Targray Technology recently held their annual conference in Montreal, Quebec and included a Build-A-Bike team building workshop as a way to give back to their community and have some fun together! Founded in 1989, Targray is a rapidly growing supplier of materials to the Solar and Optical Media industries. They have global operations in more than 50 countries across three continents. This group consisted of more than 65 sales and product managers from around the globe. They were gathered together for their annual week long conference, and wanted to conclude the week with some fun that had meaning.
Build-A-Bike is a great way for a group to have fun together, reinforce important team building lessons, and give back to the community. The event consists of a series of puzzles and team activities that challenge the participants to think outside of their boxes. While this group has done a lot of team building events together, they were still highly challenged by the event’s activities, and had a great time together!
Targray Technology has had a long-standing partnership with a local organization called LaCourt House that works with kids in one of the poorest areas of Montreal. Many of Targray’s employees work with this organization regularly, donating their time and resources. That connection made the donation of 10 bikes even more meaningful for the group, and for the organization! There were not many dry eyes when the representatives and kids came through the doors.
“This event was just great! We have done a lot of team building activities together, but this was one of the best ever. And being able to donate the bikes to an organization that so many of us individually support was really powerful. Thank you, Ellen and The Leader’s Institute!” — Karen Walker, Targray Technology International
Team building events are plentiful, but few can compare to Build-A-Bike. If you’re looking to give your team a unique experience that reinforces good communication and collaboration, as well as the importance of philanthropy, consider including it in your next conference.