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High Performance Team Building

Your Organization needs this Workshop!

Because teams are the primary drivers of change in organizations, not surprisingly, an increase in team effectiveness can result in upwards of $100,000 in yearly savings and/or revenue.


What if we re-conceptualized teams as both a laboratory for brilliance and an unique mystery of group dynamics forever unfolding? High performance teams require this new paradigm, lest they become irrelevant in times of change. To be continuously innovative, teams require special care, maintenance, and an environment of supports and challenges that makes them rise to every occasion. Most team building workshops create disorienting experiences (e.g. ropes courses and trust falls), but lack the type of deep reflection that is required to change habits of mind regarding belonging, contributions, selflessness, gratitude, trust, respect, and strategic alignment.
This workshop accomplishes these deeper dives and is aimed not only at increasing cohesion and goal alignment, but also moving beyond the "Performing" stage of team development to the "Transforming" stage. In this stage, team members actively work to challenge the premise and efficacy of their strategy, relationships, and integration of new support technology. Self-transforming teams have an edge in that they are not just focused on continuous improvement, but also helping each other grow.

2.5 hour and 1/2 day options available
in-person or Zoom


  • Align their individual work with that of the broader team, and one-on-one with specific individuals on the team.

  • Develop greater cohesion and desire to work with fellow team members.

  • Establish a level of trust and rapport that years of working together often fails to accomplish.

  • Develop understanding of how each contributing member can help support the professional development of others.

  • Establish a sense of liberation from the outdated, run of the mill "team paradigm."

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Dr. William Brendel (Bill) earned his doctorate at Columbia University and for over 20 years has facilitated the strategic transformation of leaders, teams, and organizations. As founder and principal consultant for the Transformative Learning institute, Bill enjoys helping a wide variety of organizations around the world in locations such as the U.S., Africa, China, Korea, and India. ​In addition to consulting, Bill is also an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he teaches graduate courses to aspiring consultants. He has also taught in programs at Columbia University, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Temple University, and the University of St Thomas.

In 2021, Bill received the Lisa Kimball Evolving the Field of Organization Development Award, one of the field’s highest honors, for his outstanding accomplishments in connecting diverse people and ideas to advance OD theory and applications worldwide. He is a trustee on the board of the Organization Development Network and leads the Organization Development Education Association.​​ Bill also shares his knowledge of organization development practices through his publications in books, articles, blogs, and popular press. He is frequently interviewed about current events that pertain to organizational strategy and culture. In 2017, Bill was interviewed by Variety Magazine, for his views on corporate culture and complicity surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He has written frequently for the Star Tribune, and blogs on cutting-edge approaches to strategic transformation on LinkedIn. Dr. Brendel has consulted and trained leaders in the organizations listed below:

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Dr. Bill Brendel

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