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Take the Fear Out of Team Building
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Emerging Professional, Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the basic dos and don'ts for planning team building experiences, as well a experience first-hand applications, by participation. 


What is the first thing you think of when you hear (or read) 'team building'? Why does team building, whether you spell it as one word or two, have such a negative connotation to so many? For those who are naturally active and/or outgoing, team building is often welcomed with open arms; however, for those who are introverted, and/or less athletically inclined, it's often a cause of hesitation, fear, and anxiety. By conducting a series of short surveys, Matt garnered the common opinions, and misconceptions, of what team building is, and he's sharing his findings, and solutions, with the world through his speaking engagements and his book, TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF TEAM BUILDING. Team building is more than zip lining, trust falls, and slide show presentations. Are you still feeling skeptical? It's time you participated in this interactive (yes, attendees will partake in some simple, communal activities), informative, and engaging presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear why 'team building' is not a 'bad word'.
  • Discover what positive team building experiences entail.
  • Remove fear and anxiety around both the words, and acts, of team building.
  • Learn when and how to host a productive team building experience beneficial to everyone on a team.
  • Discuss how team building may provide a 'mix up' of roles, responsibilities, & leadership opportunities.

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