Mix It Up with Adventure – include at least 1 experience that will give your forum members something to write home about.
Use an outside facilitator (with experience with YPO and EO Forums) as well as having content expertise.
Create a detailed agenda. (Consider time commitment of 1/3 learning, 1/3 travel adventure and 1/3 social) as a guidepost.
Make sure you have on the ground support from either (an outside facilitator and/or meeting planner). If you are the Forum Retreat Organizer, you want to minimize your distractions and be present. That’s tough if you’re trying to do it alone.
Partner with a Pro
Did you know that there is a trusted partner who will work with you in planning and facilitating your YPO Forum Retreat or your EO Forum Retreat? Forum Destinations and EO Travel destinations is a trusted and independent event and facilitation firm specializing in YPO and EO Retreats. Sketch out your goals, possible destinations and budget and we’ll turnaround retreat proposals with our destinations around the world. Proposals include destinations, adventures and Ah Ha Learning for your YPO or EO Forum retreat.
A key ingredient of our YPO and EO Forums often includes a unique experiential learning experience that our event team has curated. In this blog, we feature an adventure that is certain to bring your Forum to Life in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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As it turns out both teams and leaders can learn to work together with the help of this special forces adventure based in Las Vegas Nevada where it’s your team against the zombies. The experience is part of a 3-4 day intensive forum retreat that focuses on Leadership, Relationships and Communications. Expert facilitators, familiar with the unique dynamic and functioning of YPO and EO Forums plan and execute the total retreat experience. You can also view http://ApocalypseVegas.com
According to the design team at Forum Destinations, YPO and EO Forum Moderators often have three goals for their retreat that includes:
-Connecting and deepening forum relationships
-Learning Something new with immediate take home value.
-A fun and unique experience
Planning and YPO Forum Retreat or EO Forum Retreat often places huge responsibility on the forum retreat planner who by the way has a day job of running a company. http://forumdestinations.com takes the pain out of planning and executing the retreat through a quick assessment of the retreat goals and member preferences for location, learning and budget. The team then presents two to 3 retreat options to the event chair to present to their forum.
In upcoming blogs, we will include other unique experiences and destinations for YPO Forums and EO Forums the will give your forum members something to write home about.
We pride ourselves on seeking out and finding unique destinations for our learning adventures with YPO and EO Forums and Family Retreats that includes fabulous Glamping. Explore some of our favorite North American Glamping Adventures at Glamping
Why is Glamping cool for Executive Retreats? Because it takes your forum member out of their Bored Rooms to discover the Nature of Inspiration for a true learning adventure.
From exotic tent camps to Sioux Style Tipis, unique retreat destinations can provide an awesome environment for your next Young President’s Organization and Entrepreneur’s Organization Forum or Family Adventures.
Here are 5 things to consider in selecting the destinations for your next YPO or EO Forum:
Location, Location, Location: Select a location that fits with your forum’s travel time and destination preferences. The closer to nature and the more untraditional the lodging, the better.
Privacy: Private Villas and Glamping Sites, designed for YPO and EO confidentiality are best. If you are the only group, you get both privacy and VIP attention to event design.
Unique Onsite Experiences: Seek out lodging that offers onsite or nearby activities for experiential and social learning. From Fly Fishing to White Water Rafting the possibilities are endless and important to retreat energy and movement.
Fabulous Food: Delight your Forum Members with memorable culinary experiences. Seek out VIP experiences for your Forum with the Chef.
Forum Meeting Space: Be sure your group has a private area for meeting, learning and connecting in addition to WiFi.
EO Travel Destinations provides VIP Corporate Event Planning for Forums and Chapters of the Young President’s Organization and Entrepreneur’s Organization. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a 48-hour turnaround on Retreat Proposals.
At EOTraveldestinations we work with YPO and EO Forum Moderators and Education Chairs to plan and execute life-changing Forum Retreats. Here are 5 Keys to winning rave reviews from your Forum Members for time well spent away from business and family.
Know what success looks like. Ask your Forum members to identify 3 magic genie wishes for a successful retreat. You can then design both the educational programming and experiential social activities of the YPO/EO Forum around those wishes.
Define the budget, location and length of your YPO/EO Retreat. Poll your forum anonymously to help define the length, location and budget for the retreat. At EO Travel Destinations we use this data to develop at least two event plans and locations that meet retreats goals, budget and time restrictions.
Hire an Event Team. Look for one point of contact who will coordinate both event planning and facilitation. This will include negotiation with vendors, programming and an on-site facilitator/concierge. Testimonials matter in selecting a partner along with facilitation experience with YPO and EO Forums.
Learn Something New. Be sure your retreat includes new learning experiences and skills for YPO and EO Forum Members that can be practically applied to both business and life.
Mix Business with Pleasure. Don’t underestimate the value of downtime as well as the inclusion of experiential learning adventures. From white water rafting to axe throwing, ziplining, fly fishing and wine tasting, social adventures can provide unique bonding experiences where fun is the operative word.
EO Travel Destinations provides one-stop support for YPO and EO Forum Moderators and Retreat Coordinators. Retreats are hosted at destinations in North and Latin America, Europe and South Africa.
Thanks for joining us! In this blog we will be sharing best practices, ideas and resources from our Executive Leadership Forums hosted around the world for Team Retreats including YPO (Young President’s Organization) Forums and EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization) Forums.
Welcome to the Forum! We know we’re in the great company of contemporary leaders who are seeking to bring their best selves to their organizations, their family and their community.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in the forum:
Articles on Leadership and Innovation
Destinations for Corporate Team, YPO and EO Forum Retreats
Helpful tips for Event Planners, YPO and EO Moderators and Event Chairs