A fun and productive day was had by all on the 2nd of December 2014 at Truby King House and Garden – a beautiful heritage-listed estate located in the hills above Wellington. The estate was built and occupied by Sir Truby and Lady Isabella King – founders of the Plunket Society. The smooth running of the event was made possible by the huge amount of effort from members of our team. They helped to put together the activities, set up and tidy the venue, and ensure we were well catered for throughout the day.
The purpose of the day was to:
- Get to know each other a little better
- Establish a shared understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of Atareira
- Set the scene for our strategic planning process
- Have fun!
After opening with a quiz to get the brains working, and a brief presentation on our surroundings from the live-in curator of Truby King House, the real work started.
Tetra Map with Esther Bukholt
A chance to explore and understand our own, and other’s, natures; look at why we and others behave the way we do; practice strategies to manage conflict and build effective relationships; and to better understand and value our own skill sets and those of others.
Atareira – A History To Be Proud Of; A Future To Be Excited About
Leo presented a long, time line of our history, and discussion focused on our organisational Mission and Values.
The Amazing Race
Small teams searched the grounds for clues (and chocolate) whilst learning a little about themselves, their fellow team members, and the life and history of Truby King.
We are now planning to use the Tetra Map concepts and processes to:
- continue building our team cohesiveness
- discover where we can improve
- how best to support and communicate with each other
- and how best to support those we liaise with through our work