EXPLORING SENTOSA IN THE NEW NORM
A group of fifty-seven attendees coming together in Singapore for an inspiring and motivating face-to-face KICK OFF session for 2022.
Carefully adhering to Covid-19 Safe Management Measures, the group was split between two (2) venues in two (2) hotels – so each venue would host no more than 30 delegates.
To create an exciting, engaging and fully immersive shared experience for every delegate - which would also work strictly within the S.O.P.s of Singapore’s Safe Management Measures.
A Covid-19 S.O.P. compliant adaptation of our highly sophisticated GPS based activity, Go Team. This platform had been so refined and polished over thousands of non-GPS virtual events in the last 2 years, it was exiting to reapply the technology to the purpose it was originally designed for – guiding explorers on a REAL adventure with REAL locations and IN-PERSON action. All around the beautiful setting of Singapore’s Sentosa Island.
After a VIRTUAL briefing at each venue, delegates set out from their respective start points - the Oasia Resort Sentosa and Amara Sanctuary Resort. Carefully staggered in groups of in more than five (5) delegates they made their way to as many checkpoints as possible. Strategy, teamwork, and some effective planning would make the most effective use of those two (2) hours to explore from Fort Siloso and Imbiah Nature Trail to Resorts World Singapore and the SEA Aquarium.
This particular Go Team session was carefully designed to ensure participants remain engaged, enjoyed the activities, and would meet the key learning outcomes but most importantly, would keep participants safe and comply with the current Covid-19 Safe Management Measures.
Typically, each team would be given one GO TEAM iPad as a navigation tool to reach checkpoints and perform the tasks. However, in this updated version, EACH PARTICIPANT was able to download the game onto their own mobile device. EACH delegate could actively participate in navigating through the checkpoints, reading the information, and performing the tasks all the while practicing safe social distancing – remaining at least 1-metre apart from each other.
Participants were required to wear masks and sanitize regularly, and challenges were carefully designed to ensure participants could collaborate WITHOUT the risk of close contact with each other.
Below are just a few collaborative photo challenges performed by participants with social distancing.
Go Team has always been a hugely successful exploration outdoor program – the perfect tool to experience a location or a venue which might otherwise go undiscovered by visiting conference delegates. From Bali to Phuket, Angkor Wat to Chiang Mai, the back streets Ho Chi Min City, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Hanoi, KL, Shanghai and so many more.
What has always made this program so exceptionally powerful is its flexibility - the incredible opportunity for customization - catering to specific learning outcomes, program goals and key conference messages. We can now be thankful this same flexibility allows us to make the most engaging and immersive experience also compliant with Safe Management Measures.