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    FLKSHRM Membership Meeting - 6/12/2024 - Matt May - Take to Fear Out of Team Building

    Date: June 12, 2024, 11:15am
    Harvey Government Center
    1200 Truman Ave.
    2nd Floor
    Key West, FL 33040
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    Take The Fear Out of Team Building

    Matt May, Founder & CEO

    Premier Team Building & Interactive Experiences

    June 12, 2024

    11:15 am – Networking

    11:30 am – Lunch – Chapter News

    12:00 pm – Program

    Harvey Government Center

    1200 Truman Ave., 2nd Floor

    Key West, FL 33040

    To RSVP Click Here

    Deadline to RSVP: June 10, 2024

    Free for FLKSHRM members, $25 for non-members

    HRCI & SHRM PDC 1.00 hrs


                What is the first thing you think of when you hear (or read) “team building”?  Why does team building, whether you spell it as one word or two, have such a negative connotation to so many?  For those who are naturally active and/or outgoing, team building is often welcomed with open arms; however, for those who are introverted, and/or less athletically inclined, it’s often a cause of hesitation, fear, and anxiety.  By conducting a series of short surveys, Matt garnered the common opinions, and misconceptions, of what team building is, and he’s sharing his findings, and solutions, with the world through his speaking engagements and his book.  Team building is more than zip lining, trust falls, and slide show presentations.  This is not a stuff lecture on why you should utilize team building, or a list of activities to take back to the office, but rather, an interactive (yes, attendees will partake in some simple, yet engaging activities) and lively presentation.

    Attendees will take away the following key points:

    • Why “team building” is not a “bad word”
    • What positive team building experiences entail
    • A removal of fear and anxiety around both the words, and acts, of team building
    • When and how to host a productive tea, building experience beneficial to everyone on a team
    • How team building may provide a “mix up” of roles, responsibilities, and leadership opportunities
    • First and foremost, team building can, and should be FUN!


    After several years producing and facilitating corporate team building programs for a variety of companies throughout the USA, Mexico, and Canada, Matt May recognized that there was an alternate way to provide individuals and corporations with engaging, interactive experiences.  As a result, he created Premier Team Building & Interactive Experiences Ò, in 2017, delivering programs nation-wide, and abroad.  As the company’s president, he is building and interactive experiences, overseeing the production and facilitation of these programs, customer support, and staff training.

    In addition to having produced and facilitated hundreds of large and small-group team building experiences, in his career, May has served as a producer, director, manager, administrator, educator, and consultant for various event and live entertainment, theatrical, and educational organizations.

    Matt is the co-author/producer of the award-winning theatrical musical comedy Diego & Drew Say I Do.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Theatre Arts and Arts Administration, and a Master of Science degree in interdisciplinary Arts.