virtual team building and DEI training
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DEI Training and Virtual Team Building
Creative experiences for creative teams.
Discover Indigenous history and culture in this fascinating and impactful event focused on the impact of narrative and words. Plus, learn from a Native American scholar and see the important Ocmulgee historic mounds.
This fun and fast-paced holiday team building event will get your group laughing and playing together. Play Jeopardy, craft holiday sweaters, decorate cookies, and as a bonus, see iconic holiday locations in New York City live!
Take a virtual travel tour to Europe with live guides! Explore Rome, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic. Choose your own adventure at the holiday markets in the Old Town Square and learn about Italian espresso.
Take a virtual travel tour to South America with live guides! Explore the incredible Machu Picchu, one of the Wonders of the World, and the holiday markets in Cusco, Peru. This unique event will mesmerize your team.
Be inspired by Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence and learn the history that led him to be the voice of the Civil Rights Movement. You’ll also discover how Coretta Scott King was paramount in continuing the work of her late husband.
Discover the roots of Black History Month with stunning art and interactive trivia. Plus, take a live-streamed visit to incredible historic Black neighborhoods in Washington DC and Atlanta.
Play kazoos in your “jam band” while learning the fascinating history of music. And, on this fun DEI event, your team will take a live-streamed visit to Nashville, Tennessee.
Take a deeper look at the Civil Rights Movement with a focus on voting rights, with live tours of pivotal locations important to the movement. This brand new event will inspire your team.
Play “historic shark tank” and learn about incredible female innovators in this immersive experience, with character guides who honor historic female inventors, and enjoy a live-streamed visit to Chicago.
See beautiful Atlanta, Georgia – home of the Civil Rights movement and one of the world’s busiest airports. Plus, make a craft version of the iconic Tiny Doors.
Spark your team’s creativity with street art activities. Learn the history of different art form, with a focus from Black artists. Plus, get a live-streamed visit to a popular street art location.
Rock out to the stories and music of female musicians and storytellers in this Women’s History Month themed event. Your team will love the musical trivia and live guided tour!
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Learn about AAPI Heritage and Asian American culture and history with this unique event with live-streaming in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Plus, your team will love trivia focused on AAPI representation in movies.
Learn the powerful history of Juneteenth or Emancipation Day, with live-streaming guides in Texas and Virginia. One of the ten best ways to honor Juneteenth – Lonely Planet!
Trace how LGBTQIA+ individuals have always been an important part of our American history, with live-streams from historic gay neighborhoods in New York City and San Francisco.
Celebrate Hispanic and Latiné Heritage in this fun and mesmerizing event with live streaming guides in St. Augustine, Florida, and Austin, Texas. Plus, learn about the impact of Latinx music on American culture.
Dive into a “marvel-ous” world of superheroes with live visits to top filming locations, making your own team superhero with our live animator, and wine pairings. This is the ultimate virtual happy hour!
Take a virtual travel tour to Europe with live guides any time in the year! Explore Rome, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic. Choose your own adventure in the Old Town Square and learn about Italian espresso.
Plan your DEI calendar, Heritage Month, and inclusive events with a DEI subscription package. Subscribers receive priority booking, free recording access, and a 15% discount! Available to medium size groups and above.
Why Your Team Will Love Unexpected Virtual Tours and Training
Fun and Engaging
No awkward Zoom happy hours or boring speakers where your team tunes out. Passionate and fun studio and on location guides lead each Unexpected Virtual Tour and Training session.
Ship custom gift boxes filled with treats and hands-on activities to your team.
Explore the world with live-streaming guides in unique places.
Active team challenges build engaged teams.
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FAQs About Unexpected Virtual Tours and Training
Why Virtual Team Building?
Each virtual team building activities packs in a lot!
In general, each experience has a:
- short introduction,
- icebreaker questions,
- stories about a specific topic,
- break-out room activities,
- and live-streaming guides from locations across the world.
Our goal is to work with you. In fact, we hope to provide an experience within your budget!
In general, companies invest between $30 to 85 per person.
That being said, price depends on group size and Treat Box requests.
Contact us about discounts for non-profits and school groups.
Virtual tours are so much fun with us!
We combine live-streamed virtual sightseeing with beautiful events. Plus, we add fun team-building breakout rooms.
This means that:
- your team is engaged
- avoid technology issues
- team doesn’t get bored
Why Choose Unexpected Virtual Tours and Training?
First, check out our Google reviews and 5 star rating. Teams love what we do.
Second, many teams tell us that this is “the best virtual experience.”
That is because we seamlessly integrate fun with knowledge.
You have a smart and creative team. We provide smart and creative team building.
In general, every experience supports company culture.
We promise: no boring team events here.
Engaged employees are less likely to seek out a new job. Plus, that hits your bottom line. In fact, replacing an employee costs 1.5 times that salary.
On the other hand, our team building experiences range from $40 to $150 per person. Simply put, that is a lot LESS!
Further, each experience integrates a specific corporate cultural goal.
For example, the Street Art experience strengthens team creativity.
Amazon and Airbnb usually have one person on a cell phone.
All of our experiences have at least 3 guides.
