According to the dictionary, to retreat is "to retire or withdraw, as to seclusion or shelter." For businesses, a retreat is a "time out" - for a team, department or organization so that the participants can fully focus on the task at hand, away from the distractions back in the office, in a place of safety and privacy. Participants bond with each other through the retreat experience, as they work together, participate in various activities and have fun. In most instances, the participants return to work energized, with new perspectives and motivation to focus on the organization's goals.
Hilliard Performance Solutions provides retreat planning and facilitation, tailored to the specific needs of your team/organization. We partner with you to define the retreat goals and customize the agenda to ensure your desired outcomes are achieved.
The objectives of the retreat can cover a myriad of issues, such as:
- Career transitioning
- Change management
- Clarification of roles and responsibilities
- Communications issues / Conflict resolution
- Employee engagement
- Kick-off for special initiatives
- Leadership development
- Strategic planning
- Team building (the Everything DiSC® profiles are particularly effective in team building)
In addition, we can tailor pieces of any of our Workshops for a retreat.