Corporate Drumming Event for CARSCH
August 17th, 2015 — West Haven, CT — Mike Veny enjoys two things: playing the drums and helping companies increase employee engagement through corporate drumming workshops. On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, Mike will be training the resident service coordinators who are members of the Connecticut Association of Resident Services Coordinators in Housing (CARSCH). “A number of housing communities employ Resident Service Coordinators. Service Coordinators help residents gain access to supportive services, which help allow them to remain independent,” says CT.gov.
Using a combination of drums and team building exercises for work, he creates an environment where employees can learn to work together more effecitvely. “It is very common for people to walk into a room, see the instruments and immediately think of being in Kindergarten again. Most are very hesitant to participate, initially,” said Veny.
Veny has been facilitating corporate drumming for several years and has formula that goes much deeper than breaking the ice. Once the group grows comfortable and relaxed, the magic happens.
The magic is based on the three part process — Belonging, bonding and believing. Each one of the three has a specific goal during the workshop.
“The belonging is the hardest, but since everyone is in the same position, there is a real sense of being in a group. The ultimate goal is breaking the ice and setting everyone at ease,” said Veny. “Do this with any team and you will get everyone on the same page fast.”
The other two, bonding and believing, follow a standard progression throughout the rest of the event. As the drums begin to play and people find themselves at ease, there is a subtle yet important change that takes place. Chemicals in the brain release, and the participants find themselves having a good time. According to Veny, “watching this process never gets old.”
“When people are playing their drums and smiling honestly, I know that I have done my job. This leads to improved morale, less drama, and a stronger sense of unity,” said Veny.
The numbers are well supported with research. “Economic analysts projected that a Pennsylvania corporation saved $89,100 in costs associated with training new hires by using drumming to improve morale. That’s a return on investment of $60.57 saved for every dollar invested.” (Bittman, Bruhn, Stevens, Westengard, Umbach, 2003, Advances in Mind-Body Wellness, Vol. 19 No. 3/4).
“If nothing else, knowing a company can save over $60.00 for a single dollar investment is worth at very least looking into what I can offer a company,” said Veny.
“I truly believe in the work that resident service coordinators do,” says Veny. “I hope to empower them to better serve people.”
Veny is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Global Speakers Federation, Toastmaster’s International and Meeting Professionals International. He has worked with several companies, including Goodwill Industries, the ARC, and the Wounded Warrior Project®, using his drums and drumming techniques. He is also a writer for Corporate Wellness Magazine.
Mike Veny serves clients that include housing associations, resident service coordinators, and direct support professionals. His corporate drumming and team building events for staff can be customized to the unique employee engagement needs of any organization.
Veny’s schedule is almost completely full for the remainder of 2015, but some dates are still available on a first come, first serve basis.