We staged this Wagon Builders Charity Workshop as part of a 2-day intern evaluation event for the management team at Crowe Horwath. Crowe Horwath had recruited this team of talented young men and women based on their individual skills, but they wanted to see how they’d react in a group setting before the hiring process began.
That’s where we came into the picture. We designed their Wagon Builders Workshop around this specific need by presenting the interns with challenges that could only be met by working together.
Veterans and Interns Working Together Was a Great Combination
The interns came in eager and ready to get to work, so we divided them into teams and paired each of them with a Crowe Horwath veteran. We did this for 2 reasons. First, the veteran team member would be there to pitch in with the different events and send the interns a strong message about giving back to the community Second, the manager could evaluate their team’s performance from up close.
We got everyone’s competitive juices flowing with some of our warm-up activities. These included games like air counting, dice prediction, and cup stack. Once these were finished, we moved on to the parts earning phase of the workshop. Then, we concluded the day with the actual assembly of the wagons.
This was yet another great workshop with the great people from Crowe Horwath. The interns clearly had a great time and learned a wealth of important teamwork skills.
Management got what they needed as well–the opportunity to get to know some of their future employees in person.