UPDATE: OK, the “vision” section with the public speaking component was useful. It also helped to get me to a point where I could engage in some remarkable conversations over lunch with some real sharp, dedicated folks. I will factor this into my final evaluation.
The place I’m staying is owned by the Girl Scouts of America. Seriously. The TV even has an all Girl Scout channel. It’s all rather ripe for innappropriate jokes.
I will review this leadership retreat (and the company that offers these trainings to “progressive” nonprofits) in a later post. It will likely not be pretty.
Here’s the summary argument, expressed as a simple math formula:
Casey + touchy-feelie sessions with large groups of people + Kumbaya groupthink = Hell.