We can create Chicago team building ideas for your whole team in downtown and the surrounding area
When it comes to leadership development, corporate training events, and Chicago team building, Magnovo Training Group has you covered!
Add in the availability of not one, but two airports, including O’Hare (ORD), the second busiest airport in the world with flight connections to just about everywhere, and you have no shortage of meeting space, events, and accessibility for your Chicago team building event!
Salesforce’s recent Bike-A-Thon™ at their company offices in Chicago, IL was a one-of-a-kind event for all involved.
Salesforce Hosts a Charity Team Building Workshop
We joined Salesforce at its company offices for a Bike-A-Thon™ to benefit the kids at the local Union League Boys and Girls Club. The company had done the same workshop for this charity once before with us, and everyone was very excited to do it again. It might have been a cold day in Chicago but the warmth and friendliness of this group was no match for the weather.
This was a Bike-a-Thon Charity workshop we staged for a group of 45 recent college graduates who were interning for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chicago, IL. We’d done a similar workshop with Blue Cross Blue Shield the year before, so we had a decent idea of what to expect before the actual activities started. And although last year’s workshop was very successful, we felt that this year’s was a substantial improvement. This is what happens when you combine hard work, preparation, and clients who are willing to learn.
The Bike-a-Thon we staged at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL was a massive and ambitious venture. There were 290 college students from all over the country in attendance, each of them vying for a coveted internship with Crowe Howarth under the watchful eyes of the accounting giant’s management team. With our facilitators guiding them every step of the way, the interns spent the day learning teamwork skills and assembling 50 bicycles to donate to the Chicago Youth Program Headquarters.
There’s no other word for it: the “awesomeness” of this city’s culture inspires us every day with each and every Chicago team building event we hold. From Wrigley’s Field to the architectural wonders of this great town, to the boisterous sports culture and hundreds of culinary delights to be found, we know Chicagoans love to have a good time.
That’s great, because all our team building activities in Chicago are designed to be fun! Even when we do corporate team building, Chicago style is front-of-mind. Each workshop or training session is customized to fit the group we’re serving and the goals they might have. We always try and work in a bit of local culture, too. And since we’re in Chicago, that’s never a problem!
For Team Building Activities, Chicago Sets the Pace
Windy, blustery, and jam-packed with things to do, Chicago sets a pace of life that’s well, fast, busy, alive, and always changing. That’s how we like to describe our team building: Chicago style!
Our workshops are designed to be engaging, no matter what your objectives might be. That means of course our charity team building sessions are fun. It also means that for our corporate team building activities, Chicago fun is built right in too. We make learning fun, no matter how serious the topic. It’s how we get everyone involved and it’s how we can promise to deliver tangible results.
Diversity is Key
Chicago is filled with a wonderful diversity of things to do and experience. You can see a classical music orchestra playing live one night in Millennium Park, then visit your neighborhood sports bar and watch a game with the rowdiest of folks while you enjoy the world’s best hot dogs. It’s that sort of diversity of experiences that make a city great.
Diversity is also what makes teams great. One idea the drives all our team build ideas is the notion that teams are better when a diversity of minds are all contributing. That’s why we always aim for 100% participation. When individuals realize the potential of a diverse set of minds all working together to solve problems and overcome obstacles, that’s where learning and growing take place!
There are lots of communication styles- our workshops highlight the value of recognizing them all in group work. That concept works itself into our charity team building as well as the fun corporate events Chicago has such a calling for.
Hot Dogs, Art, Music… and Team Building in Chicago
From low-brow to high falutin’, Chicago offers a diverse smorgasbord of fun things to do. That means everyone can find something to do on any given day or night.
Likewise, we give our team building events “Chicago treatments”. What that means is everyone can find a role to play, no matter what type of activity we do. We know everyone has different communication styles, as well as different ways of collaborating.
Like the city of Chicago, our workshops offer a range of options. For example, in some activities, each team member will take on a different role. Some are directors while others are performers and still others play supporting roles.
And as you may know, finding the right employee for the right role is one way of improving efficiency. That’s why we like to stress the uniqueness of each team member’s talents and skills during all our team activities.
What About Charity Workshops?
With our charity events, team building takes on a second dimension. We’re still working on the skills that make team players better, of course. But now everyone’s also working toward a common cause.
They might be building bicycles for the local Boys & Girls Club of America. They might be assembling care packages for local women’s shelters. Or, they might be stuffing bears for the local EMS, Police, or fire fighters to hand out to kids in distress.
Whatever cause your group has chosen to support during their charity workshop, they’re building bridges to the Chicago community and they’re building teamwork skills as well. Chicago team building activities can revolve around improving skills, building community connections, strengthening team bonds, or all three!
You can always count on expertly-designed, professionally executed team building activities for adults in Chicago. It’s team building your group will love being a part of!
Some of our favorite Chicago team building venues
Corporate team building: Chicago area
If you’re looking for corporate training and leadership development, we offer many workshops that can be delivered at your chosen location in Chicago and the surrounding area:
Superior Presentation Skills – presentation skills training for today’s environment
Leading Through Change – the eight strategies to driving change in your organization
Campfire Leadership – learn to combine the best of all personality styles to become the ultimate leader
Promotable Executive Presence – teaching your team how to get promoted from within
DiSC Personality Discovery – Improving your team’s interaction through DiSC personality training
Conflict Management – Helping you to reduce and mitigate conflict in the workplace
Relational Sales Training – An in-depth guide to how relationship selling can improve your closing quick
Anything Everything – the completely customized professional development workshop