For Organizations

Building Resilient Teams

Now more than ever, teams are the units that organizations depend on to achieve their objectives. The transition towards a global work environment requires cross-functional teams to work together by learning team dynamics, bridging conflicting interests, benefiting from team diversity, and being able to manage collective accountability. To manage effective collaborations, it is essential to understand what makes teams effective and what characteristics separate the successful from the failing ones, hence increasing their efficacy in leading and creating an environment for collaborative teams to thrive.

Vine Communities is the first experiential learning center focused on resilience as a core concept and as a skill to be taught. We define resilience as building the mind, body, and spirit of individuals, preparing them to handle potential adversities effectively. We also focus on helping teams within companies learn to become resilient as a single unit that can work under pressure and function fully in a dynamic and changing world.

What We Offer

Building Resilient Teams

Sustainable Team-Building Activities are focused activities that enable teams to build resilience quickly. By choosing one of the activities below, team members join forces to learn a skill and achieve a specific outcome. In the process, they endure challenges and are forced to communicate clearly, overcome conflict, and make strategic decisions on the spot.

Activities include:

  • Outdoor Camping
  • Desert Survival Skills Training
  • Team Cooking Challenge
  • Recycled Boat Building
  • Flowerpot Painting
  • Mirror Art Painting
  • Team Hat Making Challenge
  • Beach Clean up
  • Ghaf Tree Planting
  • Foraging Challenge
  • Traditional Rope-Making Challenge
  • Team Gardening Activity
  • Team Recycling Challenge

: between 2-8hrs

Number of Participants: 25 Max

Includes tea/coffee and 10% discount on cafe food

Price differs based on each activity

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Building Collaborative Teams

This two-day session is designed to provide participants with both theoretical and experiential teamwork learning. The two days include four different teamwork sessions/activities focused on building certain competencies within the team and inspired by the themes of sustainability and building resilience. Each activity is designed to instigate and observe one of the following team learning components:

  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Team Collaboration 
  • Group Decision Making
  • Achievement of a Specific Outcome
  • Reactive, Impulsive Response vs. Proactive, Considered Response to Stress

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants gain a strong awareness of self as it relates to interacting with others.
  • Participants understand the difference between effective and ineffective teams.
  • Participants create a framework for positive team interactions and ways to effectively engage with others
  • Participants learn the importance of moving through conflict to create a positive outcome.
  • Participants will learn the impact of their actions and decisions on the environment.
  • Participants will learn how working as teams could help bring about positive outcomes with a high impact on others.

Duration: 6hrs over two days

Number of Participants: 25 Max

AED 14,9168

Personality Dimensions®

Personality Dimensions® represents the next level of evolution in presenting temperament or personality theory. To be an authentic and effective leader; the first step is to develop an awareness of the self and others. In this interactive workshop, individuals will identify their lifestyles and preferences, and communicate more effectively with their spouses, work peers, and family members.

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of themselves, appreciate why others act the way they do, and understand the effect this has on workplace roles and responsibilities.
  • Explore the values and strengths each person brings to the family, and workplace and reinforce these in a positive framework for everyone.
  • Build the grounds for an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect; increase communication; and create strong relationships within the work environment and beyond.
  • How your understanding of yourself and others (colors) will impact your team work.
  • Learn effective communication and a shared understanding of team goals and objectives, as well as necessary conditions for personal productivity.
  • Recognize the strengths and challenges of various communication styles.  
  • Participants learn to adjust their style of communicating to be better heard by diverse family members, and teammates, improving efficiency and minimizing unproductive conflict.  

Duration: 8hrs over two sessions

Number of Participants: 25 Max

AED 18,200

Transforming Organizational Culture: From Individual Competition to Active Community Building

“Culture is how organizations ‘do things’.” — Robbie Katanga

Organizational culture is defined as the underlying shared:

Attitudes, beliefs, customs and norms, written and unwritten rules developed over time. Culture also includes assumptions, common language, organizational vision, values, and ways of interacting that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization.

Culture is the environment in which teams operate and function, so it is essential for organizations and teams to be able to reflect and assess their organizational culture As Is State while consciously working toward building a new height to enable high-performing teams.

In this inclusive and dynamic program, Vine Communities will facilitate a meticulously designed long-term project (4-6 months) for teams to cultivate the power of the practice of community building within the organization so that individuals leave their comfort zones and move away from individual competition and work silos and engage in cross-team collaboration and begin to function as a real coherent community within the workplace.

Organizations can select one or more teams required to build to the next level of their performance.

The program includes the following components:

  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Understanding Organizational Culture (Theory Session)
  • Introducing the team 100 days Transformation Challenge (A Series of Practical Working Sessions)
  • Cultivating the Power of Subcultures for Teams (Practical Working Session)
  • Transforming Toxic Culture into Positive Culture (Practical Working Session)
  • Understanding the Principles of Community Building (Theory Session)
  • Crafting your Organizational/Team Community Manifesto (Practical Working Session)
  • Team Coaching and Facilitation

Facilitated Sessions

Facilitated sessions enable companies to focus on a specific issue that they must solve in the immediate future and work on finding solutions.

Sessions may also focus on finding new ideas for a new product line or campaign they'd like to run.

The team will get in the room with an experienced facilitator to tackle a workplace problem or generate new ideas.

The facilitator's role is to take the team through a specific sequence of exercises to move them from a state of uncertainty to excitement about taking action to achieve the desired outcome. Sometimes, teams need more than one session to achieve their goal.

  • Facilitated Brain-Storming Sessions
  • Facilitated Problem-Solving Sessions

Duration: 3-6hrs over one or more sessions

Number of Participants: 12 Max

Coaching and Mentoring

Vine Communities offers organizations the ability to select a short-term or long-term coaching package for their teams to ensure that they tackle any challenges on their journey toward building resilience and or achieving a long-term sense of cohesion among their members.

We also focus on offering graduates and employees specific coaching packages; see below.

Zoom coaching sessions are designed for:

  • Team Coaching for Groups (focused on achieving a specific outcome)
  • Fresh Graduates Coaching Program (includes a psychometric temperament assessment and a development and career plan)
  • Employee Well-Being Coaching (focusing on the Mind, Body, and Spirit aspects of well-being with author and coach Eiman Al Zaabi)

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