Essentials of Team Building Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 0736050884
ISBN-13: 9780736050883
Edition: 2005
List price: $46.00
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 6/28/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 248
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Team building is a proven approach for helping people become respectful competitors, cooperative team members, and community leaders. Now you can help your students or group develop those same important skills with Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices.The authors, with two successful books on team building and 30 years of team-building experience, offer a day-by-day guide for implementing activities and challenges for individual sessions, units, or an entire semester.The activities and challenges are geared to beginning through advanced participants in a variety of settings, and they help participants develop the following valuable skills:Problem solvingAppropriate risk takingBuilding working relationshipsCooperationLeadership and communicationCreative thinkingBuilding trustMaking decisionsSetting goalsDeveloping physical skillsIn chapters 1 and 2 the authors introduce the concept of team building, including its benefits, its connection with adventure education and community building, and the process involved in building a team. Chapters 3 and 4 provide assessment tools and safety strategies. Chapter 5 offers a sample college course outline in team building. You'll find icebreaker and community activities in chapter 6, and in chapters 7 through 9 you can choose from an array of introductory, intermediate, and advanced challenges. Chapter 10 provides character development and community-building challenges, and an appendix lays out challenge cards, useful forms, reports, and examples.In addition, Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices includes58 activities and challenges for beginning through advanced teams;reproducible forms for organizing, presenting, and evaluating team-building challenges;ready-to-use unit and semester plans with evaluation tools for each activity; anda bound-in DVD with video clips of 25 challenge demonstrations and reproducible challenge and organizer cards.

Preface
How to Use the DVD
Essentials of Team Building DVD Menu
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Team Building
Benefits of Team Building
Community Building and Team Building
Adventure Education and Team Building
Team Building and Character Education
Summary
The Process of Team Building
Preparing for Team Building
Forming Teams
Setting up Activity Spaces and Equipment
Selecting an Activity or Challenge
Summary
Assessment Tools
Developing a Successful Assessment Program
Portfolios
Record Keeping for Teams
Team Report Card
Summary
Safety Strategies
General Rules
Spotters and Spotting
Equipment Safety
Safety Issues With Specific Challenges
Creative Ways to Obtain Equipment
Summary
Team-building Sample Course Outline
Icebreakers and Communication Activities
Agadoo
Memory Game
Group Construction
Moving Team Juggle
Untying Knots
Where Do I Go?
The Great Communicator
Introductory Challenges
Construction Zone
Geography Masters
General Hospital, Emergency Room
Atom Transfer
Riverboat
Swamp Machine
The Whole World in Their Hands
The Snake
Tire Bridge
Toxic Waste Transfer
The Rock
River Crossing
Lifeline
The Wall I
Magic Bases
Geo Sphere
Intermediate Challenges
Island Escape
Plunger Ball
The Maze
Stepping-Stones I
Bridge Over the Raging River
Human Billboard, Skywriters
Jumping Machine
Human Pegs
The Wall II
Indiana's Challenge
Teamwork Walk
Great Pearl Caper
Stomp It
Missing Bucket
Great Balls of Color
Juggler's Carry
Frankenstein
Dynamic Barrier
Tower of Tires
Factor In
Advanced Challenges
Black Hole
Stepping-Stones II
Alphabet Balance Beam
Knights of the Around Table
Electric Fence
Grand Canyon I
Grand Canyon II
Spider's Web
Neutral Zone
Marble Twist and Turn
Thinking Outside the Dots
Character Development and Community-Building Challenges
Building Blocks
Lean on Me
Rainbow Swamp Trail
Integrity Tower
Appendix
Challenge Cards
Organizer Cards
References
About the Authors

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