Achieving meeting / retreat objectives requires great design, and the active and full engagement of the participants. Regardless of group size and whether the retreat is virtual or live, our strategically chosen techniques and methodologies maintain focus and momentum, as the participants transition from dialogue and deliberation to consensus and resolution.
We recognize that a successful virtual retreat design must be different than the design for a live retreat. As such, by applying the right design thinking principals and design elements NSC has experience creating real success at a virtual strategy retreat, where participants are highly engaged and emotionally connected throughout the day – and retreat objectives met. The fact is, just as successful online events require a different design than in-person events, strategy retreats also require unique, virtual designs.
NSC begins by collaborating with you to clarify your objectives and design a process and agenda that are congruent with your organization’s culture. We act as a catalyst for creative thinking / problem solving and the identification of unthought-of possibilities, and facilitate strategic conversations in a safe space. Through active listening and observation, we also bring an informed, outside executive perspective.
Board Retreats (Examples)
- Strategic Problem Solving
- Conflict Resolution
- Governance System Design
- Strategy Development
- Team Building
Senior Staff Retreats / Workshops (Examples)
- Team Building / Cohesion, based on Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team
- Defining & Designing the Culture We Want To Work In
- Annual Operating Plan Development
- Servant Leadership: A Foundation for Board – Staff Communications
Strategy Development Retreats
Strategic Problem Solving Retreats
Depending on your needs, we can design your board retreat to include board member development in areas such as effective governance, the role and responsibilities of board members, building strategic capacity, setting organizational direction, Board - CEO partnership, performance oversight, legal duties, etc.