A Team Retreat is time (usually 1-2 days) set aside for the team to work on themselves and their team relationships and way/s of working together. The process is similar to both the team facilitation and the leadership retreat described.
Retreats can be tailored to suit your needs, and generally include work through the following phases:
Connection and Story - The story of what has been, beginning with each person sharing their story
Team Journey Wall and Reflection
Team Barometer & Jigsaw – team members discuss their team culture, acknowledging what is strong and what needs strengthening
Team Priorities – a headline look ahead to what the team will focus on over the coming 12 months.
The team members will have strongly re-connected, valuing and acknowledging each other, strengthened relationships between individuals and across the team. The retreat deepens team relationships through greater understanding of each other. Team members are re-energised for their future work together and have chosen ways to forge a stronger team moving forwards.
Team Retreats can be arranged at any venue, in any location. Depending where your team members are located, you may elect a hotel in a capital city, a more relaxing regional setting, or a special location on Country. As long as we can use a suitably sized room for the formal sessions, and accommodation is nearby, we can create a wonderful retreat environment.
One of my favourite locations for retreats is Magnetic Island. After a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville, north Queensland, retreat participants can enjoy walks along the beach, hikes through national park and spend quality time together before and after the formal sessions. Participants walk away from retreats on Magnetic Island with a renewed sense of purpose and connectedness. Magnetic Island has wonderful accommodation options to suit every budget. I highly recommend: