2-Day Program

Building Teamwork and Collaboration

Pave the way to a high performance culture.

About the program

Building a high performance team is an essential skill for any leader. Equally important is developing a collaborative mindset in the organization that helps employees use their energy productively. This program will equip leaders with the mindset, tools, skills, and practices needed to encourage collaboration in the workplace and foster a culture that supports it.

In this 2-day program you will:

  • Develop high performance teams
  • Create an environment in which teams excel
  • Break down inter-functional and inter-departmental barriers across the organization
  • Successfully build a collaborative culture
  • Use strategies to transform mindsets toward collaborative objectives
  • Effectively diagnose barriers to collaboration and how to overcome them

Who should attend

This program is designed for leaders and managers of people or anyone interested in building high performance teams and collaborative cultures.

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Build Teams. Build Culture.

In this Program, you will learn the concepts and skills of a leadership approach focused on the work and workforce of today and the future. Discover how to deliver results though working together effectively, leveraging team diversity, establishing clear objectives, and utilizing strengths and skills available across teams and the organization to create the best possible results. This approach ensures alignment among different people and uses creative tension to drive innovation, productivity and employee engagement.

Personal benefits

  • Improved ability to influence others toward collaborative objectives
  • Enhanced confidence when working with others and networking
  • Greater success rate when building well-functioning teams

Organizational benefits

  • Improved culture of collaboration
  • Employee retention and engagement
  • Enhanced focus on team and organizational objectives
  • Better business outcomes

In this program, you will:

  • Gain a clear, concise framework for building a high performance team
  • Acquire strategies for energizing and motivating a team to achieve excellence
  • Diagnose sources of difficulty and determine steps to improve team functioning
  • Learn what can be done to break down silos and improve collaboration
  • Learn what collaboration is and what it isn't from a behavioral perspective
  • Identify how to overcome barriers to collaboration and explore mindsets and flawed assumptions preventing us from collaborating
  • Discuss how to engage issues in a collaborative way while seeking a high-value individual outcome
  • Discover how to balance the level of assertiveness and cooperativeness you need to collaborate effectively
  • Explore how to transform competitive behavior into helpfulness
  • Learn the ALIGN Collaboration Framework™ that suggests five key shifts in one's mindset and actions
  • Practice this enhanced approach to collaboration so it begins to become habit
  • Use an assessment tool to evaluate your effectiveness at demonstrating collaborative behaviors

Session leaders include senior professors from Smith School of Business and knowledgeable experts from industry. These outstanding teachers are constantly in touch with today's business world through real-world business experience, Board memberships and their own consulting practices.

Peter Hiddema is an expert in the fields of negotiation, collaboration, conflict resolution, difficult conversations, and relationship management.

A former Corporate Banker with Royal Bank of Canada, Peter began his career in his current field in 1996 with the global pioneers at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He has served clients around the world since that time. His projects have ranged widely, from training and advising senior executives of global companies on international high-stakes negotiations and conflicts, to assisting the World Health Organization with the implementation of health programs in Africa. He has been a Visiting Professor at INSEAD (France and Singapore), and has also taught in programs at Harvard and Queen's Universities.

Peter holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McMaster University, an MBA from Queen's University, and an Executive Master's Degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD. He speaks 4 languages, has traveled through over 50 countries, and has lived in 6 countries on 4 continents.

Shawna O'Grady is an authority on strategic human resources management, team-building, and the cross-cultural aspects of international business. She is an experienced team facilitator who is in high demand for her original approach to team-building.  She is also the author of Border Crossings – Doing Business in the U.S., an award-winning book on international business.  She has consulted with many organizations including Microsoft, MDS, Mattel, Shoppers Drug Mart, Enbridge Consumers Gas, Industry Canada, BMW, Novo Nordisk, Oracle, Xerox, Bell Canada, GlaxoSmithKline, Ministry of Finance, Canada Post Corporation, and TD Canada Trust.

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Upcoming Sessions

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    200 Front Street West, Suite 3020
  • Dec 4 to Dec 5


$3,300 CAD (plus applicable taxes)