Once Upon Align is a meticulously crafted toolkit designed to elevate team insight and collaboration as you journey through iconic Australian-inspired illustrations. It’sa fun, engaging adventure that captivates and serves as a powerful tool for igniting open dialogue, active learning, problem-solving, psychological safety, and inclusion.

Playing Once Upon Align holds up a mirror to your team dynamics, reflecting how the team "shows up” and communicates as a group. It will uncover your group norms, roles, assumptions, and patterns of behaviour by simulating real-world group-dynamics without the deliverables in a safe yet candid medium of exploration.

  • Igniting Teams

    Cultivate open dialogue and engagement.

  • Innovating Together

    Unleash creative thinking to problem solve.

  • Fostering Inclusion

    Break free from "groupthink" and embrace diverse perspectives.

  • Connecting Profoundly

    Build trust, psychological safety, and meaningful connections.

  • Reflecting and Growing

    Deep insights into your team's strengths and opportunities.

  • "I was lucky enough to have played the game and can say it’s a great way of uncovering team dynamics, foster communication and enhance problem solving skills in a fun way!"

    ~ Eva Wildsperger, Director Fresh Solutions – Woolworths Food Company

  • "I have participated in the Once Upon Align activity as both a participant and as a facilitator. The cards are beautifully designed and the artwork provides a stunning portrayal of the story.

    As a participant, the activity was engaging and challenging,
    above all it was highly enjoyable. As a facilitator, the activity has provided me with a broader understanding of team dynamics, communication and group ways of working, including the way leaders emerge in a group."

    ~ Rachel McBride, Organisational Development Manager | NSW
    Health Mid North Coast Local Health District

  • "Once Upon Align is a storyboard, not just in the activity itself but to highlight the story of your teams’ teamwork and leadership journey. It’s an intriguing and insightful way to see how your team interacts,
    who has leadership potential and where capacity building can be utilised."

    ~ Cat Elsig, Community Programming Officer | Logan City

Get ready to elevate your next workshop, team meeting, or group retreat with Once Upon Align! Featuring 27 beautifully illustrated Australiana designed cards, this kit comes with instructions and a facilitator's debrief guide. Harness the potential of good questions to unpack team dynamics in different ways with the highly detailed facilitator guide, and play the game multiple times to further optimise your team's potential.