A group of leaders from the Kellogg’s company gathered recently for two days of meetings near Ann Arbor, Michigan. The group is based in Battle Creek at Kellogg’s world headquarters, and chose Ann Arbor as a fun place to retreat and concentrate on their team dynamics. Kellogg’s has been a household name since 1906 with well-known breakfast foods such as Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies, as well as other household names such as Cheez-It and Pringles. They have locations in 180 countries around the world, and continue to be a staple in many homes.
Kellogg’s chose to engage their team in a combination Amazing Race/Scavenger Hunt event that our team custom designed for them from start to finish, incorporating their ideas into the event to make it everything they hoped for. The course consisted of just five stops around the downtown Ann Arbor area, from Kerrytown to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. With the discovery of each location, teams had to photograph themselves in specific ways in order to earn points for style, creativity, and silliness! Each team was outfitted with Hawaiian-themed props to inspire them, and they absolutely rose to the challenge. All photos were collected through a specially designed website, and available as a slideshow for the group to enjoy over dinner at their final destination. The laughter
engulfing the room as the slideshow played on was contagious and infectious! It was clear this group had a fabulous time!
The primary purpose of this event was for the group to have a great time. The team members had been involved in meetings all day, and were going to be in meetings all of the following day. The evening was designed to get them out and moving, having fun, being silly together, and building their team relationships all the while. Mission accomplished!
Does your group have a conference, meeting, or summit planned? Give your participants a break from the intensity of their important work together by including a fun event, with or without a philanthropic component, that gets them up and moving! It will renew their energy and focus, as well as strengthen their bond.