off-sites @ Decoy ART STUDIO

 

 "Creativity lubricates INNOVATION!"

 

* WINGMAN OUTINGS * TEAM BUILDING * STORY MAPPING * TRAINING SESSIONS *

* eSCHER EXPERIMENTS * BRAINSTORMING * OFFICE EVENTS *

Earn PDUs!

 

Have your team get out of the office and do something different.  Put them in a creative environment and challenge them!

Imagine them story-mapping out their next project on a large wall-size roll of paper they can take back to the office!  

See their innovative juices flow when they work together to hand-build an impossible Escher experiment out of clay! 

Watch them enjoy diversity training through an interactive card game!  All the while they can earn PDUs.  

Anything is possible!


Book now AND GET PRICES by contacting our off-site facilitator - Teresa Lowen

Email or call 937-684-0132 

 

Off-sites bookings available:

            2 hour minimum

MON  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
TUE     8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WED   8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
FRI      8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

WINGMAN & TEAM BUILDING PACKAGES (for 4-26 team members):

TEAM TOTEM - A Clay-Aboration

  • Working in wet clay, team members will use basic clay handling and formation skills to build upon each others works to form a tall standing sculpture while emphasizing structure, style, creative freedom and communication. 
  • Includes a hand-building clay instructor.  Additional facilitation and team building exercises are optional.  Catering options available.
  • Sculpture is fired and glazed by the Studio Staff and ready for pick up in approx. 20 days. 

ESCHER EXPERIMENTS - Clay-Innovation

  • Working in wet clay, team members will use right-brain thinking along with basic clay handling and formation skills to attempt to build an impossible Escher design. It emphasizes innovation, communication, and creative thinking outside-the-box.
  • Includes a hand-building clay instructor.  Additional facilitation and team building exercises are optional.  Catering options available.
  • The Escher sculpture is fired and glazed by the Studio Staff and ready for pick up in approx. 20 days. 

LOGO on CANVAS - Team Painting

  • Perfect solution to a new team painting that truly represents your company! Provide us your logo which will be divided out onto 11x14 gallery wrapped canvases. Each member will paint their canvas (following the color guidelines you provide us) and be affixed together in your office to proudly display!  
  • Includes an initial introduction to painting with acrylics.  Additional facilitation and team building exercises are optional.  Catering options available.
  • It expresses team-work, creativity, camaraderie, and enthusiasm.  A great kick-starter!

 

RIGHT BRAIN INNOVATION PACKAGES (for 4-26 team members):

STORY MAPPING

  • Story mapping is the innovative and agile way to think comprehensively through a new product or process.  Take into account all your stakeholders.  Figure out exactly what is needed for each phase of the operation, from the beta release to the final phase.  Large paper rolls, post-it notes, paint, markers, crayons, pencils and erasers are here for your use.  
  • Once you have your story mapped out, you can roll it up and take it back to the office with you.  There you continue to make changes and plan iterations as your project unfolds.
  • Training and/or facilitation in the story mapping exercise is an option.  Catering options available.

BRAINSTORMING

  • Brainstorm in a creative space!  Large paper rolls, post-it notes, paint, markers, crayons, pencils and erasers are here for your use.  Everything you need to think differently, creatively, and outside-the-box.  Get all your brilliant ideas out, organize them, and take them back to the office to start working!
  • Facilitation is optional and can include an opening activity to get your team looking at the problem differently.  Catering options available.

OUTSIDE-THE-BOX DESIGN

  • Need a place to work out design issues?  Or maybe your team just needs some right-brain play time.  We have a hand-building clay lab with all the tools needed to play with your 3D design ideas.  We also have large rolls of paper, sketching paper, tracing paper, post-it notes, pencils, erasers, and more to accommodate your innovative drawings and sketch designs.
  • Can include a hand-building clay instructor or a sketch instructor.  Additional facilitation and training exercises are optional.   Catering options available.

 

Training add-ons:

DIVERSITY & COMMUNICATIONS CARD GAME  (4-24 team members)

  • Your team plays a moving card game for about 45 minutes.  No special card playing knowledge is required.  Clear instructions are provided throughout.  This card game is designed to explore issues related to communications problems.  These communications problems may be intercultural in nature or they may stem from miscommunication based on the fact that we all see the world a little differently.  This card game is an extremely fun way to address any communication issues your team might be having.  It will help your team learn to listen more effectively and ask clarifying questions of each other, rather than making assumptions.
  • A debriefing and post-game discussion with a facilitator is included.  Catering options available.

TRAINING TOPICS (4-26 team members)

  • Training sessions can be one or two hour add-ons to any of the off-site packages.
  • Training topics include:  Communications, Emotional Intelligence, Team-Building, Leadership, Risk Management, Innovation, & Project Management Skills.
  • Each session includes instructive hand-outs, interactive group activities, and discussion time.  Catering options available.
  • Lead by an instructor who is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  PMP PDUs available.

 

Fun office parties (for 4-26 participants):

  • Creative space for office parties.  
  • Individuals can paint their choice of ceramics, canvas, glass, shirts, or slate!
  • Catering options available.
  • Additional facilitation and team building exercises are optional.  

 

Off-site Facilitation:  

Teresa Lowen, PMP, is your own professional off-site facilitator.   She can arrange a simple outing or provide full-service, turn-key, off-site facilitation services.  Email or call Teresa at 937-684-0132 for a customized quote.

  • Collect inputs via anonymous polling of stakeholders and participants
  • Establish objectives and priorities
  • Establish an agenda
  • Design your off-site:
    • Suggest a package or structure that best fits your goals
    • Create custom content
    • Find or customize tools, games, projects, activities
    • Clarify roles and responsibilities
  • Lead portions or all of the off-site:
    • Kick-off activity
    • Creative activities
    • Brainstorming sessions
    • Story mapping
    • Interactive training seminars (PDUs)
  • Provide independent observations of team leadership styles, communications, interactions, etc.
  • Capture meeting notes and action items
  • Coordinate catering
  • Document and verify any PDUs earned
  • Gather feedback via anonymous polling