The Emergence of Private MEA Workshops.
To our surprise and delight, over the past year, we’ve seen a huge interest in private MEA retreats, often from alums who want to share the MEA curriculum and experience with others. It’s so encouraging to see that our wisdom academy has relevance beyond just our personal worlds, and that there is a hunger to bring MEA's tools and practices to the world of business.
In response, we’ve just launched a Team Retreats option which features our Santa Fe Ranch campus for the first time on the MEA website. These retreats tend to fit into one of three categories: company leadership retreats, peer-to-peer network experiences, and personal celebrations.
Company Leadership Retreats. We are honored to be helping teams to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of the modern workforce. Given MEA’s curriculum focused on intergenerational collaboration and how to cultivate wisdom at any age, we’ve become a popular spot for teams that want to connect more deeply and hatch a few innovative new ideas. This is especially true in the era of remote work when teams need regularly-scheduled opportunities to align and bond. We’ve also seen companies use an MEA retreat as a way to deepen relationships with clients, as an incentive for peak-performing employees, to inspire leaders in HR, sales and innovation, and to thank tenured employees for their valued contributions. We also have company alumni associations booking celebratory reunions.
Peer-to-Peer Network Experiences. We’ve had a vast array of groups from YPO to Extraordinary Women on Boards to the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute join us in Baja (and soon-to-be Santa Fe) as a way for members to get to know each other better and to dive deeper on a particular topic. For example, we had a group of physicians and hospital and health senior leaders explore how the American healthcare system can move in more of a heart-centered, holistic direction.
Personal Celebrations. As evidenced by all of the Linkedin comments on my recent blog post “Creating a Life Begins at 50 Ritual,” many of us are looking for new ways to connect with friends and family to celebrate a birthday, a family reunion, a small wedding, retirement, a wellness retreat, or some kind of midlife transition that we often go through.
If any of this sounds intriguing to you, I suggest you check out the website and email our VP of Client Solutions, Chiara DiGeronimo (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’d love to be your special spot for deepening your connection with your chosen group.