Next Step Builds Teams
Next Step works with YOU to develop an experience that builds YOUR team. We start where you are and lead you to take the steps for closer collaboration.
We use a framework that blends fun, mindfulness, creativity, safety, goals, and feedback as a foundation for working together effectively.
We have a BIG toolkit that includes food, art, games, puzzles and discussion to create a team building package that fits YOU.
Real Colors Personality Inventory
Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience based on the Myers Briggs personality test. We use a simple inventory to help your group:
- Understand themselves and those around them better
- Uncover motivators specific to their own temperament
- Increase their own efficacy through self knowledge
- Improve understanding and communication with others
- Practice working with a group that has a lot of different personalities; it can be a challenge
Imagine stepping back from potential conflict to remember where you’re coming from, and where the other person is coming from. How would it change things if you could clearly communicate your thoughts and ideas to clients, friends and family? Picture yourself having a unique level of insight into the things that motivate you and others. Envision achieving what you want from life, both personally and professionally.
Want your group to work more effectively together?
Poverty is a reality for thousands of individuals and families. It’s easy to overlook, and unless you’ve lived without an ample income, it’s hard to understand how it feels on a day to day basis. A Next Step Poverty Simulation bridges the gap from misconception to awareness through interactive immersion experiences, and help your group to:
- Increase awareness of the challenges of living on less than a living wage
- Develop empathy toward people who struggle to live with insufficient means
- Inspire participants to be advocates for those who are less wealthy
Your simulated “community” will be a large room. When you walk in, you receive an identity and a role you’ll play throughout the simulation. Stipended volunteers provide the “services” you and your neighbors will need through the “month” of the simulation. Just like in real life, limited time for getting to work, school, paying bills and securing services will challenge you to feed and care for your family, stay honest, and remain true to your values. We use the MACA Poverty Simulation, but if your group is small or spread out, Next Step developed an online simulation during COVID that may fit your needs perfectly.
Would you like your team to develop more empathy for people?
Sometimes it seems we’re all talking past each other, if we’re talking at all! We need community more than ever, and we need to find ways and places to discuss the stuff we really care about. Our Next Step Team can help you—
Our Team brings education and experience in counseling, education, youth development, grant and technical writing, and communication skills
We may not have the answer, but can we help you find the next question?
We always start our retreat planning with some questions. Who will we be working with? How do they feel about this upcoming retreat? What do you want to have happen at the retreat? Are you looking to boost your staff’s morale? Do you want to create deeper bonds to promote effectiveness? Or just give ’em a break from the every day every day, get away from it all & have some fun?
- We use YOUR organization’s interests and direction…
- To plan a multi-faceted day of work and fun…
- That is OUT of the ordinary
Your retreat can be a day or a series of days. It can include anything and everything from art to cooking, from games to hikes. From Real Colors to yoga.