Ole Miss Outdoors offers in-person and virtual team building sessions for UM registered student organizations, UM departments, and off-campus groups; these sessions are designed to help your organization improve transferable skills such as leadership, communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Scroll down to learn more about our two formats.
In-Person Team Building Sessions
Our facilitators will come to your location (indoors or outdoors, depending on weather) as long as your location is large enough to provide appropriate space for games. Student organizations and university departments may reserve Turner Center space here. Each teambuilding session is two hours in length, and all materials/props are provided. Please review the price list on the registration form; campus departments may pay online by G/L transfer, and all groups may pay online via Visa or Mastercard. Sessions will be electronically billed after completion. Please click here to complete the in-person team building request form, and we will create a session designed specifically for your group.
Click here to watch a quick video from the Dean of Students Community of Practice session.
Virtual Team Building Sessions
All sessions are conducted via Zoom and require participants to have few or no materials on hand. Sessions are affordable and the cost of the session covers facilitator preparation and wages. Please complete the registration form at least 2 weeks before your reservation date, and we will be in touch with you to discuss your session. Please review the price list on the registration form; campus departments may pay online by G/L transfer, and all groups may pay online via Visa or Mastercard. Sessions will be electronically billed after completion. Please click here to complete the virtual team building request form, and we will create a session designed specifically for your group.
Virtual Participant Testimonials:
“My main takeaway was communicating effectively with one another to better build our bonds as a leadership team.“
“My main takeaway was the sessions emphasis on teamwork and communication. Successful people and companies value teamwork and coming up with a plan or strategy that involves every individual to fulfill their goals and desires.”
“This activity showed me effective ways to virtually engage my incoming Luckyday scholar group.”
School of Education:
“I loved the opportunity to observe how my colleagues think. I loved the activities – our facilitators were fantastic. I participated in a presentation for the School of Education and loved having a school of education student facilitating for us!”
“I loved the activities focused on communication. The “clue” game was really good to help us all understand that we all have to work together to solve it. Loved it! Please continue this program. It’s great!”
“The tips and hands-on techniques that were talked about. Very informative and fun to take part in.”
Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning:
“What an awesome session!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had three staff members individually text/ email me to say how much they enjoyed it and what a wonderful “break” it provided. Facilitators were great, loved that you started with a Zoom tutorial – some features were new to many staff, lots of fun.”
“Reinforcement that we have a great team. This was great all around.”
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center:
“Last week was very stressful. Participating in this activity was a nice vacation from the day to day grind. I enjoyed the brief time I had to do some team-building with my coworkers. The facilitators were friendly, knowledgeable, and competent. I look forward to doing this again soon.”
“For me, one of the main takeaways from the session was the team’s ability to laugh through the challenge and arrive at final decisions together without heavy conflict.”
Division of Diversity & Community Engagement
“Collaboration, working as a team, and the importance of welcoming everyone’s feedback.”
“The importance of communication, recognizing and respecting individual expertise. I thought it was fun, and a really great adaptation for a virtual experience.”
“Create space and time to be creatively playful. Ensuring that we make room for the messiness of shared endeavors while having fun is very important.”
“All members of the team have unique skill sets and knowledge that makes us collectively stronger.”
Campus Recreation Graduate Assistants
“This session allowed us to work as a group to figure out a solution. In the session, we each only had a piece of the puzzle and had to rely on each other to figure it out. So I would say that it is very similar to an everyday work setting, you’re not always going to know the answer and will need to rely on your coworkers to find a solution.”
“I enjoyed the teamwork and strategic thinking we had to use to solve the puzzle. It gave everyone an opportunity to share their thoughts and problem solving skills.”
“Communication is key! Be willing to hear others out in a respectful and welcoming manner.”
Divison of Student Affairs – Wellness & Student Success Community of Practice
“Communication is key. We must also be patient as we are working with one another. I thoroughly enjoyed the program. Given that I have experienced the Challenge Course over 7 years, I was excited to see that some of the concepts could be adapted to be used through Zoom.”