CTFN Flies to Boracay Island for Prince Warehouse 25th Anniversary

Last May 5 to 7, 2017 the team leaders of Prince Warehouse branches in Mandaue, Pardo, Bogo, Toledo and the Naval Superstore had their team building program with Cebu Team Building Facilitators Network to celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary of being one of the major supplier stores in Visayas and Mindanao. You may be familiar with this shopping center because of the radio ad with the tag line “Wholesale ang presyo, mao nga barato.” True enough, the Prince Warehouse Club and its stores all over Visayas and Mindanao have never failed to offer affordable products to all customers. The venue for this momentous event in the company history was at Grand Boracay Resort in Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines.

Prince Warehouse 25th anniversary team building event in Boracay Island
Prince Warehouse 25th Annversary team building event in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines

We started the team building event by doing a Tai Chi exercise to facilitate the harnessing of positive energy all throughout the day. The team leaders of Prince Warehouse were laughing out loud after they found out that the Tai Chi exercise can be sang with the nursery song titled Twinkle, Twinkle little star.  

Prince Warehouse 25th anniversary team building event in Boracay Island
Prince Warehouse leaders stretch out to start their team building experience

Right after the stretching exercise we immediately went into focusing on the basics of the importance of communication with activities like Military Dispatch and Blind Count off. The essence of which was to make sure that they get to level themselves off. During the discussion a lot of issues came up over the tasks and responsibilities of each individual, however, with the help of our very own facilitator, Nathaniel, we were able to control the flow of the activities and make sure that these issues be guided into a sincere and emotional group discussion.
In the afternoon, a set of activities were in store to test their team dynamics. A thorough and challenging activity like the Pipeline, the goal of which is to get the ball from point A to point B using a series of pipes was underway, although there were a lot of attempts but in the end the Prince Warehouse team was able to accomplish the task with an abundance of learning and realizations among themselves and towards the whole organization.

Prince Warehouse 25th anniversary team building event in Boracay Island
Prince Warehouse leaders do the Pipeline in Boracay Island
We ended the activity with a Positive Carousel, with each participant telling their co employees anything that they were thankful for within their tenure in the organization. With closing remarks from the owners themselves, the Go’s, the team building event was both an emotional and a fun experience for all of the employees. Prince Warehouse even said that this first time experience with the Cebu Team Building Facilitators Network was so much fun and worthwhile, that they plan to make us do this again to their other sites all around Visayas and Mindanao.
Post-event we had dinner with Mr. Blake Go, a scion of the Go family who owns the Prince Warehouse chains all over the country, he was really accommodating and kind to us facilitators and even hinted of other team building events for the rest of the Prince Warehouse establishments.

This article was contributed by CTFN affiliate Lorenzo Jose Cahig, who co-facilitated the 25th anniversary team building event for Prince Warehouse last 5-8 May 2017. He was joined by longtime CTFN affiliate Nathaniel John Arong for that program.

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