Back to Work: 50 Ideas for Fall Events

September 4, 2001, 12:00 AM EDT

Editor's Note: This story was published on BiZBash before the tragic events of September 11. Many companies have temporarily suspended the planning of events, but as they look for ways to bring people back together, this group of resources may prove especially helpful.

After a summer sticky with heat and loaded with distractions, autumn is the time to motivate employees and get their attention. Or maybe you want to welcome a crew of new hires, or beat the cold-weather malaise before it begins. Whatever your goals, fall is a great time to put together a fun, motivational event that will help attendees gear up and get to work.

So here is a guide to fun fall event spaces, teambuilding activities and motivational speakers that can help stimulate competition and camaraderie--employees may not even notice the sound of you cracking the whip.

--Samantha Melamed

Fun Venues
If you're looking to spark rapport and an atmosphere of friendly competition among your employees, a casual game-filled event can be a good way to set the tone. And events at these top New York venues--which are already packed with recreational activities and often offer in-house catering--virtually plan themselves. More...

Outdoor Spaces
With the mercury dropping, early fall can be a great time for outdoor events that are refreshing, not suffocating. Rooftop gardens and outdoor spaces around the city offer spaces for receptions and dinners that can rejuvenate your workforce and give staffers a chance to mingle. More...

Fun & Games
If you're looking to energize employees and reinforce the concepts of cooperation and teamwork, here are some activities that go beyond your typical obstacle course or corporate Olympics. More...

Speakers & Performers
If you think a motivational speaker can inspire your group to succeed, we have a list of resources including general speakers' bureaus and more specialized agencies--plus a few offbeat entertainers that can offer something different to a corporate event. More...

Posted 09.04.01

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