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Leading the Transformational Retreat  – June 8, 2015
Explore a powerful methodology and learn how your next retreat can be a major turning point for your organization!

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Leading the Transformational Retreat

June 8, 2015


Explore a powerful methodology and learn how your next retreat can be a major turning point for your organization!


Taking on a new role, team, or initiative? Need to cultivate a higher level of energy, focus and collaboration within your organization? The way you plan, think, speak about, and manage your next leadership retreat can be a powerful investment in your future success.  Really.


The phrase, “corporate retreat,” may stimulate thoughts of exotic locales, lengthy slide presentations and seemingly frivolous exercises. Yet, a retreat can be a focal point for creating a transformational process, in which you can set a new tone and direction, impacting how people communicate and think about their roles within a team.  A transformational retreat can infuse renewed enthusiasm and commitment into how your people operate, expanding what’s possible together. And accelerate what you are up to.


How you engage with your people can make all the difference.


You are invited to a seminar on The Power of Transformational Retreats.


In this highly interactive session, you will:

  • Learn and work with a powerful coaching model based on 6 key questions that will change the way you think about retreat planning.
  • Hear how others utilized the process to shift the way team members think about their roles, the team and how it operates to infuse new energy, enthusiasm, creativity into how they work and what’s possible together – and the unpredictable results they produced
  • Learn powerful questions to ask in your planning process
  • Work on a transformational goal for your organization, as applicable
  • Learn how you/the leader plans, speaks about, leads/facilitates the retreat will impact the outcome
  • Explore/identify/discuss structures to put in place to achieve and sustain the outcome
  • Clarify your role in the process
  • Develop the basic outlines of a plan


This session is highly recommended for leaders:

  • In new roles
  • Of newly formed teams
  • Who wish to set a new direction
  • Of merged organizations
  • Who need people to operate at a higher magnitude of creativity, collaboration, efficiency, or customer focus
  • Who need to transform a situation, a culture



Monday, June 8, 2015

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm (Please plan to arrive by 11:45 to get your lunch, and get settled!)

Catalyst Ranch, 656 W Randolph St, Chicago

Cost: $135  (Tuition includes light lunch, and brief networking as we begin, handouts, two group conference follow up calls with the presenters to support your success.)



Not-for-profit leaders: consider inviting your leadership team!



Preregistration reflection:

Please come to the session having thought about: Why is there an urgent need for transformation in my/my client’s organization? What’s at stake?

Number of RSVP’s

Seminar Leaders


Jackie SloaneAnil Saxena and Jackie Sloane have worked with leaders to create, launch, sell, and implement successful transformation initiatives. Jackie specializes in enhancing the ability of leaders to achieve significant results and greater well-being through how they engage others, communicate, and cultivate relationships.  She has over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, leadership development, communication, and engagement consulting. She has served leaders, teams and groups in most industries. Client firms include Abbott, Accenture, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Comcast, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Hollister, Navistar, PepsiCo, Purdue University, University of Indianapolis Alumni Association, Navistar, Pepsico, and others. She is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago, holds two coach certifications, including Master Certified Coach.





AnilAnil Saxena partners with client companies on all types of organizational changes, including talent management initiatives, major department reorganizations, and technology shifts, developing highly successful change management programs.  He has more than 18 years of experience in organizational change, development, and talent management, and has held Change Management leadership positions in major companies such as BP, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Discover, and Gallup. Clients include DeVry, True Value, CME, Purdue University, AM Castle, Underwriters Laboratories, Safer Foundation, McDonald’s, Cole-Palmer, Fisher Scientific, Campbell’s, Hospira, Rotary International, and Walgreens. He is a graduate of IIT, has served as an Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine, teaching management development, change management, and organizational change, and has a Master Certificate in leading organizational change from Northwestern University.



For more information, or to schedule an internal session on this topic for your organization, email: or or call 773-465-5906.


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