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Build stronger teams.
Get better results.

Transform your organization by equipping every leader and team with:
  • Lead science-backed team development workshops
  • Run connection and trust-building exercises
  • Coach teams using AI insights
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As engaging as
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More effective than an LMS.
Less than 1% of your time.

Here’s how Rising Team equips managers to run team-development sessions just like a professional facilitator.

1

Start with a
suggested topic

We'll recommend sessions based on your specific goals. Or, explore our library and select from dozens of science-backed topics proven to improve team performance.

2

Meet virtually or
in-person

Use your video communications platform or gather face-to-face, and then everyone joins the Rising Team session on their desktop or mobile devices.

3

Lead your team through an awesome experience

The software guides your group through ground rules, warm-ups, activities, and reflections, just like a facilitator would do.

4

Feel the connection, and see the impact

View team satisfaction scores and results immediately after the session, and watch engagement rise over time.

"It's drop dead simple. I’m convinced any leader can facilitate a productive team development session by just following the directions and sharing their screen."

— Talent Development Director, Fortune 500 Company

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How does this work?

Rising Team equips managers to run team-building sessions just like a professional facilitator.

Start with a suggested topic

We'll recommend sessions based on your specific goals. Or, explore our library and select from dozens of science-backed topics proven to improve team performance.

Meet virtually or in-person

Use your video communications platform or gather face-to-face, and then everyone joins the Rising Team session on their desktop or mobile devices.

Lead your team through an awesome experience

The software guides your group through ground rules, warm-ups, activities, and reflections, just like a facilitator would do.

Feel the connection, and see the impact.

View team satisfaction scores and results immediately after the session, and watch engagement rise over time.

Start with a suggested topic

We'll recommend sessions based on your specific goals. Or, explore our library and select from dozens of science-backed topics proven to improve team performance.

Meet virtually or in-person

Use your video communications platform or gather face-to-face, and then everyone joins the Rising Team session on their desktop or mobile devices.

Lead your team through an awesome experience

The software guides your group through ground rules, warm-ups, activities, and reflections, just like a facilitator would do.

Feel the connection, and see the impact.

View team satisfaction scores and results immediately after the session, and watch engagement rise over time.

"It's drop dead simple. I’m convinced any leader can facilitate a productive team development session by just following the directions and sharing their screen."

— Talent Development Director, Fortune 500 Company

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Move the needle on engagement

85%

of core engagement scores see a significant increase after just 3 Rising Team sessions.

"We were so pleased with how Rising Team moved our employee engagement scores during our pilot that we decided to roll it out throughout the company. Now leaders at all levels can easily guide their teams through meaningful conversations that create greater connection, belonging, and engagement."
– SVP & Dir. of Organizational Effectiveness
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Increase retention through connection

90%+

of managers and team members agree or strongly agree they feel more connected to their team

Build an inclusive culture that allows for employees to have meaningful conversations, be their authentic selves, and understand their colleagues better. After just 3 sessions, more than 20% of people report an increase in how long they intend to stay at their company.
Grow successful leaders at all levels

90%+

of managers and team members agree or strongly agree they learn something valuable in each Rising Team session

Leaders from CEO’s to first-time managers are using Rising Team to become stronger coaches and save time planning and leading the important conversations that make their team members feel valued. Team leads not only learn new concepts, but also actively practice those skills with their teams.
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Safety
Unconscious
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Strengths
Feedback
Give & Take
Long-term
Career Growth
Navigating
Change
Clear Goals &
Expectations
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Visioning

Move the needle on metrics & culture

100%

of customers see increased engagement scores

100%

of participants report increased psychological safety

90%+

of participants feel more connected to their teams

Improved manager effectiveness

My manager actively coaches & develops me
My manager has my best interests in mind
My manager welcomes my input & feedback
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“We see a direct correlation between leaders who run regular Rising Team sessions and teams with higher employee engagement and experience scores.”

-SVP Organizational Effectiveness, Bank of Hawaii

Don’t just measure engagement. Continuously improve it.

Organizations see meaningful lifts in key metrics after just one session. And the more sessions they have? The better their results.

% Engagement Score Improvement
(Actual data from Rising Team customers)
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% Engagement Score Improvement

(Actual data from Rising Team customers)

Build trust & connection
90%+
of team members say they feel more connected
Improve Employee NPS
Up to 60%
higher eNPS scores for Rising Team users
Increase retention
20-40%
increase in team members with intent to stay of 12+ months
Build trust & connection
90%+
of team members say they feel more connected
Improve Employee NPS
Up to 60%
higher eNPS scores for Rising Team users
Increase retention
20-40%
increase in team members with intent to stay of 12+ months
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Will my managers & teams like it?
Absolutely.

