Staff Retreat, by the numbers…and 2 pictures of a tower I didn’t build

Happy Thursday, friends!

I don’t like going this long without posting, but I hope you agree that I have a good reason this time! For the past two days, our staff has been in full-blown retreat mode. We’ve been reviewing Career Center efforts and accomplishments for the past academic year, and looking at plans for the upcoming one. We also inserted a few fun activities, for good measure. So, to summarize the past two days, here is a snapshot of what went down…(some numbers are educated guess-timates)

  • 14…people
  • 6…presentations
  • 45+… slides shared
  • 6…towers built
  • 1…hula hoop spun
  • 25+…new ideas shared (more on that later – some of them will directly affect my work with employers!)
  • 1…exciting announcement about our future leadership
  • 14…bottles of bubbles distributed
  • 1,000…bubbles blown

I’ll post some photos once our fabulous marketing guru Joanne uploads the shots she took on her good camera.  Though for the time being, I had to share an accomplishment of some of my colleagues. The structure below was about 5 feet tall (!!!!) and was literally constructed by thin, 1-page brochures.  It seemed to defy gravity, and it’s still standing in our training room a day later.


If you think that pictures of the tower are interesting, just you wait. Let’s just say that this retreat included dance routines, blindfolds, and marshmallows.  And if you think that pictures of the tower are not at all interesting, well…sorry about that.  The next ones will be better.

 Until next time!


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