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Winning Project Management

This is a very popular fun event - and one where the take-away lessons will benefit your business for a long time into the future.

  • Winning Project Management
  • Winning Project Management
  • Winning Project Management

With this program, you will gain

  • Proper requirement analysis
  • Crucial resource management
  • Ability to handle team changes with grace
  • Marketing and presenting skills
  • Techniques for budgeting for success
  • Smooth customer communication and negotiation
  • Real functional team building experiences

At each stage of the event teams will have the opportunity to change roles so that everyone in the group has a chance to be project lead. At the end of the building process, teams will put together a group presentation that will highlight their accomplishments and ‘sell’ their boat to the customer.

After that, the fun and paddling begins in earnest. Parading a bunch of fantastic cardboard boats into a pool or body of water WILL be exciting. Photos and videos of the teams and their subsequent 'races' will ensure that the glory of the event is remembered.

Event Overview & Features

This popular learning program is an active and engaging learning event where participants divide into teams and then have the opportunity to build a real boat constructed from cardboard and packing tape. This boat will be built and then evaluated in a number of areas including presentation, design, marketing, team cohesiveness and finally, functionality...

This means that each team will be putting at least one member into the boat to compete on the water in a navigational challenge. Winning the boat race will not guarantee the overall win, but it will be a big factor.

Quick Facts to Know

  • Activity Level: Moderate

  • Event Duration: 3-4 Hours

  • Group Size: 25-2000+

  • Best Venue: Indoor space and access to water!

  • Seasonal: Year round

  • Your Group

    Corporate Explorer Training programs focus on skills development so your organization will receive solid benefits. The best training is often delivered in a non-traditional format. All of our programs are designed to feature tangible lessons combined with dynamic and fun team building programs.

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    Watch this video of one of the exciting cardboard boat races from a Winning Project Management event that recently took place in Belcarra Park in Vancouver.

    Watch the 3rd race of the cardboard boat races from a Winning Project Management event in Calgary.

    Recent Feedback

    "We had a great time and the feedback from the group was excellent! Our Co-Office Managing Partner was extremely impressed with you, your team and the event on a whole, as was I! I was so relieved that everything worked out so well, you told me not to worry and you were right all along. Next time when Canadian Outback says they can get it done I’ll believe it! We’ll definitely keep Canadian Outback in mind for future events firm-wide."

    - BDO

    "The event was fun, simple, effective and just the perfect length of time. The best part of the event was obviously the race at the end but I really enjoyed watching the event unfold as each new piece of information gave the teams new direction. It very much represented our world at work."

    - BC Lottery Centre

    "I though that the whole presentation was great. Even though we only has 4 teams everyone worked together and got the ship built and had a wonderful time racing them. It brings "A" type personalities together as a team to get the job done. The facilitators were great and made the experience great fun for everyone."

    - The Employment Solution

    "Kerry, you and your team were absolutely amazing!! We received a lot of positive feedback and the comments continue to circulate. Your sincere commitment to our group was felt from the beginning, straight through to the very end."

    - West Coast Reduction

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    How the program works

    During the course of the event, teams will have to deal with several curve balls that are not uncommon in the real world, new requirements, staff changes, etc. As this is at the core a business simulation, real elements of actual business will be built into the program.

    Following the racing, there will be a facilitated debriefing session where the events will be dissected according to the concepts that were learned. This review will be invaluable to knowledge retention later. Participants will also have the chance to share what they observed and learned.

    Finally, there will be an awards presentation where each team will be recognized for some outstanding element of their project. Of course, the coveted Cardboard Shipwright Contract will also be given to the winning team. Depending on location and available resources, this would also be a time where a very popular slideshow featuring participants from each team and the subsequent contest would be shown.

    Your Investment Includes

    • Full-service Winning Project Management Event Package
    • Complete pre-event communication including liaising with venue
    • Event-day organization and coordination
    • On-site professional Facilitator and friendly Event Hosts
    • All materials, equipment and props for program activities
    • Post-event review and summary of lessons and concepts
    • Team recognition and awards presentation
    • Delivery, set up, management and break down of event

    Event investment levels

    Pricing for premium, full-service training programs like this one depends on factors such as your group size and preferred event location. For the majority of groups we work with, pricing ranges from $150 to $250 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $6,300+. For larger groups we’ll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.

    Contact us for a fast and personalized proposal that addresses your program specifics, group dynamics, objectives and budget.

    Alternatives at other investment levels

    If it turns out the solution you had in mind initially is not a good fit, we’ll explore together with you to find one that is. We have popular alternatives at other investment levels.

    What's next?

    Give us a call at 1-800-565-8735 or email one of our learning and development specialists at info@canadianoutback.com, who will work with you to find solutions based on your event specifics, group dynamics, objectives, and budget.

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