Murder Mysteries - team building workshop | Threshold

Murder Mysteries - team building workshop

Course description

Do you want to be part of a murder investigation in the English countryside? Do you want to be immersed in a story in the best tradition of English crime novels (Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Dick Francis)? Do you want to star in a story similar to those of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot or Midsomer Murders? Do you want to join the ranks of brilliant detectives? Can you track down the killer? Do you want to go on a detective adventure and improve your English as you plan your tactics, negotiate and manage your case? Join us in the English countryside the 19th century, search for the body, visit the pathologist, interrogate witnesses, develop your theories – but most importantly relax and have fun!  
The plot: John Arnheim was a partner in a prosperous bank; his net worth is estimated to be millions of pounds. He had a loving wife, great colleagues and friends. He had been tremendously lucky with everything until…he was found dead at his own fiftieth birthday party. The party takes place at his secluded country estate in Ramsey on the Isle of Man attended by his business partners and family members. Can you solve the murder mystery before the last ferry leaves the shore?

Course objectives

  • team building: to develop communication skills and strategies (team work, negotiation, tactics)
  • to develop the students’ competence in public speaking and improve their self-confidence in real-life situations
  • to practise a presentation of one’s own solution
  • to build up a vocabulary in relation to crime (vision, planning, execution, consequence)

Developed skills

  • to learn what makes communication effective
  • to use key words and phrases for linking thoughts
  • to use personal and impersonal style of expression
  • to emphasise or downplay a message
  • to use language, body language and voice modulation for clear and persuasive communication
  • to apply presentation skills


  • drama and experiential learning through role playing
  • students will interrogate witnesses, collect intelligence and evidence, communicate with team co-workers, construct  theories, propose and defend their theories and critically examine the theories of others.
  • communication strategies: establishing communication, resolving conflicts, formulating effective questions, answering evasions, listening skills
  • techniques to increase the impact of one’s arguments
  • expressions used to emphasise or downplay a message
  • using stories, linking words
  • presentation of one’s own solutions
  • delivery and style

Course specifications

Language: English
Czech title: Záhadné vraždy
Type: General / professionally oriented course (team building, negotiating)
Duration: 1 day (8 teaching hours)
Number of participants: 6 - 12
Recomended for levels: B1 and higher
Target group: General public / managers, team leaders, employees cooperating with colleagues
Place of tuition: client / Threshold Training Associates

VAT will be added to the price.