A Local Community Challenge can involve building a playground, developing a sensory garden or educational garden, restoring a medical or educational centre for children with disabilities, or redecorating children’s homes. We will help identify a community or charity based on your objectives and what you are looking to achieve from your Splash Project.
Each challenge can last from half a day to multiple days. There is usually a planning session prior to the project build which lasts about 2 hours. Each project build day is 8 hours. Once the project completes there is an After Action Review – which lasts about 45 minutes.
The Local Community Challenge can be a standalone activity for a team (particularly useful immediately after a restructure or when launching a new set of company values), or it can be incorporated into larger in-house learning & development programme – such as Graduate Induction or Management and Leadership Development training.
Each challenge can include 20 to 5000+ participants. The participants work as a big group and, depending on the task, they can split themselves into smaller groups.
For businesses, a Local Community Challenge is an excellent way to reconnect staff (e.g. after a lockdown / furlough / remote working) or bond team members after a restructure. It brings corporate values to life and improves employee engagement.
For business schools and academia, a Local Community Challenge is an excellent way to bond a year-group or cohort, giving them the opportunity to learn by doing what is being taught in class (e.g. agility, communications, marketing, problem solving and sustainability).
The main objectives are:
- Give participants the chance to take part in a real-life charity / community project
- Demonstrate everyone can make a difference
- Practice project management and leadership skills
- Practice working in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) environment
- Improve organisational behaviour
- Develop confidence
- Inspire people to shift behaviours and policies for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The skills gained include:
- Problem solving
- Project management