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MTa Mini Essentials

  • Mini kit, maximum impact

  • Fundamental team skills for the business world

  • Appealing. Involving. Effective.

  • "Engaging and appealing, yet it doesn't take up much room. Perfect for small training rooms."

4 engaging tabletop activities that introduce elements of working with others in a business context

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With MTa Mini Essentials you can

deliver 4 tabletop activities that introduce elements of working with others in a business context.

Engaging activities and thought provoking review questionnaires make it easy for facilitators to develop learning opportunities. Each activity within MTa Mini Essentials is designed with specific discussion topics in mind.

MTa Mini Essentials is easy to travel with and can be used in the smallest of training rooms.

A comprehensive facilitator guide that includes:-

  • Facilitators' overview and summary
  • Facilitators notes for each activity
  • Hard wearing and reusable participant and observer briefs
  • Reusable activity review questionnaires
  • Learning transfer documentation
  • Online access to the MTa resource database so you can download, edit and print any of the worksheets

3 trays of MTa Mini components including enough material for up to 15 participants

We ship to over 100 countries. There are three ways to order / view prices

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Mini Essentials review
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The activities are very fun...
Silvia Linder, HSBC Bank Brazil S.A.

We use the MTa in management training. The activities are very fun and can observe various behaviors necessary for the proper performance of our managers.

Silvia Linder, HSBC Bank Brazil S.A.
I would recommend MTa kit to anyone...
Simon Owen, RAF High Wycombe Youth Activities Team

The RAF High Wycombe Youth Activities Team have used various types of MTa kit, at numerous schools and colleges, as part of our youth engagement visits. We use the kit with students of all ages, and we always have positive results, receiving positive feedback from both students and teachers. The students learn vital teamwork and communication skills from the activities, which are easy to deliver because of the comprehensive manuals that are provided with the kit.

I would recommend MTa kit to anyone who works with young people and wants to help them develop teamwork, communication and other important skills that will help them while at school and later in life.

Simon Owen, RAF High Wycombe Youth Activities Team

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MTa Mini Essentials

MTa Mini Essentials


1 x Set of MTa Mini components (3 trays)
plus the activity manual for:

  • Within Four Walls
  • Gantry
  • Helipads
  • Handcuffed

UK Orders: Price is ex VAT. 20% VAT will be added at checkout.

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Activities in MTa Mini Essentials

Handcuffed20 to 60 mins 3 - 15 Introductory

Description: Handcuffed is a flexible 2-part activity which energizes whilst introducing and developing the core elements of team working. In Part 1 teams compete against each other, whereas in Part 2 the teams have to cooperate and communicate effectively to achieve their goals. Part 1 can be used in isolation to 'break the ice' whilst introducing the importance of basic team skills (planning, co-operation etc.).
Discussion topics:

Planning and working together under pressure
Awareness of others needs
Helping each other to complete their tasks
Achieving success through teamwork
Inter-team working
Careful and detailed planning
Achieving success through teamwork
Participants helping each other

Gantry45 - 60 mins 3 - 15 Introductory

Description: A competitive activity to help participants understand the importance of customer orientation, establishing and working to priorities, planning (and revising plans), estimating costs and working within a set time frame.
Discussion topics:

Customer focus: identifying, understanding and meeting customer priorities
Working together
Reviewing progress against objectives
Changing plans (with agreement) as necessary
Meeting customer priorities
Participants planning together

Within Four Walls45 to 60 mins 6 - 15 Intermediate

Description: This activity is for people who need to set targets and plan in a competitive environment. The task is simple, but as new information is received groups need to reconsider earlier decisions: progress needs to be monitored, targets revised and plans changed with everyone's agreement as the task unfolds.
Discussion topics:

Reviewing progress
Planning in a competitive environment
Setting and achieving realistic (stretching?) targets
Valuing new information and revising targets and plans appropriately
Understanding and focusing on priorities
Group decision making
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Helipads60 mins 6 - 12 Intermediate / Advanced

Description: Helipads involve 2 or 3 competing teams. It is designed to demonstrate how effective team working within and between teams influences business success and highlight the key qualities that influence the process. Team success is dependent of the value of the final product, but it addition to organising themselves, competing teams need to work together to ensure that they do not reduce the value of their products: the value of any helipad is reduced if two or more are produced to the same specification, but some specifications are more profitable than others.
Discussion topics:

Understanding and achieving business success
Planning within and between teams
Making the most of market opportunities
Introduction to negotiating
Developing team skills
Taking personal responsibility and trusting others to do their job
Developing team skills
Planning within the team

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