Team-Building Courses Directory

The Benefits of Team-Building Workshops

Great teamwork is a goal shared by most but achieved by a much smaller number. Why? Superior teamwork is just that, work. The best teams understand that fact and put in the time needed to build strong communication, enhance trust, and ensure that everyone is on the same page and they understand how their work ties into the organization’s larger goals.

Team-building workshops can get a group headed in the right direction.

About Our Team-Building Programs

Our team-building workshops and seminars address a range of topics: team dynamics, communication, skills specific to virtual teams, and more.

These programs are highly interactive and activity based. Some are designed specifically to challenge people to step out of their comfort zone. However, all are facilitated in a down-to-earth manner, and we strive to avoid putting anyone on the spot.

We are respectful of people’s time and will ensure that all activities, especially those that look like pure fun at first glance, tie back to a concept important to workplace communication and effective team interactions.

Our Workshop Facilitators

Our facilitators are professionals skilled at managing group interactions. When you work with us, we will partner you with a facilitator early in the process to ensure there is a good cultural fit. That person will collaborate with you to tailor our content, adapt to your team’s personality, and meet your group’s specific needs.

Team-Building Course Overviews

To get a sense of our approach to team building, take a look at the course overviews for our existing training courses and workshops by clicking on the program links below. Alternatively, review the short program descriptions found on this page.

If you are not sure what option will work best for you or you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please get in touch. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about you and your goals for your team.

Note: You will notice some programs list more than one available course length. The primary difference between the half-day and full-day options is the amount of time devoted to exercises and debriefing discussions.

Format Key

  • H – Half-Day Onsite Training Course
  • F – Full-Day Onsite Training Course
  • M – Multi-Day Onsite Training Course

Workshop Descriptions

Total Team Building: Tactics for Working Better Together

Get your team on the same page with Total Team Building: Tactics for Working Better Together. This workshop covers the fundamentals of the team-building process, communication styles, listening skills, reasons teams become dysfunctional and solutions for addressing problems, and the value of working collaboratively and leveraging each team member’s strengths.  The number of exercises and the depth to which we explore each topic is dependant on the course length selected. We can easily modify this program to accommodate a wide range of goals and objectives.

Start Up or Reboot: The Team Focus Workshop

This hands-on course provides practical tools for people who want to build or rebuild their teams. The program assesses a team’s current state and helps groups perform a gap analysis to identify quick wins. The workshop also focuses on clarifying the group’s purpose and articulating the team’s mission, vision, and values in such a way that they serve as guiding principles and not just a bunch of meaningless “mumbo jumbo” about which nobody cares. In addition to establishing a direction, during this program participants will learn about team-member types and begin to build a team charter document.

Criss-Cross Functionality: Skills for Building Stronger Matrix Teams

This interactive team-building workshop focuses on challenges faced by matrix teams and the processes and skills that can help members of those groups work better within a cross-functional environment. The course looks at group dynamics, team roles, formal and informal norms, and actions team leaders and members can take throughout a project to encourage buy-in, increase engagement, manage resources, and reduce conflict.

Collaborative Thinking Skills: Driving Teams Toward Better Results

A culture of collaboration usually results in engaged employees who produce strong results for the organization. This interactive workshop for teams focuses on the skills needed to encourage collaborative behaviors. The program assesses the group’s current level of collaboration, and it addresses the eight environmental conditions that typically exist in organizations where collaboration is routinely practiced. Additionally, the course looks at how collaborative teams relate to such topics as trust, change, self-awareness, authority, decision making, communication, role definition, rewards, and reflection. This workshop is available as a one-day offering or a multi-day program. The main difference between the two options is the depth to which we explore topics and the time devoted to exercises and activities.

Remote Control: Communication Strategies for Virtual Teams

Whether working across town or across the globe, virtual teams have a unique set of communication challenges. This team-building and communication course addresses the skills needed to build a cohesive and functional virtual team. The workshop covers such topics as defining or confirming a purpose, prioritizing issues and opportunities, facilitating productive virtual meetings and conference calls, and addressing team conflict.

The Purpose-Driven Team: Defining Function, Focus, and Future

Strategic planning can be fun! It is also a task most successful teams embrace. This course focuses on three core elements: strategic planning, innovative thinking, and people. The workshop’s purpose is to help groups identify where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there. The program consists of hands-on, practical, and interactive exercises. These activities are designed to yield a result and invigorate the group.

The Tri-Focal Team: Building on Culture, Identity, and Perception to Create Better Work Groups

Help your team move beyond awareness and toward appreciation of cross-cultural differences during this workshop for teams. This program focuses on skills for understanding and building on culture, identity, and perceptions. The workshop is hands on and filled with practical skills participants can put into immediate practice following the session.

Strengthsfinder®: Discovering and Making the Most of Your Team’s Natural Gifts

All teams do better when their members know the value they bring to the organization and have an opportunity to do what they do well. In other words, people’s strengths are leveraged, and they are able to use those gifts to accomplish their work. This interactive program for teams uses the results from Gallup’s Strengthsfinder 2.0 instrument. During the workshop, participants will learn about their strengths, identify their team’s gifts, and discuss ways they can work better together.

The Runway Recycled: Fashion Design Team-Building Challenge

Improve your team’s project management skills and ability to work together under pressure during this interactive creativity challenge. In this workshop, participants will create a range of fashions using recycled materials. Through a series of interactive activities, the group will discover information about each other, learn about collaboration and preferred work styles, and discover the importance of roles, planning, and sticking to a schedule.

No Strings Attached: Puppet Palooza Team-Building Challenge

Socks, spoons, sticks, and strings are just a few of the ingredients in this team-building workshop. Working together, participants will solve a variety of team challenges as they learn about themselves, each other, project management, and the process of collaboration. This engaging program requires no previous puppet-making or puppet-performance experience.

Once Upon a Time: Storytelling Team-Building Challenge

Storytelling is an undervalued workplace skill and one anyone who communicates to customers, clients, or coworkers should understand. This team-building challenge uses storytelling to explore empathy, the art of crafting narratives, the importance of leveraging team strengths, and tips and tricks for using body language to enhance messages. The program is faced-paced, interactive, and at the same time low risk.

In Perfect Harmony: A Musical Team-Building Challenge

This interactive workshop uses music to explore the team-building process. Working through a variety of collaborative activities, participants will explore a range of topics related to successful teams. Specifically, the program addresses people styles, the team-building process, the importance of leveraging strengths, basic project planning tools, cohesive messaging, and skills for handling the unexpected.

Onsite Training Course Reminders

Our instructor-led training courses are available to private groups.  These workshops are not offered in a public seminar format.  Please contact us to speak with a facilitator about your needs and bringing training to your organization.

We offer training in the District of Columbia and the following US states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

We also travel to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Central America, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

Please contact us about your location.

Onsite Workshops