“The Advance Retreat was a much needed opportunity for me step away from the heavy onslaught of day to day pressures, slow down and focus my attention on where I had got to in my leadership journey and where I wanted to go next. The complete tranquillity of the venue and the lack of any formal agenda provided the time, space and permission for me to explore, research and think. Every leader should go on an Advance Retreat at least once a year.” (Previous participant)
Advance Retreats™ let you value your time – and yourself – in the calm splendour of welcoming surroundings. They make it easy for you to protect time for the things that really matter, not sacrificing precious development time for the sake of everyday tasks and mundane demands.
We book a spacious, relaxing venue.
You book out your diary to create time and space for all the thinking, writing and planning you never get done. Then join us and a very small number of other nonprofit colleagues for a day with:
‘I found the day very useful. I don’t usually get the necessary time to read and think so I was looking forward to having that space. I think getting away from the office was vital and having Jen and Graeme there kept us focused on the day being about strategy and not operational matters. I genuinely feel that I achieved more in that one day than I would otherwise do in an entire week!’ (Participant feedback)
After successful pilots in 2019, we have scheduled six retreats for 2020.
|27th February||Old Churches Hotel, Dunblane|
|30th April||Carberry Tower, Musselburgh|
|18th June||House for an Art Lover, Glasgow|
|10th Sept||Old Churches Hotel, Dunblane|
|29th October||Carberry Tower, Musselburgh|
|3rd December||House for an Art Lover, Glasgow|
People tell us they achieve things in these days that they wouldn’t otherwise.
‘I was a little apprehensive going into the day with no set structure but it was a great space to think about my own leadership style, how I want my team to work together, and to get away from the office and distractions. It definitely made me more aware that I need to make space to think, rather than trying to do it at my desk in a shared office.’ (Participant feedback)
In our pilots, people organised a conference, wrote papers, planned, filled in applications or analysed information. They got things done.
What would you like to get done?