Plans for a productive retreat will be geared to your goals and interests as a group. They may include activities around your group dynamics and also time for the group to consider topics individually and as a team. These sessions can be invaluable to organizations as you consider or re-consider your organizational mission, vision and values. They can also attend to issues that have become or are becoming obstacles to excellent work. At the very least, they will offer an opportunity to step away from your daily work and gain that view necessary for invigoration in your field.
Schue Consulting has facilitated strategic planning and stakeholder discussions individually and in consulting teams since 2012. Strategic planning for organizations is a layered process involving individual conversations, system mapping, group goal-setting and buy-in to move the active plan forward. Strategic planning sessions offer an opportunity to step away from the daily work of an organization to gain that view necessary for invigoration in your field. Sessions will build from organizational strengths, incorporate opportunities for learning about the best functioning work of nonprofit boards, and bring to light issues that have become or are becoming obstacles to excellent work. And the planning itself can be fun and engaging, allowing your board to come together around a common task!