The Team Adventure Series

Improve your team's ability to make effective decisions.

Survival simulations explain to participants the importance of group process skills such as making decisions under pressure - and then the simulation helps them acquire those skills. It starts with an imaginary trip to an exotic locale, the Australian outback or the Caribbean islands. But the group's barely gotten settled in before something goes awry. Now they're faced with a life-threatening crisis that forces them to work together with limited resources and only each other to count on.

Groupthink, the tendency of teams to seek unanimity without a thorough discussion, is the biggest stumbling block to effective decision making of any kind, let alone one that's being made under pressure. Thoroughly discussing alternative scenarios before making a decision is one way to combat this problem.

Send your teams on an exotic learning adventure they'll never forget! Without leaving the conference room!



BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS
An urban redevelopment group climbs into the basket of a hot-air balloon, excited to get an aerial view of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Liftoff is smooth, but about an hour into the flight, the balloon suddenly lurches and plummets to the ground. After a bone-crushing landing, the dazed group members find their pilot lying motionless. Stranded in the desert, the group must pull together to care for him and survive the harsh Sahara desert. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Beyond the Valley of the Kings introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and interpersonal communication.

BLACK BEAR
On an early-morning hike in the Great Smoky Mountains, a group surprises a mother black bear - with near-fatal results. Their scout leader is quickly attacked and left lying on the ground, unconscious and bleeding steadily from deep lacerations. Now the team must work together to make critical decisions and find the best way to rescue their scout leader. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Black Bear introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills.

CAVE WITHOUT A NAME
It starts innocently enough. A group of tourists descends deep into the unexplored territory of a cave near the Guadalupe River in Texas. But suddenly, they hear a loud "shoof!" sound and before they can react, the caverns are consumed by a rush of water that fills the cave. The lights go dark and now the group huddles in terror as they realize they’re trapped with no obvious way out. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Cave Without a Name introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and interpersonal communication.

MAROONED
Enjoying a daytime excursion while on a cruise in the South Pacific, a group of passengers sets out to explore a coral island. It doesn't take long before they discover a long stretch of inviting sand. So they decide to take a break - and they drift off to sleep. Two hours later, they awake just in time to see their cruise ship sail into the horizon. Stranded with only limited supplies, the group is left to draft a survival plan. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Marooned introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and problem solving.

OUTBACK
A group of friends decides to take a hike in the Australian outback - without a guide. They’re confident at first, but soon every tree, shrub, and patch of ground begins to look the same. Panic sets in as they lose sight of the trail and realize they’re lost in the wild Australian bush. Knowing it could be days before they’re found, the group must find a way to survive the elements with only limited supplies and the clothes on their backs. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Outback introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and conflict resolution.

SWAMPED
Deep in the wilds of Northern Minnesota, a group of friends enjoys a serene paddle across a scenic lake. But on the second day of the trip, the weather turns stormy and dangerous. And before they can reach the shore, a strong wind gust flips their canoes upside down. As the group watches their supplies disappear, they scramble to survive with only ten salvaged items. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Swamped introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as problem solving and decision making.

VACATION IN THE KEYS
Disaster strikes a group of friends on a charter trip to the Florida Keys when their sport-fishing boat suddenly explodes. In the blink of an eye, everyone - and everything - is thrown overboard. Fortunately, everyone is able to swim to shore and their injuries are relatively minor. Rescue efforts could take as long as a week, so the group must work together to survive using only the supplies they pulled from the water. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Vacation in the Keys introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and interpersonal communication.

WHITEOUT
On a dog-sledding trip across the Alaskan tundra, a dysfunctional work group sets off on a team-building adventure of a lifetime. But unexpectedly, they encounter a blizzard that leaves them stranded in the wild. And then disaster strikes. One of the sleds - including the driver and guide - crashes through the ice into the frigid water. Now it’s up to the team to put aside their differences and work together to save the injured and rescue themselves with only limited resources and supplies. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Whiteout introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and conflict resolution.

ZOMBIE OUTBREAK
You arrive at the office, ready to begin work. Someone brings up a news story about three people who were killed over the weekend – rumor has it – by zombies. Conversation ensues about the probability of such an occurrence when there is a sudden frenzy in the office over an employee who appears to be acting out of sorts. The rumor suddenly becomes a reality. You and your four co-workers quickly realize that you must work together to make some vital decisions on what to do and how to best equip yourselves in order to survive the developing zombie outbreak. Part of the HRDQ Team Adventure Series, Zombie Outbreak introduces the concept of synergy and helps team members to develop vital group-process skills such as decision making and conflict resolution.


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