THEME: “Inside Out”: Making Your Forum Membership Count
The “What” and “Why” of a Forum Retreat:
A retreat is a facilitated, in-person forum meeting, typically for a full day, that provides a forum with the opportunity to connect, rejuvenate and grow. Because of the opportunity for deeper self-discovery, as well as to get better acquainted with fellow members, experienced forum members say that a single retreat can have as much value for group growth as six or more months of regular meetings. High-value YPO forums schedule a retreat like this every year, and we’ve adopted that practice for KA forums.
However, given the time commitment, it is not unusual for new forum members to hesitate before attending their first retreat. Seasoned groups, though, quickly realize the value and look forward to the intensity of the experience.