Corporate Retreats are a popular and powerful method of addressing current issues, developing strategy and improving the performance of individuals and teams. They are also a chance to break away from the office and get away to different locations for anywhere between 1 – 3 days.
Whether your objective is to get to know each other better, team building to work together better, to be more innovative, or to get down to work on a budget or business plan, you will achieve far more if you get away for a day or more, change the environment and allow time for the process.
If you have the opportunity, an overnight residential element in one of the stunning locations we offer greatly increases the benefit.
Whatever your purpose, a properly planned and facilitated Corporate Retreat will be a rewarding investment for any team.
Corporate Retreats need outcomes
Initially Corporate away days may focus on a bonding experiences to improve relationships where we can offer an extensive range of fun outdoor and indoor activities to achieve this, however Corporate Retreats can achieve a great deal more if specific outcomes are agreed beforehand where we have a team of highly trained professionals to coach and guide your team into the direction you want.
Here are some potential outcomes that you might consider: –
- Learn to work together toward a common goal
- Understand each other and your strengths
- Improve your communication
- Understand the dynamics of the team
- Address sensitive issues
- Prepare for a new project
- Prepare a vision, mission, values statement
- Prepare a budget or business/marketing plan
Our professional facilitators
We have the best team of experts to work with you on your corporate retreat
Neal Chamberlain, a people and organisation development professional with just under 30 years’ HR experience at senior levels in corporations such as ICI, Unilever, Astrazeneca, Tata and Costain.
Charles Grimes, an Insights expert who offers his extensive expertise to coach your team. Charles has been consulting with some of the most recognisable brands in the world such as British Airways, BP, Barclays, Lloyds Bank and Mcdonalds and has the skills to coach your group to your required direction.
Alan Little, an Action Learning Specialist who combines your required outcomes with the optimal activities for you group. These range from Rock climbing, Orienteering and Bridge Building to Murder Mystery style events. He has worked with companies such as Centrica, PWC, Thomson Airways and Johnson & Johnson.
Why are away days so powerful?
Day to day you work under pressure, little chance to spend quality time with your colleagues. Whether your objective is to get to know each other better, to build a team to work together better, to be more innovative, or to get down to work on your strategy, you will achieve much more if you get away, change the environment and allow time for the process.
For some projects, business planning, strategy planning and scenario planning, uninterrupted time is essential. For some, confidentiality is also needed. For some, just a change of environment is enough to make a difference.
What do you get?
ClearSky Associates organises Corporate Retreats for 1-3 days located across the UK
We provide you with:
- A large selection of Venues for you to choose
- Pre-briefing and agreement of outcomes
- Design and approval of the programme
- Organisation and administration
- Preparation of materials
- Confidential surveys to give to your team specifically designed to help with company culture
- Management and facilitation of main event
- An extensive choice of activity sessions
- Review, action planning and follow-up commitments
- Free photographs and visual record
We ensure that each event is structured to achieve a previously agreed outcome and look forward to providing you your ideal Corporate Retreat.
Please get in touch on 01925 564281 to find out how we can help you.