Borderlands PDP successfully conducted a half day team Building program for Dan Church Aid (DCA) South Asia on 12th September 2013 at Hotel Club Himalaya, Nagarkot. There were total 31 participants from Bangladesh, India, Australia and Nepal. The team building program started with program introduction, some indoor sessions and icebreakers
Hereafter, Entire participants assembled at resort premises to take part in Trust activities and Team Building Activities in three stations. The event was highly participatory and all members including the Borderlands team thoroughly enjoyed the program. Some of the major theme and objectives of the event were cross-cultural interaction, acknowledge and respond to diversity within the team, improving communication and listening skills, managing the change build the team confidence to work as a team. The program ended with collective debriefing by the course directors from Borderlands DCA head.
The Borderlands PDP conducted a one and half day long Team Building Program for NIMBUS Holding Pvt. Ltd. on September 7 & 8 , 2013 at Borderlands Eco Adventure Resort. The main objective of the program was 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. Besides this the program was more focused on increasing the level of physical and psychological endurance. Series of team building activities, initiatives were applied during the program. There was also an indoor session on listening and developing win-win attitude. At the end of each activity, participants were given the opportunity to reflect on their learning experience and relate them to their daily life. The entire programs were highly participative providing a stimulating mix of activities, exercises, role play, and facilitator led review. Borderlands PDP is again conducting similar program for NIMBUS on coming 14 & 15 September 2013.
Borderlands organized a team retreat for Ncell Customer Relations team at Gokarna Forest Resort. The event that took place on the 25th/26th August had 26 participants who took part in various team activities and fun events.
The program was organized with the theme of fun, relaxation and casual bonding within the team members. The team building initiatives interspersed fun with learning opportunities reflecting on improving skills to carry out daily activities better. The teams were awarded for different category time management, least penalties and most innovative award respectively.
A musical evening with some time for personal reflection made up for a meaningful retreat.
The Borderlands PDP organized a Two Days long Team Building Program for Samriddha Pahad Team on 29th to 30th July 2013 at Borderlands Eco Adventure Resort. The main objective of the program was 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. Besides this the event was more focused on increasing the level of physical and psychological endurance. Series of outdoor activities, initiatives were applied during the program. The entire programs were highly participative providing a stimulating mix of activities, exercises and facilitator led review. The program was more focused on providing the participants an opportunity to work together as a good team, get to know each other, solving problem, encouraging teamwork and unity and to have fun and to get to know their colleagues better. It was really a successful exciting program with positive feedback from the participants.
With vibrant participants from ICIMOD, Water & AIR team, Borderlands Professional development program conducted a 2 days outdoor retreat program at Hattiban Resort. The main aim behind the program was, re-energizing the team spirit, enhanced trust and team work, foster better communication and to encourage a decisive response to unanticipated challenges.
The outdoor retreat activities combined experiential learning process alongside the expected outcome set by the participants. Individual values, constructive feedback techniques, leadership behaviors, trust and attitudes were the important messages highlighted during the program.
The activities focused on group’s energy to advance their communication skills, leadership skills, trust, decision making, delegation, collaborative problem- solving, resource utilization, change management, building relationships within a team. The participants were able to correlate the end results of each and every activity with their work environment that allowed them to benefit and get more involved to those activities.
Overall retreat program enabled the participants to value their effort and team strength, also acknowledge some methodologies enabling teaming for success. The physical activities allowed the participants to feel more associated, trust, mutual respect and enhancement of overall team morale. Participation, positive energy and excellent team spirit were observed during the program.
Borderlands conducted a half day team building program for 34 participants from ISC region of QATAR Airlines at Soaltee Crown hotel. With the theme “own your business” that focused on ownership, accountability, decision making, leadership, role model, walking the talk, team work, comfort zone and customer centric were the main learning of the program.
Three hour of fun -filled learning enabled team to acquire knowledge from growth oriented activities which the participants were able to correlate with their work environment. Each behavior or action from the participants in the activities illustrated their expertise and proficiency in defined field. During the program whole activities were vital to enhance on their value, integrity, find out on their optimum capacity and also to awaken them to respect their present effort. The activities such as magic carpet, do not loose your marbles, parachute endow with result of attitude, support, trust, communication, cooperation, coordination among the team.
