A common pitfall is to be too reactive and fail to develop a proactive strategy to manage change and growth. Organizations have a tendency to devolve into sluggish bureaucracies that stifle innovation when executive teams fail to develop strategies:
Another pitfall is the failure to "connect the dots" and identify the implications of fluctuations in the economy and international events on corporate performance. Many companies operate from a "tunnel vision" vantage point and narrowly focus on their own industries. They feel to glean learnings from other industries and other countries. This results in a failure to spot emerging threads, a slow reaction time, and a delay in course correction.
Our core service is consulting to help teams and organizations improve their effectiveness. We deliver this service in a variety of ways including executive coaching, meeting facilitation, executive retreats and team building sessions. We have a number of highly effective business simulations that can be used for team building retreats.
Since our business simulations, which are often delivered at off-site locations in Canada and overseas, involve indoor and outdoor recreational components, companies have also been coming to us when they require upscale recreational events, corporate event planning and incentive travel.
Often, when people think of a desert, they picture a flat and sandy terrain that stretches for miles. Deserts are actually rugged environments with towering sand dunes, desert storms, extreme hot and cold temperatures. Jeeps race up and down desert sand dunes in roller coaster fashion. If they don't, it's easy to get stuck and end up spinning your wheels. In the desert, one can travel for miles upon miles without seeing any sign of growth.
This is a perfect description of the business environment since 2001. Wide fluctuations in corporate and stock market performance, the increasingly tough environment in which to grow business, and the sweeping effect of 9/11, H1N1, SARS, and other cataclysmic events have their parallel in the desert storms. The pace of change has accelerated. Organizations have to move at break neck speed to stay ahead of the competition.
Our clients have experienced mergers, re-structuring and high growth. They have included Nakheel/Dubai World, Holt Renfrew, Telus Mobility, Novo Nordisk Canada, CGU Group Canada, Ingram Micro, and IKEA. We have experience with high technology companies, banks, airlines, and oil and gas companies. We have worked with organizations in 10 countries including Canada, United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, Jamaica, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Dominica. We have also delivered services to clients from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Sudan.
Important: Please also see our payment terms and conditions.
That depends. It depends on group size, location and which team building programmes or corporate event planning services you require. We have team building ranging from moderate simulations to exclusive, high end luxury itineraries. This is whey we do need to have an idea of your objectives, budget, and group size in order to prepare your quote.
Here are some rough guidelines of where our prices:
For Canadian & USA Clients:
Please Note: Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars for companies in Canada and US$ for all other countries.
Our rates do not include taxes, gratuities, accommodation, venue, AV, meals, refreshments, airfare, or other transportation.
For meeting or team building facilitation, this rate applies if a member of your team will be handling all venue arrangements, logistics and printing of handouts.
For up to 25 people:
Facilitation, Event Planning & Logistics:
Facilitation, Event Planning, Logistics, & Outdoor Recreational Team Challenges:
* = includes outdoor team challenges on 2 days
Extra charge to include specialized luxury activities like dog sledding, desert safaris, 4 x 4 jeep adventures, horse riding, polo, abseiling, or ziplines.
Please contact us for a quote for other group sizes and programme lengths.
Corporate Event Planning
* = Does not include staffing.
Please note that our rates will be 20% higher if planning your session involves working with a committee of more than 3 people
For Other Countries: Please contact us to request quote if you are in a position to make a decision and select a service provider within 5 to 10 business days of receiving our quote.