Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the top U.S. pharmaceutical companies chose the Leaders Institute to do a team building event for their annual conference in Charlotte NC in June 3013. Amy Shabazz a Senior Associate Director with Boehringer Ingelheim had used the Leaders Institute in the past and wanted to repeat another successful performance. Ms. Shabazz chose the Rescue Bear with the reputation as a fun team building event with a learning component and charity donation as well. The 24 participants from around the country only meet twice a year in person so this was an opportunity to strengthen and identify the group’s team working skills. The individuals began with an exercise to help develop their memory skills. The participants had a fun time learning and practicing with their partners, and were amazed how quickly the exercise increased their memory retrieval. The individuals then participated in a fast paced mental activity similar to “Simon Says” designed to eliminate and divide them into groups. The groups were determined and formed by the strengths that the participants thought that they excelled at. The respective teams then relied on the teamwork to quickly solve the clues that they would turn in to get the parts to complete a stuffed bear. The energy was very high and you could see that the participants were learning and having fun racing to solve the clues in exchange for the components to complete the stuffed bears. After the four teams had successfully completed stuffed bears, the local Charlotte NC Fire Fighters were invited in to accept the presentation of the animals that would be given to distressed fire and accident victims.
So if you are looking for a fun team building event with a charity component, the Leaders Institute has many team building activities that will suffice your needs.