Behind the Scenes of Our 2024 Team Retreat 

Does your organization have team retreats? Whether you’re just beginning to explore them or you’re looking for new ideas for your next one, this episode is for you. I’m diving into a special, behind-the-scenes look at our annual team retreat. 

I’m discussing the benefits of retreats and why I think they are 100% worth the investment. Plus, the logistics and considerations leaders need to keep in mind when planning them. I’m also sharing the lessons I’ve learned from this retreat and from past years like taking pressure off the team, ensuring we allot enough time for activities, and not having a jam-packed itinerary. 


Read the podcast transcript here.


Episode Summary

In this episode, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at our annual team retreat, including: 

•The benefits of an in-person team retreat (1:30)

•Travel logistics to consider (4:45)

•Why I don’t believe in a jam-packed itinerary (6:40)

•Taking pressure off of the team (9:20)

•Finding a balance in the types of retreat sessions (13:50)

•Considerations for next year’s retreat (19:00)



“We’re just trying new things every year and learning what works and what doesn’t work, then revising for the next year.”

“We tried to have a mix of training sessions where we’re introducing new ideas or concepts to the team and they’re learning something as well as 100 Degrees sessions where we were really informing the team and gathering feedback around the company.”

“I cannot emphasize enough what a great investment a team retreat is. And it is an investment, so you need to budget for it. You need to prepare for it. But it’s a fantastic investment into your organization.”



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