Team Excellence Training

Awareness + Collaboration = Team Excellence

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Lasting Results.
Guaranteed.

The greatest skill a team looking to achieve excellence can possess is awareness. Improved awareness drives their ability to understand & connect with others, leading to an ability to truly engage collaborative teamwork.  

Collaborative teams statistically are more engaged and achieve greater success for businesses. Collaborators have to trust & respect each other, negotiate to improve the final product, demonstrate accountability, and be willing to be vulnerable. Collaboration plays to individual strengths and leads to greater team performance and output.

” The learnings, reflections and tools have made our group more connected, inspired and effective.”

Senior Management, Operations,
Calgary CO-OP

OUR PROGRAMS

Our Team Excellence Training Series is a step by step team performance system that accelerates teams through the necessary steps to achieve ultimate team excellence. 

This Training Series guarantees your people will know themselves better and be able to relate to others. They will be more engaged, innovative, able to solve problems and manage today’s changing workplace. 

This Series is for teams looking for value and lasting results AND it qualifies for the Canada Alberta Job Grant! 

Phase 1

Awareness

  • Teamwork FUNdamentals

  • Science of Self-Awareness

  • Science of Team Awareness

  • Intro to Collaborative Teamwork

  • Teamwork Experience

Phase 2

Collaboration

  • Teamwork FUNdamentals II

  • Deeper Dive into Awareness

  • Engaging Collaborative Teamwork

  • Crafting Team Norms

  • Teamwork to New Heights

Phase 3

Team Excellence

  • Teamwork FUNdamentals III

  • Building Trust

  • Fostering Innovation

  • Managing Change

  • Respecting Differences

  • Power of Listening

Canada Alberta Job Grant

Receive Funding to Build a Collaborative Team

The CAJG is an employer-driven program that helps businesses like yours invest in training for current and future employees. Through this program, you have the opportunity to receive funding for two-thirds of the program cost, to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee/fiscal year.

Our Collaborative Team Training Series
qualifies for the CAJG.

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Phase 1:

Phase 1 focuses on building individual and team awareness by giving employees the tools and information to understand themselves and how to leverage their strengths in the workplace.  

Our five-part series focuses on understanding how your team currently performs, how team members think and behave, the cognitive diversity of your team, and how to engage this learning to connect and perform better together.

Why this module?

Learn what it means to be a team and explore how YOUR team behaves through interactive problem-solving activities. This important foundational session begins the process of getting to know yourself, connecting with each other, and understanding the link between individual behaviors and overall team performance.

What you get:

  • Fun & engaging shared experiences
  • Stronger & more connected relationships
  • Recognition of the team’s strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Individual goals & action items

How we do it:

This session is a unique blend of foundational team training, with on-your-feet team building initiatives where team members are tasked to overcome challenges through working together. Engaging discussion and reflection helps team members understand what happened during activities, why did that happen, and how can their learning be applied?

Questions we explore:

  • What are teams? How do they behave? How do you build a team?
  • What are important team characteristics? How do these look in your team right now?
  • How do you show up in this team? What are you doing well and how can you improve?

Why this module?

Research shows the most successful professionals are those with a deep understanding of themselves; what are their inherent strengths, why do they think and behave the way they do, and how do they zero in on the important aspects of their unique personalities?

What you get:

  • An understanding of the science behind how you think & behave
  • Clarity around your natural strengths & how to leverage them
  • Insight into the perception of others and how to improve your relationships
  • Individual 1% Commitments for personal improvement

How we do it:

This workshop-style session introduces the science-based assessment Emergenetics. Each participant receives their unique profile, as well as access to a cutting-edge digital platform. This assessment becomes a key component to your overall collaborative team training experience.

Questions we explore:

  • What is Emergenetics and how will we use it to enhance our awareness & performance?
  • What are my strengths? How do others perceive me?
  • Why are some tasks or people easy to deal with and others more challenging?

Why this module?

Building on your improved self awareness, this session helps team members understand the similarities and differences in how they think & behave. With this  awareness, team members can adapt their behavior to be more effective with others. Through honoring and respecting their diversity, teams will develop strong & trusting relationships.

What you get:

  • Deeper awareness around your personal strengths
  • Knowledge about how your profile interacts with those of your team members
  • Understanding around your team dynamics; strengths, vulnerabilities, and biases

How we do it:

This workshop-style session focuses on applying the Emergenetics knowledge to the team’s day to day performance. The customized Tip-Sheet is introduced, providing specific insight into communication & leadership strategies.

Questions we explore:

  • How do I communicate well with different members of my team?
  • What is the key to creative & productive teams?
  • How do I successfully use the Emergenetics tool in my workday?

Why this module?

Team Collaboration has replaced Team Building. Collaborative teams statistically are more engaged and achieve greater success for businesses. Collaborators have to trust & respect each other and engage in negotiations toward a final product. Collaboration itself plays to each individual’s strengths and ultimately, to greater team performance and output.

What you get:

  • An introduction to cognitive diversity as the key to creative & productive teams
  • Clarity around the benefits of engaging all thinking & behavioral attributes
  • The opportunity to assess a team’s dynamics through an Emergenetics lens

How we do it:

This workshop-style session focuses on applying the Emergenetics concepts of a WEteam & WEapproach to leverage a team’s cognitive diversity.  Creating a psychologically safe space is vital to successfully engage a cognitively diverse team, so we will focus on ground rules that allow for all team members to feel comfortable expressing their perspectives.

