Find Connection & Meaning Through Building in Our Online Workshops

WHAT ARE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Smith Assembly's 1-2 hour online workshops are emceed by you, but virtually-facilitated by us. We provide everything you need for a meaningful team building experience including a Pre-Event Guide & Resources for your Emcee, the Workshop Curriculum & Media, and Post-Event Bonus Materials for your Team. On the day of the event, simply host a zoom call and screen share our materials.

Each online workshop features two innovators from another region of the world, showcases stories about their lives and communities, includes icebreakers and hands-on activities they co-designed, and presents their experiences and thoughts on a topic like Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Communication & Collaboration, Workplace Culture, or Product Design & Development.

HOW WE DO IT

We Lay the Groundwork for Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Nurturing Your Openness

Changing attitudes and behaviors requires freedom from judgement. Our workshops create a neutral and safe environment where your team will feel comfortable being exposed to new concepts, experimenting with different techniques, and asking questions. When your team members use their hands during our meaningful activities and share that experience with their colleagues, their minds and hearts will open further to new perspectives and ideas.

Building Your Compassion

Demystifying others has been shown to increase inclusion and belonging. During our workshops, your team will be introduced to two up and coming global innovators and hear stories about how they are driving sustainable development. When your team members see the unique brilliance of the innovators and their colleagues in action, their compassion will build and they’ll feel a greater value for the full spectrum of humanity.

Evolving Your Approach

Innovation is an iterative process and thrives when it's inclusive. Our diverse facilitators and global lens give your team an opportunity to casually observe and practice a variety of communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and product design techniques. They’ll see how we all make mistakes along the way, and learn ways to overcome them. As your team members think more expansively, they’ll be better prepared for whatever comes their way.

OUR PROCESS

You Emcee, We Virtually-Facilitate

1.Pre-EventPre-Event

We provide everything you need to emcee a unique cross-cultural experience with your team. Our Emcee Guide includes pre-event instructions and checklists, so you can easily schedule a video conference call with your team during which you’ll screen share our materials.

2.Online WorkshopOnline Workshop

During your online workshop, we virtually-facilitate an icebreaker and series of fun activities via videos and narrated presentations so your team engages on a deeper level. Your team members make something cool while observing and practicing a variety of more emotionally-intelligent and inclusive techniques.

3.Post-EventPost-Event

We ensure you get the most value from your experience by helping your team integrate what they learned into your workplace. After your workshop, we’ll survey your team and provide you with a package of post-event bonus materials.

ONLINE WORKSHOP PHOTO GALLERY

During the kickoff, a team watches Ta’s pre-recorded overview of the online workshop via Zoom.

COMPARE OUR WORKSHOPS

Comparison of Smith Assembly Onsite & Online Workshops (Online Workshops Highlighted)
Onsite Workshops
(Not Available During Pandemic)
Online Workshops
Half-Day1-2 Hours
(Depending on Team Size)
2 - 12
(Larger Groups with Additional Fee)
2 - 45
TBDZoom
(or Chosen Conference Call Platform)
Smith AssemblyEmceed by You

Virtually-Facilitated by Smith Assembly
1 Innovator from a Region of the World

1 Topic
2 Innovators from a Region of the World

1 Topic
Kickoff

Icebreaker

Hands-On Activity

Reflection

Closing
Kickoff

Icebreaker

Hands-On Activity

Reflection

Closing
Maker Style
(Using Power Tools)
Arts and Crafts Style
(Using Common Household Items)
N/A
(Everything Provided at TBD Location)
Pre-Event Guide & Resources

Workshop Curriculum & Media

Post-Event Bonus Materials
N/A
(Everything Provided at TBD Location)
Internet Connection

Arts and Crafts Supplies
(Unique List per Workshop)
$$$$$$$$

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NOTE ABOUT COVID-19

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.