Become the virtual bridge crew of your own spacecraft! In this exciting and mentally stimulating sci-fi thriller activity, each of your team members must take on a separate role as part of the bridge crew – communications, engineering, captain, navigation and weapons systems. Your mission is to engage with the enigmatic entity threatening Earth known as ‘The Void’. Will your team have what it takes to save the planet from annihilation?
- Ensure remote teams are still engaged with each other and the job
- Enhance group online communication skills
- Heighten sense of online group productivity
- Use Video Conferencing to fullest potential
- Great fun for the whole team at an entry-level
- Easily customizable to fit your specific needs
- Helps to hone online conferencing skills using built in tools and other apps available online
- Builds trust and confidence between team members
- Stimulates creativity and innovation
Participants will be divided into teams, and each team will command a ship. The ship requires each participant to assume a mission role – communications, engineering, navigation, etc. Each role will have a specified set of abilities, skills and resources at their disposal. Once oriented, the crew will be faced with a set of challenges and problems to solve as the ship moves further into the Void – a mysterious entity threatening all life on Earth. Team members must collaborate using the strengths and skills of each role to overcome increasingly critical challenges. Teams must also be careful not to take the wrong course of action, as this may result in penalization, or potential loss of crew members. The team that can make their way to the center of the Void and negate the threat within the time limit will be declared winner. This activity may be done in competition with other groups or as a small individual team.
- Great for problem solving and critical thinking under pressure
- Good opportunity to employ Six Thinking Hats techniques
- Leadership, prioritization and delegation skill
The crew will be faced with a set of challenges and problems to solve as the ship moves further into the Void. Team members must collaborate using the strengths and skills of each role to overcome increasingly critical challenges.
This event is staged online using a combination of ‘Zoom Meetings’ and a selection of other software and websites, all of which are easily accessible or free to download. We can send an invitation via email containing all instructions and links prior to the event. We highly suggest installing the relevant programs and using a desktop or laptop for full experience. Tablet and smart phone access is possible but will contain less functionality.
Your host will be tallying team scores after each challenge throughout the event and declare the virtual winner at the end during debrief.
The event briefing takes place in the central video conference room. The briefing will include a short tutorial for how to use the Video Conferencing software and best practices for operating within a group video chat. i.e. muting microphones when not speaking, looking at camera when speaking etc. After the briefing, participants will be separated into teams and invited by the facilitator to separate chat rooms, then the lead facilitator gives further instructions and objectives for the activity. The de-brief takes place again in the central video conferencing room. Briefing and de-brief usually take around 15 minutes each but can be extended upon request for more in-depth analysis of team performance.
Starting with a two to four hour half day option, this activity can be expanded to an eight hour full day event.
09.00 am – Event brief by lead facilitator
09.15 am – Ice breakers and warm up activities
09.45 am – Preparation for main mission
10.00 am – Main mission begin
12.15 pm – Teams must reconvene in the central conferencing room
12.30 pm – Event de-brief, awarding ceremony
01.00 pm – End of the program
People per Team
Below are three options for Bridge Crew: Into the Void with different inclusions and rates all tailored to best match your budget and requirements. The Bronze option is a fixed program with few inclusions but the Silver and Gold packages include extra benefits and allow selection of some or all challenges. On the pricing page we offer further optional extras. The full day activity will have up to double the number of challenges.
All options include
One Western lead event instructor
Interstitial (between challenges) quick fire discussion topics
Simple version of Bridge Crew: Into the Void
One facilitator per 40 pax
Standard version of Bridge Crew: Into the Void
One facilitator per 20 pax
+Customised backgrounds for each team
+Raw footage of live stream for internal training purposes
+Prizes winning team
Standard version of Bridge Crew: Into the Void
One facilitator per 10 pax
+Activity material send to participants in a gift box