Building on our Strengths (HERO)

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This is a brilliant workshop for newly formed teams, merged teams or an organisation looking to grow engagement + relationships. It is also excellent for teams who may have divides or some behaviours that have become apart of the culture that prevent positive collaboration or innovation.

• Build a compelling and accessible vision of positive team/ organisation culture for collective success
• Understand personal behaviour and that of others with greater insight.
• Build knowledge of personal strengths and those of their co-workers
• Connect with foundation values for team success and alignment with company vision and values.
• Build a working together agreement and take ownership of team attitude and acceptable behaviours
• Discover three key strategies to increase your ability to communicate positively.


The blend of content and activities will support the group to build relationships and establish the core foundations for a positive and progressive culture.

We use VIA Strengths: VIA stands for 'Values in Action'.
This is the only online scientifically researched strength tool that is valid across all cultures and is used in over 190 countries. Strengths use and appreciation in the workplace has a direct correlation to individual and team performance, engagement and workplace morale. VIA Strengths underpin the Positive Psychology PERMA framework.

Strengths Report Options:
Clients may choose from using a free or PRO Report report 40 USD approx $56.
We have also supported clients in using both Gallup and VIA Strengths in a full-day workshop.

Feel free to complete a sample VIA Strengths report here:

Further Insight into this much-loved workshop

1)Positively Charged: Positive Climate and emotional intelligence
• Discover the research and benefits of positive culture and why it is crucial in a consistently changing work environment.
• Positive emotion and the impact on thinking, connection and performance
• Identify and challenge habitual emotional language eg exhausted, stressed, busy.
• Build strategies to process and appreciate our negative or more challenging emotions.

2)VIA Character Strengths
• Discover personal signature and situational strengths.
• Discuss and apply current research in using strengths, boosting strengths and anchoring into them in times of change and challenge.
• Participants review the shadow side of strengths and how they can topple to overuse and underuse and some may also be a trigger for heightened emotion - ‘hot buttons’.
Participants often find this self-reflection highly insightful and can then identify strategies to stay balanced.

3)Collective team strengths
We pre graph the collective group signature strengths enabling participants to identify the core strengths of the group and also those which may be more unique in the team.
• Participants discuss links to develop alignment to organisation values and develop team agreements.
• Contribute to building team agreements.

4)Communication traits in high performing teams
An innovative culture needs to enable psychological safety and for team members irrespective of role to feel able to contribute their ideas and thoughts without fear of judgement.
• Discover communication patterns in top-performing teams.
• Identify 'Active','Passive Constructive' and 'Destructive communication'.
• Strengths appreciation - Gold!!!

Why Team Agreements:
Building the team agreements enables all team members to contribute individually and collectively to what they desire for agreed acceptable and unacceptable behaviours within the team to reach peak performance.

The collected thoughts always have varied themes which emerge and these often link to collective culture strengths.
This activity always has 100% engagement and is delivered in an interactive and activity-based manner. The varied thoughts are collated together and provide the basis of a facilitated discussion in a respectful and safe environment.

Debrief call:
A WunderTraining support team member compiles the draft agreement and it is returned within a week to the client.
A follow up debrief call with Jane is included.
This will cover how the draft agreements can be utilised in building team accountability for the desired culture.

*suitable for teams of 10- 100+

Time Required:
Available as a half-day event or interactive conference workshop.

Couples well for a full-day event with various topics.
Often combined with:
Mastering Change with energy and strength"
Six Hats: Collaborate Innovate and Think BIG

To get a feel for the session - this is a smaple momento you tube we compiled from a week running this session for a variety of teams in the city of Karratha in Pilbara Region WA.

Jane Wundersitz
Jane has supported over 7000 people to discover their strengths and is the Australian Master Trainer for VIA Institute on Character Premiere Programs/SMCOV.

Recent Testimonials

Virtual Delivery : Flight Centre Senior Leadership Team
Jane is a highly intelligent, insightful and effective facilitator, whom I have had the opportunity to work with several times within both an executive and a general team setting. Jane's dynamic content, warm and clever delivery and expert ability to read her audience to draw learning outcomes from them sets her apart as a presenter, facilitator and speaker. I would recommend Jane's talents to any leader or organisation looking to achieve positive group outcomes, whether in person or remotely.

Regional General Manager
FCM Flight Centre : Shelley Poten

This workshop has been presented to varied clients in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Alice Springs and Karratha. It is always a hit- positive fun, insightful and enables lots of connection across the team.

Munich Re Organisation Teambuilding Event: Sydney (90 mins)
Thank you so much for facilitating our annual Munich Re team event, it was a lot of fun and we definitely took away so much (about ourselves, our colleagues, and the company) from the session. Michael He: Event Coordinator Actuarial Analyst

Channel Operations, Indigenous and Intensive Servicing Division: Australian Government - Department of Human Services Conference Brisbane (2.5 hrs)
10/10 Amazing. Highly engaging and life changing. Leah

Junction Australia Leadership Team Adelaide (full day and couple with elements of Positive Leadership)
10/10 Really great practical strategies to build team culture. Candice
10/10 Great. The strengths insights were amazing. I enjoyed learning about them in more depth and the discussions with colleagues were valuable. The presenter was energetic, very passionate and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful opportunity to focus on the positives, learn who you are and who you want to be. Kat

Xenophon Team: Rebekha Sharkey MP for Mylor and team ( full day and coupled with Six Hats)
10/10 Very Insightful and fun. Enjoyed the activities and learning about myself and others. Jane was Positive, open, knowledgeable and friendly.Kelly

More Testimonials

Why invest in a team workshop?
What does welcome to the team mean in your organisation?
We often hear that new team members, 'hit the ground running', this is primarily due to the fast-paced nature of our organisations. One client mentioned, there is just less 'chum factor' - this is often presented to us as a lack of connection in teams or across departments. We still often hear the term 'silos' across departments. With technological advances, we communicate digitally often and have less direct face to face opportunities to really connect. Long gone are the days of having a chat while you are waiting to send a fax.

To enable 'high trust' connections to grow, skilled and capable team members are needed and the other component is understanding the character of the team members with whom we work. Strengths awareness, allows team members to understand their own and others character - who we are 'at our best'and also the highly valuable self-insight into the shadow side of our strengths and values as they can also be our hot buttons. It adds a whole new dimension to the workplace and is a fast track to understanding each other and ourselves at a deeper level.
We are a social species and teams with positive interpersonal connections travel more united through change and challenge.

Clayton Christensen, Jeffrey Dyer, and Hal Gregerson who studied over 6,000 executives across six years to understand what contributed to innovation in organisations found the No 1 contributing factor was positive interpersonal interaction. (source: the Innovators DNA

If you think of the best work experience you have had personally and the most successful team you were a part of ...I bet the authentic and positive connections in the team enabled a higher level of collective success.

How many people can we have in a WunderTraining team session?
We absolutely love conference's and have supplies for interactive sessions for literally 100's of participants.
We also enjoy the privilege of working intimately with small teams.

Wundertraining is not associated with AHPRA

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