The Internal Communications Manager at Southampton Football Club contacted us to discuss a values based conference team building event to showcase their new business ‘identities’ namely:
Following an initial strategy piece delivered by their CEO our client wanted to outline the 5 new identities to the audience before bringing them off the page with some kind of interactive, relevant, values based conference team building activity for each.
The client decided that they would handle ‘Be Humble’ as a part of their conference presentations with a powerful interview with Marieanne Spacey – Cale – their Women’s’ First Team Manager – renowned for her humility despite her huge successes in the women’s game.
We presented some ideas for adapted, breakout, team building activities including:
Knowing her people (as any great internal communications manager does) our client’s feedback that, “although nearly there, the activities could be better!”, inspired us to raise the bar still further. ????
Several additional eye watering ‘We Are Brave’ challenges later and far more nuance and subtlety woven into the delivery and flow of the facilitated ‘We Are Resilient’ – we were ready sign off and start work on this exciting values based conference team building event..
We used a team of 8 plus another 4 helpers from Southampton FC’s HR team in order to engage the 300 delegates across 4 ‘identity’ inspired activity zones dotted around St Mary’s Stadium.
Although we had timings in place. The presentations and the amazing interview with Marieanne overran slightly but we were quickly able to co-ordinate and adapt the activity timing seamlessly (this always happens – it’s live!! ????).
After an initial briefing from EML cofounder and lead facilitator Neil Cleaver from the conference stage the 4 zones opened and off we went.
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“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your fabulous team for an amazing event today.
Brilliant facilitation, you really understood our needs and worked with us to create something amazing.
Feedback from staff has been really positive. They were engaged, and it really did support us in our messaging.
It was a huge success, lots of smiles, laughter and some teeth picking following on from the “We are Brave” session.
See you again soon for some future events!
Thank you again!!”
Claire – Internal Communications Manager, SFC
“EML were great to work with, really responsive & flexible. Our team was in need of some quality time together having been working from home for so long. Neil’s excellent facilitation helped us to learn more about each other, strengthen our connections, and build some shared goals in a really fun and safe way.”
Amy Taylor | Clinical Lead | NHS
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