SPEAK GENUINELY. BREAK BARRIERS. CREATE MAGIC.
EI EXPERIENCE OFF-SITE RETREAT
Whether you need to build stronger teams, improve communication or simply enhance the skillset of your leaders, the EI Experience Off-Site Retreat is customizable for any purpose. The discussion, activities, games, case studies, workplace examples and self-reflection allow each participant to disarm and become vulnerable amongst their coworkers.
Conducting this retreat off-site allows employees to remove the corporate masks they work so hard to keep on. When your team is brave enough to talk about the real issues – that is when the magic happens and the caring starts.
“People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Once people care for one another, it is amazing to watch how far they will go for their colleagues.
The EI Experience will give you and your employees tools to communicate openly and effectively in a non-threatening way. This program will teach teams to remove the barriers preventing them from achieving their personal and professional goals.
The retreat curriculum is based on three full days of applied learning that can be condensed to two days to better suit your organizational needs. During the EI Experience Off-Site Retreat, participants will learn to develop and enhance the 15 emotional intelligence competencies within these five EI composites scales:
- Self Perception – how we see or perceive ourselves
- Self Expression – how we show and express ourselves to others
- Interpersonal – how we interact with others
- Decision Making – how we use the information our emotions provide to make decisions
- Stress Management – how well we cope with change, the unfamiliar, and daily challenges.
People follow leaders whom they like and can relate to; therefore, it is important for your team to know exactly whom they are working with. Once we work through the myth of trying to be the “perfect leader”, your employees will learn that bringing their authentic self to the business table will help them thrive in today’s world.
“This program will teach teams to remove the barriers preventing them from achieving their personal and professional goals.“
“A THOROUGH SELF-EXAMINATION OF YOUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES. AN INSIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR COMPANY AND PERSONAL JOURNEY OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.”
Chris Mitchell, Production Manager, Chewter’s Chocolates
“THIS WAS A GROUP OF PEOPLE I HAD WORKED WITH FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND FELT AS THOUGH I KNEW THEM RELATIVELY WELL. I CAME OUT OF THOSE TWO DAYS HAVING A MUCH DEEPER CONNECTION WITH EACH ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHO THEY ARE ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, THEIR INSECURITIES AND THEIR STRENGTHS.”
Jen Schoenberger, Executive Communications Manager, Rowmark
“I AM AMAZED BY THE CHANGE IN MY TEAM AND WE HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE OPEN, DELIBERATE AND EFFECTIVE. THE BENEFITS THAT COME WITH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE HAS BEEN IMMEDIATE AND MY TEAM IS REJUVENATED AND BETTER POSITIONED TO WORK TOGETHER AND TAKE ON THE CHALLENGES THAT LIE AHEAD.”
Jeff Scott, CEO, Fraser Surrey Docks
“OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM HAS BEEN PARTICIPATING IN EI TRAINING, AND THE EXPERIENCE THUS FAR HAS BEEN HIGHLY REWARDING AND ENLIGHTENING. THE SESSIONS HAVE GIVEN ME THE TOOLS ON HOW TO IMPROVE MY INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS (“WORKING MY EI MUSCLES”). I FIND I AM MUCH MORE AWARE OF HOW I ENGAGE WITH OTHERS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY WITH THOSE CLOSEST TO ME. STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS BUT MAKING GREAT STRIDES.”
Keith Elliott, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Chewter’s Chocolates Inc.
“I WOULD DESCRIBE EQ LIKE A JOURNEY OF TWO PATHS THAT CONVERGE. ON THE FIRST PATH – YOU GET A FRONT ROW SEAT TO LEARN ALL ABOUT YOU, YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND HOW THE TWO INTERACT. ON THE SECOND PATH – YOU GAIN INSIGHT AND CONTEXT AROUND HOW THOSE INTERACTIONS COME TO BE. REALIZING, UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTING THE FOREGOING REVEALS A PATH FORWARD FOR CHANGE AND GROWTH. THE JOURNEY IS HIGHLY CHALLENGING BUT EQUALLY REWARDING.”
Mike Leonard, Senior Vice President Employee Relations, Dispatch & Corporate Secretary, British Columbia Maritime Employers Association
“I BELIEVE WE (THE ROWMARK FAMILY) SHOULD CONTINUE THIS RETREAT WITH THE NEXT TIER OF MANAGERS/SUPERVISORS. IN MY 30 PLUS YEAR CAREER I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED SUCH PROFOUND INSIGHT INTO HOW AND WHY I ACT AND FEEL THE WAY I DO IN THE WORKPLACE. THE RETREAT GAVE ME THE COURAGE TO FACE SOME CHALLENGING REALITIES OF WHO I AM.”
Tom Hoffman, Director of Operations, JPP – Johnson Plastics Plus, A Rowmark Company
“I WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO SAY THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING COUPLE OF DAYS THAT HAVE TRULY OPENED MY EYES AND HELPED ME TO BECOME UNSTUCK! YOU HAVE A WAY OF GETTING MYSELF AND THE GROUP TO OPEN UP AND LOOK INSIDE WITH CLARITY. THIS HAS CHANGED MY RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE PEOPLE I HAVE WORKED WITH AND ALSO MY FAMILY.”
Jim McVicar, Upper Midwest Sales Manager, Premier Material Concepts