The World Café is an ideal team building experience for identifying new sales objectives, creating a new corporate culture, designing a new service or product, or any other initiative that could only work by harnessing the experience and knowledge of each member of your team.
Meaningful and actionable objectives start with the right conversation…not a presentation!
Drawing on seven integrated design principles, the World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. Each element of the method has a specific purpose and corresponds to one or more of the design principles.
The World Café format is flexible and adapts to many different circumstances. When the design principles are used together they foster collaborative dialogue, active engagement, and constructive possibilities for action.
With degrees in adult education, experience delivering seminars around the world to everyone from business leaders of Fortune 500 companies to elite athletes preparing for the Olympic Games, our team lead by Marc Merulla has the ability and character to lead the discussion in the right direction.
This pandemic has not been easy on anyone and in my opinion, team moral is needed more than ever. A few weeks ago, I reached out to an agency that specializes in different team building and team bonding activities. They talked about their new offer : the emazing race; a fully virtual activity that has you race across the world answering questions. The quick demo they took me through had me sold ! I knew my colleagues would enjoy this.
We held the activity at a company wide level this past Monday. 60 employees, from all over Montreal, Laval and even overseas took part in this event.
TBMOQ hosted this game in a flawless way. The platform was user friendly, easy to navigate and the logistics behind the entire process what seamless and all employees had a blast !— Guyane H Potter
The team loved this game! This is proof that “Remote Team Building” is possible and fun! It was an opportunity for us to have a good time as a team, to learn to work in collaboration, to think about our approach, and all this while having fun! Kudos to the TBMOQ team for creating this game!— Anonymous feedback
Great working with Marc and Phil for our client event – professional, helpful and fun guys and made for a great experience with our 35 clients!— Allan Cole
Casualty Facultative Underwriter at Gen Re
Amazing online team building activity! Lots of fun and excitement while staying at home!— Morgane Adam
Program Coordinator at Fenix Event Managemen
Senior Program Manager at Fenix Event Management
Awesome team to work with! I had worked with TBMOQ for team building activities in the past and have always been satisfied. I reached out to them for a virtual team building and they proposed a great activity. Everyone had a lot of fun!! Thank you!— Josée Desjardins, Program Manager
They are an awesome group to work with! We did the Puzzle, Ramp and Panda Tour challenges and all were high energy, really fun and accomplished our goal of connecting new team members. I highly recommend this group!— Lizanne Murphy, Program Manager, NSO Services
Canadian Olympic Committee
“I would highly recommend Team Building for your next ‘team building / team engagement’ event.’ Our team raved about this portion of our two day staff conference. It brought a different level of energy to this yearly meeting. Thank you to the TBMOQ team and in particular to Philippe and Dylan who did an amazing job with our team event. From the moment i called to book all through to the execution phase, everyone was so professional and great to work with.”— Nathalie Lavallée, Chief Operating Officer
National Golf Course Owners Association Canada
We engaged Marc and his teams for two corporate events this spring – one a team building challenge for a sales conference, and the other an Amazing Race style High Tech Rally in Montreal with our top advisors and sales folks.
We were so pleased with the results of these events –and the service before, during and afterwards as well. Participants were truly engaged and had fun – and in both cases, the activities enhanced our events. Marc and his team ran the activities like a well-oiled machine and everyone enjoyed the experience.
I highly recommend TBMOQ to anyone looking for high energy, engaging and challenging activities for their corporate or team events.
— Kate Pattison, Director of Marketing, Group Solutions
In the wake of the important changes in my national team, we recently met and took advantage of this team meeting to consolidate our strengths and work together to get to know each other better. [Marc Merulla] who facilitated our workshops, is perfectly bilingual and knows his business very well. He took care to review with me about my overall goal between two sessions and I really appreciated his professionalism. He practices in Ottawa / Gatineau, Montreal and Quebec City.— Barbara Delisle, M.A.P.
Meteorological Service of Canada
For our large group of participants, many of whom were meeting for the first time, the puzzle challenge and the ramp really allowed them to connect, learn and problem solve all while having a lot of fun!— Lizanne Murphy, Olympian 2012, 2016
Canadian Olympic Committee
On behalf of Desjardins, I wanted to thank you for the incredible day yesterday. The HT Rally was a huge success for our teams. We were able to motivate and mobilise the troops. Everything was perfectly planned thanks to Joelle’s organization skills. It was a real pleasure working with you.
Thanks again and until we work together next time!— Nancie Kirouac - Conseillère en Commercialisation
Our staff and sales reps loved the Empire activity! We all had a great time and it was a great team building event. The entire TBMOQ group is wonderful and we enjoy their programs so much that we keep returning year after year.— Angie Patsios
Operations Manager - Automobility Distribution
Empire allowed the management of La Vie en Rose to live a unique experience aligning strategy, action and fun. The program helped improve team bonding and team dynamics. We recommend TBMOQ for their professionalism, energy and originality. Thanks again and until next time.
— Karine Turgeon
Human Resources Manager - La Vie en Rose
The TBMOQ team was fantastic to work with and kept everything running smoothly. It was great that everything was taken care of and we didn’t have to worry about set-up, clean-up etc. The activity accomplished what it set out to– everyone bonded, met new people, worked together and it had a very positive effect on office morale, and really helped integrate the new hires. Fun factor was high – I got great feedback from all employees who participated the next day. Appreciated the attention to reducing waste, composting etc. Fantastic!— Roxanne Bichard
On behalf on the whole team at the College, I wanted to take a moment this morning to tell you how much we loved your team building activity! We have nothing but positive remarks from the day. Quality, originality, ambiance… it had it all. Even sunshine!
A huge thank you for your significant help in getting the school year off with a meaningful bonding experience for our entire staff.— Valérie Molenaar, Communications manager
Collège de Montréal
Once again you were great! Your captivating presentation held the group like you always do and the team got to see the value and benefits of collaboration. Thank you for giving our meeting that extra push and twist that fit in perfectly. You are a great partner and we were delighted to have your help in making our sales retreat an even greater success.
Merci beaucoup Marc— Jean-Paul de Lavison, President