Executive Oasis

Toronto Team Building by Executive Oasis International

Oasis = A Place of Calm & Growth in the Midst of Turbulence

Toronto Team Building

Executives, is your team overwhelmed by fluctuations in Canada’s economic and political landscape?

We will help you:

  • chart your course in the face of uncertainty
  • deal with the challenges of a rapidly changing environment

For over 20 years, Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building firm, has helped companies throughout the GTA improve team effectiveness and boost bottom line results.

We specialize in bespoke team building custom-crafted to meet your organization’s specific needs.

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Choose Your Oasis

Virtual - Toronto

Virtual Team Building

Are you an executive struggling to lead your team virtually during the pandemic?

Managing “Zoomed-out” virtual teams can be overwhelming, confusing, and chaotic when work/life compartmentalization is no longer possible.

Virtual work is creating new challenges for executives including:

  • retaining your existing client base
  • supporting your clients & team & in the midst of trauma
  • accommodating asynchronous communication styles across multiple platforms

Executive Oasis International is pleased to unveil our suite of experiential virtual team building to address these challenges.

Our Flagship Programme:

Group Size: 6 – 20

Delivery Options: Face-to-Face: 1 – ½ Days

Virtual: Four 2-hour weekly sessions *

Lemons to Lemonade: Squeezing Opportunities Out of Adversity When Business Goes Sour

The fallout from COVID-19 will continue for the foreseeable future.

Our brand-new virtual team building simulation guides your team through the process of transforming your business to thrive during a time of turbulence and uncertainty.

Bespoke Toronto

Custom Crafted, Bespoke Team Building

If none of our existing simulations “hit the mark”, rest assured, our capabilities extend to custom designing an approach to address your organization’s specific needs.

In Toronto, team building can be designed to incorporate seasonal activities and some of the many attractions in the GTA.

If your organization requires more intensive support, we provide long term consulting and facilitate on-site, brainstorming and problem-solving sessions.

Need a custom curated business simulation, executive retreat, or team building?

Many of our team building simulations began as off-the-beaten-track executive retreats to inspire discerning clients.

Our owner, Anne Thornley-Brown, specialized in instructional design for many years so we have the capability to design and create custom curated experiences to fit your specifications.

Give us your:

  • dream experience
  • objectives
  • timeframe
  • budget

We’ll do the rest.

Your dream…our design. A winning combination.

Group Size: 6 – 20

Delivery Options: Face-to-Face: 3 – 4+ Days

Virtual: Four 1 ½ – 2 hours sessions *

Visexecutaries = Visionary Executives

Visexecutaries: Seizing Opportunities in our Shifting Corporate Landscape is an Apprentice inspired team building simulation for times of turbulence, change and uncertainty.

This powerful business simulation was initially designed as a response to the economic fallout from SARS in Asia and Toronto.

Teams design and launch an actual product or service.

Teams meet in the boardroom to present their strategy and results.
Best practices are highlighted and prizes are awarded but nobody gets fired.

* = In the virtual version, in addition to the virtual sessions, participants will meet
in teams to finish planning & executing their strategy.

Make your Own DVD

Make Your Own CD/DVD Team Building

During this team building simulation, your team will take over a recording studio. We’ll guide your teams as they create songs, and record a new CD. We can put the musicians on your team to work.

We can bring in a videographer to create an accompanying DVD.

The brainstorming techniques you use will then be applied to generate solutions to your own business challenges.

Contact us for details.

Virtual Reality - Toronto

Virtual Reality

For teams working remotely, virtual reality can be delivered via cloud-based platforms like Sansar, which was originally developed by Linden Labs, the brainpower behind Second Life. Sansar brings participants together in a 3D virtual reality platform.

Only in Toronto, we are pleased to announce that we can now add virtual reality experiences for teams into any of our facilitated business team building simulations.

For groups of up to 20 participants, we can offer VR on-site or off-site just North of Toronto.

Here are just 2 examples. As this technology evolves, we will add more experiences and locations.

If you are interested in a custom designed VR simulation as part of team building, we would be happy to work with your team and an alliance partner who specializes in this technology. Budget must be high and ample lead time will be needed for development.

Contact us for details.

Arctic Survival: Winter Team Building Simulation

Group Size: 6 – 20 (6 – 100 – Post COVID-19)

Delivery Options: Face-to-Face: 2 1/2 – 3 Days

Available: Face-to-face: Canada, USA, Japan, Europe

Season: Winter, Late Fall, Early Spring

Benefits:

  • Charting your course during times of turbulence & uncertainty.
  • Managing change
  • Cross-functional Teamwork
  • Refining Your Marketing Strategy

Your team has been cooped up for MONTHS of self-isolation… give them some fresh air and a fresh perspective in this safe, social distance business simulation.

This highly interactive winter team building simulation integrates facilitated business team building exercises with outdoor team challenges.

