Team Building in Canada

Facilitated Team Building in Montreal, Ottawa, Mont Tremblant

 


  • We specialize in facilitated business team building.

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Current Business Challenges in Canada

Canada ranks 9th of 16 peer countries and earns a "C" on innovation.

Conference Board of Canada

A weak Canadian dollar, a decline in global demand for oil, and the domino effect of cataclysmic disaters like the Fort McMurray fire have had an impact on many sectors. To thrive in a climate of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever for executives to harness the creative energy of their teams and generate innovative solutions. With a change in the administration in Washington, expected changes in the NAFATA agreement could de-stabalize the Canadian economy.

As a result of these factors, The Bank of Canada downgraded Canada's economic outlook through 2018.

Innovation is a key success factor for companies and it has a direct impact on the economic health of each province and the nation as a whole.

Yet, for over a decade, the Conference Board of Canada (DET), has been reporting about Canada lagging behind peformance behind other G20 nations in innovation.

How we can Help

Since 1996, Executive Oasis International, a Toronto-based management consulting firm, has helped rapidly changing organizations in Canada and 17 other countries:

  • Motivate teams to "stay the course" in the midst of change, turbulence, & uncertainty.
  • Break down silos and improve cross-functional communication.
  • Give team members the tools to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Spark innovation to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Pull teams together after a merger or re-organization.
  • Identify new markets when times are tough.

Executive Oasis International facilitates meetings, executive retreats, and team building. We offer a number of highly effective, interactive team building simulations that seamlessly blend facilitated business exercises with indoor or outdoor team challenges.

Our services are available off-site or on-site (to stretch your budget).


Team Building Canada Simulations

In addition to our team building in Canada, please also consult our listing of international team building programmes that are available to companies all over the world.

  • Arctic Survival: Winter Team Building

    Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    Group Size: 6 - 100

    Available: December - March

    Focus:

    • Charting your course during times of turbulence & uncertainty.
    • Managing change
    • Cross-functional Teamwork
    • Marketing Strategy Refinement

    The Wilderness Survival version of this simulation is available in the spring, summer, and fall.

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  • Arctic Survival: Winter Team Building

    Location:Toronto, GTA, Ontario(Muskokas & Haliburton for dogsledding)

    This winter survival simulation integrates facilitated business team building exercises with outdoor team challenges.

    This simulation familiarizes teams with brainstorming, problem-solving, and decision-making tools. We draw rich parallels between a winter excursion and charting your course in the business world. Your team will use this toolkit to analyze and resolve the specific business challenges confronting your organization.

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    Initially, teams use the brainstorming, problem-solving, and decision-making toolkit to design a strategy to market a winter related product or service. Team members spend times outdoors getting to know each other through orienteering and GPS challenges, a snowshoe relay, a firestarter challenge, outdoor cooking, and, if budget permits, dog sledding. A culinary challenge can be arranged before dinner one evening.

 

 

During the team building session for the sales representatives of our Metal Division, we had an opportunity to experience an approach which was quite different from other programs that we have seen. You certainly helped build a better team spirit within our division.

Ernie Sweeney, President & CEO, Wurth Canada,

We had the pleasure of having Ms. Thornley-Brown assist us in developing an Arctic Simulation experience for 35 members of our team. Anne facilitated the sessions and empowered us to find unique and effective solutions within a collaborative environment.

David Peterson, Executive Director, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

"Thank you Anne for keeping me motivated throughout the conference. I will use the tools (e.g. mind maps, force field analysis, storyboards, flow charts) as everyday problem solving techniques."

Celeste Thompson, Store Manager, Mister Safety Shoes, Toronto

Anne worked with members of a Board of Directors and a group of 30+ participants composed of both the association's membership and clientele. Anne developed a creative, team building simulation....kept all in a good humour...and, most important, helped our flagging spirits and organization push forward to the next phase!

Laurie Blake, Governor General's Horse Guards Riding Club

Great fun, good exercise, and challenging....

George Abate, Vice President, Chief Accountant, Xerox Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Team Building Upgrades

We offer clients who book our facilitation services, the convenience of one stop shopping to find suitable venues, handle logistics, and plan events.

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