We staged this Wagon Builders Charity Workshop as part of a two-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 two 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 warmup 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.
A Group Effort to Benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club
Our clients choose a philanthropic organization before we even begin to plan one of our charity workshops for them. These are usually local organizations, groups that do charitable work in the community where the client is located. Whatever charity group that they choose receives the fruits of the client’s labor — in this case, it was 5 wagons that we stuffed full of toys.
On this occasion, Crowe Howarth chose to donate their wagons to the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club located in the heart of The Bronx. And if the idea of helping kids in need wasn’t enough motivation, the Boys and Girls Club actually sent children from their programs to accept the wagons in person. Needless to say, it was a very memorable experience for everyone involved.