Team and Community Building

Our team and community building programs are designed to foster deeper relationships that bolster investment, inspiration, ownership and efficacy in your team and community.

These events promote maximum engagement of participants by combining highly interactive exercises, initiatives, models, dialogues, reflections, best practice sharing and brainstorming. Step into a fun and unforgettable experience and walk away with a plan for transference and an increased investment in the values, culture and mission of your group.


Each team or community building event includes a planning phase where we do a full needs assessment and work with you to identify your goals and target objectives. We’ll then use our extensive toolkit and experience to create a program that is relevant, meaningful and impactful for your students and/or staff that can be held on or off site! We can design team and community building programs that happen at your institution or event, our headquarters, or even on a single or multi-day wilderness trip.

Community Building

Great for orientation events, newly forming groups, and transitioning groups. Let us build a program that enhances the values, culture and foundational principles of your group. Our community building programs are designed to foster deeper relationships that create investment, inspiration and ownership in your work, school, camp, or home community.

In addition community building events can:

  • Create a fun, memorable shared experience that participants will talk about for the entire year
  • Cultivate rapport, trust and meaningful relationships between people
  • Establish guidelines of engagement for peer-to-peer interactions
  • Increase a sense of belonging amongst all members of your community

Team Building

Functioning teams require a more nuanced and strategic set of tools. Let us bring the latest innovations in team development to help your group improve communication, set goals, and work together to achieve peak performance and investment. We’ll draw from the classic experiential learning model of providing interactive exercises, dialogue and applied learning to give context to real life situations.

Our team building programs dig more deeply into the community building goals listed above as well as the following:

  • Clarifying goals, roles and responsibilities
  • Identifying, celebrating and leveraging personal and group strengths
  • Practicing effective information sharing
  • Creating strategies and processes for high efficacy
  • Practicing patience, cooperation and acceptance
  • Engaging critical thinking
  • Understanding, navigating, and engaging current and desired group dynamics
  • Conveying thoughts and feelings clearly and effectively
  • Practicing listening skills

Teams are dynamic, ever-changing forces that can exponentially multiply one person’s effectiveness. Being made up of people, they require both training and maintenance. We focus on professional development that is both personally and organizationally transformative. In an effective team building process, participants and facilitators will:

  • Identify effective group norms that maximize investment
  • Navigate cultural and strategic change
  • Develop clear and effective communication skills
  • Understand and wield individual leadership styles
  • Explore challenges and take risks
  • Increase creative thinking and innovative idea generation
  • Strengthen ability to identify and allocate resources
  • Learn tools to plan for and assess team effectiveness
  • Practice gaining buy-in and investment from others

To find out more about how our team building programs can work for your specific group, check out some of our team and community building pages for colleges, grade-schools, camps and businesses.

Have a group of people in mind and want to create a team or community building experience for them, but aren’t affiliated with an organization? Call us to see what kind of program we can come up with for you!