The Journey Home is an engaging, half-day, interactive, team-based simulation. It provides participants with a powerful and relevant learning experience that sets the stage for exploring and applying teamwork and leadership lessons.
It is Star Date 3000 AD and a squadron of starships is engaged in a race against time to save Earth. There is an air of excitement, anticipation and adventure as the entry music subsides and the Journey Home begins. The star fleet commander (facilitator) provides an upbeat briefing to the participants. They learn that Earth is under attack from an alien virus. The participants, in their teams, have 20 light years within which to race across the galaxy, find the antidote and save Earth.
During the mission, teams move their starships and land on various bases throughout the galaxy as they acquire information and search for the antidote. They also encounter obstacles, including VUCA Raiders, who try to stop their progress, and Solar Storms that threaten their path. The Journey Home mission concludes with a surprising ending in which individual teams make the startling discovery that they must ultimately work together in order to save Earth.
The debrief is an engaging exploration of the Journey Home experience and of the numerous parallels, insights and lessons that participants can immediately apply back on the job. They discover and discuss lessons from their experience around alignment to mission, teamwork within a team and across multiple teams, innovation and a focus on customers.
“This was the best management training I have experienced in my career.”