Last month we took another 16 inspiring leaders away for our biennial leadership retreat. As with the 2015 event, the guests were mostly from the not-for-profit sectors, but with diverse experience to offer. Guests were asked to bring something to share (a gift) and something they wanted to get from the weekend (a challenge).
The main themes that emerged were then explored throughout the event, and are summarised in our accompanying report:
Download the report and find out more. It won’t give quite the same magic people that speak about in their feedback below, but it’s still an interesting and inspiring read.
‘Simply superb weekend! Refreshing, revitalising! Thank you for inviting me to join this special group of people!’
‘Courageous, fun, honest, talented, generous, loving, supportive. Wonderful experience.’
‘I have a wonderful sense of calm and a feeling that – for the first time in a very long time – my batteries are fully charged. And that is thanks to you all. Particular thanks to the W&G team for making the magic happen!’
‘My cup is full! Thank you everyone for a nourishing and inspiring weekend that will keep me going for some time. Graeme, Jen and Jenny – you are an inspiration and I feel privileged to know all of you and to be a part of the Ardoch retreat.’
‘Absolutely buzzing after an utterly inspiring trip to Ardoch with some utterly brilliant people. A real honour to be involved. So much food for thought. And a very much needed break from the norm.’
‘It really shone a light for me on the importance of standing back, accepting support, being creative about ways in which support can present itself and taking the time to reflectively restore. Along with the importance of having fun and sharing. I think the weekend and its lessons and the inspiration I took from that amazing group of people will stay with me forever.’