Magnetic​ North Consulting

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 ​Anatomy of an Effective Offsite

Focus and Results
Whether you are working on your strategy, reflecting on the past year, planning for next year, or pulling your team together for the first time, you need everyone focused on a results-driven offsite while achieving the comradery that comes with getting together outside the work environment.   The 3-stage structure below can help you get there.

3-stage Offsite Structure

  1. Pre-work:   Reading and completion of an instrument (select from below) (:30-:60)
  2. Workshop:  Opening workshop exercise and reflection on personal experiences (1:00); Concepts and research of instrument (1:00); Discussion of instrument results and implications—use of workbooks (1:30); Agreement on and simulation of new way of working together based on results (2:00)
  3. Business application:  Facilitation of business direction meeting including opportunities, barriers   to success and strategies to overcome barriers. (remainder of the meeting, typically 1-1.5 days)

Assessments to start the work (select one)

Selected instruments that we employ (*confidentially administered on-line through

A Business-focused Facilitator

George Dunne.   20+ years working with leaders in various functions.  Certifications include:  Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, ITILv3 Foundations, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Software Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, Registered Organization Development Consultant (RODC) and Certified to deliver all instruments above.
Motivators that drive behavior*
Opportunities for personal development*
Approaches to resolving conflict*
SDI:  Capitalizing on team strengths
Personalities and team composition
Working as an effective team*