The facilitators at Oneida Experiential and Adventure understand the importance of individualized programming to meet the unique needs of our clients. It is our objective to create meaningful, transferrable, and relevant programming experiences to all that choose to utilize our services. For this purpose, we have created program tracks that target specific paths of learning. Of course, these tracks may be combined, modified or overlap to generate a customized program for your organization or group. Consider team goals, desired outcomes and time frames while reviewing our new menu of services. Please visit the menu tab to review some of our available customized options to meet your team or organizational goals.
Many corporations have realized the power of learning by doing. Corporate training and development programming can be a powerful tool when used in a retainable, transferrable manner. Of organizational activities, team-development proves to have a stronger effect (versus financial measures) for improving organizational performance. Team-development activities, including team building and team training, improve both a team’s objective performance and that team’s subjective supervisory ratings. Documentation dictates that putting your team’s objectives into activity form allows a comprehension that lasts far beyond the program. The embodiment of the emotions that are a result from the feeling of success or the lack thereof creates a long lasting motivation to be a part of a change in the organization.
How does it Work?
Accountability, problem solving, open communication and strategically used activities are used to facilitate change. The facilitators at Oneida Adventures evaluate the perspective teams and their leaders to determine where the needs lie. Through interviews and observations, we create custom programs that can range from a couple hours to several days depending on the needs of the team. It is our objective to prepare and execute meaningful, transferrable, and applicable programming and education that can be employed immediately upon the programs completion.
Over time, these activities are intended to improve performance in a team-based environment. Team building is one of the foundations of organizational development that can be applied to groups such as corporate teams, sports teams, school classes, military units or flight crews or anyone desiring to synergize as a unit. The formal definition of team-building includes:
Aligning mindsets around goals
Building effective working relationships
Reducing team members’ role ambiguity
Finding solutions to team problems
Recognizing problem areas and addressing them productively
** See menu tabs for more information on how we can customize a program for your organization!
Oneida Adventures is proud to offer new menu options. After a consult, our professional staff will assist you in creating a customized program to facilitate the outcomes you desire.
When browsing the menu options, please consider
- Time allotment (this will be affect goal choices if it is a strict time constriction)
- Choosing 1-3 goals or outcomes
- Participant participation
- Each goal suggestion is customized based on our pre assessment of your team. We strive to get to know you and your team prior to planning your event.
Get to know one another/Have fun – Let’s play! Get your team together and laugh. sometimes all we need is a good time to bring the team together. Available for company gatherings, team incentives as well as energizers at those long meetings, Oneida Adventures will get your group laughing, thinking and ready for action! A lighthearted approach to learning in a fun environment. Our staff will provide a series of fun yet educational activities that will lift the spirit and inspire the team!
New Team Development Plato said “You can learn more in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” We prove this theory is true with this unique and lively program. Participate in events that are fun and educational. Leave with a greater comfort and knowledge of your fellow team mates. Feel the power of working together while stimulating your collaborative thought processes.
Growth Mindset – The power of positive thinking is essential in meeting the goals of the team. Create a self fulfilling prophecy of success. It may seem difficult at the time but sometimes the level of creating positive outcomes lies in the limitations or abilities of our own mind. Don’t defeat yourself! Learn how to look at the “what, the so what and the now what.” Setting goals and striving to meet them is essential for the success of the business.
Planning/Goalsetting – Work smarter, not harder. If we have goals and plans on how to accomplish those goals, the success will come. We not only include the concept of doing more with less but also focus on accepting new timelines and new challenges. Use your team as a resource and with collaboration, the impossible is now possible.
Communication – The number one goal that most teams have is to improve the lines of communication. Our tried and true communication development program will expose strengths and limitations in your specific teams communication. Zeroing in on how to improve is essential to the overall success of the team. It all starts with getting on the same page and using the same language. Let’s drop the assumptions and really communicate! Everyone is accountable
Implementing Change – Accepting system and corporate change as well as positive environmental change. All of these combined create a culture change. Like a ripple in a placid pond, positivity spreads and effects every corner of your team. Feel the difference when the team is operating as one whole unit. Enthusiasm and ownership of team goals create success and growth. After an intensive pre-assessment, our skilled facilitators create a custom program that will introduce the change that you can feel. In our processing, we transfer the knowledge to real life situations that your team members can relate to.
Forward thinking – It’s one thing to see the current state of our organization or team. It’s a whole different way of thinking to understand future outcomes of our decisions in an ever-changing environment. How will what we do today affect tomorrows bottom line? What decisions may be best for our forecast and beyond? Allow Oneida Adventures to facilitate programming that will guide the team into assessing the “now” and applying it to the “later.”
Goal oriented operations – It’s no secret that generally the goal of teams is to make revenue, increase sales, or increase operations. However, goal setting is the beginning of a like mindset. We at Oneida Adventures understand it’s the small steps, the objectives, that create success in achieving the overall goals that the team creates. We can assist you in breaking down larger goals into more quick successes, thereby allowing the team to feel that progression. The encouragement they feel while experiencing success will propel the organization to continued success.
Creative outcome mindset – We have our goals, objectives, our enthusiasm and systems in place for success. Things aren’t going as smoothly as expected. The team may experience challenges in their way of thinking. Allow Oneida Adventures staff to facilitate a program surrounding creative thinking. “Thinking out of the box” is a catch phrase that can be overused. We put this notion to practice and show the team that putting your heads together can sometimes make the seemingly impossible, possible!
Sequential systematic progress – How do we get from point A to point Z? Using systems. Often times organizations systems that are in place are designed with the outcome in mind. The problem in meeting the overall goals lie in the steps we take to get there. Underlying issues can be present that may not be detected upon initiating your goals. Using creativity, assessments and custom activities, our staff may be able to pinpoint effective modifications that could ease the roadblocks your team may be encountering.
Operational modification – Does your team need a “system reset?” Sometimes impartial external feedback is what is needed to enlighten a deeply involved staff. When operational discord is present in your team, it is identifiable when participating in our interactive programming. We can be as forthright or candid as you need us to be in our observations. Allow the seasoned, professional staff at Oneida Adventures to provide impartial, success oriented feedback in hopes to enlighten, encourage and increase the unification of your team.