Chapter PD: Teamworks: Building Your Self-As-Team

June 23, 2018

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Time:  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM:  Session
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminster Hwy Richmond, BC
Cost: $80 – (Regular) | $75 – (Early bird discount – until May 31, 2018)
 Parking Complimentary Parking provided by the hotel (We will be sending out a parking pass prior to the event)
 CPD | Level  3.5 PD Hours | General
 Registration  Click here to Register Today! 
There are 3 modules in this workshop:

Module 1: TEAMWORKS: BUILDING YOUR SELF-AS-TEAM looks at the four predictable phases a maturing team goes through as it develops. Participants identify their team’s current development level and learn how they can move more quickly towards becoming optimally engaged and productive. We also look at leader skills and where they fit based on the level of maturity of the team.


  • To understand the stages of team development both as team member and leader
  • To diagnose your team’s stage in its development
  • To understand leader behaviours and how they relate to the stages of your team’s development
  • To commit to moving the team to a more mature stage of development as leader or team member

Benefits/Take Aways

  • Team members and leader will understand the value of sharing leadership and taking responsibility
  • Team members will feel more comfortable in dealing with conflict
  • A structured process that will serve to provide a way to see what team members and leaders need for the business to flourish

Module 2:  THE DIVERSITY GAME is a fun and interactive card game, designed to help teams look at their diversity in thinking style preferences. Its process is playful while building acceptance and understanding of those with different thinking style preference.


  • To help participants look at their diversity in thinking style preference
  • To help participants subsequently appreciate each other’s thinking style strengths and blind spots
  • To build acceptance, trust and understanding of those with different thinking style preference
  • To have fun!

Benefits/Take Aways

  • An understanding of the value of diversity
  • An appreciation of those who offer diversity that is difference from the norms of the company

Module 3: EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP is based on the 6-minute TED Talk by Drew Dudley, which looks at how we each can adopt a leadership consciousness in our everyday lives at work. We will examine our “lollipop moments”, ie. where we have operated from this place and where others have given to us in this way.


  • To look inward and identify our personal everyday leadership consciousness
  • To share examples of everyday leadership
  • To understand the value of everyday leadership at work

Benefits/Take Aways

  • An understanding of how the individual can contribute to the business without and “official” leaership role
  • An appreciation “from the inside-out” of how the power of giving and kindness serves busines outcomes.

SpeakerCarol Ann Fried

Carol Ann Fried, Empress of Friedom Training Services, is passionate and committed to bringing playfulness and laughter into the workplace. 

Carol Ann has been a professional speaker, facilitator and consultant with business, education, health, government, technology and the helping professions for over twenty-five years. She is a master trainer and motivational keynote speaker.

Carol Ann obtained her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from McGill University in Montreal. She received her B.A. (Honours) in three areas of study: Psychology, Sociology and Romance Languages from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.

She has enjoyed faculty appointments at McGill University and the University of British Columbia, where she taught graduate students in Counselling Psychology.

Frequently interviewed for radio, television and newspapers, Carol Ann is the proud recipient of the coveted second prize in CBC Radio’s world-famous answering machine contest. Her latest creative foray is into the world of improvisational theatre, where she is co-founder and performs with Vancouver Playback Theatre Troupe.  Frequently seen eating jalapeno potato chips dipped in low-fat yoghurt, she absolutely adores Galiano Island, singing harmony and pets of any kind, especially dogs.

Born and raised in Halifax, Carol Ann lived for fourteen years in Montreal, and has been in Vancouver since 1986.  Carol Ann exudes a natural creativity of mind and spirit that stimulates a motivational learning experience.  Her sessions are invariably hailed as practical, dynamic and fun.

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