Apr 26, 2019

Build Team Culture On-Site this Summer Ten Team Building Ideas you Can Do at or Near Your Office:

by Kaitlin Crehan     

10 team building ideas to

  1. Fitness Fridays with an in-office yoga class.
  2. Hike at a local park.
  3. Start a run club before work, after work or during your lunch break.
  4. Take your meetings to go and go for a walk.
  5. Shake up your annual summer picnics with Tailgating Olympics, Office Olympics or a Summer Camp Relay.
  6. Center yourself with a little morning meditation inside or outside the office.
  7. Build your own BBQ for your next lunchtime potluck.
  8. Get your team outside and explore a new place with a True North Remarkable Race
  9. Change up your Thursday work happy hour with a True North Bar Wars or Signature Sangria making competition.
  10. Feeling nostalgic, have a good, old-fashioned Kickball game.

Dec 28, 2018

The True North Team Building Chili Cook-Off

by Kaitlin Crehan     

It is the perfect time of year for the True North Team Building Chili Cook-Off! Bring your team together over fun quick-fire challenges that earn you materials to whip up the winning chili!

TNTB Chili Cook-off

Dec 12, 2018

Engaging a Global Team with Team Building

by Kaitlin Crehan     

team building remarkable race

Engaging a global team isn’t always easy, however, it is crucial to help team members feel like they are valued, engaged and connected.  Andy Molinsk shares his thoughts on how best to engage global teams.  His article inspired us to share some of our most effective programs for global teams:

  1.  Experiential Initiatives: These are popular programs that global teams love. Teams work together on a series of experiential initiatives that allow them to explore current ways of working that may need to be addressed to increase both individual and team success in the workplace. Topics frequently explored include; building trust, encouraging open communication, how best to collaborate and more.
  2.  True North’s Remarkable Race: This program encourages team members to seek out and solve a series of different challenges. Teams will get a chance to really engage and connect as they set out to complete their challenges with detours and roadblocks along the way. It’s possible to customize some aspects of the race to your organization.
  3. Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Workshop: This program helps teams understand how, they score on the key components of The Five Behaviors of an Effective Team model which includes: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability and results. Each individual on the team will also learn about their own behavioral style and their team members styles, based on the Everything DiSC® model and how each style contributes to the team’s overall success.Five Behaviors Cohesive team
  4. Culinary events: True North Team Building blends a culinary experience with experiential learning to encourage communication, planning and working together. This is one of our most popular programs for global teams. Whether you are an experienced cook or inexperienced cook there is some way for everyone to contribute. Collaboration is key in this event as everyone is dependent on each other to finish the task.

Dec 4, 2018

Developing Your Independent Teams with True North Team Building

by Kaitlin Crehan     

Here at True North one of our specialties is working with companies on team development. We couldn’t agree more with this article about Unleashing the Power of Small, Independent Teams. Many organizations really thrive with teams that are able to hone in on and leverage each individual’s skill set.  We can help you to develop and reinforce team mindset with some of our experiential learning programs such as: Chain Reaction 1.0, The Matrix, Everything Disc Workplace and many more. We are happy to determine which program would be best for you!

team building matrix

Nov 15, 2018

Bring Your Team Together This Holiday Season

by Kaitlin Crehan     

ugly sweater - bring your team together this holiday season

Yes…the holiday season is upon us! Whether you decide to have your party in November, December or January it’s so important to bring your team together and celebrate all their hard work throughout the year! What better way to do this than with one of our many team building activities?!

Some of our most popular programs this time of year are:

Holiday Bar Wars – Stir things up as your teams compete against other teams to create winning holiday-themed cocktails.

Toy Bins For Charities – One of our most popular programs! This program encourages networking while building toy bins and filling them up with a variety of toys to be donated to local charities, just in time for the holidays.

Red Wagon Build & Toy Donation– Teams work together to build kids wagons and then fill them up with a wide variety of toys, sporting goods, crafts, books and more.

CanSculptures– Help fill local food pantries with this creative giving back event. Teams build themed sculptures out of canned goods that will get donated to a local food bank. The is an ongoing need at local food banks… before and after the holidays.

Holiday Bistro Battle– Teams compete to create a signature cocktail and cold appetizer to accompany it. After the creation of their cocktail and dish, each team will present their creation, but only one team will be awarded the winner!

Networking Lounge- Bring the fun to your office or meeting space when you transform the room into a giant lounge, full of games such as Wii tennis or bowling, ping pong, corn hole, giant Jenga and so much more!

Holiday Lip Sync Battle-  Teams compete head to head to see who is the best performer.

Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Contest– See who can create the ugliest sweater cookie out there.


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Nov 13, 2018

Zombie Apocalypse Packs Give Back Year Round

by Kaitlin Crehan     

No one knows when a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake will strike.  That is why it is important to keep our local disaster relief agencies well stocked with hygiene kits that can be distributed in case of a natural disaster!
You can create hygiene and personal care kits with your team any time of year! In addition, it is possible to create hygiene kits specifically for children and pets.  Our Zombie Apocalypse program is a great team experience and a fantastic way to give back to the communities in which you live and work.

give back year round