For May’s team building event of the month we have selected a superb three-team Liberation event. It won hands down!
Liberation was held in the beautiful city of Cardiff, not far from Cardiff Castle at the SWALEC Stadium. From the moment we arrived the venue staff were very helpful. We mostly judge venues on their staff and this one scored highly. Anything we asked for was sorted out very quickly and with smiles. We knew from the off that this was shaping up to be a good day.
As the participants arrived they were intrigued. We had the room all set up, but none of them knew what they were doing. This was the first stage in a 7-month development programme for them and anticipation was undoubtedly mixed with a fair amount of apprehension.
The client had selected three of Liberation‘s optional extras to maximise the learning benefit for the group. They chose a tailored debrief to maximise the relevancy of the learning, “Wired” (where they get to meet a hostage taker) and “Connections” (where they meet with the press).
There was a lot going on for them to deal with, but deal with it they did! As always with Liberation, we had teams dealing with the same situation in different ways – each exploring what they believe to be the best way for their team to succeed.
It’s not unusual for us to have one or two observers from the client in Liberation. This time we had a few more then usual. The full programme gives each leader a coach. Each coach focused on two people. In Liberation we always encourage the groups to take their learnings and move forward using the action plans they develop during the debrief to help them back at work. With this client, we are very confident that both the participants and the coaches will work together to ensure each individual gets the maximum from both Liberation and their long term development plans.
A great event. We enjoyed it, the client enjoyed it and importantly they got a lot of relevant learning out of Liberation.