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Strategic Team Programs

Programs that empower your leaders to build a #HippoStrong team.

“Teamwork is the new Competitive Advantage”

 — Patrick Lencioni

Building a #HippoStrong team with minimal politics, high productivity, minimal confusion, high morale, low turnover, and a culture of connection is your competitive advantage in these uncertain, ever-changing times.  Being #HippoStrong unlocks the skills and knowledge embedded in your team.  Our Strategic Team Programs provide you with the road-map to get it done.

Our Two Programs Compared

Team Bootcamp

A more intensive team experience to build #HippoStrong  behaviors in your team now.


Perfect for leaders who want an immediate and significant impact on their team.


Facilitated by a professional facilitator.


Typically facilitated during an intensive experience, such as a virtual or in person team retreat.


Six to eight hours per bootcamp.


Includes a five step process with pre and post-bootcamp activities for maximum impact.


Includes industry-leading three-part online computer adaptive team assessment.


Includes 1:1 comparison reports to work through style differences.

Teambuilding Series

A more informal series of eight 30 minute activities for you to conduct with your team at your own pace.


Perfect for leaders who want a more informal, simple approach to building strength in their team.


Facilitated by you. We provide the road-map.


Facilitate at your own pace.


Eight 30 minute activities.

Team Bootcamps

Key Logistics


Bootcamps are conducted in a virtual, in person, or hybrid format.


Our bootcamps are rooted in Patrick Lencioni’s proven and best-selling The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model.

Our Process

Bootcamps are not a one-time event. We leverage a five-step process to maximize impact on your team before, during, and after the actual bootcamp.


Discussions to understand the current team dynamics and desired outcomes; leader briefing and coaching; team members complete online assessment.

Live Bootcamp

The actual live bootcamp experience with the team (virtual, in-person, or hybrid); typically 6-8 hours over the course of 1-2 days.

Post Bootcamp

Debrief; video to respond to and answer questions; leader support; “Next Steps” Team PDF Guide with further activities.

Continued Learning

Weekly question, activity, or contest for team members to deepen the implementation of #HippoStrong behaviors.

Progress Report

Team Progress Report online assessment and debrief with team.

Learn More

Download an Overview

Download a PDF overview of the Strategic Team Bootcamps that you can share with others.

Download the Roadmap

Download a PDF roadmap of the typical modules included in the Bootcamp.

Teambuilding Series

What is It?

Our Strategic Teambuilding Series is a set of eight 30 minutes activities for you to conduct with your team at your own pace.

What are the Targeted Team Behaviors?

  • Build vulnerability-based trust.
  • Become a better team-mate.
  • Develop passionate debate around ideas.
  • Create a team rallying cry.
  • Improve the ability to make a team commitment.
  • Hold one another accountable.
  • Stay focused on what matters.
  • Implement a better meeting rhythm and agenda.


Our Strategic Teambuilding Series is currently in a beta phase.  Email info@hipposolutions.com if you are interested in participating in the beta program of this resource.

The Model

Our Strategic Team Programs leverage the five behaviors model from Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  This model has been successfully used by thousands of companies to reboot their teams.

Behavior #1: Trust One Another

When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, it forms a safe environment that creates and builds vulnerability-based trust.

Behavior #2: Engage in Conflict Around Ideas

With trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.

Behavior #3: Commit to Decisions

When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they feel heard and respected, and will be more likely to commit to decisions.

Behavior #4: Hold One Another Accountable

Once everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.

Behavior #5: Focus on Achieving Collective Results

The ultimate goal is the achievement of results, unlocked through implementing the model’s principles of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, and Accountability.


Your Facilitator

Mark Kenny is a teamwork keynote speaker and strategic advisor who works with leaders to build strong teams that win together.   His fun, interactive approach keeps leaders engaged and his message forces leaders to get to the heart of their teamwork issues.

Leaders who leverage Mark’s approach create an environment where business units share information instead of operating in silos and teams know how to work together instead of wasting time on rifts and people issues.

Mark began his career in IT, after which he started his own software company.  After personally working with over 100 companies, Mark now conducts programs on teamwork and leadership.  He is certified in Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors program and is a professional member of the National Speakers Association.

Schedule a Strategy Call

Schedule a 30 minute call to talk through your situation and discuss a Strategic Team Bootcamp. We promise it will be worth your time.

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