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 ...show morecompetitors, 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:
Appropriate risk taking
Building working relationships
Leadership and communication
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.
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Human Kinetics Publishers Published: 06/28/2005 International: No
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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
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