Smith Assembly's personalized half-day workshops are hosted and facilitated by us onsite to give you and your colleagues a meaningful team building and jedi training experience optimized for your unique workplace, the challenges you’re currently facing, and your goals for the future.
Each onsite workshop features an innovator from another region of the world, showcases stories about their life and community, includes an icebreaker and a hands-on activity they co-designed, and presents their experiences and thoughts on the topic of Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, Communication & Collaboration, Workplace Culture, or Product Design & Development.
Note: We'll resume hosting onsite workshops once pandemic-related safety protocols and restrictions on gatherings are no longer necessary.
Changing attitudes and behaviors requires freedom from judgement. Our workshops create a neutral and safe space where you and your team will feel comfortable being exposed to new concepts, experimenting with different techniques, and asking questions. When your team uses your hands during our meaningful activities, and shares that experience with each other, your minds and hearts will open further to new perspectives and ideas.
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 you and your team members see the unique brilliance of the innovators and your colleagues in action, your compassion will build as well as your sense of inspiration.
Innovation is an iterative process and thrives when it's inclusive. Our diverse staff and global lens give you and your team an opportunity to casually observe and practice a variety of cross-cultural communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and product design techniques. You’ll see how we all sometimes make mistakes, then learn ways to acknowledge and overcome them. As you and your colleagues think more expansively, you’ll be better prepared for whatever comes your way.
Before every engagement, we get to know your team and workplace through a 1:1 session with you and a survey with your team members. The information you share with us about your culture, strengths, weaknesses, and goals enables us to personalize your experience.
The insights from our discovery process help us understand the challenges your team currently faces as well as how you envision future success. We then co-create a workshop and follow-up guide that fits your team's unique dynamics and needs.
During your personalized onsite workshop, we facilitate an icebreaker and series of fun activities so your team engages on a deeper level. Your team members help each other build a cool object while observing and practicing a variety of more emotionally-intelligent and inclusive techniques.
We ensure you get the most value from your engagement by helping your team integrate what they learned into your workplace. After your workshop, we’ll survey your team and have another 1:1 session with you so we can create a personalized follow-up guide for your team.
Ta welcomes a team during the kickoff of one of our onsite workshops.
(Not Available During Pandemic)
|Duration||Half-Day||1.5 - 3 Hours|
(Depending on Team Size)
|Group Size||2 - 12|
(Larger Groups with Additional Fee)
|2 - 49|
(Groups >50 May Need Facilitation Support)
(or Chosen Conference Call Platform)
|Date||Coordinated with Smith Assembly + Your Team||Coordinated with Your Team|
|Facilitator||Smith Assembly||Emceed by You|
Virtually-Facilitated by Smith Assembly
(via Pre-Recorded Videos)
|Features||1 Innovator from a Region of the World|
1 of 4 Topics
|2 Innovators from a Region of the World|
(Using Power Tools)
(Using Common Household Items)
(Everything Provided at TBD Location)
|Pre-Event Guide & Resources|
Workshop Curriculum & Media
Post-Event Bonus Materials
(Everything Provided at TBD Location)
(Unique List per Workshop)
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Learn how we can help you build trust, strengthen relationships, and improve inclusion within your team. A regular cadence of team building and jedi training activities will increase engagement, decrease turnover, and lead to greater team and company performance.
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 that you can do via video conference whenever works best for your schedule. We’ll resume hosting onsite workshops once pandemic-related safety protocols and restrictions on gatherings are no longer necessary.