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Essentials of Team Building -With DVD

Essentials of Team Building -With DVD - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0736050883

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Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 2005
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Essentials of Team Building -With DVD - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0736050883

Daniel W. Midura and Donald R. Glover

ISBN13: 978-0736050883
ISBN10: 0736050884
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Through Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices, you can use 58 fieldtested classic and new teambuilding activities and challenges in a variety of settings; be guided by authors with 30 years of teambuilding experience; use reproducible forms and evaluation strategies in implementing challenges; and equip participants with skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. Team building is a proven approach for helping people become respectful competitors, cooperative team members, and community leaders. Now you can help your students or group develop those same important skills with Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices. The authors, with two successful books on team building and 30 years of teambuilding experience, offer a daybyday guide for implementing activities and challenges for individual sessions, units, or an entire semester. The activities and challenges are geared to beginning through advanced participants in a variety of settings, and they help participants develop the following valuable skills:

  • Problem solving
  • Appropriate risk taking
  • Building working relationships
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership and communication
  • Creative thinking
  • Building trust
  • Making decisions
  • Setting goals
  • Developing physical skills

In chapters 1 and 2 the authors introduce the concept of team building, including its benefits, its connection with adventure education and community building, and the process involved in building a team. Chapters 3 and 4 provide assessment tools and safety strategies. Chapter 5 offers a sample college course outline in team building. You'll find icebreaker and community activities in chapter 6, and in chapters 7 through 9 you can choose from an array of introductory, intermediate, and advanced challenges. Chapter 10 provides character development and community building challenges, and an appendix lays out challenge cards, useful forms, reports, and examples.

In addition, Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices includes

  • 58 activities and challenges for beginning through advanced teams;
  • reproducible forms for organizing, presenting, and evaluating teambuilding challenges;
  • readytouse unit and semester plans with evaluation tools for each activity; and
  • a boundin DVD with video clips of 25 challenge demonstrations and reproducible challenge and organizer cards.

Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use the DVD
Essentials of Team Building DVD Menu
Acknowledgments


Chapter 1. Introduction to Team Building

Benefits of Team Building
Community Building and Team Building
Adventure Education and Team Building
Team Building and Character Education
Summary


Chapter 2. The Process of Team Building

Preparing for Team Building
Forming Teams
Setting up Activity Spaces and Equipment
Selecting an Activity or Challenge
Summary


Chapter 3. Assessment Tools

Developing a Successful Assessment Program
Portfolios
Record Keeping for Teams
Team Report Card
Summary


Chapter 4. Safety Strategies

General Rules
Spotters and Spotting
Equipment Safety
Safety Issues With Specific Challenges
Creative Ways to Obtain Equipment
Summary


Chapter 5. Team-building Sample Course Outline

Chapter 6. Icebreakers and Communication Activities

Agadoo
Memory Game
Group Construction
Moving Team Juggle
Untying Knots
Where Do I Go?
The Great Communicator

Chapter 7. Introductory Challenges

Construction Zone
Geography Masters
General Hospital, Emergency Room
Atom Transfer
Riverboat
Swamp Machine
The Whole World in Their Hands
The Snake
Tire Bridge
Toxic Waste Transfer
The Rock
River Crossing
Lifeline
The Wall I
Magic Bases
Geo Sphere


Chapter 8. Intermediate Challenges

Island Escape
Plunger Ball
The Maze
Stepping-Stones I
Bridge Over the Raging River
Human Billboard, Skywriters
Jumping Machine
Human Pegs
The Wall II
Indiana's Challenge
Teamwork Walk
Great Pearl Caper
Stomp It
Missing Bucket
Great Balls of Color
Juggler's Carry
Frankenstein
Dynamic Barrier
Tower of Tires
Factor In

Chapter 9. Advanced Challenges

Black Hole
Stepping-Stones II
Alphabet Balance Beam
Knights of the Around Table
Electric Fence
Grand Canyon I
Grand Canyon II
Spider's Web
Neutral Zone
Marble Twist and Turn
Thinking Outside the Dots


Chapter 10. Character Development and Community-Building Challenges

Building Blocks
Lean on Me
Rainbow Swamp Trail
Integrity Tower


Appendix
Challenge Cards
Organizer Cards


References
About the Authors

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