Why a Lakeside Resort is the Ideal Place for a Leadership Retreat

If you’re in the business of leadership development, you don’t need us to tell you the many benefits of leadership retreats. All you have to do is talk to the people who have attended a reputable retreat and you will see the difference they can make. These focused sessions are well thought out and executed, resulting in the growth of business leaders at all levels. 

All you need to do is find a good place to hold the retreat, and that’s where lakeside resorts come into play. 

What makes a lakeside resort like Sugar Lake Lodge the ideal place to hold leadership retreats? Is it the lake views? The wonderful people who run them? The facilitators they bring to the table? There’s no single reason that rises to the top, so we’ll just go ahead and name them all.  

If you are looking for a great location for your next leadership retreat, these are the reasons why a lakeside resort should be at the top of your list. 

There’s Plenty of Space

We’re not only talking about indoor meeting spaces. The best part of hosting a leadership retreat at a lakeside resort is the ability to get outside. While many leadership retreats focus on c-suites and seminars, which do have their uses, the most influential and memorable retreats take place in the great outdoors. Getting outside during a leadership retreat opens up the possibilities in the types of activities you can focus your curriculum on.  

People develop leadership skills as they navigate physical and mental challenges. Outdoor spaces, like the 400-acre resort grounds we have at Sugar Lake Lodge, give you the space to create custom challenges that engage groups in meaningful ways. 

You’ll have plenty of room to spread out and really dig deep into during your leadership retreat, both indoors and outside. 

The Small Details are Taken Care of

Where are going to stay during your leadership retreat? What are you going to eat? Will there be any sort of entertainment? What about places for people to connect after a long day of activities? What if the weather doesn’t work out? What if, what if, what if… 

There’s a lot of details that go into planning the ideal leadership retreat, and all you should be focused on is creating the best possible outcome for your leaders. When you take your retreat offsite and to a lakeside resort, everything else is handled for you. Your rooms, food, activities, and everything else is meticulously customized and planned out for your trip, letting you focus on what matters most. 

Seclusion is a Good Thing

One of the best things retreat locations offer is seclusion. This gives you the opportunity to create a program that is uninterrupted by the outside world. There are no distractions, either professional or personal, and no noisy or crowded big cities. You have the space to create and participate in a leadership retreat that is focused, well planned, and free of distractions. 

You can’t get this anywhere else.  

It’s Actually Fun

Not everyone enjoys these types of retreats. That’s not because there’s something inherently wrong with them, it’s just that not every organization puts together a compelling, engaging, and fun program. At Sugar Lake Lodge, we work with you to customize a retreat that is results-focused and enjoyable to participate in. Our retreats are experiential and compelling. 

What exactly does that mean for you? Let’s find out! Get in touch with our Director of Leadership Programming, Abby Oxborough for a free consultation today! Give us a call at 218-327-1462, or fill out the form on this page!