Specializing in Facilitated Team Building & Executive Retreats
Services Available in: Canada (Toronto, Montreal), United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), Oman, Europe,
USA (Colorado, Arizona, The Poconos, New Hampsphire, Vermont, California, Las Vegas),
the Caribbean (Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia), Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Japan), Costa Rica

 

Survive, Thrive & Grow Even in the Midst of Turbulence

 

Survivor Team Building for Executive Retreats

Survivor Inspired Team Building in Canada, USA, Jamaica, UAE, Malaysa, & Japan

Executive RetreatsIn this turbulent business climate, even companies with a strong bottom line need to be alert, proactive, on top of their game, and agile enough to respond quickly and effectively to shifts in the economy and the marketplace.

Since 1996, Executive Oasis International, a Toronto based consulting firm, has helped rapidly changing organizations from 16countries:

  • build cohesive teams
  • design & execute innovative strategies to stay ahead of the curve
  • capitalize on opportunities in a growing economy
  • identify new markets when times are tough
  • Fire up a team that's tired & discouraged
  • thrive in a fast paced environment

  • Your team will realize these benefits from our powerful, facilitated team building simulations and management consulting services.

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

     

     


    Highlights

  • Benefits

  • How We're Unique

  • What we Offer

  • What we Don't Offer

  • The Simulations (By Country)
        - Canada
        - USA
        - United Arab Emirates
        - Oman
        - Jamaica (and other parts of the Caribbean)
        - Malaysia & Singapore
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    How We're Unique

    Many companies marketing team building actually deliver strictly recreational events.

    We offer "real" team building to produce TANGIBLE BUSINESS RESULTS without sacrificing the fun factor.

    Blog: What "Real" Team Building Looks Like

    Our team building includes facilitated exercises + outdoor team challenges + FULL debriefing.

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    For more options, also check out our International Team Building (Available Globally)

     


     

    Survivor Team Building: An Overview

    Benefits

    Survivor Team Building, Toronto, Dubai, Jamaica

    Inspired by the TV show Survivor, our survival team building takes teams through a step by step "tune up" to:

  • Break down silos
  • Build team spirit
  • Strengthen links between geographically dispersed teams
  • Pull a team together after a merger.
  • Identify and eliminate communication barriers
  • Identify new target markets for your products and services
  • Improve processes and reduce red tape

  • Our Survivor team building retreats will also give your team an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditional lifestyle.

  • Visit a Maroon village in the hills of Jamaica
  • Go on a desert safari in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and camp out overnight in the desert in Bedouin style tents
  • Camp out in the jungle and participate in agricultural and construction projbec in an Orang Asli Village in Malaysia
  • Go dog sledding near Toronto or Montreal.

  • Give Back to the Community

    Participants in our sessions have donated the funds they have raised through our simulations and the objects they have purchased to charities in Malaysia, the USA, and Oman.

    Survivor Team Building,Oman

    In Oman participants had lunch lunch with an Omani family and provide a feast for their village. The company also made a financial donation to the community.

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    How We're Unique

    Survivor Team Building, Toronto, Dubai, Jamaica

    We focus on giving your team tools & strategies to overcome business challenges, identify emerging opportunities, and improve your bottom line.

    All of our 2 1/2 to 4 Day Survivor Team Building Simulations for Executive Retreats Include:

  • Pre-Session CEO briefing to ensure that our session is targeted to your business needs
  • Pre-Session Participant Profiles and Learning Surveys to get Buy-in and Form Teams
  • CEO or Senior Executive Presentation to Clarify Objectives and Links to Business.
  • Team briefing to get "buy in" from entire team.
  • FULL Debriefing
  • Business Application Exercises
  • Post-Mortem.
  • Follow-up Plan.

  • CEO or Executive Briefing

    We kick-off things off with a presentation by your CEO or other member of your senior management team. The goal is to ensure that everyone present understands the relevance of team building to your business realities.

    Team Briefing

    Then, a professional faciliator provide a team briefing to set the context, work through a case that reflects your team and give the team insight into areas where there is a need to enhance teamwork. Then, the fun begins.

    The Simulation

    Our emphasis is putting titles and organizational levels aside so that people can really have a chance to relax, unwind and connect. Creating a stronger bond between peers in a relaxed setting will improve interaction and communication.

    Some organizations have included executives, managers and team members in retreats and business team building simulations. To set the stage for success, prior to the session we'll help you select team leaders for the recreational activities and facilitated exercises. We exercise great care to ensure that your least experienced and newest team members are assigned to these non-threatening roles within a context of fun.

    Executives and senior managers become just another member of the team. Once team members have seen a lighter side to your senior management team, this fosters a climate of open communication and creates a productive atmosphere for working together during business discussions. This also encourages open sharing of ideas and a change in mindset. Participants emerge from the session realizing that innovative, breakthrough strategies can come from any level of your organization.

    Debriefing

    Most team building programmes on the market include onlya 1/2 an hour to 1 hour "debriefing session".

