The first project conducted by the Generation (Gen 3) of Facilitators@NUS in AY1011, the NUS Choir Executive Committee Teambuilding workshop was held on 14 August 2010 at CFA. With the help of the seniors, Ariff (OIC) and Hanyang, the Gen 3 student facilitators, namely Jaslin, Jeslin and Vance were off to a good start. Specially designed to suit the needs of NUS Choir EXCO, the programme saw good reviews, especially in helping the team understand the importance of team dynamics and improved communications.
With the notion of teambuilding in mind, the first activity undertaken was the “Sherpa Walk”, in which the participants were standing in a line, with their blindfolds on and guided to walk though a “unfamiliar” terrain. With hands on each other’s shoulders, they had to depend on one another to navigate the terrain. Other activities like “Key Punch” and “Zoom”, the participants had the opportunity to work together as a team to solve problems.
Through activities geared towards improving team dynamics, the facilitators engaged the participants in active discussion throughout the entire programme. As the level of difficulty increased, the participants bravely stepped up to the challenges they were given. Lo and behold! Victory was theirs!