Instigate Team Building, Increase Group Creative Output, Solve Group Problematics, and More…all through Art Projects and Exercises
Andrew, the founder of Visions School of Art, has a Level 8 qualification in Group Facilitation Through the Arts, as well as substantial experience facilitating groups through Visual Art in the real world. Visions is able to offer group facilitations through Art projects with various objectives, whether they be team building, to increase creativity and creative output, to create group morale, the exploration of specific topics and issues that a group might be experiencing or about to experience, etc.
What is Group Facilitation?
Group facilitation is a process where an individual who is agreed upon and acceptable to all of a group’s members, intervenes to assist the group in solving problems and making decisions to improve group cohesion, productivity or efficiency, but who themselves have no authority to make decisions. The outcomes of Group Facilitation may include increased creative output in general, team building, conflict resolution, or the manifestation of the results of a particular project that the group has been working on.
To see the homepage of the Level 8 Group Facilitation Through the Arts course at CIT, click here.
What is Team Building?
Team building is a philosophy of job design in which employees are viewed as members of interdependent teams instead of as individual workers. Team building (which is correctly spelled with two words) refers to a wide range of activities, presented to businesses, schools, sports teams, religious or nonprofit organizations designed for improving team performance.Team building is pursued via a variety of practices, and can range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations and multi-day team building retreats designed to develop a team (including group assessment and group-dynamic games, usually falling somewhere in between.
The overall goals of team building are to increase the teams understanding of team dynamics and improve how the team works together. Unlike working as a group, working as a team incorporates group accountability rather than individual accountability and results in a collective work product. Team building encourages the team approach to working on a project. Advantages to this approach include:
- Increased flexibility in skills and abilities
- More productive than work groups with individual mindset
- More beneficial in times of organizational change
- Encourage both individual and team development and improvement
- Focuses on group goals to accomplish more beneficial tasks
- Improved range of team building objectives such as collaboration, communication and increased creative or flexible thinking.