XQRJ organizing committee is the team of hostelites that manage one of the major productions of King Edward VII Hall. Being the core team that organizes the Chinese Song Writing Competition with a long history, the committee has over the years developed a certain team structure. As the committee receives a new batch of members every year, what was lacking for XQRJ was an opportunity for the members to get to know each other and discover ways in which they can work together – an element so vital in any production. That is why we decided to approach the Facilitators@NUS from the recommendation of a fellow KEVIIan who is a member of the facilitator team – Jian Sheng.
A lovely Friday night … most NUS students would be eagerly planning their weekend activities; some would have even started partying away! A group of NUS students however, met up in school for a bonding session; not an activity that the average NUS student would have on his or her MUST DO list for the weekend! However, ask any one of the Boys Town Tutoring Program Volunteers who attended the bonding session, and they would tell you that they had a great time; and they would not be exaggerating.
It was early Saturday morning on 12th September. 11 facilitators were up early to prepare and ready themselves for a challenge – one that saw the most participants so far and one where they had standards to surpass, or at least, maintain. Their challenge was a team-building, team-bonding workshop for Eusoff Hall’s media wing, EusoffWorks.
The bonding session for KE 7 Hall culture committee was an unforgettable event – for all the right reasons of course! The newly formed committee came in without really knowing much about each other. Hence we got them to start off with traditional ice-breakers. The twin games of “Identity Crisis” and “Guess the Emotions” had the participants slowly warming up to each other. Before we knew it, they were really starting to open up. It was good to see the team spirit beginning to manifest itself in the group.
Experiential Learning training methodology and approaches are boundless. These words resounded true and clear when a request was put to Facilitators@NUS to conduct a 2-day team bonding program by the King Edward VII Hall Welcoming and Orientation Committee (KEWOC) from 29-30 June 2009.