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Onsites & Offsites

Let us take the load off you, by planning and facilitating your offsites so you get the most out of them. 


Offsites (or onsites if you’re doing it in the office) are a chance for leadership teams to regroup and reassess, but they’re not cheap to organise and take a lot of work to do properly.  Investing in professional help can save you time and money in the long run.

The main reason offsites don’t always work

Without some structure and a trained facilitator, an offsite can easily become derailed and lose focus.  People can get distracted by unimportant things, disagreements can lead to stalemate, the same people dominate the discussions (alienating others) and the outcome is often unclear or not properly agreed upon.  In short, an offsite left to its own devices may not achieve what you want it to.

What makes a successful offsite?

A successful offsite needs someone objective to take the helm and steer the boat. As trained facilitators we will ensure that the purpose of the day is kept front of mind, and that the sessions are planned, focused and achieve the best outcome.  

An impartial facilitator can make a big difference

Because we’re independent from your company, we find it easy to be objective at an offsite and can often bring a new perspective to the table.  Our impartiality means we’re able to navigate the office politics that inevitably exist and allows us to challenge people if necessary. 

We help at offsites by:

  • Assisting with the preparation (which saves you time)

  • Establishing the desired outcomes and making these the focus of the day

  • Keeping everyone on track with the agenda, so time doesn’t run out

  • Ensuring everyone is heard (not just those who talk loudest)

  • Intervening when people disagree, to help move things forward

  • Asking difficult questions no one else is comfortable voicing

  • Pushing for clear actions that each person can take back to the office


The benefits of using us

We bring more to an offsite than just facilitation.  We can share the latest thinking around leadership and personal development, which means your team also benefits from learning something new.  We can also discuss what we notice about group interactions and how team dynamics might be improved.  Because we know how high performing teams behave, we’ve got a ‘best practice’ model to compare them with. 

Giving you the best results

We’ll make sure your team returns to work invigorated, on track and with a list of clear actions to move things forward.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, every road will take you nowhere.” 


Henry Kissinger

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