Corporate

Whatever your objectives for team building or team development, we can provide a programme from our proven range of sessions, or work with you to develop a bespoke solution.

Carnegie Great Outdoors’ professional, highly qualified coaches will work with you to deliver activities that are fun, inspire and leave a lasting impression.

Hosted by our motivational instructors, your session can be tailored to meet your individual requirements, making sure you get the results you are looking for; from simply having a great fun activity day to a team development day designed to break down barriers and enhance communications in your organisation. 

Our team building sessions are designed to fit into your timetable, and can be delivered as half, full or multi-day programme and we will work with you to determine the amount of indoor/outdoor time that you would like to incorporate into your programme.

Activities can be organised throughout the UK, including your own premises if they are suitable. If, however, you would like to get away from the office, we can arrange to use popular venues in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, at Lilleshall National Sports Centre and at our Leeds Headingley Campus. 

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Activities included

Participants are guaranteed to have a great experience with our group ratios ensuring that everyone gets to take a full part in the activities which include:

  • Energisers – guaranteed to kick start your session
  • Icebreakers – get to know members of your group better, renew positive relationships and release tensions
  • Team building activities – designed to enhance positive group interaction and build confidence
  • Team challenges – fun, engaging and light-hearted; guaranteed to get team members reaping the rewards of working together effectively. 

Typical activities for corporate days

Below is a selection of our activities that can be incorporated into a team building day, either as part of a team walk, or static in one place.

Individuals are put in charge of managing the group, setting the pace, ensuring moral is kept high and keeping them on track and motivated. This can be a considerable task in itself especially if the group is tired or faced with inclement weather. Decision making can be highlighted.

This can form a fun and challenging aspect to the day. Whilst there are obvious parts of the day that will require good communication i.e. managing the group safely, ensuring clear details are passed in sometimes environmentally challenging conditions (wind, rain etc), there are also other scenarios we can introduce by having a remote Base Station manned by another person:

  • Limited communication – If the information passed is limited and intermittent this can lead to having to overcome anxiety within the group, tougher decision making and problem solving.
  • Remote leading – The Base Station person could be asked to remotely lead legs of the journey from the information they have at their fingertips whilst the group have their maps taken away. This requires excellent teamwork, good understanding and patience to overcome complexities.
  • Passage of detailed information - By having a base to communicate information the clarity of the details becomes essential. Blind Draw is a challenge where a description of a drawing without using any key words is completed and the results can be sent to the group for confirmation (and often amusement!).

Background challenges can keep the whole group engaged throughout the journey, giving them ongoing responsibility to gather key information. Examples include:

  • Samples – The team are challenged to find items to cover the first letter of the alphabet, i.e. Apple, Twig, Grass and fit them all into a small container. Team Work, creativity and awareness of their surroundings make this a good fun and engaging challenge.
  • Photo Trail – Before setting out the group are asked to focus on a screen and without making notes observe a selection of varied images. Once out walking the group are then asked to identify the objects/views as they see them during the journey. Concentration, clear thinking and a logical approach are required.
  • Appreciating your surroundings – Prior to the journey the group are asked to research an individual bird, animal, plant etc and during the day at relevant intervals members are selected to present back their findings. This will encourage research into a new subject, demonstrate presentational skills and give everyone appreciation of the environment they are in.
Delivery by navigation specialists of various fun challenges can be thought provoking and set everyone thinking offering a platform for discussion and decision-making. Removal of maps to navigate on memory, pre-hiding maps for discovery, identifying landmarks through elimination and improvisation using sketch maps are some of the possibilities.
Ever completed a walk when you can’t see where you are going? This can be a challenge even on a pavement so if the group are to overcome a section of pathway in a wooded area blindfolded then the group will need to organised, give each other confidence and communicate exceptionally well. 
Throughout the journey the group can be given something that they are responsible for taking care of. This could be delicate so requires careful carriage or something that requires improvisation and ingenuity like water.
Sections of the walk can be chosen to allow for pairs or groups of people to discuss key chosen topics that might be aligned to personal goals or organisational strategies for example. These periods can be very effective allowing free flow conversation without bleeping phones or distractions that destroy concentration. These walking sections can also be used for individuals to gain some total headspace and reflect on tasks just completed or issues they are more widely facing.

We also offer team building challenges that can be undertaken in one place, either as a programme of activities to cover a full day or as individual sessions to complement and enhance your team away day or conference. 

Some examples of the many options we offer can be found on our team building activities pages.

Individuals are put in charge of managing the group, setting the pace, ensuring moral is kept high and keeping them on track and motivated. This can be a considerable task in itself especially if the group is tired or faced with inclement weather. Decision making can be highlighted.

This can form a fun and challenging aspect to the day. Whilst there are obvious parts of the day that will require good communication i.e. managing the group safely, ensuring clear details are passed in sometimes environmentally challenging conditions (wind, rain etc), there are also other scenarios we can introduce by having a remote Base Station manned by another person:

  • Limited communication – If the information passed is limited and intermittent this can lead to having to overcome anxiety within the group, tougher decision making and problem solving.
  • Remote leading – The Base Station person could be asked to remotely lead legs of the journey from the information they have at their fingertips whilst the group have their maps taken away. This requires excellent teamwork, good understanding and patience to overcome complexities.
  • Passage of detailed information - By having a base to communicate information the clarity of the details becomes essential. Blind Draw is a challenge where a description of a drawing without using any key words is completed and the results can be sent to the group for confirmation (and often amusement!).

Background challenges can keep the whole group engaged throughout the journey, giving them ongoing responsibility to gather key information. Examples include:

  • Samples – The team are challenged to find items to cover the first letter of the alphabet, i.e. Apple, Twig, Grass and fit them all into a small container. Team Work, creativity and awareness of their surroundings make this a good fun and engaging challenge.
  • Photo Trail – Before setting out the group are asked to focus on a screen and without making notes observe a selection of varied images. Once out walking the group are then asked to identify the objects/views as they see them during the journey. Concentration, clear thinking and a logical approach are required.
  • Appreciating your surroundings – Prior to the journey the group are asked to research an individual bird, animal, plant etc and during the day at relevant intervals members are selected to present back their findings. This will encourage research into a new subject, demonstrate presentational skills and give everyone appreciation of the environment they are in.
Delivery by navigation specialists of various fun challenges can be thought provoking and set everyone thinking offering a platform for discussion and decision-making. Removal of maps to navigate on memory, pre-hiding maps for discovery, identifying landmarks through elimination and improvisation using sketch maps are some of the possibilities.
Ever completed a walk when you can’t see where you are going? This can be a challenge even on a pavement so if the group are to overcome a section of pathway in a wooded area blindfolded then the group will need to organised, give each other confidence and communicate exceptionally well. 
Throughout the journey the group can be given something that they are responsible for taking care of. This could be delicate so requires careful carriage or something that requires improvisation and ingenuity like water.
Sections of the walk can be chosen to allow for pairs or groups of people to discuss key chosen topics that might be aligned to personal goals or organisational strategies for example. These periods can be very effective allowing free flow conversation without bleeping phones or distractions that destroy concentration. These walking sections can also be used for individuals to gain some total headspace and reflect on tasks just completed or issues they are more widely facing.

We also offer team building challenges that can be undertaken in one place, either as a programme of activities to cover a full day or as individual sessions to complement and enhance your team away day or conference. 

Some examples of the many options we offer can be found on our team building activities pages.

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