Retreats & Unconferences
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Retreats involve community members gathering for two or more days, usually out of the city and usually have group bonding as one of the key goals. Retreats are run by a variety of groups, including university groups, city groups, and national groups.
Retreats fall into a continuum from
These are more intense trips where participants learn or work on projects together. Activities are planned and usually scheduled in advance by participants and organisers.
The goal is to have fun and bond with others.
Activities can include social activities, talks, career planning, intensive workshops, and working on projects. Group retreats have ranged in size from less than 10 people (core members of a group only) to over 50 people.
You can view our common group expenses guidelines to see a guideline on how much we can potentially fund your group to spend on per person for a retreat, which you can adjust downwards if your group is not in a high-income / high cost-of-living country.
A Folder with Resources
This Google Drive folder has templates and useful resources. Feel free to make copies for your own use!
Other Recommended Resources
You might also find these resources useful:
Guide to Running a Retreat / Summit by the Global Challenges Project
Advice about Community Health at Retreats by CEA's Community Health team
We Ran a "Next Steps" Retreat for Intro Fellows by Akash Wasil