The challenge for event planners is that no group is a homogenous collection of people. Each participant varies in terms of learning style, personality, and physical needs. When planning these day-long sessions, be sure to include a variety of activities that will re-energize the different personal needs. This and the next two articles will provide…

  – A Quiet or Secluded Place in Which One can Rest or Relax The Tibetan word for retreat is “tsam” which means stop or take a break from our normal activities and to get in touch with our spiritual presence. Retreats are an amazing way to slow down, get grounded and centered. However there…

Retreat Venue Selection Trends for 2016   Event Manger blog author, Julius Solaris, recently released a report on a survey of 1,000 event managers. For us in the retreat world, two very important bits of information came forth.  I will write about each in this and the next blog entry. The first is in a section…

  Retreat from Stress and Your  Body will Thank You! Michael Blanding, in a 2015 Forbes article, wrote that workplace stress was responsible for up to $190 billion in annual US Healthcare Costs.  There is a huge increase in certain autoimmune diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, Celiac disease and Hashimoto.  Many go undiagnosed for…

The Premier Retreat Center in Dallas Conveniently located in North Dallas, Cooper Hotel Conference Center and Spa offers world-class accommodations and conference facilities that make it the ideal venue for your next event. Nestled on a 30-acre campus in the heart of the heart of the world-renowned Cooper Aerobics Center, Cooper Hotel Conference Center and Spa…

Keys to a Successful Retreat A successful retreat is dependent on a variety of factors – so many in fact that getting control over them all can seem a little like herding cats.  When planning a retreat that is open to individual registration there are a few keys that will help you stay sane and…

Retreats are a popular way for schools and other organizations to teach lessons in leadership. Through organized activities, participants attain first-hand experience in leading a group. Under the guise of fun and challenging games, leadership skills are adopted and trained. Furthermore, placed in the larger context of a group, participants can identify their personal strengths…

The open and affectionate atmosphere of a marriage retreat is a powerful way to discuss, share and reinvigorate the spirit of marriage. The re-experience of old memories, along with the creation of new ones provides couples an everlasting platform to affirm their commitment. Activities will promote closeness between partners as well as individual guidance and…

Planning a retreat? Here is your chance to be a hero! The more you plan in advance, the more organized you will be, and the overall outcome will be higher quality. Most companies and organizations will not simply hand over money for you to host a retreat – even if they asked you to plan it.…

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