That means fun engagement and team-building games. In addition, it includes a fantastic sightseeing tour.
We use beautiful presentation software. Further, we ship Treat Boxes with many fun foods.
It results in a total virtual experience.
How Do Unexpected Virtual Tours Work?
Each virtual experience packs in many mini experiences.
For instance, you’ll answer ice breaker questions. Plus, try fun breakout activities with your team. In addition, live-streaming guides provide city tours.
Best of all, we make it seamless. In fact, you will find that the hour flies by!
As you know, 41% of remote team members have high stress levels. Likewise, 44% of Gen Z employees don’t have friends at work.
But, those connections are critical to retain employees.
We want to help you change those stats.
First, each virtual activity includes real time guides. Plus, enjoy interesting stories.
For example, your event might include a scavenger hunt or team trivia. Or, we include story contests and paint games. Or, your team might enjoy another team building game.
Up to 500 remote employees may join a virtual experience.
In fact, we have run events with every size of remote team members.
Every event includes “studio” and “live-streaming” guides.
Firstly, the studio guides act as hosts. That ensures seamless technology.
That is to say, our studio guides are professional performers. All are masters at virtual engagement. In addition, most are actors and history buffs.
Secondly, the live-streaming guide is on location in the world.
For example, in European Holiday, we have two live streaming guides. They are in Prague and Rome. In addition, these guides walk the streets of those cities.
Booking Virtual Team Building Details
Yes, we provide live virtual sightseeing. Our events are not static presentations. In fact, our live streaming guides are “on the ground” of unique places to share stories and sights from that location.
Our in-studio guides will interact with your live streaming guides and your team.
Corporate travel is expensive. And, corporate travel may not be possible with a distributed work force. That’s why we bring your remote workers together in a fun virtual destination.
All we need from you is:
- time and date of your online meeting
- total number of attendees
If you’re ordering Treat Boxes, we need:
- final number of Treat Boxes 21 days before the event
- street addresses at least 14 days before the event
We build unique custom virtual experiences for clients.
Do you want to virtually travel to Asia? Do you want a Super Bowl experience?
These are some custom virtual experiences we have created. Pricing determined based on your specs.
In general, booking Unexpected Virtual Tours is quick and easy.
First, fill in the contact form. Specifically, we need to know:
- and number of attendees.
Second, our sales team will give you a quick call. Or, we can respond by e-mail.
Third, we will send you a proposal with pricing.
Fourth, pick the event you desire. Then, we will send you an invoice for the deposit.
Finally, once you’ve paid the invoice, your event is booked.
Technology Details & Logistics
We use Zoom as our standard video conferencing software.
In some cases, we can also use Google+ or Microsoft Teams. However, we may charge a small fee. Specifically, that fee allows our team to practice with your software before the event.
To support your team’s busy schedules, we start promptly.
We start with a five-minute introduction. Then, we will dive straight in to the content.
Guests are welcome to join at any time through the team meetings.
Virtual Team Building and Training Details
Interaction is our expertise. In fact, our experiences will improve team communication skills while employees work from home.
First, every event includes engaging chat sessions.
Second, teams enjoy hands-on breakout activities.
For example, your teams may join a “virtual jam band.”
Unfortunately, we don’t offer a stand-alone pub trivia game.
However, all our experiences include trivia.
In addition, guides will give out trivia points to engage the whole team.
We would like a 30 minute, 45 minute, 90 minute, etc. event? Can you customize the event time for us?
In general, we do not recommend less than 45 minutes for virtual events.
Most events are one hour long. But, we can customize the time for a small fee.
That being said, we have found that 60 minutes is the best time frame for most companies. Generally, one hour keeps everyone engaged and interested.
We provide live virtual sightseeing. For example, our live-streaming guides are on the streets in a unique location.
Further, they share stories and sights from that location. Specifically, this is not just a static presentation.
Instead, our studio and live-streaming guides will interact with your team.
Corporate travel is expensive. In addition, corporate travel may not be possible with a distributed work force.
However, with Unexpected Virtual Tours, we bring your remote work team to an amazing virtual destination.
Most experiences work for 1 to 500 attendees.
However, some virtual experiences, like European Holiday, can host 2,000 attendees. That being said, at larger group sizes, we provide discounted rates.
Treat Boxes Details
For most events, the Treat Box is an optional enhancement to your experience.
For teams that don’t have a budget for everyone to receive a box, many choose to “raffle off” a few boxes to event participants. The quantity is up to you (while supplies last).
Each experience includes its own thematic Treat Box.
In addition, United States small businesses make all the treats.
Further, 90% of our small business vendors are women-owned or BIPOC-owned businesses.
All food products are pre-packaged with vendors that have a food handler license.
Further, Unexpected Virtual Tours has a gift box production space. It meets all CDC requirements for safety and handling. For instance, team members wear masks and gloves when packaging boxes.
All Treat Boxes ship UPS Ground. In general, boxes reach your teams in their virtual office space within 2 to 5 business days.
That being said, we do not recommend shipping to P.O. boxes nor internationally.
With advance notice, we can provide some alternatives.