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"This was probably the best team building exercise I’ve ever done."
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— Product Manager
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"My team loves Rising Team sessions, and they eagerly wait for the next one. It’s a phenomenal experience."
Data Analyst
— Software Engineer
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"I just have to share the DM I got today after the Rising Team session: ‘OMG, that was exactly what I didn't know I needed!’"
Data Analyst
— Marketing Team Leader
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"This is an incredible tool to build transparency, trust, and clearer communication amongst teams, and I love it! I can see a tangible difference in my team as a result of these sessions."
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— Project Manager
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"I just got this message from a colleague: ‘I am still floating on a gratitude cloud after our time together earlier today.’”
Data Analyst
— SVP People Ops
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"Our employees are saying ‘Wow, I feel a different kind of connection with my leader.’”
Data Analyst
— SVP Organizational Effectiveness
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"This was probably the best team building exercise I’ve ever done."
Data Analyst
— Product Manager
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"My team loves Rising Team sessions, and they eagerly wait for the next one. It’s a phenomenal experience."
Data Analyst
— Software Engineer
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"I just have to share the DM I got today after the Rising Team session: ‘OMG, that was exactly what I didn't know I needed!’"
Data Analyst
— Marketing Team Leader
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"This is an incredible tool to build transparency, trust, and clearer communication amongst teams, and I love it! I can see a tangible difference in my team as a result of these sessions."
Data Analyst
— Project Manager
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"I just got this message from a colleague: ‘I am still floating on a gratitude cloud after our time together earlier today.’”
Data Analyst
— SVP People Ops
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"Our employees are saying ‘Wow, I feel a different kind of connection with my leader.’”
Data Analyst
— SVP Organizational Effectiveness

Designed for all types of team goals, meeting lengths, and group sizes

Run a Rising Team kit during a dedicated team session, or incorporate one into your next standup, all-hands, or large-group offsite.
CONNECTION KITS
Sessions designed for building meaningful team connection.
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45-60 minutes
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Up to 14 users/session
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Sample kits: Lifelines, 5 Senses, Guess Who
DEVELOPMENT KITS
Sessions that build leadership skills and generate team insights.
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90-120 minutes
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Up to 14 users/session
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Sample kits: Psychological safety, Appreciation, Natural talents
JUMBO KITS
Sessions designed for large group connection and learning.
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45-60 minutes
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Up to 1K users
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Sample kits: Resilience, Motivators, Guess Who
DESIGN YOUR OWN
Create experiential workshops scalable to your full org based on your own leadership principles.

Time & Users - up to you!
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SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT KITS:
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Psychological safety
Learn why Psychological Safety is important and how to create it in your team. Build trust and connection by discovering unique working styles and team dynamics.
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Appreciation
Learn why frequent and personalized appreciation is important for your team. Discover each person's unique preferences and get a chance to practice giving and receiving appreciation together.
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Natural talents
Learn about the power of natural talents and how they can help your team succeed. Identify each person’s top talents to maximize the potential of each individual and the team as a whole.
SAMPLE CONNECTION KITS:
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Lifelines
Within this session, every team member will have the opportunity to engage in personal reflection and openly share three significant life events with the group.
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5 Senses
Within this session, each team member will have the chance to delve into self-reflection and share personal experiences using the five senses as a means of expression.
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Guess Who
In this session, you will engage in a brief warm-up exercise to discover shared interests and individual uniqueness, followed by another activity designed to unveil lesser-known aspects about each other.
SAMPLE MINI KITS:
That's my jan Mini
That’s My Jam
Share a song that makes you feel energized.
Better day Mini
Better Day
What’s one thing that instantaneously makes your day better at work?
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Hopes & Dreams
Name a personal dream or goal you want to achieve in the next 5-10 years.
SAMPLE JUMBO KITS:
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Resilience
Learn about the power of resilience and how to build it as individuals and as a team. Identify future strategies you each want to try and the resilience superpowers that each person brings to the team.
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Motivators
Understanding what motivates us can be the key to meeting our goals. Discover what motivates each member of your team and use that knowledge to help them find success and fulfillment.
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Guess Who
Connection boosts are focused on relationship building and fun rather than skill development and require very little prep. During this session you will do a quick warm-up to surface commonalities and uniqueness, then another activity to surface things about each other you may not already know.

Explore Session Topics

Our sessions cover a wide range of topics that drive team performance and are based on the latest research from experts like Amy Edmondson, Timothy R. Clark, Adam Grant, and many others.
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"In my 30+ years of organizational development and instruction design, Rising Team is the best product I've ever seen."

— VP DEI and Learning & Development, Achieve

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Personalized AI Leadership Coach

Managers and team members can ask questions like:

AI trained with Rising Team data offers teams actionable, science-backed leadership advice personalized based on insights about each team member.

Common Questions

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Can an online tool actually improve team engagement?

Absolutely. In all types of work settings, over 90% of those who participate in a single Rising Team session report feeling a stronger connection with their colleagues. The majority of our customers see a significant boost in engagement scores compared to their metrics before rolling-out Rising Team and against control groups that do not participate in Rising Team sessions.

How much time does it take?

Teams dedicate just 3 to 4 hours quarterly doing Rising Team sessions, a modest investment under 1% of their time, resulting in significant boosts in connection and engagement.

