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Cabin Fever Executive Retreat

Cabin Fever

What is it?
Cabin Fever ® is a unique retreat in location, structure and outcomes.

Cabin fever is a retreat experience combining experiential team building, goal acquisition, personal strength development, and group bonding in a comfortable retreat environment.

Cabin Fever is accomplished in a comfortable setting in which each person has their personal bedroom space, but share the rest of the cabin.

The effects of living together and sharing the same space is incomparable to anything else you could possible do with your group, and that is without any additional facilitation.

Communication, problem solving, coaching, critical thinking and trust are among the core elements that are improved through a series through carefully planned and facilitated Team Bonding Sessions.

We take care of all the details:

  • Facilitating the entire event
  • Locating the proper setting
  • Preparing the location
  • Procuring all food and beverages
  • Taking care of special needs of the participants

 

Where can it be run?
Cabin Fever can run anywhere in the world . Once we know your budget and number of people, we find the specific location that fits your groups and outcomes.

You may want a mountain location in Lake Tahoe, the Rockies or the Adirondacks. Or perhaps you want a beach location to give your group some sun, sand and R&R while working hard the rest of the time. Florida, Mexico?

Who?
Cabin Fever is designed for groups up to 15. Larger groups are possible, but will require sharing of personal space (rooms).

Cabin Fever is intended for executives and management, but has also worked extremely well with sales teams, project teams and Boards of Directors.

The Goal
There are limitless outcomes from Cabin Fever depending upon what you want. However, the framework of Cabin Fever is a progression of experiential models to improve a groups overall dynamics and ensures your group goes back to work on Monday feeling motivated and inspired.

Length
The length is variable but is best over three days.

Sample Sessions/Modules
Below is a sample of several sessions or modules you can choose from. Several of these may seem a bit ‘dry’ for a retreat, but please remember, there are fun group activities surrounding each of them to provide the energy and fun that creates a great retreat.

1. Visioning – Great organizations understand the importance of a clear and compelling vision. The main purpose of the envision process is to create teamwork and synergy by providing a shared vision of where the organization is going. Not only does everyone need to “get it” – they need to “get excited by it.” The envision process empowers you to first discover your organization’s guiding principles – (central purpose and core values) and then create your envisioned future (your courageous goal and a vivid description of the future). A clear vision is the foundation for all strategic and tactical planning.

2. Strategic Planning -- Strategic focus is very important. Most organizations face a rapidly changing marketplace that offers more opportunities and threats that it has resources to accomplish. The temptation to do everything can lead to not doing anything particularly well. If everything is important, nothing is important.

Planning strategically is about identifying a limited number of key strategic initiatives to move successfully into the organization’s defined future. Implementing a new direction will bring focus to future activities.

3. Tactical Planning -- A plan is only as good as it is executed. Many organizations have a goal “setting” process, but few have created a successful goal “accomplishment” process. In the tactical arena it is vital to create a goal process that ensures success and accountability for goal execution. Once key goals are identified, the process for clearly defining benefits, success factors, goal periods, entrusting tasks, monitoring and fine tuning are key to process for goal accomplishment.

4. GroundWorks -- The group will learn how to identify core team values and create a scalable framework moving forward to reinforce those values. When new or temporary employees arrive, they will learn these values because ‘that is the way we do things around here’. Truly a powerful tool.

5. Communicating from Personal Strengths – Individuals gain valuable insight into their personal strengths in both non stress and high stress work periods. Thus allowing individuals to choose the behavior that will produce the best results in varying situations.

6. Putting the ‘I’ back in TEIAM – We have been taught since we were children that ‘There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’. However, individuals are accomplishing the work that makes a team successful. This module helps groups recognize and value individual contributions and also creates a powerful personal accountability tool.

How much does Cabin Fever cost?
Costs vary depending upon the size of the group, but many times the cost is no more than you would spend putting everyone into a hotel room and procuring meeting space, plus the cost of facilitation.

Thus, you can have an incredible experience in a unique setting for no additional cost. And we take care of all the details!

What is the next step?
Simply call one of our Cabin Fever specialists:

James Carter
800-513-8759 Ext 311
jcarter@buildingteams.com

Still looking for something a little different?
If you like aspects of Cabin Fever, but are looking for a completely different kind of experience, you may want to contact us about:

  • Tall Ship Sailing Retreat
  • Wilderness Pack Horse
  • Remote Wilderness Cabin-hopping
  • Bed and Breakfast Backpacking

 

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