Glider Construction Challenge!

A fun, entertaining and enlightening business simulation! Create a memorable day where you team creates a glider of their own design… Then tests it out with a hilarious and fun finale! 

Glider Build Challenge!

Glider Construction Team Building Event

The Condor Glider Build Challenge is a fun, engaging and challenging business simulation! Your team has a high-flying great time, while working on principles of budgeting, negotiation, collaboration, creativity, communication, adapting to change, agile development, customer service and more!  This incredibly fun team building activity is chock-full of learning points and take-away learning that will feed back into your business, while creating memories for a lifetime!

As a business simulation, this event is excellent for affirming concepts and themes from skill development trainings that can be coupled with the event.

Your professional facilitator starts your group off with fun ice-breakers to set the tone and get everyone into the right mental space. They work with your team to then clarify why companies do team building events, what they hope to get out of the day, and set intentions for the group to keep their focus clear. This also allows us to loop back at the end of the event and affirm what we’ve accomplished and learned together. We can also integrate any special messaging, themes, or other ‘learning points’ that you request, making this a very customizable event.

Next, participants are broken into teams of 3-5 members, and meet with the “client” who assigns their task. They are to build a glider capable of flying as far and land as gently as possible… and must also put together a fun and entertaining T.V. style marketing presentation!

Immediately, teams begin planning, budgeting, purchasing materials (with imaginary budgets), and designing their very own gliders. Teams work with budgets, deadlines, marketing presentations, change-orders and unexpected hurdles like changing human assets. They must effectively collaborate, lead, and make use of everyone’s skills to achieve success!

When you look around the event, you’ll see that everyone is positively engaged, active and busy working toward their goal. Teams leverage their group’s creative skills for the decoration of the glider, mascot and in their marketing presentation. Meanwhile, logical, analytical and mechanical skills are capitalized on for the “engineering” and execution of the glider itself!

The principle of “agile development” is emphasized, with the mantra “test early, test often!”

The great thing is that anyone can build a glider with the right energy and enthusiasm (although some gliders turn out to be lawn darts, boomerangs or javelins in the final test!)

As things progress, we build to marketing presentations, where your group is encouraged to “get outside of their comfort zone” to create humorous and entertaining presentations (which make for great photo-ops)!

After the marketing presentations and photos, teams pair up and prepare to empirically test their designs!  We fly the gliders one at a time, measuring the distance flown and marking their landing spot with cones.

Some will soar like a condor, and some will drop like a rock… Either outcome provides the group with laughs and entertainment.. and creates bonds and memories for a lifetime!

When all is said and done, the facilitator wraps up the event and even provides award certificates to the winners as well as the conspicuously “not-so-much-winners.”

This is a hilarious, fun, bonding event with real-world business take-aways!

Contact us today for a free consultation and to discuss providing the Condor Glider Build Challenge for your high-soaring team!

Thanks for all of your help with our boat building event! I did a survey with my team and they loved the event and would totally recommend it to another team. 🙂

Shawnte Price, Google

I just wanted to say “Thank You” for an excellent event, which really set an exciting and fun-filled tone for the rest of the meetings!

Den and his team did a fantastic job of rallying everyone from executives to field sales to engineers and finance folks from around the globe into a dynamic, intense and extremely memorable team-building event!

ITT Cannon is under-going a huge turn-around and creating positive momentum with such a great team-building activity is a big part of setting the tone for the exciting year ahead.

I appreciate all of your flexibility and adaptability to all of my ‘crazy’ requests and would be more than happy to be a reference for potential clients!

Laura Hanks, ITT Cannon

Our events coordinator Den Bradshaw is very easy to work with and adapted our event to our liking even at the last minute. Again I would like to say what a fantastic event we had, most people voted it their best event to date !!!

Suzanne Ryan, Microsoft