Every year, Baseline hosts a company-wide event called “Launch Party.” In 2021, we split our Launch Party into two parts— the first in January, and the second in September. Due to COVID, part one of the Launch Party was fully remote. As the year progressed, and with precautions in place, Baseline was able to host the second half in-person at the Monarch Casino in Black Hawk. Additionally, we combined Launch Party with our annual summer outing which employees can chose a fun activity to participate in such as horseback riding, a mining tour, hiking, mountain bike riding, disc golf, and more.
Our first Launch Party took place in 2018 and has become a tradition. The all-day event is meant to inform, invigorate, and energize our team through the end of the year and into the next.
Launch Party’s Mission:
- Come together to celebrate past successes
- Become passionate about the company’s future
- Develop a sense of pride for our work
- Become more acquainted with our fellow Baseliners
- Learn from each other
- Gain access to beneficial training and resources
- Provide a welcoming setting where ideas and concerns can be voiced
During the first half of the day, we re-visited the company’s beginnings, philosophies, and goals. Next, we went through a case study activity. A sample project was provided to allow each division manager to explain how their team contributes to the overarching process. This helped everyone learn more about different areas of expertise, as well as how we all work together to accomplish a project.
Following the case study, each division separated into their breakout sessions which allowed each group to dive deeper into a specific topic related to their skillset. Afterwards, each division updated everyone on 2021 accomplishments and goals for 2022. Success stories were shared, as well as marketing and business development highlights.
The day concluded with a first-ever Pillar Awards ceremony. Baseline’s guiding principles are depicted across the four pillars of a Greek Parthenon graphic; each pillar represents 1 of the 4 principles. Certain employees were acknowledged for representing these values within their teams, through their work.
With the majority in attendance, the day was filled with lots of team building, inspiration, and learning. Baseline’s 2021 Launch Party was a major success and we’re already looking forward to next year’s!