Dallas in the spring is glorious–the perfect place for one of our most popular workshops. And the perfect setting for company team development training with one of our most appreciative clients.
Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a WheelCharity Team Building Workshop for 150 members of the CH2M Hill staff at the Dallas Marriott City Center. We had an amazing afternoon of fun and fellowship centered around the assembly of wheelchairs for some local military veterans.
Charitable company team development
The first step was dividing the staff into small teams. Teammates worked together to “win” parts and components to assemble and decorate their wheelchairs. Each activity honed the team’s problem solving, collaborative, strategizing, and communications skills. All vital tools in company team development. And each challenge suited this world-class engineering firm.
These innovators offer construction and operations services to both the private and public sector. Theirs is a global brand in multiple industries including water, nuclear power, transportation, sanitation service infrastructures, and industrial technology. They’re also internationally acclaimed for their project management systems.
CH2M champions diversity
CH2M Hill is also a multicultural change agent. They’re especially proud of their track record offering diverse services from a diverse workforce. The corporate culture is one of inclusion, embracing the LGTBQ community, as well as talented African American, female, and disabled professionals.
This workshop was right up their alley. They maximized every opportunity to build relationships with each other to work even more effectively in the future. Beyond their commitment to company team development, they had a personal motivation for participating in our workshop.
Help for local heroes
On an emotional level, each participant was richly rewarded for their efforts. They relished the opportunity to give the gift of mobility to some well-deserving Dallas area veterans.
Sadly, many veterans across the country are virtually housebound because they can’t get around easily. Access to something as simple as a wheelchair can mean empowerment and freedom. The CH2M Hill teams were keenly aware of that.
The members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 57 were delighted with the wheelchairs. They looked forward to many exciting adventures around the city.
The Dallas Marriott City Center was the ideal venue to host one of our most successful workshops to date. Hats off to our client and to our veterans to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude for their selfless service. We salute them all!