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Cree Lighting Build-A-Bike Durham, NC

Cree Lighting of Morrisville NC, a rapidly growing company has added many new employees recently and needed a team building event to create cohesiveness. Blair Jernigan, the events coordinator, searched and found that the Leaders Institute performed team building events that were not only fun and energetic, but included a learning component and charity aspect as well. A high percentage of the 120 participants had been with the company for less than four months and the team event would prove to create a successful team experience. The participants were thoroughly impressed at the beginning of the team building event by a unique exercise that dramatically improved their memory. The individuals were then divided into teams in which they had to pool their creative resources and strengths to come up with team indemnities and prepare for a team cheer competition. The teams performed their cheer exhibitions with unbelievable energy and enthusiasm for a chance to win a 30 second head start in the actual Build-A-Bike competition. After the cheer competition was over the teams were given clues to solve in order to get the bike parts they needed to complete the bikes that would at the end of the event be given to a local charity. The teams learned to draw on their individual strengths and use cooperation among the other teams to obtain the bike parts they needed to complete their bikes. The end of the event was marked by a recap of the important team components that were learned from the competition. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Durham ushered in the 22 children to receive their bikes and you could see the satisfaction from participants and the joyful faces from the grateful children that this event was a huge success.

Thanks for everything that you did for our event –

Blair Jernigan                                                    

Marketing Events Specialist, Lighting


Author: Steve Stasczak, Date Published: August 1, 2013

Steve Stasczak was an instructor for The Leader's Institute ® from 2013-2014. For more details, you can find him on LinkedIn.

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