Celebration of Global Creativity
We create a safe space, then lead your team through a fun immersive experience where they see the value of diverse viewpoints, learn new skills, and discover common ground.
During our workshop, you virtually meet an innovator from a different country. Your team members learn about that person’s life and culture, and work together to build an object the innovator designed for them (like a fishing kite or a rechargeable bamboo speaker).
As your team builds together, they not only learn that creativity comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but also how to more fully embrace each other’s perspectives.
Smith Assembly creates hands-on team building and professional development workshops. Our workshops strengthen your team’s emotional intelligence, communication, collaboration, and performance by showcasing a cross-cultural and inclusive approach to problem-solving and product design.
Our workshops show your team the value of applying global perspectives in their design thinking, and create an environment that empowers all your team members to engage, open up, and create. Your team leaves our workshop with an object they built, fun and useful maker skills like woodworking, and stories about how innovation and sustainable development are helping to alleviate problems around the world.
Having fun together in an immersive environment boosts your team’s camaraderie and forges connections across gender, race, ethnicity, age, and org chart. Your team members will feel inspired to apply what they learned about inclusive design in your workplace culture as well as your company’s products and services.
Our team building workshops are a fun way for your team to nurture relationships, celebrate milestones, and onboard new team members. They can also augment your training and development programs related to inclusion, problem-solving, and product design.
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To support the home-based, remote, and/or distributed ways you and your teams are now working, we’re creating an online toolkit so you can emcee your own internationally-designed virtual workshops. We’ll resume hosting in-person workshops once pandemic-related safety protocols and restrictions on gatherings are no longer necessary.
Smith Assembly donates 5% of our revenue to nonprofits selected by our global innovators in order to amplify the positive impact they have in their communities.
In Q4 2020, that nonprofit is OAXIN — an organization driving social and economic justice in the Mexican state of Oaxaca through a community maker space and participatory programs teaching inclusive and collaborative innovation practices.
We’re also committed to supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on: GOAL 5: Gender Equality, GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, and GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities. The policies we enact and the metrics we measure ourselves against are aligned with B Lab’s SDG Action Manager.READ MORE ABOUT US