Board retreats are an excellent opportunity to think about the future of your organization, establish new goals and develop desired standards of performance. Whether it’s time to explore a new strategic vision or confront evolving challenges and opportunities, a board or leadership retreat can serve to revitalize the entire organization.

Dennis is an experienced retreat facilitator who will provide the following benefits for your board retreat:

  • Input from key internal and external stakeholders will be solicited prior to the retreat
  • In conjunction with the CEO and board chair, Dennis will develop an agenda with two to three specific goals or outcomes
  • Set approximate timelines for each topic to be covered
  • Make sure that all members of the board and executive time are called upon to express their ideas and suggestions
  • Build consensus on all key issues discussed and create key action steps
  • Provide a retreat summary for all participants

“We are in deeply in Dennis’ debt for facilitating a highly successful retreat this weekend. Dennis listened to our concerns, embraced our goals, and skillfully built a consensus for them among our quite disparate board, all while living within our tight budget. He engaged the entire board, and let them express their thoughts but without allowing any of them to dominate or take us on tangents. Dennis kept everyone thinking, but also smiling. He is a true professional.”

Chuck Freyer, Chairman
Princeton Internships in Civic Service
Princeton University

“Thank you for being such a fabulous, motivational speaker for our annual Board Retreat. Your organization was impeccable, your insights were right on target, and your presence was absorbing. To put it another way, the day, thanks to you, exceeded my expectations and clearly made a positive impact on the entire Board.”

Elaine I. Grobman, Executive Director
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate

“Thank you so much for your time and expertise facilitating our Alumni Board retreat! You led the group masterfully, keeping us on track with great humor and poise, and really made the retreat both productive and enjoyable. It’s obvious that you have a lot of experience in managing nonprofit boards, and I am truly grateful for your willingness to share that expertise with us.”

Arianne Andrusco, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Columbia University Mailman School Of Public Health