#87: Soft Start – Ideas for Engaging Participants Before Your Program Begins
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
2h ago
Michelle and Chris call it the "Soft Start." Mark Collard, author of Serious FUN calls it an "Unofficial Start." Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering calls it a "Threshold Moment."  These are all terms for the valuable time we have between when our participants arrive to (or start trickling into) our program space up to when we officially begin the program (e.g., 8 a.m. sharp). Michelle and Chris discuss some interactive ways to connect with and encourage participants to interact with each other before you're "on the clock," and why it brings value to your participants experience ..read more
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#86: Managing Large Groups (30 to 100) by Yourself
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
1M ago
Michelle and Chris discuss some of the considerations for solo large group facilitation – how/what to prepare, some all-group and simultaneous small-group activities, and getting the large group's attention. We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding-related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Cavert - OnTeamBuilding.com  &  FUNdoing.com Sign Up for FUNdoing Fridays bi-Monthly Ac ..read more
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#84: Building and Supporting a Staff Culture that Efficiently Reflects On Their Facilitation After Programs
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
2M ago
Prompted by a question from a listener, Michelle and Chris share some tips that can help build a staff culture around post-program reflection. We know the data is valuable for program improvement and personal development. How can we make it stick? We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding-related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Cavert - OnTeamBuilding.com  &  FUNdoing.com Si ..read more
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#83: Designing a Game for a Specific Outcome
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
2M ago
In this final chapter on changing and crafting games (a.k.a., activities), Michelle and Chris discuss some thinking behind creating an activity that will open up discussions on a particular outcome. We know what we want to talk about, now what can we make to get us there? We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding-related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Cavert - OnTeamBuilding.com  &a ..read more
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#82: Changing a Game to Meet an Outcome
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
3M ago
Michelle and Chris share a few examples of how they changed the language within activities to meet and discuss the important topics of bullying, gossip, and goal setting. We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding-related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Cavert - OnTeamBuilding.com  &  FUNdoing.com Sign Up for FUNdoing Fridays bi-Monthly Activity email HERE ..read more
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#81: Game Changing
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
3M ago
Changing games and activities to meet the needs of our client groups is an important skill to acquire. In some cases, it's about the physical surroundings and the physical materials within our control. In other cases, it's about the language we use and the level of challenge we can present. Join Michelle and Chris for a thought-provoking discussion about changing things up.  We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding-related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Tr ..read more
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#55: New Activities We're Using (and Excited About) (Vol. 1)
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
3M ago
Michelle & Chris discuss some of the newer activities they've been using (and excited about) since leading and experiencing them at the last ACCT Conference.  Find out about, Floor Safe (a Key Punch Variation) as well as, Macro Tenzi and Dude, found in the Team Building from the Toy Aisle book. Chris says, "It's one thing to read about a new activity, and another to play it! Thanks, Michelle, Trevor and Matt for leading such a fun ACCT Toy Aisle workshop." And don't miss the J.E.D.I. Skills connection with 'DUDE!' We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteam ..read more
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#80: New Activities We Know
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
4M ago
Michelle and Chris share some of the newest connection and teambuilding activities they're excited about. Find out about the new card decks Michelle has added to her Training Wheels catalog and a couple of activities from Chris – one with Cups (and Math), the other with a few activity ropes.  We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Caver ..read more
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#79: Three Things We Learned From 2023
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
4M ago
After an extended break, Michelle and Chris return with their top learnings from 2023 and their excitement about opening up Season 5 – and the road to Episode 100. "The work is infinite, you are not!" More downtime ('White Space') in store for 2024. We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or teambuilding related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Cavert - OnTeamBuilding.com  &  FUNdoing.com ..read more
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#76: The Intentional Use of Quotes During Team Building Programs
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by Michelle Cummings Chris Cavert
1y ago
Michelle and Chris share some of the ways they use quotes to encourage deeper discussions, metaphorical connections to activities and teach concepts like vulnerability, leadership and overcoming obstacles. We hope you join us! Emails:michelle@training-wheels.com chris@onteambuilding.com Find the Show Notes with all the resource links HERE Submit a comment or team building related question HERE Michelle Cummings - Training-Wheels.com Sign Up for Michelle's weekly Newsletter HERE Dr. Chris Cavert - OnTeamBuilding.com  &  FUNdoing.com Sign Up for FUNdoing Fridays bi-Monthly Act ..read more
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