8 Tips for an Effective Board Retreat

Leadership August 24, 2015 By: Ann Gallagher

Without close attention, board retreats can degrade into time-wasting events where key issues are neglected and decisions don't get made. These steps can help you anticipate and remove common roadblocks.

We've all been there before: the dreaded association board retreat with ill-equipped facilitators, poorly planned agendas, and daunting "elephant in the room" issues. Bad retreats have the potential to drag down and divide even the best of teams. Add to that the lack of post-retreat follow-through and return on investment for the organization, and no wonder the mere mention of "retreat" causes angst among us....