Popular Team Building Activities in Chicago
While we can deliver any of our professional development, SmartHunts, or team building activities in Chicago, here’s a quick list of our most popular programs in the windy city.
Chicago City SmartHunt®
Explore the windy city’s iconic landmarks with a City SmartHunt® Chicago team building activity! Teams can join in the interactive features of the SmartHunts app on Apple® iPads®, utilizing text messaging, audio, video, FaceTime®, social media, QR codes, and GPS with built-in mapping to complete missions and challenges. Discover Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Fulton Market, and more with a customized scavenger hunt tailored for your company.
A Minute 2 Win It!
Similar to the popular TV game show but adapted for team building, your groups will compete in a series of fast-paced tabletop challenges. One-minute activities are practiced and scored, utilizing materials like playing cards, plastic cups, and pencils. The program concludes with an awards ceremony crowning one team as A Minute 2 Win It! champions.
Best Corporate Feud
This engaging activity offers a real game show atmosphere, with a video answer board plus sound effects for the lockout, correct, and wrong answers. Following a fun icebreaker, the “show” starts at the face-off podium, where contestants compete to take control of the game. Through fast-paced rounds of survey questions and scoring, winning teams move forward from the early rounds of play to the grand finale.
Bike Build Donation®
Our trademark program for groups of 30 or more, our bike builds combine trivia challenges and other activities in our unique Apple iPad® app with guided bike assembly. iPad challenge points enable teams to earn the required tools and parts to put together the bikes for donation to children in need. At the end of the activity, when possible, your group will present the safety-tested, finished bicycles to deserving children – accompanied by a representative from a local charity who will address and thank your group for your donation.
Bridge to the Future
Get ready to build a bridge with your team strong enough to support the entire group—using only cardboard and duct tape as the building materials! Each section of the bridge represents your future mission and goals. Take memorable group photos as you enhance collaboration with this fun teamwork activity.
Rock on with our trademarked Build-a-Guitar® CSR program! Help young people discover their musical talents by building high-quality guitars to donate through schools and youth organizations. This program incorporates iPads and fun activities to earn parts during the assembly process. Design and decorate the guitar box to reflect your team’s personality and give aspiring musicians a gift they will always remember.
Make a positive difference for seniors and others with mobility challenges through a Build-a-Wheelchair® activity. In this CSR program, teams work together to assemble, test, and decorate new wheelchairs, using iPads® challenges to earn the necessary parts and tools. When possible, a representative from the chosen charity will be on hand to thank your team for their donation.
Competition to Collaboration®
Competition to Collaboration® is a trademarked training program that emphasizes the benefits of organizational synergy, coaching, and mentoring your team to achieve success. Team members to be split into separate sub-teams and work on different initiatives with set benchmarks to beat. Then a new wrinkle is introduced to help participants shift their thinking.
Crack the Case!
Crack the Case is an exciting team activity that immerses participants in a world of mystery, intrigue, and detective work. In this fast-paced and engaging exercise, trainees must showcase their newly acquired skills by completing a series of puzzles and challenges designed to test their problem-solving acumen.
Igniting Team Performance
Igniting Team Performance is an exclusive training program that takes your team through a series of fun and challenging exercises, followed by discussions focused on team performance. The program helps identify strengths and areas of improvement and apply them during subsequent activities.