Executive Oasis International - Team Building & Executive Retreats USA

Team Building & Executive Retreats, USA

Facilitated Team Building in the USA

Arizona, Buffalo, California, Colorado, Detroit, Las Vegas, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New York, The Poconos, Vermont



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Current Business Challenges in the U.S.A.

The U.S. economy is performing well and an increase inGDP of 2- 3% is projected. Inflation is expected to remain low at a rate of 1.9%. Outsourcing to Asia and Latin America has resulted in plant closings and layoffs.

The U.S. economy will enjoy a mild cyclical rebound in 2017, then return to a lower growth rate more in line with long-term potential.


As a result of the 2016 election, a major shift in the geo-political landscape is expected. This has ushered in a period of uncertainty and market turbulence and volatility may follow.

Fostering innovation and the ability to "spin on a dime" in response to market fluctuations will be keys to the success and health of organizations and the U.S. economy as a whole.

U.S. Companies face a number of challenges including:

  • identifying new markets to compensate for the reduced demand for oil, gas, and other commodities.
  • motivating teams to "stay the course" in the midst of change, turbulence, & uncertainty.
  • breaking down silos and improving cross-functional communication.
  • ensuring safety, security, and cybersecurity
  • helping team members thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • sparking innovation to stay ahead of the competition.
  • talent retruitment and retention as baby boomers retire.

How we can Help

Since 1996, Executive Oasis International, a Toronto-based management consulting firm, has helped rapidly changing organizations from 18 countries:

  • Motivate teams to "stay the course" in the midst of change, turbulence, & uncertainty.
  • Improve their "time to market" by designing and implementing projects that give back to the community.
  • Equip teams with a suite of tools to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Break down silos and improve cross-functional communication.
  • Spark innovation to stay ahead of the competition.
  • Identify and tap into new markets.

Executive Oasis International, a Toronto based consulting firm, offers a number of highly effective and engaging team building simulations that seamlessly blend facilitated business exercises with indoor or outdoor team challenges. We design and facilitate team building, executive retreats, and meetings.

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


  • We do NOT have an office in the USA. ALL inquiries are handled from Toronto.
  • We are a Toronto (Canada) based management consulting firm.
  • Our team building in the USA ranges from 1 1/2 - 4+ days.
  • We specialize in facilitated business team building.

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The retreat went well. Anne provided useful techniques and was enthusiastic and informative. The Leadership Team enjoyed themselves and learned so much about the value by each participant from our Leadership Team.

Bob Boaldin, Founder/CEO, EPICPCS, Elkhart, Kansas

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,

"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

Excellent facilitator. She greatly respected and accommodated our differences in learning styles. I left the session with many ideas and practices to think about and implement.

Alison Saunders, Manager, Ikea






U.S. Team Building Simulations

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

  • USA

    2 - 3+ Day Team Building

    Our team building is unique. Some companies market activities that are strictly recreational as "team building". Others offer "classrooom" approaches on presentations.

    Executive Oasis International offers the best of both worlds. We design and facilitate powerful business simulations that deliver bottom line results AND the "fun factor". Our interactive team building keeps participants engaged from start to finish.

    We don't just show up and facilitate. Once you have selected the team building that fits your needs, we can help you find an appropriate venue and handle all logistics.

  • Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    Group Size: 6 - 100


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


    Winter Team Building

    Available Locations :Colorado, New Hampshire, New York, The Poconos, Vermont

    Available: December - March

    Winter Team Building is a facilitated 2 1/2 - 3 day Survivor Team Building simulation. This business team building simulation will familiarize your team with a suite of tools for analyzing your own business issues and challenges, brainstorming, and generating solutions.

    Your team will participate in a variety of facilitated business exercises with a winter theme and outdoor wilderness challenges. Snow shoeing, snowmobiling, skiing, and dog sledding are available at some locations.

    Request Quote Re: Winter Team Building - USA



    Wilderness Survival

    Available: Spring, Summer, Fall

    Wilderness Survival USA is a facilitated 2 1/2 - 3 day Survivor Team Building simulation. This "lost in the wilderness" simulation will familiarize your team with a toolkit that they will then use to brainstorm, analyze your own business issues and challenges, and generate solutions.

    Your team will participate in a variety of facilitated business exercises with a wilderness theme and outdoor wilderness challenges. Depending on which location is selected, those who desire will have the option of camping out overnight.

    Request Quote Re: Wilderness Survival Team Building - USA

    Desert Survival, another version of this programme, is also available in the USA.

  • Of Fire and Iron: The Art of Team Sculpturing [PDF]

    Breaking down silosAvailable: All Year

    Length: 1/2 Day to 1 Day

    Focus: Project Management, Creativity, Innovation, Achieving Results in the Face of Tight Deadlines.

    • Improve the effectiveness of virtual teams.
    • Improve cross-functional teamwork.
    • Tap into team creativity


    Places Available: Oregon, Michigan

    Available: All Year

    Your team's challenge is to handle hammer, anvil and fire to create a unique team sculpture to take back to the office.

    Breaking down silos

    This session combines a traditional and ancient Craft with contemporary team building methods, all under the supervision of an experienced metal designer/metalsmith.

    Your team will develop a sculpture independently based on their themes, goals and visions.

    The whole workflow will be monitored and moderated by an artist craftsmen.

    This unique workshop was developed in Germany where it is sold out WELL in advance. Teams from Porsche, Bosch, Daimler, Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, KPMG, and other organizations have participated enthusiastically in this session.

    Request Quote by E-mail or On-Line Form


  • Cooking Team Building, Toronto

    We offer a number of facilitated business team building simulations that include cooking challenges.


    In the USA, facilitated cooking team building is NOT available as a standalone. It can be an add-on to our executive retreats.




USA 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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