Tips and Tricks for Team Managers Destination Imagination NY: Fun, creativity, teamwork and problem solving for kids! Yearly tournaments in theater, science, engineering, improv, and public service. https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks 2020-02-19T08:32:23-05:00 NYDI Site Scripts (Joomla) site-scripts@nydi.org Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Shipping Props to Global Finals 2019-04-02T19:00:17-04:00 2019-04-02T19:00:17-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/global-finals-props-shipping Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>With the move of <a href="https://www.nydi.org/index.php?option=com_weblinks&amp;view=weblink&amp;id=15:global-finals&amp;catid=43:gf&amp;Itemid=580&amp;task=weblink.go">Global Finals</a> to Kansas City, Missouri, prop shipment has become a bigger issue for many teams.</p> <p>With the move of <a href="https://www.nydi.org/index.php?option=com_weblinks&amp;view=weblink&amp;id=15:global-finals&amp;catid=43:gf&amp;Itemid=580&amp;task=weblink.go">Global Finals</a> to Kansas City, Missouri, prop shipment has become a bigger issue for many teams.</p> Why We Do This 2014-07-07T22:49:17-04:00 2014-07-07T22:49:17-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/110-tip-why-we-do-this Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>I cannot imagine a greater way to stay close to my kids, have fun, and encourage other kids. There was never anything like this when I was a kid, and if there was I wouldn't have been able to be involved. I have had jobs all my life, and extra-curricular activities in school were very few, because I had to work. So, when my kids started getting involved, I swore I would let them do what they wanted and be encouraging them all the way. After some disappointments with coaches, we started to coach a lot of different teams and sports. Then we found CPS--we were hooked.</p> <p>I cannot imagine a greater way to stay close to my kids, have fun, and encourage other kids. There was never anything like this when I was a kid, and if there was I wouldn't have been able to be involved. I have had jobs all my life, and extra-curricular activities in school were very few, because I had to work. So, when my kids started getting involved, I swore I would let them do what they wanted and be encouraging them all the way. After some disappointments with coaches, we started to coach a lot of different teams and sports. Then we found CPS--we were hooked.</p> Starting and Managing a Destination Imagination Team 2014-07-07T22:53:28-04:00 2014-07-07T22:53:28-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/111-tip-managing-a-team Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>How to Start DI in your school, community group or company…</p> <p>How to Start DI in your school, community group or company…</p> Inciting Creativity 2014-07-07T23:03:23-04:00 2014-07-07T23:03:23-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/112-tip-inciting-creativity Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>So, exactly how do we teach teams to be creative?</p> <p>So, exactly how do we teach teams to be creative?</p> Tools for Managing a Team 2014-07-07T23:09:59-04:00 2014-07-07T23:09:59-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/113-tip-tools-for-managing Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>How to develop your team from forming to performing!</p> <p>How to develop your team from forming to performing!</p> 10 Commandments for Teams 2014-10-27T11:54:16-04:00 2014-10-27T11:54:16-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/421-ten-commandments-for-teams Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>One Team Manager’s 10 Commandments for Destination Imagination teams.</p> <p>One Team Manager’s 10 Commandments for Destination Imagination teams.</p> Interference – Yes or No? 2014-07-07T23:20:33-04:00 2014-07-07T23:20:33-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/114-tip-interference Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>REMEMBER – It’s Their Solution!</p> <p>But, exactly where is the boundary?   This guide will help you find it!</p> <p>REMEMBER – It’s Their Solution!</p> <p>But, exactly where is the boundary?   This guide will help you find it!</p> Index of Creative Problem Solving Tools 2014-10-26T21:46:19-04:00 2014-10-26T21:46:19-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/cps-tools-index Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>Our compendium of collected Creative Problem Solving tools and techniques</p> <p>Our compendium of collected Creative Problem Solving tools and techniques</p> Team-building, Warm-up and Instant Challenge Exercises 2014-07-04T00:00:00-04:00 2014-07-04T00:00:00-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/409-team-building-exercises Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>A great compendium of team building and focusing tools and exercises.