Mitch Fairrais

416-255-5066 x 24



Terra Nova


We invited On the Mark to participate in our 2010 annual sales meeting. Their team building exercise, Terra Nova, was one of the highlights of the meeting. The exercise was entertaining, instructional and reinforced the fact that cross-functional teamwork is the key to the sustained success of any great organization.

Kevin Fiore, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Sunkist Growers Inc.


Terra Nova is a team building simulation that teaches the skills to achieve extraordinary results cross-functionally. It is a superb tool to help your organization achieve great clarity and alignment to maximize results while minimizing the challenges of working across teams.

Terra Nova is fun, fast paced and engaging. It mirrors real-world organizations and challenges participants to maximize results at all levels - team, departmental and organization-wide. Individuals are organized into teams representing departments, regions, or functions, and must work together to meet a common vision and achieve overarching results while also maximizing results in their own area or function. To be successful, they will need to create a culture of execution and high morale.



Use Terra Nova to:

  • Create stronger and more functional relationships within and between teams and functions to bolster results and morale
  • Teach the skills to navigate successfully through change
  • Enhance the skill sets necessary to align goals and processes between functional areas that are interdependent
  • Enhance accountability for results in every department, team or work group
  • Ensure alignment and success when introducing a new direction or product
  • Teach how to increase effectiveness of communication between departments and foster better understanding of each others’ roles
  • Create dialogue to improve quality, reduce conflict and strengthen internal and external relationships
  • Launch or rejuvenate project teams

Learning Objectives:

In Terra Nova, participants will:

  • Align organizational, team and individual goals
  • Develop strategies, tactics and tools to ensure success
  • Maximize both RESULTS and MORALE
  • Step into the ‘frame of reference’ of those they interact with, influence or depend upon
  • Negotiate to ensure stronger and mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Learn how to maximize opportunities for success within a project team
  • Identify the ‘bottlenecks’ and behaviours that hinder productivity




"Mitch, We had a great time during the Terra Nova was sincerely appreciated and time well spent for our team!"

Sunil Gandhi, Vice President, Finance, Mark Anthony Group


"Great to have had you there, for all of us, Mitch. One of the best things that you bring is the ability to help people think, to see more of themselves, and to explore in intelligent ways. Many people commented that they have never experienced something like that, and learned a great deal. Several commented that they were taken out of their comfort zones, and want to speak more about it at our next monthly 1-2-1. I think you created an excellent and timely learning experience for us. Post Event, the feedback was very positive!"

Richard P. Fitzgerald, Past President & CEO, Diageo Canada Inc.


I can report that our IT managers had very positive things to say about Mitch and the Terra Nova simulation. They indicated it was one of the best they had attended and it had real application

Sasha Zito, Head of Human Resources, TransUnion


"I decided to ask Mitch to organize a one-day team building event for my Company: this was so beneficial for the employees that I can see the evidences of progress every single day when I walk the offices and shopfloor. Mitch is truly making the difference. "

Emmanuel Piec - Plant Manager and Corporate Director, Armacell Canada Inc