CTFN Travels to Bantayan Island for RDT Industrial Sales Team Building Event

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." These words from Helen Keller rung true last April 29 – May 1, 2017 when for the second time within a 12-month period, the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network handled a teambuilding for RDT Industrial Sales and Services Incorporated at Santa Fe Beach Club in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines.  As the main facilitator for this team building, there was a bit of pressure on my part since the first RDT Industrial Sales and Services team building program they had was with the forebearer of Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network, Thaddeau Ybarsabal Engaling. I had a chance to talk to Thadz before the event and he inspired me to take it as a challenge, to satisfy the participants’ needs and feelings in terms of the feeling of fulfillment in having fun during the team building program and having learned something and also committing to it as well. Starting on the afternoon on April 29, 2017, instead of using the function room I opted to use the outside beachfront as the stage for the Team Building with RDT Industrial Sales and Services Incorporated.

RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017
RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade at Bantayan Island, Cebu 2017


This company which started 2 years ago houses a lot of electrical engineers and is partnered with major corporations all over the Philippines. The irony of it all was quite funny, when the initial SLE for the team building in Santa Fe Beach Club in Bantayan was called “Prison Break”, the whole group had to escape through an electrical fence while escaping from a fire and making sure everyone was safely in the safe zone. After the initial SLE, we broke through their walls by using one of the most emotional activities that I have ever experienced, a Positive Carousel. At the end of the activity, everyone was already into the whole emotional investment shindig for the team building session. And I can be happy to say that first day of the RDT Industrial Sales and Services Inc. team building in Santa Fe Beach Resort in Bantayan ended with a huge success.


RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017

Electric Fence

During the second day, the day started with a tai chi exercise that went live on Faceboook. One of the facilitators, Philipp Chen Tan did a lecture on how to expressively send and how to emphatically respond to it. He was also able to add on a small discussion on the Art of Apologizing since the client wanted to put it in the modules. The first series of activities of the second day was focused on communication modules, for one cannot build a team without creating proper communication channels and making sure that these channels are always readily available.


RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017
Peek-a-boo

There were also water activities which gave the employees of RDT Industrial Sales and Services Inc., a chance to swim in the ultra, mega cool waters of Bantayan. And I am not joking when I say that I was quite shocked that the island of Bantayan was really warm and hot however no words could describe the cool sensation of being underwater and swimming in its waters. We ended the SLE’s with the Trust Fall series and formally ended the team building program with a learning and commitment sharing on the white sands of Sante Fe Beach Club. To quote Ms. Analisa who was a participant of both team building events done by Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network, “You guys have certainly outdone yourselves. For someone who was able to experience last year’s team building session with your group, nag-enjoy ako at marami rin akong natutunan. (I enjoyed a lot and I definitely learned a lot as well)”


RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017
Tai chi



RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017
Moon ball

RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017
Cookie machine




RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer Team Building Escapade Bantayan Island Cebu Philippines 2017
Catch the Dragon's Tail




Note: This article was submitted by CTFN affiliate Lorenzo Jose Cahig, main facilitator for the RDT Industrial Sales and Services Summer 2017 Team Building Escapade in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines. He was ably assisted by CTFN affiliates Philipp Chen Tan, Edelyn Codera, and Christopher Douglas Avila.

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