We’ve got staff retreats down.
"You’re a natural. I’ve seen a lot of people try, but this just flowed.
It was eye opening. It wasn’t packaged. It felt very comfortable.
It was very productive with our team especially. Thank you so much."
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
When you invest in a CF staff retreat, you’ll work with expert facilitators, accomplished interpersonal and intercultural communicators who live and breathe methods of getting people to share ideas and solutions in a comfortable and positive atmosphere. We know how to engage people in the communication style that is best for them and we have fun doing it. We are able to open up lines of communication that you would never think were possible. This translates into higher productivity, clearer expectations, and greater satisfaction in the workplace.
"This is the best retreat we've ever had."
- Kenny Ausubel, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bioneers
Samples of past staff retreats facilitated:
- Annual meeting of board of directors, non-profit membership organization (2 days, for 2 years)
- Goal-setting for student affairs college staff (2 days, for 6 years)
- Orientation combining new and returning employees (2 sessions, over 2 days)
- Visioning retreat for university-wide Diversity Task Force (1 day)
Session lengths vary from one half day, a full day, or a multiple day event.
If you’ve attended retreats in the past where you hear the same colleagues speaking up while others sit quietly, you know what it feels like to be involved in an incredible waste of time. In order for the time together to be truly successful, you need to be able to hear from everyone in a way that is comfortable, safe, and productive. It’s liberating to finally be given the opportunity to share ideas with people in different areas of your work place and actually be heard.
All staff retreats are custom designed to meet your goals. We pride ourselves on our acute awareness of what is happening in the room, and check in with you throughout the retreat in order to take all unforeseen curveballs into consideration and make on the spot changes as needed.
"As a facilitator, you adapt the needs of the group with tremendous flexibility, grace and humor while still holding the authority that facilitating a great retreat requires. Your skillfullness in dancing between structure and adaptation has made this the best retreat possible." - Nina Simons, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Bioneers
"I hope you know how incredibly AWESOME you are, and just how grateful I am for all the retreats you have done with our staff. I wish you could be here full time to keep us on task and direct our meetings . . . but we often "channel" you when we are trying to be most productive." - Julie Silverstein, Director of Student Activities and Campus Center, Bard College
Personal group retreats facilitated by CF:
- Managing Life Transitions
- Increasing Communication Between the Generations
- Self-Empowerment for Women
- How to Decrease Stress to Increase Happiness
- Becoming Your Healthiest Self