Beyond the Valley of the Kings

$247.35
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Beyond the Valley of the Kings is a training simulation the requires teams to work together to survive being stranded in the Sahara desert.

HRDQ Team Adventure Series training simulations are a popular choice for team development training. They're an effective way to introduce the concept of synergy and help team members quickly develop vital group-process skills such as consensus decision making, problem solving, communication, and conflict resolution in a nonthreatening learning environment.

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How It Works

Following the introduction of the survival scenario, participants are challenged to rank six action strategies and 10 duffle items - first as individuals and then a second time as a team. Participants compare their team scores to the best individual score and expert rationale to determine if synergy was achieved.

Each adventure simulation in HRDQ's Team Adventure Series starts with a suspense-filled scenario that challenges teams to work together to escape danger with only limited resources - and each other. While most people can rest assured knowing they'll never encounter these survival situations, they do experience the similar feelings of stress and conflict that accompany everyday organizational life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Hone group problem-solving skills using a five-step process
  • Learn how groups make decisions
  • Discover the advantages of consensus decision making
  • Learn the three elements of synergy
  • Understand how to use team judgment

Uses and Applications

  • Illustrate the concept of team synergy
  • "Break the ice" among new or conflicted teams
  • Give teams a nonthreatening opportunity to work together
  • Help teams practice consensus decision making
  • Improve active listening, probing, and confronting behaviors in a realistic setting
  • Train team leaders in team facilitation skills
  • Open or close a learning session
  • Introduce an organizational change
  • Interject a fun activity into an otherwise serious agenda
  • Supplement outdoor experiential learning

Product Details

Target Audience: All teams

Product Type: Simulation

Focus: Consensus decision making under pressure

Time Required: Administration: 15 minutes, Workshop: 2 hours

What do I order?

Order one facilitator guide per facilitator and one participant guide per participant. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

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