Specializing in Facilitated Team Building & Executive Retreats
Available in: Canada: North of Toronto (Haliburton, Muskokas), Mont Tremblant, the Laurentians, Gatineau, Eastern Townships, Banff, Lake Louise
USA: The Poconos, Colorado, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway Asia: Japan

 

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Winter Team Building & Executive Retreats: Arctic Survival

Winter Team Building in Canada: Toronto, Mont Tremblant, Banff, Lake Louise

2 1/2 - 3 Day Team Building Simulation

  • Arctic Team BuildingIntroduce your team to simple tools for planning, decision making, and brainstorming in a fast-paced environment.
  • Improve your team's ability to deal with uncertainty and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Enhance cohesion between geographically dispersed teams.
  • Equip your team for the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Re-focus your team to seize opportunities in a growing economy.

  • Arctic Survival Survivor Team Building is a facilitated 2 1/2 - 3 day business simulation. This stranded in the arctic simulation will familiarize your team with a toolkit that they will then use to analyze your own business issues and challenges.

    Your team will participate in a variety of facilitated business exercises and outdoor winter challenges. Those who desire will have the option of camping out overnight in a quinzhee.

    Arctic Survival: Winter Team Building is available for executive retreats, team building, sales rallies, & incentives for sales teams.

    Please note: We are a Toronto team building and management consulting firm specializing in facilitated business team building and executive retreats. A senior facilitator will travel to other locations to serve clients who require our expert facilitation. Our local alliance partners in all locations deliver the recreational activities, food and beverage requirements, and socials according to our exact specifications.

    We deliver MUCH more value than just a day of fun away from the office.

     

    How We're Unique

    Many companies marketing team building actually offer strictly recreational programmes.

    We specialize in "real" team building that produces TANGIBLE BUSINESS RESULTS without sacrificing the fun factor.

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    Highlights

    • Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    • Available: Early January to Late March

    • Group Size: 6 - 100+

    • Pricing: Varies with group size & location

    • Locations: Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Korea
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    For more options, also check out Canada Team Building & International Team Building

     


     

    Who We've Helped

    We offer team building, consulting, an event planning to companies of all sizes. We have designed this team building simulation and facilitated it for a number of companies including Mister Safety Shoes, Wurth Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, and Sittercity.

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    Benefits


    Arctic Team Building

    Inspired by the TV show Survivor, Arctic Survival Team Building takes teams through a step-by-step "team tune up" to:

  • Build team spirit
  • Break down silos
  • Forge stronger links between geographically dispersed teams
  • Identify untapped markets for your products and services.
  • Harness your team's creative genius to resolve business issues.
  • Identify and eliminate communication barriers.
  • Improve processes and reduce red tape.

  • The best news is that your team will have fun doing it.

    Experience the local culture

    Arctic Survival can also give your team an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditional lifestyle.

  • Go dog sledding.
  • Inuit art competition

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    Arctic Survival Storyline

    Arctic Team Building

    This is the storyline for team building in Canada. It will be customized for other locations.

    It was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime for you and your team....a dog sledding adventure in the Canadian arctic and winter camping in quinzhees....but, you couldn't resist going for it.

    A wild race across the tundra, lots of laughs - and suddenly you're separated from your guides and the rest of your party.

    You've lost your money, your identification, your passports, and your airline tickets. You have enough food to last a week. All you have is your snowshoes, the clothes on your backs, your survival packs, and the one "luxury" item you managed to sneak inside your gear. You're alone in our teams, struggling to get back to civilization.

    You're not too worried. Your Inuit guides told you they'd send out a search party. In the meantime, you must come up with a plan. Your guides will help you implement it and get the word out when you are rescued.


    Arctic Team Building

    You build quinzhees and get a good night's sleep before you consider your options.

    The next morning, you pull out the Arctic Survival package that your Inuit guides gave you and you begin to develop your strategy using idea chains, mind maps, storyboards, flow charts, and force field analysis. You'll forage for food, identify a product that you can manufacture in your winter wonderland to raise money, and design a marketing strategy that you can implement upon rescue.

    Whenever you hear the sound of the sleigh bells, you'll meet in the Giant Quinzhee to compete with the other team for valuable prizes and resources.

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    Brainstorming &
    Business Tools

  • Idea Chains
  • Mind Maps
  • Storyboards
  • Priority Grids

  • Corporate Landscape Analyzer
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Cause/Effect Fishbones
  • Flow Charts (Not reviewed)

  • Arctic Team Building

    These simple tools are intended to give team members a common frame of reference and assist teams by simplifying analysis of complex situations particularly during tight timeframes.

    If your team is already familiar with these tools and using them on a regular basis, we can substitute with other tools.

    Alternatively, we can make the session process focused rather than tool focused. This will involve additional costs as we will require one observer/assistant facilitator per team to observe and provide feedback about group dynamics during team challenges.

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    Activities Included

    Arctic Team Building

    Included:

  • business facilitation
  • snowshoe relay
  • quinzhee building
  • orienteering
  • GPS bear hunt
  • fire starter challenge
  • mini broomball or hockey challenge
  • winter cooking challenge

  • Available: *

  • horse riding
  • 4 x 4 ATV tour
  • ice climbing
  • ice sculpting competition
  • * = additional charges

     

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    Luxury Upgrades Available

    We can upgrade this overnight team building simulation to a luxury winter retreat that includes:

  • bringing in an Olympic athlete for your gala
  • adding spa treatments to your itinerary
  • including a gourmet cooking challenge
  • upgraded decor for winter feast

  • dog sledding
  • arranging celebrity appearances by Survivor cast members
  • obtaining official Survivor apparel and memorabilia
  • customized recorded introduction by Survivor host

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    Sample Pricing
  • Canada: $350 P.P. (Minimum 25) for 2 1/2 - 3 Days

  • Canada: $435 P.P. (Minimum 20) for 2 1/2 - 3 Days

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    Team Building Canada