Chilean Mine Rescue
Run time: 20 minutes
On August 5th, 2010, a 121-year old copper and gold mine in the Chilean desert suffered a cave-in. 33 miners vanished somewhere beneath the earth -- 3 miles from the mine's entrance. For the weeks that followed, the attention of the world was riveted on this remote part of the planet.
Chilean Mine Rescue: The Unstoppable Team
documents everything that occurred-- from the initial period of exploratory drilling, through day 17 when it was discovered that all 33 miners were still alive, to the final hours when (after 69 days underground) each miner was miraculously lifted out of the mine back to safety.
The video focuses primarily on the efforts of the rescue teams who worked tirelessly to save lives despite numerous difficulties and setbacks. Along the way, profound lessons about successful teamwork are revealed:
- A clearly-defined common goal unites and inspires team members.
- Applying the appropriate skills and resources, along with a diversity of thought, gets the job done.
- The ability to respond to the unexpected can turn disaster into triumph.
A Star Thrower Title
- CD-ROM with Leader's Guide, reproducible Handout, Session Quiz and PowerPoint Presentation
Reviews are in on Chilean Mine Rescue:
“What a privilege to see the release of this amazing example of resiliency and teamwork. The producers have created an incredible tool for bringing together teams of all sizes. You'll find the support CD to have everything you need to have break-through thinking, strong conversations, and out-of-the-ordinary conversations.”
-author Gifts From the Mountain
“This engrossing video is about melding diverse thinking styles and disparate resources to reach a common goal. If that isn't inclusion (and a great way to reduce bias), I don't know what is. I recommend you use the Chilean Mine Rescue video as a way to approach diversity from a new direction. For example, when the Leader's Guide talks about the importance of seeking out diverse resources, you can generate a discussion of what resources - in terms of diverse thinking styles, background, or experience - are available in your workplace.”
-author Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace
“The quality of production and content is outstanding. The Leader's Guide is a great tool for both the experienced Trainer/Facilitator as well as the novice. The simple but effective participant's quiz provides a quick check enabling organizations to know if your employees got the key messages from the video. But maybe the most important quality of this training package is that the characteristics that make up an unstoppable team will stick with those who experience it. And that's where the real value is!“
-Carolina Business Connection