A Powerful Way To Bring About Positive Change
Companies convene retreats for many reasons – shaping strategic planning and action, building stronger teams, boosting creativity and problem-solving skills, jump-starting positive culture change, enhancing inter-departmental or client relationships and much more.
But retreats are only as good as their design and facilitation.
Fortunately, you’re in good hands. Wild Blue Yonder's founder, Sheila Campbell, along with her co-authors, literally wrote the book on designing and facilitating effective retreats. And Gary Duke is a certified Retreats That Work Creative Facilitator, having learned from the best.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you create a retreat for your team that gets results.
Preparing For Your Retreat
We begin by interviewing key people in your organization. What you and they tell us guides us in custom-designing an approach that responds to your strengths, challenges, and goals. We work in partnership with you every step of the way.
Retreats give people time to dig deeply into their organization’s issues and develop appropriate strategies to address them. As a result, key decisions and plans made at retreats often have more solid and lasting support than those made in more hierarchical meetings.
Holding Your Retreat
At their best, retreats are a powerful means to bring about positive change. They provide a space where people are freed up from their day-to-day flurry of activities so they can think in fresh ways. The casual dress and informal structures of a retreat create an environment where participants can get to know and learn to trust one another, explore issues more openly, and generate new ideas more creatively.
"Our agency couldn't get enough of Gary and his guided development tactics. He became one of us during our two-day retreat and helped us understand ourselves and each other better. According to the post-retreat staff survey we took, we just wish we had more time with him."
— Gail Sheffler
Chief Idea Officer, Inspira