Turnaround is the leading experiential learning company in the Middle East.

We have the widest range of acivities delivering a mix of business messages and solid learning outcomes.

Have a look at our activities and get in touch to see how we can customise them to fit your needs.
On Thin Ice

Classifications: Communication, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Tirian
Program Description:

Is the future of the new team ‘on thin ice’? In a fast changing and challenging economy high performing teams are critical to ensure business success. On Thin Ice uses a series of progressively more challenging activities to test the resolve and performance of your team. Themed around an Antarctic survival expedition, this event helps teams understand the behaviours required to become a high performing of the future.

The Chocolate Factory

Classifications: Communication, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Tirian
Program Description:

The Chocolate Factory is an innovation simulation that helps teams understand the importance of stakeholder alignment in delivering great products and services to customers. Can be used as part of innovation kick start or customer alignment workshop.

On Shifting Sands

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Tirian
Program Description:

Is the future of the new team ‘on shifting sands’? In a fast changing and challenging economy high performing teams are critical to ensure business success. On Shifting Sands uses a series of progressively more challenging activities to test the resolve and performance of your team. Themed around the travels of Wilfred Thesiger and his journey across the empty quarter with his Bedouin guides, this event helps teams understand the behaviours required to become a high performing of the future.

Ad Break

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Movie making team building is some of the best team building you can possibly do and Ad Break is our twist on this classic team building activity. The concept is pretty simple, teams must write, produce, act and edit a TV commercial or Short Movie.

Due to the complexity of the task, there is an excellent opportunity for debriefing especially around tplanning and execution, managing ideas, decision making, resource allocation and time management.

We only use Apple iPads with the latest apps to make sure the quality is great and that the software is easy for everyone to use.

The activity concludes with the playing of the videos and some possible awards if required. All videos to be provided in electronic format to allow for any further usage within the organization.

DETOUR

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

In our faced past society, the need to adapt and change with increasing speed becomes greater day by day. As the pressure on teams and leaders increases, the ability to plan effectively, re-allocate resources and prioritise is critical to maximize the efficiency of teams. DETOUR simulates this fast paced environment with a multi layered, multi activity simulation designed to challenge the most agile of teams.

 

 

The Business

Classifications: Communication, Competitive, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

This highly creative task uses the latest in technology and sees teams develop a company TV commercial. We have built multiple debriefing points into this tried and tested team building activity to ensure that the link back to business messages is always clear. 

Photoshoot

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Energisers, Indoors
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Let your teams' creativity run wild in this photo themed energiser.

Get immersed in the world of Stop Motion story telling and let your teams produce a video masterpiece.

This highly innovatove product uses state of the art iPads to deliver and delivers an amazing result!

Who Killed Creativity?

Classifications: Strategic
Event Company: Tirian
Program Description:

A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future. This workshop takes an innovatve approach to Creativity asking "Who Killed Creativity?" and "How can we get it back?"

The Race for Space

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Companies today find themselves in a constant race to gain market share, increase production, productivity and efficiency. The Race for Space helps teams to prepare for this challenge. Themed on the legendary race to space in the 1950’s and 1960’s between Global Superpowers, this exercise uses a series of challenges to fine tune the skills of your team in your own Race for Space.

Dhow Runners

Classifications: Communication, Competitive, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Inspired by the rich sailing history of pearl diving in the Arabian Gulf, Dhow Runners is a strategic trading simulation game specifically designed to highlight the importance of collaboration in achieving organisational success. As a crew aboard an old sailing Dhow you must work together as a team to navigate uncertain seas in the search of rare black pearls. During this journey you must plan, strategise, negotiate with other Dhow Runners and maximise the opportunity in front of you to ensure success for your team, and your organisation!

Leveraging Diversity

Classifications: Communication, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Gender balance is no longer a tick in the box for businesses. Forward thinking organisations are looking at the latest research that proves that a gender balanced team can outperform a non gender balanced team. Maximising the diversity of your workforce is a critical component in increasing efficiency, team work and overall organisation productivity. Leveraging Diversity utilises the latest research on gender traits to ensure that you are getting the best out of the balance in your team. Leveraging Diversity uses a profiling tool to help individuals understand their own gender profile and helps organisations to see whether they are maximising the gender balance opportunity.
 

Code Crackers

Classifications: Communication, Competitive, Energisers, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Has your team got what it takes to crack the code in this high energy conference energiser. Teams compete against each other, the clock and a world record to crack codes, solve puzzles, think outside the box and be the first to crack the code. We have taken existing Escape Room challenges and built them into a conference room environment. A great way to start any conference with some real out of the box thinking.

Empathy Styles

Classifications: Communication, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Empathy Styles is a profiling tool like no other. Empathy Styles helps you ‎understand the drivers in yourself and in other people and then allows you to ‎develop a strategic approach for your communication. This tool helps explain the ‎differences in team dynamics and gives practical tools to help overcome them. ‎Empathy styles will quite literally change the way you communicate with ‎everyone!‎

 

Great Urban Challenge

Classifications: Outdoors, Competitive
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

The Great Urban Challenge is the most sophisticated challenge on the market. Blending state of the art technology and highly addictive puzzles, make this the ultimate team test.

