retreat planning calendarWhen planning a retreat, one of the first items on the checklist is to solidify a date.

  • Keep the purpose of the event in mind when looking at the calendar.
  • Check school holidays locally and in your proposed meeting location. For example, spring break is a BAD time to consider a beach resort.
  • Find out when religious holidays fall. You don’t want to make it difficult for anyone to attend.

After you have chosen your ideal dates,

  • Consider the geographic location that works best for your attendees. Attendees are usually unwilling to travel more than 3 hours to an event.

Your advanced planning will enhance their anticipation for the coming meeting.

Adapted from Aunt Polly’s Pearls of Wisdom for Meeting Planners

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