In the end of the program, there was right planning, communication and coordination from the ISC region group. Eventually, the development towards the different elements of trust, leadership quality, self reflection, respect, sense of ownership and most importantly team spirit were observed at the end of the program. The session ended on a positive note with final debriefing, certificate and award distribution program.
A one day Team Building program was organized for Gorkha Brewery participants at the Club Himalaya hotel in Nagarkot on 11 July. There were 20 participants who actively took part in the program which mainly focused on improving communication, positive thinking, leadership, trust, planning, coordination and teamwork. Various team activities with emphasis on team development and individual growth were used during the course of the day.
The entire program was designed to be fun-filled and enjoyable interspersed with learning opportunities and growth oriented activities which the participants availed to the fullest extent. Participants expressed that the program was a very rewarding experience as it certainly was a rewarding and learning one. The program was really effective and was able to address the participants’ expectations.
This learning experience will enable participants to utilize the learning in their workplace and work efficiently as a team to achieve their organizational objectives.
With the facilitation of Borderlands corporate director Mr. Anil Chitrakar, UNDP initiated a talk program for their staff at conference hall of UN house in Kupondole. A two half day counseling session of UNDP was to obtain standardized support from their staff for the new appraisal system Performance Development Management (PMD) and also to address on the matter of staff career growth and development. The purpose of discussion was the challenge that the organization face to recruit and retain the staff and continuous effort to promote their learning and development.
The aim of the program was to enhance the capacity of the staff with new management system and focus on professional goal and career. The involvement was shown from both senior to Admin & finance team for this session. The session had all the elements of change, motivation, self assessment, to comfort zone with slide shows and videos to engage the participants. One important area of present being result of past and present will be the result of future was discussed among the participants. Explaining on how the present is important and moving forward would certainly lead to the better and successful future of an individual and the organization. Various fundamental elements like self assessing, exploring the right skills from the options, making a right decision and moving on positively were addressed so that they were able to clearly define and articulate goals and developmental needs. The session highlighted on being aware about one’s personal goals and values, by continuously applying new knowledge, taking advantage of opportunities in UNDP.
2nd day orientation was with the senior management level staff on to mentor the subordinates and jointly work towards the organizational success. Together if made space to work, creating that environment to work beyond the comfort zone by the senior management would generate better ideas and form a better relationship to move the ladder to success. The session was future- focused on what you as an employee would like to learn and contribute to the organization. The factors like personal and professional growth are important for keeping career moving in a direction with which one is satisfied. The policy for individual growth, change and a new direction should be made available by encouragement and guidance from a management. Being able to motivate and respond to the staff needs and aspiration can collectively help achieve organizational goals.
The session wraped up on positive note while giving an open floor to discuss where the staff was able to understand that they have to recognize that organizational needs will not be satisfied if individual needs are neglected and vice versa.
Borderlands PDP organized a successful two day Team Building Program for Dabur Nepal Sales team on July 8 & 9, 2013 at the Borderlands Eco Adventure Resort. There were total 35 participants involved in the program. The main objective behind organizing this program was to enhance qualities such as leadership, goal setting, communication, trust, planning, coordination etc among the participants so that they can better work as a team in achieving their organization’s objectives.
During the program, the participants had to take part in various fun filled yet adventurous team building activities including low rope and abseiling. At the end of the program there was a Dabur Nepal’s internal indoor session followed by final debriefing program, certificate and award distribution program.
It is considered a great 2 day experience for the staffs of Dabur Nepal who participated in the Team Building program. It was seen a huge amount of progression in different elements and skills, like working in a team, building trust, improving leadership quality, self awareness, tolerance for adversity, self confidence and communication.
Borderlands PDP organized two days long outdoor event for NCELL ICT RNO team on 28 & 29 June 2013 at Pokhara. The main objectives of the event was relaxation, to have fun, know their colleagues better and to instill in the participants a sense of adventure and enjoying a cultural event. During the program, the participant took part in various fun filled team activities like the zip line and special Ropai festival.
The fun and frolic reached a height as the participants played games like mud levelling, racing in the mud and paddy plantation (Ropai) competition splashing and smearing mud at each other. The participants gave company to locals to celebrate the Ropai Mahotsav on the occasion of Ashad 15, National Paddy Day. Overall, it was observed that the event was successfully conducted.