**FOR USE IN VIRTUAL & FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING SESSIONS** Ideal for use in virtual training sessions. A 60-minute test of how teams communicate effectively – or don’t! *This activity is supplied digitally via the Northgate Trainerhub. No delivery charges apply.*
This Northgate training activity comes with a five-year licence for repeat use with up to 24 participants per training session within the licence-holding organisation. Please ask for a discount on multiple licences to use with larger groups. Also includes access to the Northgate Trainerhub (see below for details).
4-24 (2 or 4 teams of 2-6 per team)
1 hour + debrief
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Participants work in pairs of teams - from separate breakout rooms. The task for each pair is to achieve a common objective.
One team, the BLUE team, is on an outdoor training course. At the start of the activity they are in a dinghy just off the coast. They are about to land in the territory of the Red team. Blue team's mission: to capture Red team's flag and escape.
The other team, the LOCAL RESISTANCE team represent villagers living in Red team territory, but who resent the Red team and are willing to help Blue team. They also want to be evacuated from the area.
At the start, each team has some information but it is sketchy and not always reliable. But at set intervals there are opportunities for inter-team communication. Representatives from each team can meet in a separate 'meetings' room.
Can the teams communicate effectively to achieve their objective? There are potential barriers. First, dividing groups into teams often serves to create competition and rivalry. Communications are limited so what can they do to make the most of them? How well do teams plan for their meetings? Do they collaborate well and exchange information freely? Is there clarity and order - or confusion - to their conversations? Do they make assumptions - for example the maps and their different orientations? Can they trust each other? Will they capture the flag - and all escape?!
This activity is supplied digitally via the Northgate Trainerhub. No delivery charges apply.
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'Capture the Flag!' was a great success! The team found it enjoyable and it really highlighted communication styles and issues.
Geoff Hoffheinz, Chief Engineer, Glennmont Partners
We are really enjoying using 'Capture the Flag!' It creates amazing learning within the virtual classroom.
Martin Bycroft, Director, People-Centric