Team Development Services

It's time to create your high performing team.

Team dynamics are critical to the success of your organization. A highly functioning team exhibits competencies in the areas of trust, conflict resolution, commitment, accountability, and results. 

Here are our services that help you engage and strengthen your team:

Team Collaboration Lab

Team Collaboration Lab

What is it? 

An interactive 1-2 day experience fueled by behavioral assessments, best practice frameworks, and experiential exercises to help your team members gain self-awareness, decrease conflict, understand the work styles of their peers, and develop an action plan for strengthening collaboration on the team.

Why is it Important?  

It’s been estimated that up to 92% of workplace conflicts are the result of misunderstandings and communication breakdowns. And this is to be expected when you have lots of different people, from different backgrounds, with different personalities all working in the same place. These conflicts contribute to lower productivity, team morale, and motivation on the team. 

The first step to building stronger communication is awareness. By identifying how we are similar and different, we can make cognitive choices when interacting to create stronger, more engaged relationships. 

The Team Collaboration Lab helps team members build connection, establish trust, and improve communication…which ultimately creates a higher performing team that meet company goals.

What's Included? (all options are fully customizable)

  • Pre-event planning meeting to learn more about your team goals and align the session activities with your desired outcomes
  • Customized agenda, interactive exercises, handouts, and presentation visuals (if applicable). Finalized agenda will be provided to the client prior to the event. 
  • Behavioral assessment + personalized debrief report for each team member (DISC or Core Values Index)
  • One full-day interactive session that includes in depth debrief of team assessment scores, development of team collaboration action plan, and interactive exercises to enhance communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills based on the team’s specific scores. 
  • Half-day follow up session, usually 2-3 weeks after the initial session, to capture insights and key learnings, and troubleshoot problems after implementing the team's collaboration action plan
  • Two 60-minute coaching sessions for the manager/leadership team
  • Recommendations report to provide insights to maintain the momentum gained from the program.  

Let's discuss bringing the Team Collaboration Lab to your organization!

Team Offsite Retreat

Taking your team out of the office for a day or two is an engaging way to build culture, boost morale, and focus on key areas to strengthen your team. 

There is no one-size fits all agenda. Starting with the end in mind, Laura works hand-in-hand with your organization to design and facilitate a custom retreat tailored to your unique goals. 

Retreat activities include hands-on exercises, reflection, coaching, and team facilitation. Offsite programs take place at a retreat location of your choice.

Here are sample focus areas for team offsite retreats:

  • Stabilizing a team: Addressing team dysfunction, aligning team members, and improving how they work together
  • Reflection and planning: Pausing to reflect on the current status, adjust tactics, strategize, and make decisions for the future
  • Personal development: Facilitating activities that allow employees to share experiences and best practices, and have focused time for professional goal setting
  • Celebration: Fun team building format to bring the team together, celebrate organizational success, and build connection on the team

Schedule a call to discuss developing a customized offsite retreat for your team. 

People Skills Workshops

Research conducted with Fortune 500 CEOs by the Stanford Research Institute International and the Carnegie Melon Foundation, found that 75% of long-term job success depends on people skills, while only 25% on technical knowledge.  

Strong people skills, also referred to as "soft skills," make the difference in helping people and teams succeed.

Some of Laura's most requested people-skill topics include:

  • Presentation skills
  • Collaborative communication and conflict managment
  • Time management & productivity
  • Goal setting
  • Work-life balance
  • Enhancing personal leadership 
  • Understanding & cultivating emotional intelligence 

Interactive soft skills training sessions can be facilitated as a 45-minute lunch-and-learn, two-hour workshop, full day, or half-day session. 

Learn more about people-skill workshops

Let's discuss a customized program to transform your team.

Laura will learn more about your goals and challenges, and discuss customizing a team strategy to meet your needs. Based on your no-pressure conversation, she will provide recommendations with detailed pricing information and next steps for how to get started.