Strategic Team Building and Strategic Planning

New to the fold of Celebrating Humanity International, are the eCaps strategic planning programmes.

eCaps – as a stand-alone Strategic Planning programme is simpy awesome in its outcomes, execution and long term results.
When added to the web-based strategic plan management and performance management elements – it is simply outstanding.


Celebrating Humanity International is now supplying its various team building, team conflict resolution and diversity management programmes as a front-end to the eCaps StratPlan.

Working in conjunction with Ezio Gori and Associates, we offer a Project Technical Team Building for project and programme management teams. Our results – thus far – have been absolutely awesome!

Millennium Challenge Zambia

MCA-Z Zambia


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Diversity Logo 2 2014We are setting up a new diversity training and team conflict resolution website – please can you read through the blurb below and let us know what you think. (The “gossip” is in South African slang.)

Would you attend?

What? Diversity Training that is fun, exciting and life-changing? Of course! If you choose the Celebrating Humanity way!

OK. So, you have some people challenges at the office – or the HR manager says that you have to have diversity training!

Begrudgingly, you start to search the internet – and your people get wind of it.

The rumours and the gossip are running up and down the corridors. “Psst – They say that we are going to have to hold hands and hug each other.”, “I hear that it is an old apologise-for-the-blerry-past session.”, “No, seriyis broer, you are in deep trouble.”, “Ja, no, well fine – le them just try!” We sisi – just you wait wena – they are going to fix you!”

They are simply not happy and say they will not attend! Scary stuff.

And then you get really lucky! You find us. And you can see immediately that these Diversity Trainers are really different! Note to GM “This could just be the best team build our diverse team has EVER experienced!”

Yes! You had better buckle your seatbelts – because this is no ordinary diversity ride!

Be careful to enjoy yourself!  You may just crack your face with laughter as you zip away stress, build respect, understanding and remove conflict – in this wonderfully exciting team building atmosphere!

Questions that everybody asks!

  1. Will it be more blah, blah blah? – Nope! NOT here! Now if you are looking for the more mundane – often boring – chalk-and-talk death by PowerPoint, SAQA accredited sessions you are definitely in the wrong place. This is not for you!
  2. If you seriously want to hug and apologise for the past you will need to find another supplier. We deal with how we can respect and understand each other in order to build a future together, today!
  3. If you want some groups to be punished and others to be praised – keep on surfing the web! We cannot help!

You are in the right place – if you are looking for a team that:

  1. Wants to have fun and make a difference in the world!
  2. Knows each other – on a deep level.
  3. Feels respected and are respectful.
  4. Works as a powerful and united – diverse team.
  5. Knows, respects and understands the many diversities in the workplace and society.
  6. Knows how to communicate and build relationships – at a family, team and customer level.
  7. Understands that we build each other and for each other.
  8. Is clear of their past challenges and are committed to a future – in your organisation.
  9. Is responsible and accountable.

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Personalities – Fun Controller – Bully

The Fun Controlling Personality.

If you are the kind of person who loves fun, and is always looking for ways to make people laugh – you need to be careful. Whilst fun people are essential, to any organisation, some of their other habits can be quite destructive.

There are two basic types of fun controlling personalities:-

1)      Leads by making work fun. People are motivated and rally to their call. They joke with their team.

2)      Controls the fun and can often be far less fun than he/ she believe. They often belittle people to get their laughs and are bullies.

In our team conflict resolution workshops we often find people who have individual challenges with each other. In a recent team building some delegates spoke of challenges with “groups” of people.

When we tracked this back, we found out the 2nd type of controlling fun personality was the foundation for this challenge. He is the type who jokes at other people and, in so doing, draws in a group. Which group also laugh at their victim of the day.

We then have a “cool kids vs nerds” scenario. And essentially it is blatant bullying. The person who starts it all feels great, he has his fawning audience, who laugh at every inane thing that he says. He feels appreciated and has no idea how he is hurting the target of his abuse.

Other possible challenges for a person with this personality type:-

1)      They generally cannot take guidance or criticism – and will complain at length to others when brought into line.

2)      They can over-control and force people to have fun in the way they like to do so.

3)      If work is not fun they can be very negative.

4)      They do not like conflict – as it is not fun. Yet they are often the cause of the conflict.

5)      Once they have a good joke, they try and tell it to as many people as possible. They often catch the same victims over and over again.

6)      They do not like to be embarrassed.

They often try and joke their way out of serious situations. Thus they do not face up to problems and are seen as unreliable.

The positives

1)      They can make excellent leaders who motivate and inspire and always make sure that work and life are enjoyable – for their team.

2)      They love fun and can normally put together great events.

3)      They can be fearless when seeking fun. Often they will be the first on the dance floor. Bungee jumping, cliff swinging and parachuting suit them perfectly.

4)      They can be that spark that brings laughter to otherwise intense projects.

Brian Moore