Retreats That Work: Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 29, 2012 - Business & Economics - 560 pages
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Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded and updated version contains forty-seven new activities, more information about how to design and lead retreats, and additional suggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROM allows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders, duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises.

Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the first time or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resource provides:

  • Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of tested exercises.
  • Insight into establishing effective working relationships with clients.
  • Information on what to include in your retreat designs.
  • Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and play an active role.
  • Tools for managing conflict.
  • Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changing course when necessary.
  • Strategies for developing and implementing action plans.
  • Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train on track.
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Contents

How to Recover When Things Go Awry
137
Helping Participants Make Decisions and Plan for Action
161
Leading a Strategic Planning Retreat
193
Leading a Culture Change Retreat
249
Leading a TeamBuilding Retreat
277
Would Like Them to Be
290
Specialized Retreats
369
Contents xv
407
Afterword
499
Recommended Resources
513
References
521
Index
527
Acknowledgments xix
533
About the Authors
535
Introduction 1
3
How to Recover When Things Go Awry
7

Contents
432
SECTION TWO Materials for the Client
433
Your Role at the Retreat
453
Activities Indexes
475
Planning the Retreat
33
Retreat Design Components
71
Structuring the Retreat
89
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Merianne Liteman, Sheila Campbell, and Jeff Liteman consult to corporate, government, international organization, and nonprofit clients on strategic planning, strategic change, creative thinking, leadership development, and improved teamwork and communication.(You can find more information at www.retreatsthatwork.com.)

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