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Barbara Derrick       Team Building

Building Cultural Awareness in Team Work

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Our Leadership Development Book Template offers easy instructions to create a mini booklet, accompanied by a lesson with prompts for self-reflection where participants use an art medium of their choice to capture ideas. 

Whether you’re an individual contributor wanting to take control of your own professional development or an HR leader looking for ways to give your employees additional growth opportunities, use this template as an accompaniment to your next lunch and learn to help team members not only brainstorm but have a bit of fun too.

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Meet Barbara, for the last 30 years she's worked with decision makers from organizations, Colleges as an art educator.


She's secured an art in residency with the Edmonton School District’s 1500 Catholic Schools, and created curriculum for colleges. And here’s what Barbara knows;


" Diversity in the workplace; teams who test their ideas, have the passion and want to do something more with their creative talent, given the space to produce the future possibilities are endless!"

Teachers are leaders all day. They lead by example in the way they act, speak, and behave. They lead their students through challenging activities and rigorous learning. Then, they take on additional teacher leadership roles inside and outside the classroom.

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This team building workshop is designed to help your team work together in ways you never thought possible! Fostering a creative environment to identify characteristics that lead to better teamwork. Together advance in problem solving and skills necessary to build confidence in team members through the ancient art of mask making to explore identity as a team member.


When we adequately prepare by having a conscious awareness of our limitations and constraints, we will be able to prepare for the future and become confident, creative problem solvers with a better knowledge of developing creative and innovative solutions. The process of art doesn't take place outside the box like we once thought but rather inside of it with constraints.

The Creating a Team Culture team building seminar can be customized to fit any time-frame and can easily be tailored to the specific needs of your group. Individual classroom team building modules are perfect for breakout sessions as well.

Fun Classroom Team Building to Build a Team Culture

  • Discovering the power of personalities
  • Improve efficiency and teamwork
  • Build confidence in team member
  • Open up lines of communication Have fun while building camaraderie and rapport

Art as a catalyst to leadership

Corporate arts-based learning is an approach to learning, using the arts as a pathway to explore non-art topics such as leadership, change, and innovation in business.

The four most requested workshops:

The Four Cardinal Points for Teams

Just as a compass requires all four directions, a strong team requires members from all four directions. You will relate to aspects of all directions, but choose the one that is most resonant for you. Notice how your leadership style relates to other directions. There are characteristics belonging to each directions, and the knowledge creates a deeper understanding of one another. We discover our strengths as a member in the team in this workshop.

Language & Soverignty

Sovereignty is language and communication. The things you do and the practices you were taught inform who you become. Culture is a broad term that encompasses beliefs, values, norms, behaviours, and overall can be understood as our “way of being.” When you go out into the world, you will come into contact with people from different backgrounds and actions. We explore together in this workshop.

Clan Teams

An engaging and highly interactive workshop; A clan will be able to establish its own rules and be able to moderate themselves. Successful clans do require good and open-minded leadership.

Moving Towards A Stronger Future

Turtle Island was built upon a strong foundation; and so the strength of people is signified by the turtle because of our close connection to the land…"- Elder Charles Scribe (Cree/Lakota) This workshop is fun and innovative.

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