December was an exceptionally busy month for our staff with our annual Professional Development Day, Toys for Tots Drive, and holiday shenanigans.
The theme for our retreat was “The Not So Quiet Place.” This came about due to one of our Staff Appreciation days we had over the summer where we all got to watch a movie called
The Quiet Place
where the characters were not able to make noise or talk without being devoured by an alien monster. Obviously this makes communication very hard.
Well we thought the opposite would work well for a theme for our Professional Development Day and we would incorporate communicating and working together as teams to complete tasks/games. Needless to say, we think the retreat went over really well with the staff as you can tell by the images.
Nothing like a friendly game of Nerf War to bring together team building skills. In case you are unaware that our staff can be quite competitive and took this very seriously in trying to knock little rubber duckies off of cups and targeted soda cans off of a ladder. In between each of these shooting ranges, the staff had to perform some sort of obstacle such as spinning in an office chair five times or completing a game of ping pong.
Lastly, the staff divided into two teams and played a game of Family Feud. They even had real buzzers, which is what is shown in the pics below with our two team members facing off and trying to keep it together.