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.
Lane End Conference Centre hosts team-building and residential for talented young film-makers Lane End Conference Centre, the Buckinghamshire-based training and conference venue, recently hosted two principal retreat weekends and a week-long teacher training event for The Pauline Quirk Academy of Performing Arts (PQA).
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.
Lane End Conference Centre will welcome back the bright, young film-makers from the National Film and TV School (NFTS) in March and April this year, for the fifth year running. With over 300 applications a year to the academy, a stringent recruitment process, and only 66 places available, the NFTS attracts the best students, tutors and film-makers from around the globe, and is renowned for its Masters students, some of whom have gone on to major success in the film and television industries, winning Oscars and Baftas.
Healthcare Venues is a directory of venues, committed to servicing the needs of meetings and events in the healthcare sector. The directory is comprised of venues that have progressed through the audit, assessment and training solution created by Compliant Venues Ltd and partners. Each venue undertakes a rigorous assessment of their suitability for healthcare meetings.
As part of a targeted approach to position the venue as a key partner for healthcare sector events, Lane End Conference Centre has undertaken the assessment and training programme part of the Healthcare-Venues.com solution.
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.
Lane End Conference Centre, a Buckinghamshire-based training and conference venue, recently hosted the first International Retailer Conference for Hypnos Beds which focussed on the launch of a new product range and branding standards.
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.