    We devote 1/3 - 1/2 of Survivor team building to debriefing and mining your experience for applications to your SPECIFIC business issues and challenges.

    Business Application Exercises

    After your team building simulation and debriefing, your teams will be re-configured. A specific business issue, challenge or opportunity will be assigned to each team. In breakout groups, each team will analyze its business issue using the tools and strategies acquired during the simulation and recreational activities. Finally, the teams have an opportunity to make brief presentations of their results and proposed solutions. Next steps and a follow up planning is developed before your team returns to the office.

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    Survivor Team Building Simulations

    Winter Team Building: Survivor Team Building
    for Executive Retreats


    Arctic Survival Winter Team BuildingAvailable: January to Late March

    Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    Focus: Change Management, Problem Solving, Tolerance of Ambiguity, Cross-functional teamwork, Leadership

  • Survivor team building simulation to boost team performance.

  • Places Available:Canada, Colorado, the Poconos, Vermont, New Hampshire, Europe, Japan

    Activities Available: Orienteering, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice climbing, broomball, and other winter challenges.

    Blog Post: Winter Team Building

    Book WELL in advance for dog sledding.

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    Wilderness Survival: Survivor Team Building

    Wilderness Survival USA: Survivor Team Building

    Wilderness Survival Team BuildingAvailable: Mid-May to Mid-October near Toronto & Montreal

    Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    Focus:Change Management, Problem Solving, Tolerance of Ambiguity, Cross-functional Teamwork, Leadership

  • Survivor team building simulation to boost team performance.
  • Places Available: Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Tremblant, Banff, Lake Louise), USA (The Poconos, Vermont, New Hampshire, California, Arizona) Europe, Japan

    Activities Available: Orienteering, GPS challenge, canoeing, camping, canyoning, caving, outdoor cooking challenges, horse riding.

    Blog Post: Team Building: Wilderness Retreats in Canada

    Book WELL in advance for outdoor camping.

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    Desert Survival Team Building

    Desert Survival Team Building USA

    Desert Survival Team BuildingAvailable: Mid-October to Late April

    Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    Focus:Change Management, Dealing with Uncertainty, Out of the Box Thinking, Leadership

  • Survivor team building simulation to boost team performance.

  • Your team is lost in the desert.

  • Team must design a plan to raise money upon rescue.

  • Step by step team "tune up".

  • Places Available: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Palm Springs, Arizona, Las Vegas

    Activities Available: 4 x 4 Off-Roading Safari, Orienteering, GPS Challenge, Desert Camping, Outdoor Cooking Challenges, Horse Riding, Horse Watering Relay

    Blog Post: Desert Safaris, American-Style

    Book WELL in advance for overnight camping.

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    Beach Team Building

    Beach Team BuildingAvailable: Mid-October to Late April

    Length: 1 1/2 - 3 Days

    Focus: Uncovering Hidden Business Opportunities, Dealing with Uncertainty, Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Your team is stranded on the beach.

  • Team must design a plan to raise money upon rescue.

  • Step by step team "tune up".

  • Enhance team performance

  • Places Available: Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, The Dominican Republic, Singapore, Langkawi, Kuching, Hawaii, California, Florida

    Activities Available: Orienteering, GPS Challenges, Tug of War, Yachting, Sailing, Firestarter Challenge, Raft Building, Outdoor Cooking Challenge

    Book WELL in advance. Involves a lot of logistics.

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    Mountain Team Building

    Mountain Team BuildingAvailable: May to October

    Length: 1 1/2 - 3 Days

    Focus: Risk Taking, Change Management, Dealing with Uncertainty, Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Your team is lost in the mountains.

  • Getting rescued will involve taking risks.

  • Team must design a plan to raise money upon rescue.

  • Step by step team "tune up".

  • Enhance team performance

  • Places Available: UAE (Hatta, Al Ain), Oman, Canada (Mont Tremblant, The Laurentians, Banff, Lake Louise), USA (Colorado, Arizona, The Poconos, Vermont, California, New York), Costa Rica

    Activities Available: Rock climbing, abseiling, rappelling, and cooking challenges.

    Blog Post: Dubai: Black Gold Simulation Helps Companies Uncover Hidden Opportunities

    Book WELL in advance. Involves a lot of logistics.

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    Survival Team Building: By Country

    Canada

  • Arctic Survival
  • Wilderness Survival

  • USA

  • Desert Survival
  • Arctic Survival
  • Wilderness Survival

  • Malaysia & Singapore

  • Jungle Survival
  • Mountain Team Building


  • Japan

  • Winter Team Building
  • Mountain Team Building

  • Jamaica

  • Island Survival


  • United Arab Emirates

  • Desert Survival
  • Mountain Team Building
  • Beach Team Building

  • Sultanate of Oman

  • Mountain Team Building
  • Desert Survival
  • Beach Team Building

  • Costa Rica

  • Jungle Survival
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    For more options, also check out our International Team Building
    (Available Globally)