A professionally facilitated retreat is a chance for the moderator (and forum members) to define the needs and goals, then relax as I take over the agenda to get you there. To determine what retreat will best meet your needs, read more about which retreat is right for your forum. Alternatively, contact me directly to discuss your forum and retreat goals.
If you are the Forum Officer, make sure every forum and spouse forum starts with a Forum Training. The odds of success - the forum staying together and reporting a valuable experience - increase dramatically.
Empower your forums by allowing every Moderator to get trained through a Moderator Development Program. Many chapters are now providing "Forum Week," including New Member and Spouse Orientations, Forum Training, Moderator Development, and Customized Supercharge Retreats or mini-retreats. Contact me for more information.
To read what YPOers are saying about my forum retreats, you can visit the YPO website, or
Which Retreat Is Right
for My Forum?
If you are a new forum, looking to make sure you start on the right foot, Forum Training (Forum Fundamentals/Launch Retreat) will ensure you have the foundation, tools, and knowledge of each other you need to create a rich forum experience.
If your forum has mastered the basics and is ready for the next level, you need a Customized Retreat. I can help you identify and explore themes that stretch and deepen your forum.
If your forum is interested in a new way of being, you could be eligible for Transformational Forum. This retreat requires a spirit of transparency, curiosity and self-revelation, which form the foundation for deep personal and professional insights.
If your forum members are committed to shifting to a new level of leadership and effectiveness, through constant revealing, authentic feedback and taking responsibility, you might qualify for a Transcendent Forum Retreat.
If your forum has encountered rocky times - conflicting priorities or expectations, an unresolved (sometimes unspoken) issue, personality tension or norms violations - having a Forum Re-launch Retreat can get the entire forum back on the same page, recommitted and moving toward a shared vision.