Southern Pines Team Building & Training Corporate Team Building & Training in Southern Pines

When you hear Southern Pines, you think golf. But when you’re trying to build a team, you can do far more there! The country clubs are a great meeting spaces for meetings and conferences, with plenty of room for experiential activities like Space Cargo. Your Southern Pines team building experience can bring your team up to par.

3 ways Southern Pines Team Building Can  Help Your Business

A practical alternative to golf:

Golf and retreats often go hand-in-hand, but the business impacts are typically very limited. While golf may be one of the best alternatives for networking and building one-on-one relationships, it rarely has much value for team development or leadership training. Team building is one alternative that can combine both fun with business results. Best of all, it’s an all inclusive environment that doesn’t require familiarity with the sport or previous experience. It’s also a neutral environment that isn’t dominated by either skill level or leadership position. Just like our friends at Flad and Associates discovered, we can easily match the type of team building event to the interests, physical demands, and expected outcomes of each group. Because or our inclusive designs, individuals can participate at the level they are most comfortable with, while still being a vital component of the overall team. As a result, the team has fun while also reinforcing critical business issues.

Make challenging concepts easy to understand and discuss:

Have you ever found yourself presenting a rather challenging topic to a group only to be meet by a room full of perplexed expressions? In today’s business world, we cannot afford to have our own people misinterpret or make assumptions about mission critical concepts. So how can we make complex topics easier to understand? How can we ensure that all members of our team walk away with the same messaging? And how can we accomplish this with a team that will soon be geographically distributed (operating as a virtual team)? We were confronted with this exact situation with the US Army chaplins, and used team building as an tool to build team alignment. By simulating real situations they would soon be facing, we were able to guide discussions to verify a common understanding of the conditions. Through facilitated discussions and team planning, we developed a framework that would help guide their communications as they transitioned into a virtual team. The team norms developed during this day would continue to guide their interactions during their upcoming missions.

Help average teams become high performance teams:

Have you ever noticed that it’s typically either the “elite” teams or the teams that are “struggling” that get all f the attention? All too often, we overlook the teams that are doing “just fine,” but we forget that these are actually our best opportunities for building high performance teams. Moving a struggling team to stellar performance can be a huge undertaking, but solid performing teams may only need a nudge. Team building provides a effective means for discovering and addressing what teams need to improve their performance. Just like our friends at Sony Erricson discovered, when you empower your leaders and teams to take charge of their own development, the sky is really the limit. As an example, they participated in our rockets program to discover how to take their team to new heights. They explored exactly what it would take to move their team to a new level, and developed a plan to accomplish just that!

Team Building Should be about Outcomes

  • Alignment: Getting teams rowing in the same direction, toward common goals with clear expectations and a communication process that accommodates change.
  • Assimilation: Building common ground and helping everyone feel part of the team by discovering shared vision and values.
  • Experience: Helping increase awareness, challenge your perspective, and establish a common history that everyone can draw upon.
  • Development: Enabling people to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses while creating opportunities to test, practice, and refine new behaviors.
  • Collaboration: Creating an open and trusting environment where everyone is engaged, contributes, and feels valued by the team.

Popular Southern Pines Team Building Topics

  • Conferences and retreats
  • Recreation alternatives for teams and leaders
  • Strategic planning for high performance teams
  • Team entertainment with results
  • Outdoor team building
  • Leadership development
  • Five Factor personality profiles
  • Space Cargo rocket program
  • High performance teamwork
  • Bringing teams and leaders together
  • Succession planning: strategy and policy

Why Choose Learning Technologies?

We take the time to really understand your organizational culture, leadership style, and internal challenges.  We strive to build on best practices that you already have in place while addressing components that may be lacking or missing.  For training to be effective, it needs to address real and current needs, which encourages engagement and promotes direct application.  When evaluating any training, always ask, “Is this relevant to our work?”

We customize every program so you don’t waste valuable training time.  Especially in today’s world, there’s an almost endless amount of information regarding any topic.  Rather than bombarding your people an information overload, provide them with the specific tools they really need to do their jobs both effectively and efficiently.  We believe that it’s far better to leave a session with a few critical behaviors that will actually change rather than a huge manual full of theories that simply sits on a shelf.  

Our goal is to help you better succeed as a business by complimenting your management style and reinforcing your core messages.  We strive to design training programs that address your specific business drivers.  Training is not just about developing skills; it’s about impacting the bottom line of your business. 

We are seasoned business professionals who understand your challenges.  Our consultants have years of business experience and have worked first-hand at addressing many of the challenges you currently face.  For us, training is not an academic exercise, but rather a business proposition.  We understand your needs and challenges because we’ve been there.

We focus on helping you actually improve your business results, rather than just delivering training.  We challenge people and teams to not just do things differently, but to do what will help drive the business.  By developing your people, you are investing in one of the most valuable assets in your organization.  Remember, development is important, but results are absolutely essential!  

Southern Pines Training Locations

  • Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines, NC – Outdoor team building, corporate retreats, leadership training
  • Pine Needles Resort and Country Club, Southern Pines, NC – Outdoor team building, corporate retreats, leadership training
  • Pinehurst Country Club, Southern Pines, NC – Outdoor team building, corporate retreats, leadership training

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