Employees of the education technology company Hot Chalk gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada to get to know each other better and give back to the community by participating in a Build-A-Bike team building event.  Hot Chalk is an education-focused technology company that helps non-profit private universities get their degree programs online.  With offices in Campbell, California and Phoenix, Arizona, some of the participants in the team building event were meeting face to face for the very first time.  The 55 Hot Chalk employees from different departments and offices had a few short hours to get to know each other before the event began.

When the event started the employees were split into teams and given challenges to solve in order to get everything they needed to build a bicycle.  The challenges are designed to teach employees to work together efficiently and improve their teamwork and leadership skills.  During the course of the team building event the Hot Chalk employees saw firsthand evidence of how better communication and working together as a team, rather than individual departments, helped them to achieve their goals.  Hot Chalk has a great group of employees who had lots of fun working through the team building event, and got to know each other a little bit better in the process.

Of course the Build-A-Bike ® team building event wasn’t just about having fun.  Hot Chalk built and donated 8 bikes to the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas.  At the closing of the event the teams got to award the bikes to 8 lucky boys and girls.  Aside from teamwork and leadership skills, the team building activities also teach the value of giving back to the community.  The smiles on the faces of the boys and girls with their new bikes was a direct example of one of Hot Chalk’s core values of being focused on results.  

Hot Chalk president Edward Fields said, “I have done a lot of team building events over the years and this is the best team building event I have ever done.”

Thank you to all the Hot Chalk employees for making the Build-A-Bike ® team building event a great success!