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Team Building in Illinois , Made Easy!

Are you planning a team building activity or training program in the city of Illinois? 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 Illinois to meet your group's needs.

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

We had an outstanding time!!! The app was easy to use, and we enjoyed the challenges, especially the ones that were St. Louis specific. The event was a huge success and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that asks.

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TOP TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES FOR POPULAR ILLINOIS 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.

The Amazing Chase

Recommended Location: Chicago

Explore downtown Chicago with your group and compete in an exciting, outdoor team building adventure: The Amazing Chase. In this activity, employees race through a series of physical and mental challenges towards the finish line, while also having the chance to see sights like the Willis Tower, Cloud Gate, and the Navy Pier.

Getting To Know You

Recommended Location: Anywhere in Illinois

Looking for a fun icebreaker for your next meeting or conference? Getting To Know You is a simple and easy way to build stronger bonds with your group. In this activity, employees use a smartphone app to complete challenges that ask them to mix and mingle in funny and surprising ways. Best of all, you can try Getting To Know You anywhere in Illinois – including Peoria, Rockford, Evanston, and Joliet.

Eagle Glider Construction Challenge

Recommended Location: Naperville, Illinois

Take to the skies with a team building activity that will inspire your group to get out of the office. In Eagle Glider Construction Challenge, employees work together to build gigantic cardboard airplanes and compete to see which one can fly the farthest. Available in Naperville, and all across Illinois.

Other Team Building in Illinois

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 Illinois? Here are our top fast, flexible, and trusted group activities that inspire camaraderie and teamwork.

Social & Networking: Networking events and icebreaker activities in Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois.

Budget Activities: Your group can have an amazing team building experience in Illinois 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 ILLINOIS LOCATIONS

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

Performance Management Fundamentals

Recommended Location: Desoto House Hotel, Galena

Located near the beautiful rolling hills, valleys, and lush countryside of Galena, the Desoto House Hotel is a top meeting venue in Illinois. Full of architectural charm and history, this location has a spacious ballroom and six additional meeting rooms available for training sessions, such as Performance Management Fundamentals.

Coaching Fundamentals

Recommended Location: Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Rock Island

If you’re looking to combine your skill development program with some exciting entertainment, look no further than Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. This venue has 7,400 square feet of meeting space that would be perfect for a half-day skill development session on Coaching Fundamentals. And after the meetings are over, your group can unwind with exciting Las Vegas-style gambling at the adjacent casino.

CAP Feedback Module

Recommended Location: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Galesburg

If you’re planning a training or development session that is a bit smaller in size, consider hosting it at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson in Galesburg, Illinois. The boardroom at this venue can comfortably sit up to 15 people, which is great for off-site manager meetings or executive retreats. It would be the perfect spot for a training program like CAP Feedback Module, where attendees can learn better methods for giving and receiving feedback.

Other Training & Development in Illinois

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 Illinois. 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 Illinois. 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 ILLINOIS 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.

Building Team Collaboration Consulting

Recommended Location: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena

The Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa features an inspiring setting for company retreats and management consultations in Galena, Illinois. This beautiful venue overlooks Lake Galena and offers stunning views of the surrounding Northern Illinois hills and woodlands. Plan a Building Team Collaboration Consulting program here to help improve the way your departments work together.

Change Team Coaching

Recommended Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Moline

Change can be difficult, or even traumatizing for a business. Help your team lead and manage organizational change more effectively by bringing in a professional coach to facilitate a series of sessions on Change Team Coaching. This program is available at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Moline, or any other indoor venue in Illinois.

Leadership Team Coaching

Recommended Location: Greenbelt Culture Center, North Chicago

You don’t need to leave Chicago to have a more rustic setting for your Leadership Team Coaching program. The Greenbelt Culture Center is a modern building located on a nature preserve in North Chicago. Bring your leaders here to develop their skills, and you can use both the indoor and outdoor facilities for your interactive exercises and one-on-one coaching sessions.

Other Coaching & Consulting in Illinois

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 Illinois, 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 Illinois can help guide your team towards success.


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Featured Event Venues

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

Mark Twain Hotel

Built in 1927 by architect Frederic Klein, The Packard is a full service catering and event services venue. It features gourmet foods, customized menus and unique presentations all at competitive pricing. Add high-speed Internet access, full A/V capabilities, dance floors, river views and the convenient location right next to the Mark Twain Hotel and you have the ideal location for team building events. Suitable for the Kidnapped! A Rescue Mission team building activity.

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Address: 225 NE Adams St, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-676-3600

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel in Galena, Illinois, features the Blarney Stone meeting room for up to 250 guests, with southerly windows overlooking the valley and a convenient first floor location. There's on-site catering with full menus, snacks, beverage and break options. full audiovisual capabilities, free wifi and break-out rooms. Perfect for Charity Bike Buildathon team building activity.

Why we like it: Entertainment options include Irish Dancing!

Address: 9853 US-20, Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815-776-0707


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Why Choose Outback for Your Event in Illinois?

Outback Team Building & Training is one of North America's leading team building, training, and consulting providers. Over 14,000 corporate groups have partnered with us because our solutions are:

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