Entries by Beth Fredeen

Encana Teams Just Wanna Have Fun!

Encana experiences another kind of water cooler. Team fun was the order of the day, and this Encana team got to experience that first hand, when they brought their team out to the ropes course. They also realized there are a lot of benefits to getting your team out of the office to do something […]

A Completely Different (and Highly Effective) Way to Motivate Your Team

Experiential Team Building – can it work to make your team more effective? On the surface, experiential team building is a fun day away from the office. People get a buzz from trying new activities, pushing themselves to their limits, and enjoying themselves with their colleagues. Also, research supports the view well-designed, well-facilitated experiential learning […]

Communication, Collaboration and Trust – Olds College Women’s Hockey Team

Communication, Collaboration and Trust – key components of a winning team Communication is a key component to creating a winning team. You simply can’t make great plays, without having team members who communicate, collaborate and trust each other. This was the breakthrough for the Olds College Women’s Hockey Team. Quick integration of new players Starting […]

Team Resilience in the Great Outdoors

Team resilience – what does team resilience have to do with outdoor experiential learning? And what do we mean when we talk about resilience? Resilient people can adapt quickly to changes, change direction rapidly and bounce back from setbacks. For many years wilderness experiences have been used to help people develop greater resilience, mainly in […]

Getting Past the Challenges of Re-Organization and Internal Changes – City of Calgary

Is there life after a Re-organization and Internal Changes in a company? Re-organization and Internal Changes in a company are challenging. No one likes change, and when your division has faced a major reorganization of team members, it makes it even more difficult to navigate it well. For the City of Calgary’s Social Program Team, relationships […]