“If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together” – African Proverb.
This full-day workshop is for managers and leaders who need smart, diverse people to collaborate within or across teams but find it difficult and painfully time-consuming to get everyone on the same page, working effectively towards a common goal.
People work in silos, when they come together it’s messy, there’s conflicts, they are inefficient and often get stuck.
There are a few people whose opinions dominate and many others who never quite contribute as much as they could.
Different departments have different ways of working, when they need to collaborate, it’s slow and frustrating for everyone involved.
The goodwill and intention to work collaboratively is there, but since there’s no good process or structure for collaboration, it’s easiest to revert back to working as you always have.
The problem is that:
A: You know you have hired fantastic people – when they work individually or within their own teams they are incredible, but when you ask them to collaborate on a larger initiative it’s time-consuming and the end result is less good than the sum of its parts.
B: When collaboration does not go smoothly, you miss out on the ability to tap into diverse knowledge, ideas and expertise, you miss out on spreading out the work and sharing accountability for success, you miss out on having engaged employees.
This training will give participants the awareness, process and tools they need to lead collaborations that are effective so that they can engage the right people at the right time, move everyone along at an equal pace and reach the finish line as a whole and better team.
In this full-day workshop:
Participants become aware of what makes for a successful team collaboration and what each individual can do to better contribute to the team’s efforts.
Participants will develop self-awareness of their own thinking style while uncovering their team’s strengths and blind spots.
Whether you are a team leader or a member of a loose collaboration, you will leave this training with a deep understanding of what’s required for successful collaboration to take place.
We will explore how to lead effective collaboration and how to be an outstanding contributor to collaborative initiatives/projects.
This training includes the FourSight self-assessment and Team Report.*
*FourSight is a validated, research-based assessment tool developed over the last 20 years and based on scientific research into people’s different thinking styles and approaches to problem solving. When people develop awareness of their thinking and problem-solving style they become better able to collaborate, to value different styles and to compensate for their blind spots and tap into their team’s strengths.
Get in touch to book this training.
Within 24hr of hearing from you, we will follow up by phone or email to schedule a call with you. We like to understand our client’s unique situations and needs.
Once a date has been set for the training, we will ask you to share a specially-crafted message with participants. We like to get participants eager to learn and grow before they even arrive at the training.
Near the end of the training day we will engage the participants in a collaborative exercise designed to establish accountability after the training.
Ready to enhance team collaboration?
No obligation or commitment
Individual FourSight profiles (electronic and hardcopies) so that participants can be reminded of their unique contributions to the collaboration process.
A collaboration booklet and job aid (hard copies as well as PDFs) so that they can refer back to the process and tools as often as needed.
The FourSignt Team Report (electronic and hardcopy) so that participants can be deliberate about leveraging the team’s strengths and overcoming the team’s blind spots.
Ready to lead effective collaborations?
Expected investment: Depending on the number of participants, the all-inclusive fee for this workshop ranges between $4900 and $8900.
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Sol Santos-Pyne Chief Innovator and Prototype Evaluator. He is always ready to help design, paint, cut and install. Sol will show you what’s possible and will also try the impossible. He is the bravest monkey of all.
Ayla Larzabal Zavitz Artist-in-Residence and Director of the Safety Patrol. She makes sure that everyone is following the rules and having fun at the same time. She is the time-keeper and turn-taking monitor. She helps paint the wood for the monkey bars and will give you great advice on the best accessories.
Beto Santos-Pyne Video Producer and Editor as well as a Reliable Helper during heavy installations. When he is not building intricate systems in Minecraft he is the top ranking swinger on the monkey bars.
Mateo Larzabal Zavitz is our Media Relations Expert and Installation Helper. Mateo knows what’s cool and what’s not cool. He helps us maintain a realistic outlook on the world and stay up to date on the latest movies and video games.
Matias Larzabal Designer and Lead Installer. Matias has more than 20 years of experience working in construction, 14 years of experience as a dad, 11 years of experience as an uncle, 10 years as a helpful Canadian neighbour and handy-man, and a lifetime of experience as a monkey. Matias is also an artist with a unique upbringing. You can learn more about him and his art on his gallery.
Ginny Santos Monkey Supervisor, Visionary and Managing Director. Ginny is a nutrition coach and entrepreneur who is always looking for ways of involving children in creative thinking and problem solving. You can learn more about Ginny’s other work on NeOle Coaching.