Thank you for visiting the special landing page for the College of Idaho Staff Retreat
Who this page is for:
The College of Idaho Staff Association Board of Directors.
What is on this page:
A description of the work steps leading up to the Staff Retreat to be held on 1/26/2017. Specifically, this page includes information about:
- Needs as related to the retreat
- Why we are doing a pre-retreat survey (and your role in encouraging participation)
- Expected deliverables from the retreat
- Information about Kathryn Kemp Guylay, this year's retreat facilitator
NEEDS AS RELATED TO THE RETREAT
The College of Idaho has conducted an annual staff retreat historically at the end of the three-week winter term in January. Historically, the Staff Association President has facilitated the retreat. Given the amount of work already on the plate of the Staff Association President this year, our College has sought outside facilitation for the retreat. Given our facilitator's (Kathryn Kemp Guylays's) expertise in the area of wellness, we hope to uncover issues around staff engagement and quality of work/life balance.
A theme of this year’s retreat will be: Wellness: How Taking Care of Ourselves and One Another Can Lead to Improved Outcomes at Work.
WHY WE ARE DOING A PRE-RETREAT SURVEY (AND YOUR ROLE IN ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION)
A “homerun” for the staff retreat would be for the participants to walk away energized and hopeful for the New Year.
In order to hit the ground running and make the most of the precious time of the staff, a pre-retreat survey is being distributed to help us structure an optimal agenda. The survey is very short (only 6 questions!) but will provide us with important insight about our group's current mindset.
The idea is to seek first to understand our staff's wants and needs before creating our agenda for January 26th.
As a member of The College of Idaho Staff Association Board of Directors, we need your help encouraging participation. Please emphasis that the online survey will only take 5-10 minutes, yet allows for an opportunity for everyone to be heard. Responses will be confidential, collected by a third-party outside of the College of Idaho.
Responses are due by Tuesday, January 10th. If we have not received optimal participation by then, we will need to re-group (and potentially extend the deadline).
Here's the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KV6Y9MY
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES FROM THE RETREAT
Our main goal is to energize our staff with positivity and possibility.
A tangible deliverable we expect from the staff retreat is a set of work streams and action items (SMART goals) with accountability partners that fit with the theme of How Taking Care of Ourselves and One Another Can Lead to Improved Outcomes at Work.
INFORMATION ABOUT KATHRYN KEMP GUYLAY, THIS YEAR'S RETREAT FACILITATOR
Kathryn Kemp Guylay’s Bio
From kindergarten classrooms to corporate boardrooms, Kathryn has inspired tens of thousands of individuals to improve their productivity, health and happiness. Kathryn is a speaker, certified nutritional counselor and coach with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). She is the founder and executive director of Nurture, which provides nutrition and wellness education to children and adults. Before entering the nonprofit world, Kathryn spent over a decade as a management consultant as a Senior Manager of the Alexander Group, Inc. and a Principal of the Incentive Solutions Group, LLC. Her clients have ranged from Fortune 100 & 500 firms, such as AT&T, IBM and Motorola, to small start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures. As a sought-after business and wellness expert, Kathryn is often interviewed by leading media such as ABC, CBS and NPR and hosts her own podcast, Mountain Mantras, to provide actionable advice on living a happier, more productive life. Kathryn was named a 2016 “Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Professional Women. Kathryn is also the award winning and bestselling author of two books, Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes and Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow (a children’s picture book). Kathryn credits her family for her continued passion for nutrition and healthy living. Kathryn’s interests include running, skiing, yoga, music and sustainable farming. Kathryn is honored to be a member of women’s alpine skiing and Nordic skiing teams.