Baltimore Team Building & Training Corporate Team Building & Training in Baltimore
Baltimore’s harbor – once suffering from industrial restructuring – transformed itself into a model tourism district. How can your team transform themselves? Your Baltimore team building initiative can boost their strategic planning skills, communication, and professional presence. Team building can provide an exciting boost to your next meeting or conference.
3 ways Baltimore Team Building Can Help Your Business
Improve listening and communication skills:
Have you ever been in an environment where the loudest voice would control the room? Where people were more concerned about defending their position than finding the best solution? Where the people with the most important information or best ideas were never even heard? These are great examples of the potential problems caused by poor communication skills. To improve these, the first step is to raise awareness… to help people identify what they are doing and the potential consequences. Team building exercises are one of the best tools for accomplishing this. It’s like holding up a mirror and having the opportunity to see ourselves from a different perspective. As our friends at Dominos Pizza discovered, with expert facilitation, this becomes a process of enlightenment rather than blame. But the next step is even harder, moving from awareness to action. Here too, team building becomes a valuable tool where you can practice a change, realize that you may not have done what you intended to do, and then have an immediate opportunity to try again? This iterative process is one aspect of team building that makes it so effective.
Build a stronger professional presence:
When we communicate with others, 55% of the message is conveyed by non-verbals, with 38% communicated by vocal tone and inflection, and only 7% by the actual words we choose. Bottom line… people believe what they see over what they hear! So as a leader, we need to be extremely aware of, and sensitive to the unintended messages that we may be sending. This is all part of our professional presence… the assumptions that people make about us from the way we carry and present ourselves. As our friends at Johns Hopkins Health System discovered, team building can be a very effective way of developing a stronger professional presence through improved communication and listening. The better we are at asking strong open ended questions, and really listening to responses, enables us to better understand how we are being perceived by others. Team building also provides the opportunity for us to test and practice alternative approaches, and to receive immediate feedback about our effectiveness. This is a leadership laboratory in action!
Develop high potential leaders:
Succession planning is critical to every business. Our goal is to groom and develop internal talent to ensure a stable and consistent future. But how do we develop this talent in a safe and effective manner. If we throw them into management positions too soon, they may struggle and business can suffer. If we wait too long, we risk losing them to outside competitors. Team building is a way to engage your talent in a way that empowers and motivates them to grow with your company. Team building exercises provide opportunities to test, practice and refine new skills… to push your limits and practice skills that you are not yet comfortable with…. and to receive immediate feedback that enables you to grow even faster. Our friends at the Marine Technologies Society experienced this first hand as we helped them develop their internal staff. Team building is a great opportunity to help your people demonstrate what they are really capable of!
Team Building Should be about Outcomes
- Alignment: Getting teams rowing in the same direction, toward common goals with clear expectations and a communication process that accommodates change.
- Assimilation: Building common ground and helping everyone feel part of the team by discovering shared vision and values.
- Experience: Helping increase awareness, challenge your perspective, and establish a common history that everyone can draw upon.
- Development: Enabling people to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses while creating opportunities to test, practice, and refine new behaviors.
- Collaboration: Creating an open and trusting environment where everyone is engaged, contributes, and feels valued by the team.
Popular Baltimore Team Building Topics
- Outdoor team building
- Executive presentation skills and professional presence
- Space Cargo rocket program
- Leadership development
- Five Factor personality profiles
- Meetings and conferences
- Managing across generations
- Strategic planning
- Improving communication and feedback
- Managing cross-generational conversations
- Executive coaching for success
Why Choose Learning Technologies?
We take the time to really understand your organizational culture, leadership style, and internal challenges. We strive to build on best practices that you already have in place while addressing components that may be lacking or missing. For training to be effective, it needs to address real and current needs, which encourages engagement and promotes direct application. When evaluating any training, always ask, “Is this relevant to our work?”
We customize every program so you don’t waste valuable training time. Especially in today’s world, there’s an almost endless amount of information regarding any topic. Rather than bombarding your people an information overload, provide them with the specific tools they really need to do their jobs both effectively and efficiently. We believe that it’s far better to leave a session with a few critical behaviors that will actually change rather than a huge manual full of theories that simply sits on a shelf.
Our goal is to help you better succeed as a business by complimenting your management style and reinforcing your core messages. We strive to design training programs that address your specific business drivers. Training is not just about developing skills; it’s about impacting the bottom line of your business.
We are seasoned business professionals who understand your challenges. Our consultants have years of business experience and have worked first-hand at addressing many of the challenges you currently face. For us, training is not an academic exercise, but rather a business proposition. We understand your needs and challenges because we’ve been there.
We focus on helping you actually improve your business results, rather than just delivering training. We challenge people and teams to not just do things differently, but to do what will help drive the business. By developing your people, you are investing in one of the most valuable assets in your organization. Remember, development is important, but results are absolutely essential!
Baltimore Training Locations
- Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD – Outdoor team building, corporate retreats, leadership training
- Mt. Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD – Team building, corporate retreats, leadership training
- Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, Baltimore, MD – Outdoor team building, corporate retreats, leadership training
- Powdermill Run Park, Baltimore, MD – Outdoor team building
- Riverside Park, Baltimore, MD – Outdoor team building
- Rocky Point State Park, Baltimore, MD – Outdoor team building