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Are you planning a team building activity or training program in the city of Columbus? You don’t need to settle for something basic – you can do something fun, unexpected, and local.

When you partner with our team, you can also find effective and engaging training and consulting programs in Columbus to meet your group's needs.

Check out the top recommended activities and programs for popular locations and venues in Columbus.

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TOP TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES FOR POPULAR COLUMBUS LOCATIONS

Team building activities are designed to keep your employees entertained, engaged, and motivated. They can be used to improve employee engagement and morale, or add a fun element to staff retreats.

Play It Forward

Recommended Location: Uptown District Columbus

The Uptown District is smack dab in the middle of Columbus, Ohio, and a great part of the city for your team to explore with a philanthropic scavenger hunt. In a charity challenge like Play It Forward, teams try to perform good deeds while exploring the area. You can start out by The Ohio Statehouse, and work your way passed landmarks like the Ohio Theatre, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the famous music hall, The Bluestone.

Team Pursuit

Recommended Location: Hotel LeVeque

This boutique hotel is located in the historic LeVeque Tower, right in the heart of the business district of Columbus. You can try an indoor team building activity, such as Team Pursuit, in any of the three meeting rooms that are available for corporate events.

Corporate Castaways

Recommended Location: Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Scioto Audubon Metro Park is unique because the whole area used to be an industrial landscape. The city has transformed this 120-acre space into a green oasis. Located along the banks of the Scioto River just south of downtown Columbus, this park would be the perfect spot for an outdoor team building activity like Corporate Castaways.

Other Team Building in Columbus

With six different types of activities to choose from, you can find a solution that fits the needs of your group.

Top Activities: Looking for popular team building ideas for your next corporate event in Columbus? Here are our top fast, flexible, and trusted group activities that inspire camaraderie and teamwork.

Social & Networking: Networking events and icebreaker activities in Columbus can help employees to get to know each other better, introduce new colleagues to their teams, and encourage conference attendees mingle and socialize. Check out the top solutions you can use to transform complete strangers into strong connections.

Indoor Team Building: Do you need a team building activity that can be run in your conference room, office, or hotel venue? Our indoor event solutions take weather out of the mix and bring the team building to you. Choose from options that can be run in a variety of indoor spaces in Columbus and fit budgets big or small.

Outdoor Team Building: Are you looking for a fun activity that gets people outside at your next corporate event? Explore Columbus and experience the sights around you with a fun and engaging outdoor team building activity.

Charity & Philanthropic: Have fun and give back with charity & philanthropic team building activities. Get hands-on with your Corporate Social Responsibility and make a real difference in Columbus.

Budget Activities: Your group can have an amazing team building experience in Columbus while staying on budget. Use smartphone technology to make your next activity more exciting, fun, and affordable.


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TOP TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR POPULAR COLUMBUS LOCATIONS

Employee training and development programs can be a great way to help your team strengthen bonds and sharpen their skills.

Accelerated Selling

Recommended Location: The Pfahl Conference Center

Take advantage of the cutting-edge technology at the Pfahl Conference Center. Meeting facilities include high-speed Wi-Fi, smart podiums with built-in audio-visual equipment – plus stands, carts, easels, flipcharts, and laser pointers. It would be a great venue for a half-day training program, such as Accelerated Selling.

Emotional Intelligence

Recommended Location: Springhill Suites Columbus OSU

Ideally located close to The Ohio State University, SpringHill Suites offers a 24-hour business center and free Wi-Fi to make your stay in the city worry-free. The meeting rooms are perfect for small groups and business gatherings, and would be a comfortable space for a training program, such as Emotional Intelligence.

Authentic Leadership

Recommended Location: Hyatt Place Columbus OSU

Hyatt Place provides outstanding facilities and services for corporate events and functions. The hotel offers a free transportation service within a three-mile radius, which means your team can complete a session like Authentic Leadership, and then easily head out into Columbus for some outdoor team building and bonding in the city.

Other Training & Development in Columbus

With two different types of activities to choose from, you can find a solution that fits the needs of your group.

Skill Development: Train your team with half-day skill development programs in Columbus. Develop key abilities that will help make your team more effective, and have a direct impact on your bottom line.

Experiential Learning: Get hands-on with experiential training programs in Columbus. These interactive activities and workshops help bring your learning to life, so employees can practice new concepts and skills.


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TOP COACHING & CONSULTING ACTIVITIES FOR POPULAR COLUMBUS LOCATIONS

While team building activities can give your group a boost of energy and improve relationships, they may not offer long-term results for deep-rooted workplace issues. Coaching and consulting can help your group develop sustainable solutions.

Custom Coaching & Consulting

Recommended Location: Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center

Conveniently located adjacent to the Columbus Convention Center, the Drury Inn & Suites offers a variety of business boardrooms which can accommodate small groups of up to 70 guests. You can bring in our professional consultants to run a Customized Management Consulting session with your executives in any of the available meeting spaces.

Crisis Team Coaching

Recommended Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus

Perfectly situated downtown next door to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, this luxury hotel offers a central location and state-of-the-art facilities for meetings and events. This would be a sophisticated setting for the Crisis Team Coaching program, or any other business meetings you have planned while you’re in town.

Strategy Planning Consulting

Recommended Location: Hilton Columbus Downtown

A contemporary design and prime location in the heart of the city make the Hilton Columbus Downtown a premier destination for business events, conferences, and trade shows. Their corporate meeting package includes multiple boardrooms, Wi-Fi, flipcharts, and all-day nonalcoholic beverage service. An ideal spot for a coaching and consulting session, such as Strategy Planning Consulting.

Other Coaching & Consulting in Columbus

With two different types of activities to choose from, you can find a solution that fits the needs of your group.

Management Consulting: Explore a range of management consulting options in Columbus, and find out how a professional consultant can help your team get to the root of your business challenges.

Team Coaching: Whether your business is going through a small change, or heading towards a major crisis – a professional team coaching program in Columbus can help guide your team towards success.


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Featured Event Venues

Columbus has a great variety of unique settings to suit your company's corporate event.

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square offers premier Columbus meetings facilities with 16,500 sq ft of freshly renovated meeting space, including the spacious Legislative room perfect for a productive General Session. With flexible and well-appointed function space they offer a great ambiance for a variety of meetings and social events. Suitable for a End-Hunger Games team building activity.

Why we like it: Their professional planners will take care of every detail to ensure your Columbus meeting goes smoothly.

Address: 75 E State St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-365-4500

The Lofts Hotel

The Lofts Hotel has a range of meeting facilities to suit parties of up to 85 delegates. There are also three onsite venues; the Boulevard Bar & Café, Max & Erma's and Big Ten Den. The former features an outdoor patio, whilst the latter has five HDTV screens. Suitable for an indoor team building activity such as Getting To Know You.

Why we like it: No one understands and meets the needs of your stay in Columbus, Ohio – or your meeting or event – better than The Lofts Hotel's talented and accommodating staff.

Address: 55 East Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-461-2663


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