Creative Facilitations

Community Building
Playful collaboration strengthens productivity.

Community building with Creative Facilitations

"It was one of [the supervisor's] smartest moves to bring you in.
Thank you so much."
- Leslie Wright, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Sushi rolling

Perhaps you’ve been burned before doing “team building” activities that were a total waste of time (and money) making you want to bang your head against a wall. We were burned once too, which is exactly why we started creating our own style of community building.

CF events are intelligent. We purposefully start sessions with low-risk activities where people choose their amount of participation; this builds trust, and levels of comfort grow. We provide opportunities for safe interaction, allowing people to enjoy themselves, and instill feelings of confidence and belonging. As the activities become more engaging, individuals quickly get deeply involved creating memories they will discuss and smile about far into the future.

CF community building sessions can be custom designed, or you can choose from our current list of ongoing programs:

  • Theatre Games
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sushi Making
  • Art Projects
  • Appreciation in Action
  • Outdoor activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Service Projects in the Local Community

Session lengths vary from two hours, one half day, a full day, or a multiple day event. You tell us!

The happier people are, the better chance they’ll be productive. A sense of belonging and camaraderie directly relates to a person’s level of comfort and the production of quality work. People in this task-oriented, work-centered world can sit near one another all day long for years and know very little about each other. This causes communication problems which, in turn, slows productivity and causes turnover. Intentional community building is one of the best ways to create solid bonds for a group or organization, but only if it’s done in a way that is truly engaging and intelligent.

We are so intentional about building community that we always end with a debrief. This deliberate reflection of the event with an eye toward future action is essential to helping people recognize and assimilate learning. It’s this step that ensures future benefits for your organization; without it, everyone just sort of plays together and the story ends there. With the debrief, the results for your group include better communication and happier humans, therefore a greater chance for success.

Also, with an eye toward sustainability, we will not uselessly waste materials for any program; in fact, most of our events are low or no prop needed.