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Team Building in Chicago Illinois, Made Easy!

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

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

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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.

Wild Goose Chase

Recommended Location: Downtown Chicago

Run around downtown Chicago with your team and compete in an exciting, outdoor team building adventure: Wild Goose Chase. In this activity, participants complete a series of wacky and hilarious challenges, while also having the chance to see sights like the Willis Tower, Cloud Gate, and the Navy Pier.

Charity Bike Buildathon

Recommended Location: Catalyst Ranch

Catalyst Ranch is an event venue that is unlike any other. The space is decorated with “nostalgia triggers,” such as artwork, ethnic furnishings, toys, and books, to inspire creative thinking. It would be a great spot for a team building activity that challenges participants to use their creativity, such as The Apprentice.

Eagle Glider Construction Challenge

Recommended Location: Millennium Park

Millennium Park is a huge 24.5-acre green space with lots of trees, an outdoor theater, and the famous Chicago “Bean” sculpture. Your team can use the space to create gigantic cardboard flying devices, and then test them to see who can send theirs the farthest.

Other Team Building in Chicago

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

Scavenger Hunts: Corporate scavenger hunts in Chicago are a great way to strengthen bonds between colleagues, increase collaboration, and stimulate problem-solving skills and strategic thinking – all while exploring your surroundings in a new and exciting way. Choose from a variety of options that can be run anywhere in North America.

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 Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago.

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

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

Clear Communication

Recommended Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is designed to accommodate large corporate groups, with lots of wide and open function rooms. The hotel even has the largest ballroom in Chicago, measuring in at over 40,000 square feet. It would be a great spot for a training seminar on a topic like Clear Communication.

Effective Meetings

Recommended Location: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Boasting a central location and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Windy City skyline, the Radisson Blu Aqua has a range of meeting spaces for corporate groups. Choose from 13 flexible rooms, all of which include built-in screens and projectors, perfect for a half-day training session like Effective Meetings.

Other Training & Development in Chicago

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 Chicago. 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 Chicago. These interactive activities and workshops help bring your learning to life, so employees can practice new concepts and skills.

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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.

Change Management Consulting

Recommended Location: Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

All of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago's meeting rooms are located on two floors, providing easy access if you are attending multiple events. They have a private entrance for extra convenience, and catering menus to suit your occasion. You can use one of the spaces for a coaching session, such as Change Management Consulting.

Leadership Team Cohesion Consulting

Recommended Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Named in Cvent's Top 100 Meeting Hotels list, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile combines luxury and convenience in 68,000 square feet of versatile meeting space. Take advantage of one of their 54 rooms with a private management consultation, such as Leadership Team Cohesion Consulting.

Strategic Focus Consulting

Recommended Location: Conrad Chicago

The Conrad Chicago employs a team of highly trained technicians to provide intuitive and seamless support for the duration of your meeting or event. The hotel is conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile, and is just steps away from some of the best sights in the city. It would be a great venue for a Strategic Focus Consulting session.

Other Coaching & Consulting in Chicago

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 Chicago, 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 Chicago can help guide your team towards success.

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Why Choose Outback for Your Event in Chicago?

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:


Our activities and programs have been rated '10/10' by corporate groups including Coca-Cola, Intel and Microsoft.


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