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Team Building in Columbia South Carolina, Made Easy!

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

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

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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

There is so much for your team to see and do in downtown Columbia – from the South Carolina State House to the Robert Mills Mansion. Get your team exploring the city with a smartphone scavenger hunt like Wild Goose Chase, and teams will be challenged to take photos and videos of all sorts of things around the city.

CI: The Crime Investigators

Recommended Location: Granby Park

If you’re looking for a team building activity that will put your group’s brainpower to the test, try CI: The Crime Investigators. This problem solving activity has employees working together with the Columbia Police Department to solve a crime in a location like Granby Park. You’ll need to think outside of the box to crack this case!

Domino Effect Challenge

Recommended Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

South Carolina’s only downtown convention facility, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center offers expansive meeting spaces with over 15 breakout rooms. Plan an indoor team building activity here, such as Domino Effect Challenge, and you will be able to take on an exciting and creative teamwork challenge without ever leaving the venue!

Other Team Building in Columbia

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

Scavenger Hunts: Corporate scavenger hunts in Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia.

Budget Activities: Your group can have an amazing team building experience in Columbia 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.

The Power Of Negotiation

Recommended Location: Hampton Inn by Hilton Columbia Downtown Historic District

Hampton Inn by Hilton Columbia Downtown Historic District offers a flexible space ideally suited for small meetings and training programs, such as The Power Of Negotiation. The hotel’s on-site boardroom is 375 square feet, and can be configured a number of different ways to accommodate different interactive portions of the session.

Practical Time Management

Recommended Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia

If you’re looking for a venue with a bit more room to move around, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia has 2,400 square feet of flexible meeting space that can fit up to 70 people. Plan an off-site training program here like Practical Time Management, and your guests will appreciate the convenient location near downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina in West Columbia.

8 Productive Practices Of Peak Performing People

Recommended Location: Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

Located on the USC campus, Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia is a historic boutique hotel and leading meeting destination in the Palmetto State. Featuring more than 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space in the city, this would be the perfect spot for an experiential learning program like 8 Productive Practices of Peak Performing People.

Other Training & Development in Columbia

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 Columbia. 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 Columbia. 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.

Strategic Focus Consulting

Recommended Location: Hyatt Place Columbia / Downtown

The Hyatt Place Columbia / Downtown is located right in the middle of the historic restaurant district of The Vista. There are three meeting rooms here that would be perfect for your Strategic Focus Consulting sessions, and afterwards you can enjoy the culture of the city by visiting one of over 50 restaurants that are within walking distance of the hotel.

Unique Challenges Consulting

Recommended Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone

Are you looking to shift the workplace culture at your organization? With the Unique Challenges Consulting program, you can get expert guidance and advice as to the best methods and strategies for implementing large changes. This consultation is available anywhere in Columbia, including the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone.

Change Management Consulting

Recommended Location: Columbia Marriott

If you have a unique business challenge or opportunity you’re looking to explore, a Change Management Consulting program can help. Plan your consultation at a venue like the Columbia Marriott in any of their 17 meeting rooms, so you can focus on the essential changes you need to make to your business.

Other Coaching & Consulting in Columbia

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 Columbia, 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 Columbia can help guide your team towards success.

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