2014 staff retreat - in photos

One of our annual highlights at MRSB Group is our staff retreat, which allots a full day of idea sharing, team building and initial planning for next year's business plan. This year was no exception as the team descended on Holland College (in the 'MRSB' room no less!) bright and early last Wednesday. 

The day's professional activities were rounded out with a stellar guest speech by CBC personality Bruce Rainnie and some fantastic prizes. Here are a few of our favourite photos from the 2014 Staff Retreat:

Maggie and Jaclyn share a laugh over breakfast

Bruce was kind enough to bring a few copies of his book as door prizes for staff

After lunch it was time to join our breakout groups and get the brainstorming started!

Each group had some great ideas for what to include in next year's business plan

Darlene was one of four winners in our first-ever MRSB Brand Ambassador Contest, which rewarded staff for spreading the word about MRSB Group via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

We ended the day with a fun elimination draw for some great prizes, including a trip for two to Montreal! Rob won third prize, then drew the final name...

Val was second prize winner - a night's stay at the Holman Grand Hotel and a gift card to Redwater Rustic Grille - meaning Matt won the trip for two!

It does take some time and effort, but implementing a staff retreat is one of the best ways of engaging your entire team, hearing each staff member's direct feedback and motivating everyone to set personal and professional goals for the coming year. We highly recommend it!

Contact HR Manager Kathryn Mills for best practices in implementing a successful staff retreat