Arctic Survival draws rich parallels between the lost in a winter wonderland theme and charting your course in the business world.
This Toronto team building simulation familiarizes teams with a suite of brainstorming, problem-solving, and decision-making tools.
Your team will use this toolkit to analyze and resolve the specific business challenges confronting your organization.

Activities:

  • Orienteering, Snowshoeing, Firestarter Challenge, Outdoor Cooking
  • Dogsledding (Muskoka & Haliburton)
Wilderness Survival

Wilderness Survival: Toronto Team Building Simulation

Group Size: 6 – 20 (6 – 100 – Post COVID-19)

Delivery Options: Face-to-Face: 2 1/2 – 3 Days

Virtual: Four 2-hour weekly sessions

Season: Winter, Early Fall, Late Spring

Benefits:

  • Charting your course during times of turbulence & uncertainty.
  • Managing change
  • Cross-functional Teamwork
  • Refining Your Marketing Strategy

Your team has been cooped up for MONTHS of self-isolation…give them some fresh air and a fresh perspective in this safe, social distance business simulation.

This highly Toronto team building simulation integrates facilitated business team building exercises with outdoor team challenges.

Wilderness Survival draws rich parallels between the lost in the wilderness theme and charting your course in the business world.
This Toronto team building simulation familiarizes teams with a suite of brainstorming, problem-solving, and decision-making tools.
Your team will use this toolkit to analyze and resolve the specific business challenges confronting your organization.

Activities: Orienteering, Firestarter Challenge, Outdoor Cooking, Hiking

Viral Video DIY

Length: 1 1/2 – 2 Days

Group Size: 6 – 16

Available: Only in Toronto

Focus:

  • Fine-tuning your marketing strategy
  • Producing results within a tight timeframe.
  • Thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Cross-functional teamwork.
  • Fostering innovation.
  • Project execution.

Viral video is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to companies wanting to create a buzz and make an impact. If carefully designed, it can give your company more exposure than any other marketing tool other than expensive TV commercial spots. Viral videos don’t happen by accident. They take teamwork, creativity, careful planning and flawless execution.

Viral Video DIY is our newest team building simulation in Toronto. During this powerful simulation, your team will take over a studio in downtown Toronto and pick up some new brainstorming, decision-making, and planning tools while they create and launch a viral video. Teams will develop the script, cast the video, and crew the shoot. Not only will they have fun, they will walk away with tools and insights to boost team effectiveness when you return to work.

Our Team: Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA, the founder of Executive Oasis International, is also a professional actress who has worked on TV series, in films, and in commercials.

She has teamed up with the acting studio where she trains to deliver this high impact business simulation.

The first part of this simulation can be delivered virtually, on-site, or at the studio.

Luxury Corporate Event Planning

Luxury Corporate Event Planning

Executive Oasis International has always incorporated luxury events into executive retreats.

We offer clients who book our team building and facilitation services, the convenience of one stop shopping to find suitable venues, handle logistics, and plan the events you wish to include on your agenda.

We are pleased to bring our innovative event planning approaches to you on a stand-alone basis to reward employees and express appreciation to clients.

Canadians continue to struggle with health, economic and social fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic…

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What our Clients Say About Us

Toronto

Marc C. A. Berwald, Director, Learning & Development, Bell Mobility (Toronto)

Creativity and innovation are Anne’s trademarks. Her writing, design, facilitation and accelerated learning skills enable her to become involved in many initiatives including writing and designing presentations and speeches for members of the executive team.

Marc C. A. Berwald
Director, Learning & Development, Bell Mobility (Toronto)

David Peterson, Executive Director, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

… empowered us to find unique and effective solutions within a collaborative environment.

David Peterson
Executive Director, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Patrick C. Charles, Manager – Operations & Initiatives Operations Service Centre – Toronto Royal Bank of Canada

The comments were very positive….you kept the enthusiasm and energy of the group at a high level…. we walked away with some great new ideas and the day was a success! Much appreciated….

Patrick C. Charles
Manager – Operations & Initiatives Operations Service Centre, Toronto Royal Bank of Canada

Mark Wakefield, Vice President, Xerox Canada

…provided a great opportunity for teambuilding in a fun and semi-completive environment. It is very professionally organized.

Mark Wakefield
Vice President, Xerox Canada

Anu Holt, Reporting Analyst, Rogers Communication

Fantastic – lots of fun. Everything was great. Everyone had a great time getting to know each other.

Anu Holt
Reporting Analyst, Rogers Communication

Ann deCasseres, Manager, Corporate Sales, Bell Mobility

Thank you for your assistance in developing a customized programme for new hires or internal transfers into the corporate account arena. The feedback from your sessions with team members was extremely useful, it helped up size the gap between staff expectations and what we are delivering and allowed us to identify, and focus on opportunities for improvement.

Ann deCasseres
Manager, Corporate Sales, Bell Mobility

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