Category Archives: Retreats

22 Places to Retreat Along the Pacific Coast

Ten years ago, I biked toured down the beautiful Pacific Coast, from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, visiting leaders working on urban sustainability and meeting up with friends and family along the way. It was a transformative time for me, … Continue reading

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Appreciative Team Building

To follow up on my blog post I wrote for the Graziadio Voice about learning and applying Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a large group intervention while in Costa Rica with my graduate program in Organization Development, I’m happy to share … Continue reading

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LA (Neighborhood Land Trust Retreat) Story

One way in which I know my work makes a positive difference is when clients I previously served ask to me help them out again. After last year’s very successful retreat with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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Trevor Project Advance

I recently facilitated an incredible two-day Advance (another name for a retreat) for the Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. As an organization, Trevor Project … Continue reading

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Collaborative Panorama: Little Green Fingers Retreat

I recently facilitated a retreat for my 100th client, the Little Green Fingers program. What’s especially exciting for me is that this client, like many of my recent clients, is a collaboration of multiple organizations working together to affect change … Continue reading

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Collaborating for Change along the Los Angeles Riverfront

A Riverfront District in Los Angeles? Absolutely! How do we get there? Collaboration. I just facilitated a retreat for the recently launched North East Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative, “a holistic, collaborative urban planning effort to take advantage of the River … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Retreat with Pablove

It’s not everyday you get to facilitate a team building retreat on Valentines Day with an organization that has “LOVE” in their name. That’s exactly what I did recently with the Pablove Foundation, an fantastic organization “fighting childhood cancer with … Continue reading

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