.
New Resources:
New Podcast Episode!  Last week I announced my new Podcast with my awesome co-host, Chris Cavert called ‘Ask Michelle & Chris About Team Building‘  We have a new episode ready for download, and this week we tackle the question, “What are some quick activity ideas for team meetings?”  We’re live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Spotify & Stitcher.  You can listen to, download and access the show notes to all available episodes at this link.  You can also find and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast player – just search, ‘Ask Michelle & Chris’. And, please Rate and Review the podcast if you are using the Apple Podcasts player. Help us become the first result when people search for ‘team building’ podcasts. Thank you so much!
New Recording Available:  Earlier this week I was a guest-panelist on a live 60-minute Webinar on What Do Training Programs Look Like in a Post Covid19 World?  Mark Collard of Playmeo (Australia), Clare Dallat of The Outdoor Education Group (Australia) and Austin Paulson (USA) with Project Adventure all shared our thoughts and ideas on how to navigate current understanding of ‘best practices’ and practical applications to one or more specific activities.  The feedback so far has been great, and if you missed it and would like to see the recording it is below. 
 Webinar: What Do Training Programs & Camps Look Like in a Post-COVID19 World? Guidelines & AdviceHANDOUT ALERT!  If you are new to this newsletter and want to watch the recordings from the past three Zoom sessions on Virtual Team Building Games, you can find them on our YouTube Channel.  Feel free to hit the ‘subscribe’ button so you get a notification whenever we upload a new video!  Here is a link to the free downloadable handouts that accompany the workshops, including the most recent session on Virtual Team Building Activities – Part 3.  Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.  
Best wishes to you and your loved ones to be healthy, safe and to be virtually connected.  

Have fun out there, 

Michelle Cummings
Owner/Trainer/Big Wheel
Training Wheels