Active Retreats and Meetings

The Opportunity:

Retreats and group meetings offer an environment that encourages individuals and teams to connect, collaborate, debate, discuss and otherwise expand their knowledge of firm capabilities as well as their networks of friends, associates and influence. Offsite meetings and retreats help us disengage from the daily grind and “step back” – or retreat – to view our world from a fresh perspective.

The Challenge:

Smart phones, tablets, laptops and other devices pose a particularly difficult challenge to meeting planners. How can we maintain attention – and focus – when the outside world is continuously fighting for our attention in “urgent” emails, tweets and text messages?

The Active Response:

We work with our clients to create innovative, interactive meetings by integrating exercises and competitions with the more traditional means of content delivery. These activities encourage (expect) participating lawyers to teach and learn from each other. A representative list includes:

  • Case studies. In-person, video and audio scenarios on any topic. Often a team competition.
  • Instant polling using attributed and anonymous audience response technology.
  • Innovation tournaments that uncover new ways to better serve clients.
  • Firm knowledge quiz shows.
  • “Speed dating” and related networking exercises.
  • Impromptu debates and role play exercises.
  • Pitch and presentation competitions.

An Active Response approach to meeting planning will increase engagement and enjoyment and improve retention of critical content. Let us help you plan your next meeting.

Each of our projects begins with a discussion – a phone call, or an email exchange – focused on your ideas, concerns, plans, people, situations. If you’d like to discuss your ideas with us, we’re ready to listen.
 

McMurdo Consulting

24221 Old Mill Road
Vashon, WA 98070

Phone: 206.849.5358

Email: kevin@mcmurdoconsulting.com

Each of our projects begins with a discussion – a phone call, or an email exchange – focused on your ideas, concerns, plans, people, situations. If you’d like to discuss your ideas with us, we’re ready to listen.
 

McMurdo Consulting

24221 Old Mill Road
Vashon, WA 98070

Phone:
206.849.5358

Email:
kevin@mcmurdoconsulting.com