Too many board retreats are essentially just long board meetings in disguise. I think purpose-driven organizations are missing out on the benefits of a well-thought-out, planned, and facilitated retreat. When I think of some of the best board retreats I’ve participated in or facilitated, they have been retreats that have built or strengthened the board’s culture of inquiry, team-oriented approach to problem-solving, or their board, staff, community relationships.
It’s time to turn your retreat into a win! A good facilitator can help you determine the best use of your board’s precious time. If you don’t have access to an experienced facilitator, referring to these resources while asking the questions below can lead you in the right direction. And if you’d like to talk with me about your next retreat, schedule a free 30-minute call to start the conversation.