Take flight by building and designing an aerodynamic cardboard airplane. A highly collaborative team building and business simulation exercise that gets teams working towards one common goal – a real cardboard boat that floats. At the core of the Eagle Glider Challenge is a real business simulation. Real elements of business are built right into the event and can be tailored to your unique goals, objectives and culture.
What is the Art of Flight Challenge?
How does it work?
Teams will be provided various building parameters and go through several phases of the program:
Planning and Budgeting – Each team will be given a budget for materials, supplies, building consulting to be used for purchasing basic supplies including cardboard, tape, box cutters, and other materials. The groups will have to come up with a strategy to effectively use their available resources.
Aircraft Design – Teams will work together to build a functional and aesthetically pleasing aircraft. The customer, FullTilt Travel, has specific design requirements and requests that should be followed in order to win the FullTilt Travel’s aircraft building contract.
Project Management Twists – Our facilitators will throw the curve real business curve balls including human capital changes, new design parameters, changing time constraints, or mandatory use of certain materials – things that a team might experience in their real day to day.
Flight Test and Distance – Teams will transport their airplanes to a nearby hill or top of a small building or structure for an entertaining airshow. The teams will be awarded points based on the airplanes functionality, flight distance, aerodynamics and aesthetics.
Key Outcomes & Benefits:
- Highly collaborative & team oriented
- Blue Ocean thinking (outside the box problem solving)
- Communication focused
- Project Management & Execution
- Time Management
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We really thought yesterday’s session was productive, insightful, and a lot of fun. You did a great job of leading the session and really getting everyone engaged. Additionally, the business simulation allowed me to improve relationships with the team, so that was great.
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I am so happy that we worked with you for Capco’s event in Puerto Rico. I really can’t say enough good things about Kerry and his team. They were all incredibly helpful, fun, professional, and just plain great at their jobs. Such amazing attitudes, professionalism, and willingness to adapt. The feedback from participants has been overwhelming, everyone had such a great time.
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On behalf of the Management team, I would like to officially Thank You for leading our teams today through “End Hunger Games”! The feedback from our community was overwhelmingly positive and a great way to end our day. The donation to the Food Bank resonated with us all and was the best part of the exercise.
End Hunger Games
I liked that different people can come together quickly when genuine effort is applied. We learned how to work together effectively. Teams can work well together when everyone is given space and opportunity to do what they do best. Teamwork can be achieved in a hectic setting.
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I think interactive experimental learning is a key way of learning. It is fun, gets the mind and body involved in the principles being taught, and creates a team environment that overcomes typical barriers like restlessness, titles, etc.
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We learned that communication is key throughout the project to ensure everyone continues to work towards a common goal and stay on track. It was fun! I loved the collaboration – working together to get the job done in a fun way. Everyone plays an important role. Trust the team. Good balance of fun, competition and learning.
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