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Team Building Academy

Stumbling Blocks Team Building Academy

June 22 & 23, 2022

9am - 4pm 


Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre

17700 - 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4

(Inside West Edmonton Mall)

Day 1: Doors Open 8:45am

Wednesday, June 22 





A team can only be as successful as its leader. Learn how to establish your personal leadership style and create a healthy work environment where people feel understood, accepted for who they are and valued as part of the team.

Here what you'll learn

  • How to develop your own unique leadership style and use it to your advantage.

  • Why you should understand and appreciate other people's communication styles—even if they aren’t right for you.​​

  • A look at personality traits and how they affect your ability to build a stronger, more resilient team.

  • Understand leadership attributes such as self-awareness, authenticity, character, accountability and resiliency.

  • Dealing with pressure and stress—how to stay calm and in control, even in the face of chaos.

  • Easy ways to delegate and make 'checking in' a natural, comfortable part of your team building routine.

  • How to conduct focused, productive meetings that turn ideas into action and action into results.

  • How to demonstrate big picture thinking and become a more effective and influential leader.

Establishing Your Personal Leadership Style

Networking Lunch
12pm - 1pm

Catering by Fantasyland Hotel

Wednesday, June 22




Astute leaders spot problems brewing before they blow up. Learn how to deal with people, problems and situations honestly to improve productivity, teamwork and employee morale.


Here's what you'll learn:

  • How to deal effectively with resistance, especially after a negative or unpopular decision has been made.​​

  • The keys to building trust between team members and team leaders under pressure, crisis and change.

  • Listening between the lines—identify the hidden agendas and false signals that lead to misunderstanding. 

  • When emotions run high: Get at the real truth when dealing with sensitive issues and situations.

  • Tips for understanding and communicating effectively with people who are stressed-out, upset or angry.

  • Setting boundaries: How to say “no” without creating hard feelings or feeling guilty.

  • How to confidently handle complaints and criticism from customers, team members and other leaders. 

  • How to develop a game plan that motivates and inspires your team to succeed.

Responding Effectively to Resistance

Day 2: Doors Open 8:45am

Thursday, June 23




Learn practical skills you can use to communicate, collaborate and connect with a diverse group of individuals and give your team the leadership, motivation and guidance it needs to succeed.


Here's what you'll learn:

  • Why it's important to communicate in a way that motivates and inspires your team to succeed.

  • How to use brainstorming as a tool for encouraging the free exchange of ideas and solutions.

  • Becoming an Exceptional Listener: Paying attention to what people say to understand and appreciate their point of view.​

  • Questioning Techniques: Asking the right questions to obtain useful information and help team members and team leaders gain insight.

  • How to create an environment that encourages team members—even untalkative ones—-to fully participate in discussions.

  • Proven tips for making sure your instructions are clear and understood by everyone on your team.

  • Strategies and techniques to encourage team members to collaborate, cooperate and turn to one another for help and inspiration.

  • How to use communication touch points to build a stronger, more resilient team.

Communication, Collabration & Connection

Networking Lunch
12pm - 1pm

Catering by Fantasyland Hotel

Thursday, June 23

1pm - 4pm


As a manager, supervisor, or team leader you need to know how to communicate with confidence and authority from the break room to the boardroom. Learn high-impact speaking techniques you can use to engage and inspire your team to higher levels of performance.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Managing fear and nervousness: Relaxation and breathing techniques that keep you relaxed and in control throughout your presentation.

  • Tips and techniques to help you think on your feet in meetings, interviews and impromptu presentations.

  • How to handle difficult questions and unexpected queries even if you don’t have the answers.

  • Proven techniques to help you become a more animated and engaging storyteller.

  • The best ways to use stories, case studies and other anecdotal information to motivate and inspire your team.

  • How to facilitate group discussions to build trust, get buy-in and guide your team to higher levels of performance and productivity.

  • High-impact speaking techniques for stronger communication, teamwork and leadership.

  • How to represent your organization at important functions, industry events and public meetings.

Publc Speaking & Presentation Skills
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