We typically recommend the following cadence for each 90-day quarter: 

  • 1 Development Kit - 1.5 to 2 hours
  • 1 Connection Kit - 45 to 60 minutes
  • A few Mini Kits - 10 to 15-minute sessions that can be added to regular meetings such as standups, scrums, or all-hands, making them more engaging. 

Is it only for remote teams?

No, Rising Team works great for in-person and hybrid teams, too. 

Is there a minimum size for teams? A maximum?

There is no minimum. Even 2 people can do sessions together. Our current maximum recommended team size is 14. We also offer kits for large team meetings up to 1,000.

Will my team think it’s hokey? 

Not at all! Our sessions have a 9 out of 10 “likely to recommend” score across all kinds of teams. Read more about what participants say about our sessions. Managers and teams appreciate the fact that our sessions use scientifically-proven leadership frameworks and tools from experts such as Amy Edmondson, Timothy R. Clark, Adam Grant, and many others.

What if my team is silent during the session?

Our sessions are designed to get participants talking, so this won’t be a problem! Sessions start with light warm-ups to help participants get comfortable. Then they move on to more in-depth activities and team discussions that follow. During group share-outs, the tool automatically prompts participants so that everyone gets a turn without having to raise their hand.

Is this only for experienced managers? Or only for junior managers?

Rising Team is beneficial for leaders and teams at every level, from the C–Suite to first-time managers. While many customers often first try Rising Team with senior executives, it’s designed to help leaders gain a deeper understanding of their teams, which is essential at all levels of an organization. Regardless of level, teams value the insights the gather and team bonding that occurs.

Do managers need training to run sessions? 

Our training is designed to be efficient. Upon program kick-off, we conduct a 60-minute live training session to familiarize team leaders with how to use the platform. Then, for Development Kits, leaders allocate approximately 20 minutes before the session to familiarize themselves with the subject matter and session facilitation. 

What topics do your sessions cover? 

Our sessions address all the drivers of high performing teams and the key factors measured in employee engagement surveys, like Psychological Safety, Resilience, Career Growth, Conscious Listening, Clear Expectations, Appreciation, Motivators, Gratitude, Feedback, and dozens more. View the full list of kits here.

What research is Rising Team based on?

Rather than rely on a single model or framework, we build our sessions around the most common drivers of high-performing teams as measured by organizations like Gallup, McKinsey, and Harvard Business Review. We incorporate the latest research from leadership experts including Amy Edmondson, Timothy R. Clark, Adam Grant, and many others, as well as learning from 25+ years of leadership experience of our founder, Jennifer Dulski, who teaches leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Will it work for my organization? Or is it only for tech companies?

  • Rising Team works for all types of organizations, regardless of size, industry, or location.
  • Our tools are effective at driving results at a wide range of companies and organizations ranging from global tech leaders like Google and Cisco, to hybrid teams at mid-sized companies like Weight Watchers and Bank of Hawaii, as well as in-person teams at local nonprofits  like the San Diego Food Bank, K-12 schools, and government agencies. 
  • We also work with a wide range of functional groups as well, including Engineering, Marketing, IT, Customer Support, and more. Plus, our Mini Kits are specifically designed to be effective with deskless and hourly workers because they are mobile optimized and only 10-minutes long. 
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Psychological safety

Learn why Psychological Safety is important and how to create it in your team. Build trust and connection by discovering unique working styles and team dynamics.

Psychological safety
Natural talents

Learn about the power of natural talents and how they can help your team succeed. Identify each person’s top talents to maximize the potential of each individual and the team as a whole.

Natural talents
Appreciation

Learn why frequent and personalized appreciation is important for your team. Discover each person's unique preferences and get a chance to practice giving and receiving appreciation together.

Appreciation
Clear expectations

Clarifying expectations reduces confusion and helps everyone to succeed. Learn a framework for clarifying goals and practice applying it to a real work example.

Clear expectations
Career horizons

Help your team members design and articulate their long-term career goals, and learn how current projects can help them get there. Our Horizons exercise makes it easy and fun.

Career horizons
Resilience

Learn about the power of resilience and how to build it as individuals and as a team. Identify future strategies you each want to try and the resilience superpowers that each person brings to the team.

Resilience
Motivators

Understanding what motivates us can be the key to meeting our goals. Discover what motivates each member of your team and use that knowledge to help them find success and fulfillment.

Motivators
Feedback culture

The right piece of feedback at the right time can have a dramatic effect on team outcomes. Hone your skills delivering peer feedback and learn a new model to help remember the elements that make feedback useful.

Feedback culture
Learning agility

Learning agility—the ability to learn how to learn—helps us be more productive, better navigate our careers, and increases our potential for growth. Explore what it is and how to increase it individually and as a team.

Learning agility
Crisis response

Sometimes we find ourselves having to respond to urgent, difficult situations at work that need our immediate attention. Learn more about your team’s natural crisis response superpowers and develop a plan for how to respond to a potential crisis situation.

Crisis response
Connection Kits

These sessions to build stronger connections across the team. Focused on relationship building and fun rather than skill development. Do these as often as you like! We recommend once every 4-6 weeks.

Connection Kits