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From the Publisher"The Litemans and Campbell have served up a delightful, wonderfully written, accessible, and invaluable resource book for retreat planners. It is jam-packed with ideas, tools, pitfalls to be avoided, and everything one needs to create Retreats That Work."
—Barry Oshry, creator, Power Lab Retreat; author, Seeing Systems and Leading Systems
"What a treasure of valuable tools to facilitate the best darn retreat of your life! Whether you’re new or a veteran, struggling or successful, you must invest in this gem! The authors of the expanded version of this book share everything—from pre-retreat preparation to follow up activities to implementation and design to recovery. It’s all there! Add to that handouts, client material, and templates on a handy CD—you'll think you struck gold!"
—Elaine Biech, author, Training For Dummies, The Business of Consulting, and Creativity and Innovation: The ASTD Trainer’s Sourcebook
"For companies organizing a retreat, this should be your bible. It delivers exactly what it says it will: practical approaches that assure effective retreats. Would that other business books were so impressive."
—Jeffrey LaRiche, chairman and CEO, Castle Worldwide, Inc.
"This book is an impressive and much-needed resource for training and development professionals. I only wish it had been around when I was getting my feet wet in retreats. Having read it, I would never again lead an offsite without referring to it, over and over again!"
—Fran Rees, author, The Facilitator Excellence Handbook, How to Lead Work Teams: Facilitation Skills, and 25 Activities for Developing Team Leaders
"This is one of those rare books that will make you wonder what you did before you had it. It’s the only resource you’ll need to grasp the how’s and why’s of organizing successful retreats."
—Rayna Aylward, executive director, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
"This is the book I will recommend to my graduate students in organization development and knowledge management as well as to my clients who want to hold retreats that will make a difference. This thoroughly revised edition adds many new exercises and tips to what was already an excellent work."
—Tojo Thatchenkery, professor of organizational learning, George Mason University; coauthor, Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Might Oak in the Acorn
"Retreats That Work is the definitive resource for busy executives, experienced facilitators, and newcomers to the field who want retreats to help bring about significant and sustainable change in their organizations. The real-life examples, wise advise, and creative exercises in the easy-to-use guide make this a resource you will turn to again and again. If a client came to me and asked what to do to increase the likelihood of a successful retreat, I’d advise them to buy, read, and use this book."
—Mel Silberman, author, Training the Active Training Way and 101 Ways to Make Training Active