That being said, all of our Treat Boxes are vegetarian. In addition, we do not ship perishable items.
There is NO cooking in our experiences. On the other hand, the food elements in the Treat Box enhance the experience.
For example, on our Street Art event, we provide cookies you can paint.
On the other hand, for Music Evolution, we have foods like Rap Snacks.
Most companies find that ordering Treat Boxes directly through Unexpected Virtual Tours provides a significant value for your team.
Firstly, we have negotiated favorable shipping rates, which we pass on. Secondly, our treat boxes are shipped directly to your participants. Finally, in a typical treat box, over 90% of our vendors are women-owned or minority-owned small businesses. You can feel good about your purchase!
About Diversity and Inclusion Virtual Events
Unexpected Virtual Tours does not offer generic diversity training. Instead, we offer live, interactive diversity experiences that embed DEI training concepts.
In other words, your employees will WANT to attend our diversity events!
Most diversity training fails because employees aren’t engaged. As a result, they don’t retain the information and put it into practice. In contrast to this, our experiences get your team responding, creating, and collaborating.
Our DEI sessions are designed to help your team consider perspectives and lived experiences that may be outside their own. For example, our Music Evolution experience shares these diversity training topics:
But, the session explores these themes through engaging, interactive music activities. In addition, your team will get a deep look at the African American influence on American music history.
In summary, your teams won’t realize that they are learning these concepts when they are focused on participating in a memorable shared experience!
Unexpected Virtual Tours has three historians on our staff. Our historians focus on:
- food history
- the histories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) people in America
- music history
- race and social justice
As such, we never use Wikipedia research. Instead, our historians use original source documents.
In fact, it takes our historians around 140 hours to research a 1-hour virtual team building experience!
What Can I Expect From Virtual DEI Events?
Unexpected Virtual Tours’ events never preach and they are incredibly engaging.
First, each virtual team building experience focuses on expanding your team’s knowledge through fun, interactive activities. For example, your experience may include trivia, a craft activity, a live tour of a historic site, and fun challenges.
Secondly, each experience amplifies the stories of marginalized people. For example, our Juneteenth virtual experience shares the deep, somber history of Emancipation in the United States. Our historians spent more than 350 hours researching and developing this hour-long experience.
The content you’ll experience with Unexpected Virtual Tours is radically engaging. Our programs are presented by our expert studio guides and live-streaming guides. They can answer your team’s questions in real-time and help guide activities while sharing valuable knowledge.
Allyship is a corporate value embedded throughout your event. As a result, team members leave the experience excited to promote allyship in their own company and their community.
Our interactive virtual events do not focus on politics or share any political leaning.
Our diversity and inclusion virtual events are meant for everyone across the political spectrum.
Instead, Unexpected Virtual Tours focuses on sharing the history as it happened.
Fortunately, we have multiple historians on staff who thoroughly research and write each of our programs. Our staff members focus on sharing history lessons in a way that is truthful, engaging, and memorable. As a result, your team will have a valuable learning experience while also building connections with each other.
Who Are Diversity Team Building Events For?
Unexpected Virtual Tours provides virtual events for companies of all sizes and industries. In fact, many of the Fortune 100 companies we work with have a dedicated DEI staff.
Regardless of your size, our approach is the same. We create accessible and inclusive virtual programming that enhances your corporate goals. Specifically, we do NOT provide boring mandatory diversity training, nor do we preach.
Instead, our events are research-based, with the goal of entertaining and educating your team. Research from Harvard University has found that the most effective diversity programs spark employee engagement. We believe in interactive, hands-on virtual experiences that get everyone laughing and participating.
For example, groups love learning about music history during our Music Evolution experience. Then, our live guides discuss the DEI themes of appropriation and collaboration. We explore the fun parts of music history as well as important information about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Are these events just for people of color or for LGBTQIA+ employees? Will I feel uncomfortable attending as a white person or a heterosexual person?
People of all races, orientations, and backgrounds are welcome and included at our virtual team building events.
First, Unexpected Virtual Tours’ events are truly inclusive. Each experience will have expert guides of different races and ethnicities. And, most importantly, there is no “us vs. them” mentality.
For example, our events are for everyone who loves food, history, and fun knowledge.
Here’s a testimonial from one of our clients:
“HIGHLY recommend for team building and educational experiences! All are incredibly smart, effective story-tellers and historians. My whole team learned so much and left feeling energized and informed.”
About Unexpected Virtual Tours
Unexpected Virtual Tours is a certified Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. We can provide a copy of our NMSDC certificate to interested clients who would like to apply these team building costs to diversity-focused funds. Unexpected Virtual Tours is a 100% women-owned and minority-owned business.
Unexpected Virtual Tours is a 100% minority-owned and women-owned small business. At this time, we do not have a Women Business Enterprise certification.
Generally, over 90% of our vendors are women-owned or minority-owned small businesses. Because they are small local businesses, many of our vendors do not have certificates with these statuses.
First, Unexpected Virtual Tours will provide you with a QuickBooks invoice. Most companies choose to pay via credit card or ACH transfer for convenience. However, if you would prefer to pay by check, let us know, and we can provide that information.