Why this module?

The benefits of taking your team out of their day to day environment are significant; it promotes creativity, minimizes distractions and encourages relaxation, to name a few.

It is proven people remember what they experience better than what they read or hear. Team members are encouraged to work together to overcome fun & engaging challenges.

What you get:

  • Valuable connections between team members, leading to stronger relationships
  • A dramatic increase in both self & team awareness.
  • Practical understanding of how to apply the Emergenetics lessons every day.
  • Clarity around how their individual behaviors impact the team’s success.

How we do it:

This off-site Retreat takes place at Red Lodge Ropes Course, an hour north of Calgary. This program is designed using our ground-initiatives only; no high ropes are included. Our programs are designed to ensure everyone on your team is able to safely participate in this program regardless of physical or mental barriers.

Phase 2:

Phase 2 focuses on the elements that drive a truly collaborative team; a team that not only works together but thinks together! 

Our five-part series is designed to mirror workplace scenarios; drawing on situations, conversations, and skills applicable to your team’s themes and barriers. This phase builds on the awareness gained in phase 1 and challenges teams to turn knowledge into action and improved behaviors into habits.

This session takes a deeper look at the fundamentals of great teamwork. Through fun and engaging team challenges, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on program learnings so far and how they are integrating and applying them day to day. Participants will explore where they were, where they are now & where they are going and discuss the road map to get there!

Research shows the most successful professionals are those with a deep understanding of themselves & others. This session provides a valuable review of the Emergenetics profile & the Emergenetics+ digital platform and takes participants’ understanding and practical application to a much deeper level. 

Science proves why sustainable change is so difficult:

  • Our brain neurons are hard-wired to forget things; especially ideas, items, and information we only “touch” once or twice. 
  • We tell our memories what’s important to store by how many times we practice retrieving the information. 
  • The more times we practice, the more permanently the information will be stored. 

In this session, team members will experience firsthand the power of a WEteam™, which leverages cognitive diversity to a company’s advantage. The workshop also gives participants an opportunity to assess a team’s dynamics via an Emergenetics lens and teaches participants to use a WEapproach™ to ensure all Emergenetics Attributes are represented. 

A  recent study on team performance, by Google, found that effective Team Norms had the biggest impact on the team’s long-term success. 

In this session, teams develop mutually agreed operating norms that will set expectations, guide daily behaviors and shape the desired team culture. Teams explore accountability and how to hold each other to a higher standard. 

Experience teamwork in action and the success which comes when team members are truly engaged. This is your team’s opportunity to implement everything they have learned. Participants will experience commitment, accountability, and vulnerability; all vital in a high performing team.

What you get:

  • Strong & trusting relationships as a result of a challenging shared experience.
  • Dramatic increase in both self & team awareness.
  • Practical understanding of how to apply the Emergenetics lessons every day.
  • Clarity around individual commitments, in order to improve overall team success.

This off-site Retreat takes place at Red Lodge Ropes Course and includes ground activities, a team high ropes experience and lunch. 

Team members will leave with a heightened sense of engagement, commitment, and the skills to impact the overall success of their team. 

Phase 3:

Phase 3 is our Team Excellence Toolkit, providing the ongoing building blocks required to ensure your team continues their success long-term. Join our community and receive valuable tips, industry connections, events, and access to additional training solutions to support your team’s journey to excellence.

This session takes a deeper look at the fundamentals of great teamwork. Through fun and engaging team challenges, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on program learnings so far and how they are integrating and applying them day to day. Participants will explore where they were, where they are now & where they are going and discuss the road map to get there!

Develop collaboration and accountability by creating clarity around the definition of trust and what it means to different people. Explore trust through different thinking and behavioral patterns to understand how it’s built, cultivated and maintained. Develop a platform of trust that connects individual strengths, drives teamwork and reinforces the importance of accountable, results-driven work.

Extend the value of innovation in your organization through the development of an effective process to inspire origination. Encourage participants to develop practices that spur creativity and create an environment that is conducive to innovative ideas and dreams.

Harness proven change management principles and provide individual and organizational insight to the broad diversity of approaches to change. Utilize individual styles to navigate business changes to achieve sustainable, superior results.

Create an action-orientated approach to work that draws on individual uniqueness — cognitive preferences, behavioral tendencies, personal background and more — to create a source point for new ways to gain results.

You will learn that true listening requires conscious effort and a willful override of your brain’s preferred mode of operation.  You will have the opportunity to practice and refine your listening skills in small group settings and will receive guidance and detailed feedback.

Technology is disrupting the workplace.
We are disrupting teams.

Group of people in office throw paper airplanes

Technology has disrupted the way teams work together, making team building, as we know it, no longer relevant in today’s workplace.

Teams need to come together, not by combining individual efforts, but by working collectively as equals. 

It’s not enough just to work together, teams need to think together!

Ask us how to receive funding from the Government for training

Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)

Canada Alberta Job Grant (CAJG)

The CAJG is an employer-driven program that helps businesses like yours invest in training for current and future employees. Through this program, you have the opportunity to receive funding for two-thirds of the program cost, to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee/fiscal year.

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