Leadership Retreats

What is the Purpose of a Leadership Retreat?

High-performance leadership teams are the heart of successful organizations, but functioning in a cohesive way can be challenging due to the myriad issues leaders face: time pressures, inflated egos, differences in personalities, lack of alignment, communication issues, conflicting strategic priorities, etc. To counterbalance these challenges, high-performing leadership teams commit to finding opportunities such as leadership retreats to continually develop their capabilities, address important team issues, and discover ways to build and sustain a high level of performance. CMOE is an industry leader in providing results-driven and custom-designed leadership team development retreats or meetings that enable leaders to get aligned, focused, and committed to excellence and shared goals. Each leadership retreat is tailored to address the distinct dynamics and critical business issues of the leadership team.

How to Have a Successful Retreat

CMOE is an industry leader in providing results-driven and custom-designed leadership team development retreats or meetings that enable leaders to get aligned, focused, and committed to excellence and shared goals. Each leadership retreat is tailored to address the distinct dynamics and critical business issues of the leadership team.

Although each meeting and team is built around the team’s needs, CMOE’s leadership retreats often cover topics like the following:

  • Leadership-skill development
  • Business planning
  • Problem solving
  • Organizational transformation
  • Change initiatives Talent management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Newly formed team building
  • Alignment across functions
  • Organizational growth
  • Organizational culture
  • Information exchange
  • Merger and acquisition integration

Our Approach

With our proven facilitation approach and vast library of tools, exercises, simulations, learning resources, instructional materials, and self and team assessments, CMOE is able to guide leadership teams as they break down barriers, get out of their comfort zone, and explore key issues and areas for change. The combination of focused facilitation and CMOE’s proven processes enables leadership teams to build new levels of cohesiveness, communication, trust, and growth.

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”

~ Henry Ford

CMOE’s Leadership Team Development Process

Having a productive partnership with our clients is important to us. We believe that in order to work with a leadership team effectively, we need to be well prepared and create the best leadership experience that leads to positive results. Our typical process is as follows:

PHASE I – FOCUS

  1. Understand Client Strategy: CMOE seeks to understand the organization and the leadership team’s unique culture and philosophy, industry and marketplace, mission, strengths, and weaknesses.
  2. Define Specific Goals: We work with the client to establish expectations, objectives, and desired outcomes.

PHASE II – ANALYZE

  1. Current State Analysis: CMOE analyzes the team to establish a baseline understanding of the development needs and issues (interviews, information gathering, assessments, etc).
  2. Present Recommendations: CMOE provides feedback, recommendations, and suggestions to the organization or leadership team about how to structure the development process or retreat.
  3. Review Recommendations: CMOE and the client collaborate on a recommended approach or design framework to ensure alignment with the needs of the leadership team.

PHASE III – EXECUTE & SERVICE

  1. Plan the Implementation: CMOE and the client will establish specific steps, timelines, and plans for a successful leadership team development process or retreat.
  2. Implement: CMOE facilitators lead the retreat or alignment meeting and help the team identify plans and accountability measures to support the work done by the team following the meeting.
  3. Sustain & Measure: CMOE provides ongoing support and resources to help the leadership team be successful or engage in an ongoing process that will bring out the best in the team.

Delivery Options

Leadership-development retreats can be held at an off-site location of the client’s choosing, or CMOE can recommend leadership retreat locations worldwide that add to the experience and enable teams to be highly focused on the issues under discussion. If leadership teams are unable to meet at an off-site location, CMOE can provide an experience that is close by to the business but feels like a world away.

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the Trainer Services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for Instructor-led Variable for Digital Learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.

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