All Hands

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Indoors
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

One of our most impactful activities, All Hands sees teams recreate a work of art to reflect your corporate culture, completely from scratch. Our twist on this popular team building classic is to mirror your organisational structure to ensure we can run a meaningful debrief when the picture is finally revealed. The activity concludes by creating a strong emotional connection to your conference messaging and covers the topics of communication and collaboration showing what can be achieved when a team is fully aligned.

Rock My Boat

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Rock My Boat is an activity that sees teams design, build and race a cardboard boat. This event is much more than just a boat building activity and allows teams to experience the value of planning and sharing a common goal before executing a task.

The Project

Classifications: Communication, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Here in the Middle East the project landscape is dominated by talk and news of huge construction and infrastructure projects. However the success of oganisations across all industries relies on the successful delivery of hundreds of important and often complex projects.
How are the current projects in your team progressing? Does the project team get caught up in putting out fires so having little time to consider the big picture? How committed and engaged are those involved in the project and how do they manage conflicts with other work commitments? How effective is their communication, especially cross functional communication and how is this impacting on results?

 

Team Tracks

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Energisers, Indoors
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

State of the art, iPad based GPS activity challenge. Sets a new benchmark in technology driven scavenger hunts with unparalleled activity types. Picture challenges, Video challenges, image recognition and augmented reality challenges. Can be run indoor or outdoor at a single location or across an entire city. Highly engaging! 

Survivor Island Rescue

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Simulation, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Inspired by the TV show, teams complete a series of survival themed tasks. This includes crossing the quick sand, working together to secure their water, identify building materials and designing, building and racing their boats off the Island.

Survivor Island Rescue delivers solid learning outcomes and self-reflection on the theme of high performing teams, with well-structured debriefs after each activity to draw out the key learnings.

The Escape

Classifications: Communication, Competitive, Energisers, Simulation, Indoors
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Can your team break out of our conference energiser classic. Using the latest in interactve apps to simulate an Escape room scenario, teams must solve problems, leverage strengths and work together to escape the room and potentially break a world record! 

Interactive Voting

Classifications: Communication, Competitive, Energisers, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Interactive voting is an excellent way to engage with your audience. Gather feedback, set up dynamic Q&A sessions or test their knowledge with an interactive quiz.

The Brain Game

Classifications: Outdoors, Competitive, Energisers, Indoors
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Test the skills of your team with a highly engaging game show styled quiz show. Using the most advanced voting technology in the market for a variety of challenges to test your team's grey matter to the limit.

The Great Desert Challenge

Classifications: Outdoors, Competitive
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

An excellent addition to the Great Urban Challenge. Teams undergo a number of desert based tasks including  dune navigation, physical exercises and tasks before finishing with a private desert camp and dune dinner bbq.

Creative Appliance Project

Classifications: Communication, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Tirian
Program Description:

Designing, building and marketing a new appliance which encompasses the values of the organisation

Ramayana Rescue

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Simulation
Event Company: Tirian
Program Description:

A colorful ‘cultural adventure’ that involves coordinating the re-enactment of famous cultural myths through designing, building and racing traditional devices.

Pole Position

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Energisers
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

 Pole Position gets your team to design, build and race a grand prix race car. Part of our design and build series, our twist is that the cars are designed from scracth ensuring a variety of cars and lots of creativity. Teams explore the value of sharing ideas and planning before task execution and the inclusion of our optional brainstorming session to determine who will start the race in Pole Position, ensures a strong link back to the business.

Survivor

Classifications: Communication, Outdoors, Competitive, Simulation, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Teams compete in a series of challenging leadership challenges. A competitive challenge designed to bring out the best in your team. During each task, teams will earn points that are later transferred into distances to give them an advantage in the final chariot race.

Presenting Passion

Classifications: Communication, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

We turn conventional presentation skills thinking upside down, shake it around and kick it in the trash. Presenting Passion uses a simple analogy to create a powerful mindset shift in how you think, write and deliver presentations. Presenting passion challenges the assumption of right and wrong presentation techniques and helps you to build your own unique and authentic style of presenting leveraging off your own passion for the subject. Passion is highly contagious and Presenting Passion will change the way you present forever.

 

Trading Places

Classifications: Communication, Competitive, Indoors
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Imagine a loud, bustling and passionate commercial market place where teams ‎are wheeling and dealing to build their share of resources and assets – there ‎you have our custom business simulation.‎
The group is split into teams for this business simulation. The theme of the ‎simulation is designed around your business climate and services. Teams will ‎invest time in marketing and planning activities before buying and trading ‎property in a live trading situation. ‎
 

Vision 2020

Classifications: Communication, Simulation, Indoors, Strategic
Event Company: Turnaround
Program Description:

Successful companies and organisations have a crystal clear 20/20 Vision for where they are heading. And here in the UAE the Government have a clear vision that goes well beyond Expo 2020.

Does your team have a clear long term vision and plan for successful execution? Are you ready to make the most of new opportunities in the region and strategies to manage the future market challenges?

Most team or organisational goals and visions fail to be achieved because the key team members involved in execution are not fully committed and aligned to the vision. Has your team bought in to where you need to be and the change to get there?
 


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