Are you searching for unique workshops and training programs that will help you equip your employees with new sets of skills? Do you want to take your employee’s capabilities up a notch through fun and engaging activities? In this article, we will help you stay away from those monotonic seminars that will only leave your people snoozing halfway through. We’re giving you a list of the most unique skills training programs that you can find right here in Singapore.
1. The Annapurna Team Ascent Training
Annapurna Team Ascent aims to develop the decision-making skills of its participants. In this training, participants will be facing mirror situations representing scenarios from a corporate set-up. Just like in the real Annapurna Massif where fatality is high, the objective is to stay in the game by looking for a way to survive, using only the team’s available resources. Here, problem solving and critical thinking skills of the participants will be challenged.
- Planning skills
- Problem solving skills
- Critical thinking
2. Customer Connections Training
The aim of this exercise is to make the participants realize the significant difference between being product-driven and customer-driven. The mechanics is simple — facilitator will act as a potential customer who has an urgent request, and each group has to come up with the most fitting solution that will satisfy the needs and requirements of this extremely demanding customer. Every team member will be assigned a unique role. The real challenge is to work as quickly as possible without compromising customer service. Here in this activity, everybody also learns the value of every member of the team, regardless of what the role is.
- Listening skills
- Dealing with difficult customers
- Customer service
MTVINC. is probably one of the most unique corporate team bonding activities you will ever encounter in Singapore. ‘Cause who would have thought that creating a music video can ever help in imparting necessary corporate skills with your employees, right? But yes, it does, in a very fun way. Here in this activity, the agenda is to come up with a entertaining 5-min. music video together with your colleagues. Every participant will have the chance to take on an active role either in writing the lyrics, recording the song, creating the props, doing the special effects, or directing the video. There’s a lot of room for everybody. Different organizations like Singapore International Foundation, Ministry of Social and Family Development, and Cabot Microelectronics Singapore have tried the program with us and are now enjoying the newfound skills of the members of their teams.
- Creative skills
- Leadership skills
4. Mystery Box Cooking Challenge
What about cooking as your next corporate training? Don’t skip just yet okay. This activity still applies to every team and organization. In this program, each group of participants will be guided on how to create 1-2 dishes. Together with this, they will also be given a mystery box of ingredients from which they have to create their own dish. It should complement the others dishes created and this time, they have to do it all by themselves. The challenge lies on coming up and preparing a unique dish on a limited amount of time.
- Time management skills
- Innovation and creative thinking
5. Storytelling for Sales Workshop
This training program aims to improve the selling ability of participants through the power of persuasion, which can be derived from an exceptional storytelling skill — hooking audience with emotion, gaining the biggest impact, and satisfying with a happy ending.
- Storytelling and persuasion
- Selling skills
- Customer relationship
There you have it — out of the ordinary training programs that are effectively fun and engaging on bringing new skills and knowledge to your employees. Have fun learning!