</p> <p>A great compendium of team building and focusing tools and exercises.</p> Scavenger Hunt / Field Trip Activity 2014-10-27T13:51:45-04:00 2014-10-27T13:51:45-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/425-scavenger-hunt-field-trip-activity Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>A field trip activity which team managers might find useful to help teams learn about different materials, their properties and potential uses.</p> <p>A field trip activity which team managers might find useful to help teams learn about different materials, their properties and potential uses.</p> Solving the Central Challenge 2014-07-07T23:31:31-04:00 2014-07-07T23:31:31-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/115-tip-solving-the-central-challenge Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>General guidance on how to turn the Central Challenge from a giant task into a done deal!</p> <p>General guidance on how to turn the Central Challenge from a giant task into a done deal!</p> Team Choice Elements 2014-07-07T23:38:00-04:00 2014-07-07T23:38:00-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/116-tip-team-choice-elements Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>Team Choice Elements (sometimes called Side Trips) are often 40% of the team's total score. &nbsp; They are a great way for the team to show off their talents, and do something which isn't prescribed by the challenge. &nbsp;Here are some thoughts on how teams can build great team choice elements to complement the rest of their solution.</p> <p>Team Choice Elements (sometimes called Side Trips) are often 40% of the team's total score. &nbsp; They are a great way for the team to show off their talents, and do something which isn't prescribed by the challenge. &nbsp;Here are some thoughts on how teams can build great team choice elements to complement the rest of their solution.</p> Improvisation 2014-07-07T21:00:00-04:00 2014-07-07T21:00:00-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/119-tip-improvisation Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>Some hints on how to teach your team the improv skills they need to succeed in the Improv challenge and in Instant Challenges.</p> <p>Some hints on how to teach your team the improv skills they need to succeed in the Improv challenge and in Instant Challenges.</p> Instant Challenge 2014-07-01T00:00:00-04:00 2014-07-01T00:00:00-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/120-tip-instant-challenge Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>De-mystifying Instant Challenge - and providing some hints on how teams can be successful there.</p> <p>De-mystifying Instant Challenge - and providing some hints on how teams can be successful there.</p> Roles in Instant Challenge 2014-07-02T00:00:00-04:00 2014-07-02T00:00:00-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/417-roles-in-instant-challenge Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>It is helpful, especially for younger or inexperienced teams, for each member to have a designated role when solving Instant Challenges...</p> <p>It is helpful, especially for younger or inexperienced teams, for each member to have a designated role when solving Instant Challenges...</p> Picking up and Understanding Your Scores 2014-07-07T23:42:39-04:00 2014-07-07T23:42:39-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/118-tip-picking-up-scores Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>Your team has completed their performance.  Now what?</p> <p>Your team has completed their performance.  Now what?</p> Forms & ID Sign 2014-07-07T23:39:58-04:00 2014-07-07T23:39:58-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/117-tip-forms-and-id-sign Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>There is always paperwork. &nbsp;Here are some hints and guidelines…</p> <p>There is always paperwork. &nbsp;Here are some hints and guidelines…</p> A Typical Tournament Day 2014-07-08T00:26:13-04:00 2014-07-08T00:26:13-04:00 https://www.nydi.org/team-managers/tips-and-tricks/121-tip-typical-tournament-day Joshua Diamond site-scripts@nydi.org <p>So, what exactly happens on the day of the tournament?</p> <p>There is detail in the <a href="https://www.nydi.org/index.php?option=com_weblinks&amp;view=weblink&amp;id=21:travel-guide-for-teams&amp;catid=42:dii&amp;Itemid=579&amp;task=weblink.go" target="_blank">Travel Guide</a> and in Rules of the Road - but here is a quick primer.</p> <p>So, what exactly happens on the day of the tournament?</p> <p>There is detail in the <a href="https://www.nydi.org/index.php?option=com_weblinks&amp;view=weblink&amp;id=21:travel-guide-for-teams&amp;catid=42:dii&amp;Itemid=579&amp;task=weblink.go" target="_blank">Travel Guide</a> and in Rules of the Road - but here is a quick primer.</p>