Cor­po­rate Pro­fes­sion­als Ex­pe­ri­ence Team-build­ing

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Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures (RFA) is Saint Lu­cia’s lead­ing eco-tour lo­ca­tion, wel­com­ing 40,000 vis­i­tors ev­ery year from cruise ships, ho­tels and the lo­cal com­mu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence its unique ae­rial tram, hik­ing trails, bird-watch­ing and zip-line cour­ses in the nat­u­ral beauty of the rain­for­est at Chas­sin, Babon­neau. Re­cently, the RFA team wel­comed some of the is­land’s se­nior man­age­ment and hu­man re­source pro­fes­sion­als to an af­ter­noon of ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to show­case the park’s eco-tours and new team-build­ing pro­grammes for or­gan­i­sa­tions and cor­po­ra­tions.

HR man­age­ment stud­ies have re­vealed that out­door ac­tiv­i­ties al­low teams to dis­cover and prac­tise group skills like plan­ning, prob­lem­solv­ing, de­ci­sion-mak­ing and con­flict res­o­lu­tion. But this works even bet­ter on a fun day out of the of­fice, re­lax­ing and get­ting to know each other bet­ter.

Mar­ket­ing and Sales Man­ager Donna Comp­tonCharles de­scribed the Novem­ber 17 in­vi­ta­tional event as a great suc­cess: “Feed­back from the pro­fes­sion­als was very en­cour­ag­ing. The park at Chas­sin is lo­cated in a serene, ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment but we’re only a short drive from Castries and Rod­ney Bay which makes Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures ex­tremely con­ve­nient for cor­po­rate HR ac­tiv­i­ties. Our eco-tours are suitable for all ages, fit­ness and con­fi­dence lev­els, so are per­fect for team-build­ing, morale-boost­ing and em­ployee well­ness ac­tiv­i­ties. RFA can cus­tomise all sorts of cor­po­rate HR out­door events, in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments, pho­tos and cer­tifi­cates.”

Or­gan­i­sa­tions at­tend­ing the in­vi­ta­tional event were Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege, The Land­ings Re­sort and Spa, Ren­wick & Com­pany, Univer­sity of the West In­dies (UWI), J E Ber­gasse, and Com­mu­nity, Fam­ily and Youth Re­silience Pro­gramme (CFYR). Feed­back from the pro­fes­sion­als was very pos­i­tive and the RFA team plans to de­velop sev­eral team-build­ing pro­grammes. Gen­eral Man­ager, Daryl Ray­mond en­cour­aged Saint Lu­cia’s HR prac­ti­tion­ers to con­tact RFA about in­cor­po­rat­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties into their an­nual plans, say­ing “Health, well­ness and team-build­ing ex­er­cises are a new and im­por­tant fo­cus for hu­man re­source de­part­ments and we in­vite them to ex­pe­ri­ence our tours and other prod­uct of­fer­ings at Chas­sin, Babon­neau which is a beau­ti­ful, tran­quil place to spend time. The ben­e­fits are proven and RFA is ex­cited about part­ner­ing with com­pa­nies to help im­prove the health and mo­ti­va­tion of their em­ploy­ees.” To book your Rain­for­est Ad­ven­ture, call 458 5151 or email reser­va­[email protected] rain­forestad­ven­

HR pro­fes­sion­als en­joyed their eco-ad­ven­ture.

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