Hands-On Team Building Workshops


Managers and executives want to know how they can help their team feel more connected and collaborate more effectively (especially while everyone’s working from home during a pandemic). Ultimately, they want to create a workplace where all their team members are productive and feel valued.

Team building tends to have a bad reputation. However, when done right, it’s been proven time and time again to increase employee engagement, decrease turnover, and improve company performance.


Celebration of Global Creativity

Grow and Learn In a Neutral Setting

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.

Find Inspiration From Global Innovators

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).

Connect With Your Colleagues

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.


Inclusion drives individual and team performance.

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.


Hands-on activities open minds and hearts.

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.


Shared experiences deepen relationships.

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 clients manage teams of all sizes and types, are members of executive teams, and serve on boards.

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.


We believe that embracing and empowering a breadth of perspectives results in better culture and better business.

Let’s Build Together


Unlock the Power of Human Connection Through Building

Learn how our workshops strengthen your team’s 21st century skills.


To support the home-based, remote, and/or distributed ways you and your teams are now working, we’re creating a series of online workshops so you can emcee your own cross-cultural experience. We’ll resume hosting onsite workshops once pandemic-related safety protocols and restrictions on gatherings are no longer necessary.


We Love Global Innovation

Smith Assembly participates in 1% for the Planet and donates an additional 5% of our revenue to nonprofits selected by our global innovators in order to amplify the positive impact they have in their communities.

Oaxin Logo

In Early 2021, 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.

1% for the Planet Member Logo & UN Sustainable Development Goals Logo

We’re 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.


Smith Assembly’s hands-on team building and professional development workshops are co-created with innovators from around the world, feature inclusive approaches to problem-solving and product design, reinforce growth mindset values, and support social impact nonprofits.

We respectfully acknowledge that we're headquartered on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We're grateful to live, work, and play here and value our relationships with their land.

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