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What is a Community Challenge?
A Community Challenge involves a group of people undertaking a specific piece of work within a community and has a dual purpose. It benefits the team undertaking it, from an individual and team development perspective, and it directly benefits the community in terms of practical help and support the activity provides.
Community Challenges normally take place during work time over one or, very occasionally, two days. They are usually hands-on, one-off, practical projects carried out in the community and require planning and preparation in advance of the task itself.
A Community Challenge is a very flexible development tool which really helps team building for a team and the individuals within it.
The team manager of each team undertaking a Community Challenge appoints a project management team which will plan, co-ordinate and organise the Community Challenge from start to finish. They will nominate one person to be the front line contact with the partner organisation and will be supported by Staff Learning & Development.
Community Challenges have a key role to play in ongoing team building.