Rethinking the Corporate Retreat Agenda

Leadership Retreats, Stone Cottage

Non-scheduled time during a retreat is just as important as the official agenda With the return to in-person meetings well underway, and lackluster, back-to-back-presentation formats a thing of the past, meeting planners recognize that curated experiences and free time during a corporate retreat are as important as the official business content on the agenda. Allowing … Read More

The Case for Using an Outside Facilitator

Leadership Retreats, Stone Cottage

With in-person meetings back in full swing, there has never been a better time to convene the Team and plan for the road ahead. Working with a professional meeting facilitator for your strategy sessions can be the difference between a good meeting and a great meeting. After two years of a virtual team reality, committing … Read More

Why Hybrid Teams Need Offsites

Leadership Retreats, Stone Cottage

From office space to human resource management to business operations, hybrid work has forever changed the workplace. It has also evolved the workforce. A recent Microsoft and LinkedIn work trend survey of 30,000 people in 31 countries found that more than 70% of workers want the flexibility to work from home, while 65% crave more … Read More

Finding Inspiration in Our Outdoor Spaces

Serenbe, Stone Cottage

It is no secret that spending time outside rejuvenates the mind, inspires creativity, and increases productivity. Responding to COVID-19, all sorts of businesses were challenged to rethink their outdoor spaces. Restaurants found innovative ways to turn sidewalks and parking lots into dining spaces, and many traditional offices upgraded their patios to serve as outdoor conference … Read More

Seven Keys to a Successful Leadership Retreat

Leadership Retreats, Stone Cottage

Well-planned offsite leadership retreats offer a wonderful opportunity for senior team members to step away from their everyday routines to spend focused time on strategic planning and important topics, while perhaps most importantly, recharging and recommitting to shared goals. When done right, they can be impactful events that create a stronger leadership team with a … Read More

Executive Retreat Planning Guide

Stone Cottage

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis As we hit 2021’s halfway mark and the economic rebound continues, savvy business leaders are already planning for a promising 2022. A key component of developing your strategic plan will be an executive retreat — an opportunity to step away from the day-to-day, find new … Read More