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The Great Lakes MHTTC offers this training for behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.

When teambuilding is low, organizational morale decreases, staff turnover increases and client/patient progress decreases. This virtual training discusses the leader’s role in increasing team cohesion and practical strategies for  facilitating a results-oriented teambuilding retreat, virtual activities that promote teambuilding during the ERA of COVID 19, and how to help employees see their value and feel safe during challenging times.


Learning Objectives:

  • Help your team develop greater cohesion.
  • Facilitate a results-oriented teambuilding retreat.
  • Utilize virtual activities which promote teambuilding.
  • Help the team experience feelings of safety during challenging times



Mark SandersMark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is Illinois state project manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. He is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. A partial list of clients include: General Motors Corporation; Xerox Corporation, Northwestern University and the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

The author of five books, Mark has had two stories published in the New Times bestselling book series, Chicken Soup for The Soul. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, and Illinois State University's schools of social work. Mark’s three decades of experience as a direct service, Licensed Clinical Social worker provide the foundation for his presentations.