“The session was very eye opening to things that should be obvious yet are always overlooked. I would never have thought it was as simple as going back to the core kindergarten lessons.”
— M. Meir, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

“A packed hour of priceless advice to help us all do our jobs better and with more pleasure.”
— B. Lee, Tesoro

“Excellent…Dr. Brown made me think about a wide variety of ways I can improve myself and any teams I become a part of or lead.”
— B. Squires, Home Depot

Team building in the project management arena is often an overlook process, frequently given lip service, and rarely given time. In work environments that are highly technical, team building process are often non-existent, and these organizations often struggle with implementing the basics of project management due to lack of buy in by the team on a number of fronts. Organizations often overlook the fact that teams exist on multiple levels and team building processes need to occur at all of these levels.

A lack of team building frequently results in inability to resolve conflicts effectively, lack of engagement of team members, project managers acting in short term interest of their project at the expense of the organization, and inability to deliver to cost and schedule targets. The result of the aforementioned is usually the lack of application of a kindergarten skill.

This keynote presentation will identify critical kindergarten skills for team building, motivate participants to implement team building processes and recognize the “team charter” as the foundation of that process.


  • Great leaders help their team practice kindergarten skills
  • A positive attitude and success are correlated
  • Teamwork is more important than talent