Building Compatible Groups


Building Compatible Groups - Online Classroom

Evening webinar on building compatible groups with Tom Unger. This session will be online only.

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  • Casual

6:30-8pm via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees a day or two before the session.

Seminar Description

When we go out on a trip, we hope that the people who join us will become a team that works together toward common goals. We aspire to be part of a team built on a foundation of trust and mutual support. This is even more true when the trips are long, hard, more remote, less certain, or - in any way - call for the members to be more interdependent.  

You may have had a trip where the group did not come together as a team. People had different ideas, wanted different things, did not agree, and did not wish to help others. These make for disappointing experiences, especially when we have invested considerable time and money to get there.  We can do better.

The essence of leadership is to inspire people to work together toward a goal.  Forming a group that works as a team to accomplish your trip is something that only you, the leader, can do.  

In this evening presentation, I'll share my best ideas about how to inspire people to form a team and work together to make the trip successful for everyone.

As follow up to this presentation, there will be workshops on November 17 and December 10 to practice and discuss the ideas presented.

Category: Group Facilitation
Audience: Leaders


This seminar will be delivered online as a Zoom meeting. You will need access to a computer with a speaker and camera, as well as high-speed internet. The session will be primarily presentation with some Q&A. Information about how to log-on to the Zoom meeting will be sent a day or two before the session.


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Computer with speaker/camera
  • High-speed internet
  • Zoom desktop client or mobile app
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