A successful Three day Team Building Cum Retreat Program was organized by Borderlands PDP for World Health Organization (WHO) on August 21 to 23, 2011 at the Gokarna Forest Resort. There were 48 participants who actively took part in the program which mainly focused on improving communication, leadership, trust, planning, coordination and teamwork among the participants so that they can utilize the learnings in their workplace and work efficiently as a team to achieve their organizational objectives. During the program, the participants took part in various fun filled team building activities, a combination of physical challenge and workshops allowing the group to come together.
The program began with personal introductions and expectations of the retreat. After a brief talk on personal and organization values and their importance to the individuals the participants were then asked to write their values on the eggs and protect it until the last day. The group was then divided into sub 2 groups and lead to a blind-folded walk simulating the need to communicate effectively and trust one another. Expanding ones comfort zone to explore the true inner potential and its importance were also highlighted. Sharing insight and increased understanding with some trust exercises were also performed in sub teams. The workshop session allowed the team members to imagine their project, identify and share team values and its relevance at workplace.
All the team tasks exhibited an overall team purpose and mutual accountability allowing members to brain storm to improve team functioning.
The program came to an end with a wrap-up session on what lies ahead and how the participants can get along better to do things differently. An impromptu indoor session suggesting thinking outside the box was also organized whereby the marble run had to be conducted indoors with some immediate improvisations. Borderlands memorabilia was present to Dr. Lin Aung and tee shirts distributed to all participants.
ncell customer relations staffs participated in Borderlands Team Building Program held at Godawari resort on 13th of August, 2011. The day long program which focused on building teams for achieving higher results was highly interactive and participatory. A total of 41 participants were present on this day.
Following breakfast a course briefing and introductory session kick started the day with the participants highlighting some outcomes and expectations of the day. Various ice breaking sessions, problem solving challenges and team building activities were carried out through the day. The initial session helped the participants with social mixing and introductions to open communication channels. Physical challenged interspersed with workshop style review session allowed the groups to come together, consider challenges that face the workplace and plan to apply some of the theory lessons learned to real life situations. An internal get-together and team brain storming reflected the need for progressive thinking and turning challenges into opportunity. Visualization including review of learning points and tackling some work related issues were also included.
The program was successful in covering most aspects of team dynamics, analyzing strengths and challenges within the team and achieving the objectives set at the start of the day. A collective de briefing, a review of what lies ahead and how can we get along better to do things differently took place nearing the end of the day. The program came to an end with the participants handing out certificate to one another taking some time to speak positively about each other.
After continuous Team Building Program at Kathmandu, Borderlands Groups got some break from Kathmandu as they went Hetauda to organized 2 day long Team Building Program. The program was arranged for Unilever Nepal Team (Trade Union). 22 participants from trade union department showed their active participation. Hotel Avocado was the venue for the program.
On 7th August 2011, Borderlands team went to Hetauda, the program was conducted for 8th and 9th of August 2011. The event started with the breakfast followed by the introduction sessions, different icebreaking activities were introduced to make the participants ease and comfortable with each other. Activities like T-other side, trust fall and self introduction made them comfortable with Borderlands team.
The event included exciting problem solving initiatives and some Indoor presentation. Various team building games and initiatives were also included in the program in which the participants showed a lot of enthusiasm and participated actively. Spider web, don’t lose your marble, clove hitch, magic stick and magic carpet were some of the games and initiatives that were included in the program. During an interaction session at the end of the program, the participants said that the team building program was very effective as it helped them to further understand the importance of team work and to appreciate the efforts of their team members. They also said that the various lessons learnt during the course of the event will be applied in their workplace.
The event came to the end after a collective debriefing and knowledge sharing, hand out awards, vote of thanks and group photographs.
The busy schedule of Borderlands continued as they organized another Team Building Activities for ncell. On 6th of August 2001 the Customer Relation department of the Ncell team involved in the Team Building activities. The total of 44 participants attended the event which was held on Godhawari Resort. The main objectives of the program were to further enhance the team work skills among the participants. The program was fun filled and educational as all the games and initiatives were focused on experiential learning. The program started with the breakfast, soon after the breakfast some icebreaking activities were organized. The group was further divided into 3 subgroups for Team Building Activities. The games like magic carpet, Clove hitch, Rescue the Trapped people and Toxic waste were played which were full of fun and learning. Soon after the lunch the indoor session was conducted. Some brainstorming and logic were tested in the indoor session, which was followed with some outdoor activities. The enthusiastic participants even didn’t care about the heavy down pours. Distribution of certificates and hi-tea marked the end of the program.
Aug 5, 2011. Borderlands PDP organized a successful half day Staff Team Building Program for Agni Incorporated at Gokarna Forest Resort, Kathmandu. There were total of 90 participants involved in the program. The main aim was to assist in team building through various activities with major two objectives of building trust and support mechanisms, effective communication, building confidence, team bonding and to have some fun, relax and enjoy each other’s company beyond workplace and to build a sense of togetherness.
The team members placed in a big circle and assembled to introduce the program and its objectives. Then the team was divided into 2 groups and again each team divided into 5 sub-groups and started of team building activities in 10 stations. Each station was covered one facilitator and one support staff. Program wrap upped with the collective debriefing during which the participants talked about what learning they got from the program and how it would be applicable in the work place. The Borderlands memorabilia and certificate was handed over to Agni Inc.
On 4th and 5th of August 2011, the students of Modern Indian School (A level) went Borderlands Resort for residential purpose. A total of 29 students and 4 teachers went the Borderlands. To make this tour more fruitful Borderlands Group includes some LDP courses in their visit.
On the late afternoon of 4th August, Borderlands Group picked the students up from the school. The 4 hours long root seems to be too short as it was full of fun. The manager of Borderlands welcomed the students followed by the safety briefing. To make the students more ease and comfortable with each other the Borderlands group organized some icebreaking activities. After the activities the students enjoyed the delicious Nepali food.
The next day was more fun filled, the students welcomed the day with some activities like line up, human spiral and block tag, and the students enjoyed the activities. After the breakfast the students went for hiking. They hike for around 2 hours up to Gati, where they enjoyed the wonderful waterfall. Soon after returning back from the hike they have had their lunch and return back to Kathmandu. Some students describe the tour as one of the most memorable tour of their life.
Welcome to Borderlands PDP! With the increase of drizzle of rain in this monsoon, Borderlands PDP seems to be quite busy with their Team Building Program. On 30th July 2011, a Team Building program was organized for Ncell Customer Relation department at Godawari Village resort. A total of 38 participants took part in the event. The event aimed to improve trust, coordination and support among the participants. Additionally, increasing a sense of responsibility among the staff was also a major objective of the day-long program.
The event started with the picking up the participants from the Ncell office early in the morning. After the arrival at Godawari Village Resort, the participants enjoyed the delicious breakfast and the hot drinks. Some icebreaking activities marked the start of the program.
Various team building games and initiatives were included in the program in which the participants showed a lot of enthusiasm and participated actively. Trust fall, Rescue the trapped people, toxic virus, rope square, clove hitch, Giant Ski, Multi way Tug of war were some of the games and initiatives that were included in the program. During an interaction session at the end of the program, the participants said that the team building program was very effective as it helped them to further understand the importance of team work and to appreciate the efforts of their team members.
The event came to the end after a collective debriefing and knowledge sharing, hand out awards and vote of thanks. Eventually, participants enjoyed the Hi-tea, which marked the end of the program.