A staff retreat can evoke some pretty strong emotions. Dread of a week hanging around with people you would never invite home for dinner. Queasy thinking about throwing yourself backwards hoping your ‘new friends’ will catch you.
However, staff retreats still continue even in hard times. Why? Many of the things we really need to get done take longer than the two hours you have in meeting time. As well, the retreat itself can bring about a change in approach not possible sitting in your boardroom for a meeting.
This course will give you tools to be able to create staff retreats that are successful and help to bolster productivity, sales and positive workplace culture.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know other participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Some staff retreats are great and some are horrible, but we’ve all experienced them in one way or the other. This session discusses experiences with staff retreats and learn reasons why they are conducted.
Types of Understanding at a Staff Retreat
There are many different types of staff retreats to consider. This session gives participants a look at the main staff retreat undertakings categories (Strategic and Operational Planning, Team building, Brainstorming). Participants will also have a chance to develop and present a 15-minute activity for one of the undertakings.
Designing a Staff Retreat
There are many critical factors that must be kept in mind when designing a successful staff retreat. Those factors, which are introduced to students in this session are: Budget, Location and Facility, Facilitation and Planning. Participants will also develop a planning checklist and mini-activity sessions.
Running the Retreat
Now that they’ve got the tools to develop a successful retreat, participants will learn the keys to running a staff retreat and develop an evaluation questionnaire.
Any retreat is only as good as its follow-up. Here, participants will look at post-retreat activities to ensure the continued success of the retreat. Participants will brainstorm to find the top-three take-home ideas for creating staff retreats.
At the end of the course, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.
For details on the differences between “in-house” and “all-inclusive” please see below
We’re keen to ensure that all the participants get the most out of the day, so ideally, we would love to have a room that has natural daylight, space to move, sit and write / work in small groups and utilise the wall space.
It helps to have the equipment provided but we can provide screen, projectors, flip charts and sound etc.
The “in-house” price includes training materials for all participants and a brilliant trainer… come coach… come facilitator.
The price excludes facilitator travel / accommodation (if required) and VAT.
Quite simply, we take all the hassle, stress and time required to organise your course off-site.
We will provide;
We think this is great value and ideal for companies who do not have the resource or time to organise the training.
Please see “Terms” for specific details on our all-inclusive offer.
Full Course Terms and Conditions are available upon request and are provided during the booking process.
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Ican Development are a recognised Chartered Management Institute Centre offering a targeted range of high quality qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring as well as Leadership and Management.
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We are currently offering qualifications from Levels 3 to 6