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.
Since the beginning of the Pandemic, we’ve done several different virtual events. We’ve organized our own, we’ve done escape rooms, and nothing was as well run as the E-Mazing race event. We had over 70% attendance rate with several 1st-time participants. I’ve been asked when the next one will be.— Jodie Brennan
Thanks again for the game today, it was excellent. Marc – you are a very dynamic host and the platform is great, super engaging! We hope to be able to work with you again in person!— Melina Tondino, CHRP/CRHA, MBA | Director, HR and Talent Management
McGill University (University Advancement)
Association Quebecois des CPE
— Celine Jolivet, Coordinator, PG&MGreat organization, very responsive and clear in their communication. The team was super happy with both events! (The Bandit + eMazing Race Highly recommended.
The eMazing Race was an absolute blast. Laurence and Chloe were so awesome. The explanation of the game was clear, they checked in to ensure that all groups were making progress and I really appreciated their attention to details. My team loved this event and really appreciated the time together. We are definitely doing another activity with them soon!— Sara Otto,
The dynamics of your team is simply magical! Everyone was motivated to travel through the 7 wonders of the world in record time after your introduction. You are a dynamic and well-organized team. I have already recommended you to one of my colleagues for his team activity! Thank you for everything!— Melanie LaBadie, District Manager Rheumatology Quebec
Honestly, this is by far the activity that our team has enjoyed the most since the beginning of COVID. A big thank you for the success of this event.— Francis Arnaud Marcotte, Lawyer
Therrien Coutune Jolicoeur Group
On behalf of the whole team, a big thank you to you and Marc for providing us with an interactive activity to end the week on a high note. So far, we have received only positive feedback. Our colleagues had a great time.— Cecilia Chan
Many thanks to [TBMOQ] for the excellent service and the great experience. From the start, we have been supported by your available, professional and friendly team. You were there to answer our questions during the preparation for the activity. The eMazing Race was greatly appreciated by all of our staff. You have accompanied us well through this adventure!
We will not hesitate to use your services again.
A big thank you!— Noémie Léveillé
Ordre des Pharmaciens du Québec
Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the challenge. In addition, our main objective of getting people to interact with each other has been fully achieved.
Very well designed and put together. Flawless execution. Thank you both!
I have to tell you how much I enjoyed The eMazing Race. You were great at tying everything back to our Purpose, Ambition and Values. Personally, watching my team go from a team of four unknowns to a pretty well-functioning team by the end of it was amazing (or e-mazing) and was a perfect insight into some of the challenges and opportunities we face. From what I could see, all the team leaders did a great job and it was fun. Good work.— Bruce H. Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Positive: Communication, Professionalism
It was a pleasure to work with TBMOQ and organize a virtual E-Mazing Race in our company. It was a fun team building activity for 160+ participants from different time zones; it went smoothly and was a big success. Marc, Laurence and their team was always helpful and flexible to fulfill our special requests. Thank you TBMOQ, hope to do another fun event with you soon!
Nissan Canada Inc.
TBMOQ really turned things around during this pandemic. Our company used their team building services in the past in person and the activities were awesome. This year, with the pandemic, we really were not sure how we would proceed, both for our team building event and our traditional Holiday office party. Well, TBMOQ came through for us. They put together virtual activities that were enjoyed by all. First it was an Emazing race around the world from the comfort of our home offices. Some of those questions were hard but we had a lot of fun. Then, it was the Virtual World Trivia – Holiday style, again from the comfort of our home offices. Everyone had lots of fun. Thanks to the team. Great work.
The (Trim It to Win it) activity was excellent, our volunteers and team had a great time. The facilitators are extremely professional. Thank you to the whole team! We will call on you again!— Mélanie Wilhelm, Executive Director
It was a great pleasure to be part of the eMazing race that took place yesterday during the annual team building event at Ipex. You have a great product and can’t imagine what you can experience through the other products in your portfolio. Please know that I have taken good note of your company and will promote it without hesitation.
I will keep good memories of it and it is to be noted that the educational aspect is already in place!Ipex
The online E-Mazing Race was a great way to team build, across different departments and from different locations! It was well organized, the ‘right’ amount of challenging and the hosts were terrific!
The E-Mazing Race allowed us to work together, solve things as a team and connect with teammates. Everyone had a blast and loved working together, you’ve brightened our week, in these times where we don’t get to meet up in the Office.
The eMazing Race was very fun for our group. The TBMOQ team was very helpful with all of the pre-event preparation and in answering all of our questions.
We were able to do a demo and a captains demo to ensure familiarity with the platform. At the event itself, some of our team members had tech issues but the TBMOQ team was great at quickly addressing those and solving the issues.
The questions in the game were complex and fun to answer. I would definitely recommend this as a corporate team building event!
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA
A turnkey activity that gets everyone involved and makes us forget the irritants and stress of videoconferencing and zoom encounters. A lot of fun, and above all, very professional.— Marie-Hélène Lamarche, VP Marketing & Communications
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for an amazing activity today! This was so much fun to see all of our colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere, having a good time. This is exactly what we needed after months of working from home.
As always, the activity ran smoothly, the team was great and made this so much easier on me who was organizing this event.
Thank you for a great activity! Looking forward to working together in future events.— Dina Medeiros, Human Resources Director
We had a lot of fun during the planned activity. For us, the organizers, it was a turnkey solution. Well done!— Denis Alarie
Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance
A big big thank you to the whole TBMOQ team for the activity!
It was such a huge hit! I think it was the perfect activity to boost morale & team spirit!
I’ll definitely be in touch for future events!
— Dania Caggiano Marketing & Events Specialist
5 stars. Our team of 38 took part in the Emazing Race Online team building activity and we loved our experience. Difficult to find good cohesion activities in times of pandemic, but this allowed us to work as a team while having fun! The Team Building Montreal team is professional, efficient and friendly!— Charlotte Couture, VP Logistics
Comité de consultation en Gestion de Polytechnique
This pandemic has not been easy on anyone and in my opinion, team morale 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 was seamless and all employees had a blast!— Guyane H Potter
The TBMOQ team was most professional and offered a first-class experience. It was a pleasure to work with them and our startups also greatly appreciated the eMazing Race. Thank you!— Simon Dandavino, Director of Operations
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 Management
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