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How Much Does a Team Building Day Cost?


When it comes to the question of “How much does a team building day cost?” the answer varies on a few different factors, including:

  • Number of participants
  • Number of hours
  • Types of outcomes
  • Travel

Number of participants

I work with groups of 12 to 2,500, which can be divided into:

  • Small groups (12 to 20)
  • Medium groups (20 to 60)
  • Large groups (more than 60)

Each size group requires a completely different set of facilitation skills and exact activities.

A main goal is keeping participants engaged at all times. This requires specific activities for specific outcomes for each size group.

Smaller groups have the advantage of choosing the outdoor adventure Ropes Course.

All three groups can be facilitated in any conference room, club house, event facility, or the like. Regardless of the group size, the benefits of team building activities, like improved communication and building relationships, will still be evident.

Number of hours

Time investments range from a minimum of 2 hours to a full day:

2-hour Keynotes

Half days up to 4 hours

Full Days

The most common choice is the full days. Retreats over several days are also possible.

Types of outcomes

The most important question that I like to ask my clients is:

“What specific outcomes would you like to see at the end of the day?”

This helps me choose the activities that target these outcomes.

The more specific the outcome, the better. Possible answers include:

  • Better communication
  • Greater trust
  • Improved collaboration
  • Tearing down silos
  • Improved morale
  • Efficient problem-solving
  • Renewing motivation
  • Resolving conflict
  • Encouraging accountability
  • Sparking change
  • Bettering leadership skills
  • Eliminating dysfunction
  • Managing stress
  • Motivating negative employees
  • Solidifying teamwork
  • And many more

The good news is that there are several automatic outcomes built into every team building program:

  • Promoting harmony
  • Appreciating each other’s differences and strengths
  • Merging together as a TEAM
  • Rebooting, re-energizing, and having fun!


Clients are responsible for all travel expenses. That is typical and reasonable for this industry.

If the event is local in the Atlanta, GA metro area, there are no travel expenses.

Client also choose the venue. I am completely mobile and travel almost anywhere.

Typical fees range between $3,000 – $14,000, depending on the size of the group and the distance from my headquarters in Atlanta.

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