A key objective for many business conferences and events can be to bring a team closer together, whether they are used to working together in the same office every day or are spread more diversely across the country or even world. Here are five ideas for team building activities that will encourage people to open up, start talking and even display a playful, creative side they may never have known they had.
Contact UsThe speaker you choose to book for your conference can make or break the event. Listening to a brilliant orator deliver a relevant message that teaches you something new is a real pleasure, while having to suffer a monotonic, irrelevant bore telling you something you already know can ruin an entire event for the audience.
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Every conference organiser’s number one priority should be keeping their delegates, speakers and staff safe and sound for the duration of the conference. This doesn’t just mean making sure the building won’t catch fire, but also that everyone feels comfortable and that there are no obvious accident triggers or health risks that will result in medical intervention. Here are some health and safety aspects to consider when planning your next event.
Back in 2011, Lane End Conference Centre developed the first major experiential learning centre for the London area – and it’s still proving popular with clients.
Conferences are getting more and more ambitious, not just in their frequency, but also in content and structure. Although teleconferencing and online events are extremely popular, they cannot totally replace the many advantages of physically getting people together in one place. Throw in an overnight stay at or near the conference venue, and these advantages increase exponentially. The chance to relax after the day’s work is done without having to worry about travelling home, plus the novelty of staying somewhere new can reinvigorate delegates and encourage team bonding.
It’s tough catering for events and it’s getting tougher as our diets and eating habits continually change. But one thing never changes – our desire to cater for all.
Whatever the timing, location or reason for running a corporate event, gathering a large number of disparate people in one room and expecting them to instantly gel is a big ask for most of us. Even if people know each other well, placing them in an unfamiliar setting to discuss new topics will inhibit the most extrovert amongst them.
Team building is universally accepted as a good and important thing to do if you want to create and sustain an effective, happy, co-operative team. Pulling together, aiming at the same goal or group of goals and celebrating success are all signs that a team is working well together, but how do you get there in the first place? How do you gather together lots of different people and persuade them to gel as a team?
Finding a training facility is not as easy as it looks. All kinds of considerations must be taken into account, from the location, right through to whether tea and coffee is offered in the breaks. Participants must be able to learn effectively in a distraction-free, easy environment, while the trainer must have everything he or she needs to facilitate the training as effectively as possible. Here are ten key things, in no particular order, to consider when looking for the right venue.
All too often, the daily deadlines and shorter-term goals of a person’s job can take up so much brain space and diary time that they cannot think beyond what they have to do that day. Yet planning time out to attend conferences and external events relevant to one's work is crucial for career development.
Here's why every employer should send their people to regular conferences and training days, or even plan their own events to boost employee morale.
No matter what the topic of a conference or training workshop, there will inevitably be parts of the day when attendees will start to feel tired and lose concentration. The post-lunchtime slump is a particularly dangerous time, as everyone will need to divert at least some energy towards digesting food. This can then lead to lethargy, especially if the conference or workshop is in a warm, quiet room with little or no natural light. Yet by following a few simple steps, you can help your delegates stay focused and boost their energy levels to take them right the way through to the end of the day.