Lunch and Learn: 7 Keys To Effective Retreats

A Special Program with Michele Mattoon and Jim McKean, for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals

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Lunch and Learn: 7 Keys To Effective Retreats is a special 2 hour interactive live event that will be held July 30th, 2014 from 11am-1pm at the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Lunch will be provided. The program is free, but advance registration is required.

To insure a high quality experience and individualized attention for all participants, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Registration is offered on a first come basis. So if you’d like to attend, don’t delay! Call Derek Richey at (812) 345-9712 or contact us for more information. See below for a description of this event. Click here to register now

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Would You Like To Get More Out Of Your Retreats?…

A company or organizational retreat is typically designed to facilitate the ability of a group to step back from their day to day demands and activities for an extended period of concentrated discussion, strategic thinking, innovation and problem-solving.  A retreat can be highly effective for supporting team-building with a purposeful connection to the work. Unfortunately, many companies aren’t getting as much out of their retreats as they’d hope, and others have abandoned them altogether.

But those who have mastered the retreat format are coming away with new ideas, innovative thinking, and great strategic planning. In this Lunch and Learn, you’ll find out how your company can make your next retreat more effective and productive, and how to use a retreat to foster organizational growth.

Don’t miss this valuable and engaging program for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals. Join featured speaker Michele Mattoon and facilitator Jim McKean on July 30th for this fun and informative event!

In this workshop you’ll explore:

  • How a retreat should be facilitated

  • Protocols for decision-making

  • How to create a dynamic agenda

  • How to prepare staff for a retreat

  • Creating time for innovation

To insure a high quality experience and individualized attention for all participants, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Registration is offered on a first come basis. So if you’d like to attend, don’t delay! Call Derek Richey at (812) 345-9712 or contact us for more information.

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More info on the featured speaker and your facilitator:

GWP_MicheleMattoon_3041_sRGB_300xMichele Mattoon – Coltrain Group, CEO

Michele Mattoon is chief executive officer of Coltrain Group LLC, and director of the non-profit National School Reform Faculty. She works with businesses, organizations, and educators around the world in professional collaboration groups, strategic planning sessions, conflict resolution, mediation and other work related to collaboration and communication. Michele is also trained in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and regularly teaches groups techniques for managing stress. Before Michele began training and consulting, she was an educator for 26 years. She received the Hoosier Educator Award in 2000 and the Dorothy Johnson Award for Excellence in Education of Young Children in 2001. She earned her B.A from Indiana University and is a long time resident of Bloomington, Indiana.

Michele Mattoon has worked with clients from a variety of businesses and organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, Indiana University, the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, The Deborah Meier Institute, the National School Reform Faculty, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the VOICE youth smoking cessation program, West Palm Beach State College, and the New York City Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

 

JimMcKean-SAE_7833_300xJim McKean – Coltrain Group, Senior Consultant

Jim McKean is a coach, writer and consultant, based in Bloomington, Indiana. He is known for his group facilitation skills and his deep insights into business models and leadership. He is a trusted adviser to company leaders and skilled at helping leaders map new directions, at designing measurement systems to track progress against goals, identifying key leading indicators to increase the probability of success, and conducting risk analysis to lower the probability of failures in human and technical systems. Jim earned his M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Management and Decision Information Sciences. He completed the Six Sigma Belt training at Motorola University in Chicago and is a certified practitioner of the Franklin Covey 4 Disciplines of Execution and Vital Smarts Crucial Conversations. As Manager of Research for the IU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Jim led dozens of management consulting projects for privately held companies in the Midwest, including manufacturers, professional service companies, distributors and transport companies.

Jim McKean has worked with the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Pratt Visual Solutions, Bloomington Tech Partnership, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Voice Program, Kieffer Paper Mills, NorCote, Inc, Personnel Management Company, Kocolene Development Corporation, Indiana Youth Institute, Lilly Endowment, IU Health, WFYI, Hanapin Marketing, and JGA Associates.

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Sponsored by:

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Coltrain Group LLC

 

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