CTFN Conducts Protect Marine Team Building Seminar

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network (CTFN) conducted the team building seminar of Protect Marine Deck and Engine Officers Philippines Inc. last 19-20 August 2017. The training was done in Protect Marine’s training center. The center is located in Carcar City, Cebu.

The training was planned by CTFN affiliate Thesa Lusica. Marty Sentina. was the lead facilitator

It was an awesome experience as we prepared our materials in their expansive training center. The training aimed to break communication barriers and increase the morale of the group. However, we were cheerfully greeted by the wonderful participants of Protect Marine.


Protect Marine staff
Protect Marine staff




Marty opened the seminar discussing the importance of self-awareness. These includes:internal or feelings and emotions, external or observations, and fantasy or thoughts. The participants then went through a Message Relay exercise.

The participants worked together to pass an important message to the last person in their line. It took several tries for them to accurately pass the message. And the effort was well worth it. They soon learned the importance of clarifying one’s message when communicating.This was later elaborated in detail by Thesa.

In the afternoon, Chen Tan gave a lecture on how to expressively give feedback to one’s workmates. The participants soon learned to become subjective, specific, timely, and empathetic when commenting on another’s behavior.  

Afterwards, the participants went through the minefield activity, with a twist! The participants had to go through a path filled with purple liquid cups with eyes closed. They had a great time doing the cups. Some even knocked some of the cups down. In the end, they realized further the importance of trust in their companions.


Minefield
Minefield
Minefield
Minefield


    
One of the highlights of this training was the ship jumping activity. The participants and the facilitators lined up in their life vests to jump from the 14-foot ship. The ship was strategically on top of a 14-foot deep pool, so everyone was safe from colliding with the pool’s bottom.


Ship jumping
Ship jumping


The experience was a heart-pounding one. Fortunately everyone was guaranteed safety. Thanks to the skillful instructions of Protect Marine trainers. During the activity, the participants had a new-found appreciation of how their company trains seafarers.

The first day of the event ended beautifully with the Monk’s Meal activity. The participants lined up in silence to get food for one person in the group other than for themselves. It was a great measure of the teams sensitivity and appreciation for one another.   

The second day started with a fun-filled Zumba session led by Ricardo Enriquez. The participants had so much fun. Some of them decided to make moves of their own.


Preparing for Zumba
Preparing for Zumba



The participants then went through the moon ball and trust fall activities. They also did the puzzle solving activities in separate groups. Little did they know that some pieces were switched with the other teams.


Moon ball
Moon ball

Trust fall
Trust fall



The seminar was finally closed with the Appreciation Candle activity. This was a much needed activity for the team. It was done in solemn silence. The participants passed on a candle to one another with an implied ‘Thank you for being here’.

Overall, the Protect Marine Team Building was a great success. And a milestone for CTFN.     

Note: This article was submitted by CTFN affiliate Philipp Chen Tan. He was one of the assisting facilitators for the program.


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12 comments:

  1. Gotta love that 14-foot jump!
    Once again, CTFN incorporates fun and exciting activities that aren't in your typical team-building itinerary. Great job, CTFN!

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  2. Awesomeee lagi ni ang ship jumping! Would surely recommend this to other participants

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  3. Woow, first time seeing an activity called ship jumping. CTFN really has something unique in every teambuilding.

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  4. Wooh. Amazing!!! What a unique experience. I want to try this!!

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  5. Wow! Amazing! What a unique experience for the participants!! I want to try this too!!

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  6. This is by far the most exciting teambuilding seminar I've ever seen. I would give anything to join in on the Ship Jumping activity. This day must have been filled with so many insights and memories. Amazing!

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  7. This is something different compared to other teambuilding trainings :D Amazing!

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  8. This seems like a different and fun kind of teambuilding training activity :D Amazing!

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  9. Choy lage ni! I want to try!!!

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  10. Choya ani oy! I want to tryyy!!!!

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  11. Extrmeme Fun + Safety. Defintely jealous about the 14 feet ship jump. Should try this on my Cargo Ships sometime. As always Great Job CTFN!

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