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Team learning
The collective power of learning

Our team learning experiences use systems design, real-time projects and issues, and collective power to help teams activate their learning in the most meaningful ways.

By prioritizing the needs, values, and goals of individuals and the unique systems they are a part of, we are able to help teams to cultivate deeper levels of awareness, skill, and capacity.

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Designing your team's learning journey

We specialize in designing and facilitating a range of learning and development activities that offer teams safe, engaging, and valuable experiences.

Speaking engagements

These group-based learning engagements are typically designed for associations, institutions, and other collectives seeking to offer members, attendees, or employees a more engaging, participatory, and connecting experience.

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Foundational workshops

These introductory workshops, typically facilitated as half or full-day workshops, are designed to help newly formed or struggling teams to develop foundational levels of connection, awareness, and skill together.

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Personalized programs

These tailored (and potentially grant-eligible) programs are for teams who are committed to intentionally operationalizing learning and development within their culture.

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Our design principles for meaningful learning

Meaningful learning and growth on teams requires a level of prioritization and accountability that goes beyond off-the-shelf courses and annual training days. The days of putting the onus on one person to train and then come back with solutions to systemic issues are hopefully limited.

Our design principles ensure that we are driving meaningful change with the teams we work with.

1. Team-based

Our learning and development services are not for teams looking for a ‘send-one-person-to-learn-and-come-back-and-fix-all-the-stuff’. They require a level of collective commitment and participation to effectively deepen understanding, connection, performance.

2. Real-time

We understand that the teams we work with are facing real challenges and opportunities today, and that they need to activate learning sooner than later.

In addition to being engaging and fun (obviously), our learning and development experiences are based on each team's realities (i.e., bring your problems and challenges and let’s get moving on them together!).

3. Traction-oriented

All of our learning and development services prioritize the activation of learning - within the workshops or programs themselves - by establishing meaningful impact and progress (traction) rhythms and measures.


Some of our clients TACO-ing about their experiences

“What distinguishes The Ally Co. is not only their in-depth knowledge but also their commitment to creating an inclusive and interactive learning environment. The workshop, carefully crafted to encourage active participation, sparked meaningful conversations amoung our attendees. The practical tools and strategies shared were immediately applicable, and the follow-up information provided by The Ally Co. further enriched the learning experience and ongoing conversations. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we've received about the event speaks for itself.”
Julia Perkins, Director of Mentorship at IABC Calgary
“Our leadership development work was critically important for us to function as a team before coming back to the office post Covid - given the dysfunctions and behaviours that existed previously. As a team, we’re a lot healthier and happier now. Going forward, I think people feel more safe coming back. This was a very important process for us to go through and The Ally Co. did a fantastic job to help get us here over the last 10 months.”
Rick Urbanczyk, Director of Facilities Services at TC Energy
“Working in the non-profit sector with a goal to create and nurture lasting social impact is extremely rewarding and fills a passion for so many. It can also be lonely and uncertain work, often leaving leaders and teams with more questions than tools and answers. The Ally Co.’s transformational leadership program provided real-time thinking and tools to help our team foster more collaborative, impactful, and healthy cultural practices. ”
Eryn Dewald, Past Executive Director at Children's Link Society
“We have been able to take our learnings and act on them, making them part of our day-to-day and helping to raise our team effectiveness, efficiency and trust.”
Shaun Corneille, VP Customer Marketing at BayerCrop Science Canada

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