“Retreat to advance”
- Patricia Schwartz, MA, Executive Coach
Imagine getting away from the office for some thinking time with your business partners, your team and/or your organization! What might happen there that could propel your enterprise into the future?
At work on a daily basis, we spend most of our time reacting to what is happening, since change is so accelerated. Yet, if we avoid confronting the changes, our businesses will suffer. A facilitated retreat allows time for your enterprise, board or organization to think about and experience together what’s most important to you (values), what’s going on in the environment (opportunities/challenges), where you’re going (vision) and how you will get there (team alignment and planning). A retreat creates an environment of support and accountability. It allows time to put a workable structure in place for reaching the goals set at the retreat, once you are back at the office.
My retreat approach is participatory and engaging. I make use of recent neuroscience research on what works for teams. Here are some types of retreats I facilitate:
Team building retreats
Staff planning retreats
Yearly visioning/goal setting retreats
Strategic Planning Summits
Business Development Retreats
Nonprofit Board Orientations
Nonprofit Board Retreats
Change Leadership/Change Management Retreats
Custom on any topic
Want to energize your group? Give them some things to think about that will support their success? I offer conference sessions, keynote presentations, luncheon meeting presentations, guest speaker talks, panel participation, etc.
Here are some examples of topics I speak on:
Five steps to unleash positivity in your organization (and yourself)
Four steps to shift your mindset and get positive results
What does strengths based mean and how can it help your company?
Ten steps to a strengths-based culture
How to take a coaching approach as a leader or manager
Change leadership/change management and you
Five key areas of wellness at work and home
Engaging your stakeholders for success
Topics Specifically for Nonprofits:
Using Strengths Based Approaches with Donors (more in depth with exercises)
How to Get Your Board to Fundraise
How to Ask for Money
What is Positivity and How Can it Help You Raise Money?