Consulting Services has two decades of experience in assisting
clients in the design of effective retreats. Our Retreat Planning
services will guide clients in creating a valuable experience
for all who attend. Our comprehensive planning process includes
attention to the following key issues:
Why is a retreat necessary?
Retreats are typically conducted to focus the combined talents
and perspectives toward common goals that can include (1)
to develop a common agenda for advancing the mission of
the organization, (2) to improve relationships and build
higher levels of team effectiveness, (3) to create the safety
to surface and discuss controversial (divisive) issues,
(4) to collectively plan for cultural change, and (5) to
develop strategies to address major opportunities and/or
are the goals of the retreat?
It is imperative that the goals of the retreat are clearly
articulated before sending our invitations to participants.
RDP representatives will assist our client in clearly discerning
the outcomes to be achieved.
long should the retreat last?
Retreats typically last a minimum of a full workday. Retreats
that require overnight stays must be carefully planned.
The agenda will be designed to maximize the time spent by
A retreat can be ineffective if the appropriate planning
team members are not present. Our services will assist in
assuring invitations are tendered to all stakeholders necessary
to secure effective planning outcomes.
design: RDP consultants will guide a planning
process that will address (1) where is the best location
to hold the retreat [including costs], (2) how the room
should be set up, (3) scheduling of breakout sessions, (4)
when breaks should be taken, (5) placement and access to
refreshments (including meals), and (5) determining if pre-meetings
or pre-work is required.
of the facilitator: The RDP consulting team
has decades of experience in facilitating diverse kinds
of retreats. Our staff will design a clear set of facilitator
guidelines to assure the retreat is guided in the most effective
contact RDP Consulting Services to set up a meeting to plan
for your next retreat. Our cost effective services can assure
your next retreat is a success.