THE VORNICA SIGNATURE WOMEN-LED TEAM PERFORMANCE ACCELERATION RETREAT

PACT
PRODUCTIVE, ALIGNED, CO-CREATIVE TEAMS

Accelerate connection, unleash your team’s productivity, avoid time wasted on drama and toxic conflict, save money by retaining your best people, and skyrocket your team’s creativity and engagement by rewarding them with a tailor-made retreat in heaven.

JOIN US IN MADEIRA, PORTUGAL:
FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2023 

WITH CRISTINA MUNTEAN

BOOK A NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED CALL TO CHECK HOW PACT CAN ELEVATE YOUR TEAM’S RESILIENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND WELLBEING

WHY A TAILOR-MADE RETREAT FOR YOUR TEAM
– AND FOR YOU?

Do you want an attuned, aligned, and action-ready team that is resilient and able to perform regardless of circumstances?

Or do you want to spend more of your precious time managing a loose group of people with little in common that reminds you of a clowder of cats, each preoccupied with their own interests and each running in their own direction?

THE GAME HAS CHANGED FOR TEAMS.
IS YOUR TEAM READY TO PERFORM IN THE NEW, DISTRIBUTED world of work?

The pandemic and its aftermath decimated teams and organizations.

As soon as the pandemic started, organizations were fast to send people working from home. Yet not so many organizations were also fast at investing in people and managers’ remote and hybrid leadership skills that are so necessary for working and performing together in the new distributed – remote and hybrid - post-pandemic work environment. 

Today, if we want to succeed individually and together, we need to understand how the game has changed for our teams.

As opposed to teams that meet regularly in person in a physical office, in distributed - remote or hybrid - teams PERFORMANCE IS DRIVEN PURELY BY PRESENCE AND PROCESS. 

What do we mean by that?

In order for a team to be ACTION-READY in a distributed - remote or hybrid - environment, it needs to be ATTUNED (to know, understand, and respect each other) and ALIGNED (to share a common purpose and vision for the team’s desired results).

Yet, instead of taking enough time to get to know each other and to understand how we can run far together, we are so fast to jump into action even when we don’t know where that action might lead us.

This way we become fast depleted, frustrated, and overwhelmed. Neither the team, nor its individual contributors, are operating at their best.

Not taking the time to attune and align a team before jumping into action is the fastest way to anxiety, depression, individual burnout, and ultimately to quitting and high fluctuation, which costs organizations billions of euro in lost productivity and opportunity every year.   

This can be easily avoided by doing the right thing at the right time.

Give your team a chance to come together, to attune to each other as people and professionals, to align themselves on their vision of performance, then get out of their way to allow them to co-create outcomes beyond your wildest imagination.

Would you like to avoid unnecessary conflict, burnout and higher fluctuation in your team? Would you like to learn how to ease your people’s burden by creating more CLARITY and BETTER WORK PROCESSES? Would you like to lead a team that performs beyond expectations and puts you in pole position for your next promotion into top leadership and the C-Suite?

BOOK A NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED CALL TO CHECK HOW PACT CAN ELEVATE YOUR TEAM’S RESILIENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND WELLBEING

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER PACT, OUR OUTSTANDING TAILOR-MADE TEAM RETREAT?

IS YOUR TEAM CURRENTLY:

  • Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed because of the volume of work and conflicting priorities?
  • Experiencing higher levels of irritation, criticism, drama, conflict, and overall disengagement?
  • Facing higher fluctuation because people are simply quitting?
  • Not capable of hiring new people because of a hiring freeze, poor processes, or because new people simply don’t work to work for you?
  • Fragmented and without a clear sense of purpose, vision, and identity?
  • Torn apart among multiple, conflicting stakeholders?
  • In dire need of clear processes for communicating and working together?
  • Threatened to be dismantled during the next company restructuring?
  • Full of exceptional people who yet, somehow, can’t seem to be able to come together as a team?
  • Under pressure to deliver transformative, creative, and innovative outcomes, yet not sure if you can deliver?
  • Putting your own career growth at risk?

WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR TEAM TO:

  • Become a magnet for the best people in your organization and have people stand in line to work for you?
  • Be able to do your best work and perform as a team with more ease?
  • Avoid time wasted on misunderstandings, conflict, and drama?
  • Be made of positive people who understand the purpose of your work together?
  • Have fun and really look forward to being and working with each other?
  • Experience more inclusion, belonging, learning, and thriving?
  • Understand the value of constructive conflict and solve it among themselves with goodwill and grace?
  • Retain your best talents and turn them into mentors for your new hires?
  • Have an Avengers-like brand that everyone knows and looks up to?
  • Have no issues negotiating more resources, space, and direction for your team with any stakeholder?
  • Become irreplaceable for your organization and so good that nobody can touch you even during crisis?
  • Hit targets and receive team-based bonuses regularly?
  • Be your source of pride and joy on your way to the C-Suite?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, it’s time we talk.     

BOOK A NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED CALL TO CHECK HOW PACT CAN ELEVATE YOUR TEAM’S RESILIENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND WELLBEING

FOR WHAT TYPE OF TEAM IS PACT?

PACT is ideal for the following type of women-led teams:  

  • Fully remote and hybrid teams;
  • Executive teams, including the CEO;
  • Strategic teams: sales, marketing, finance & accounting, IT, HR, operations & logistics, legal & compliance, research & development, production, internal and external customer experience, PR & public affairs, etc.
  • Project teams: strategic initiative and change management; digital transformation; company restructuring etc.
  • Partnership teams: mixed teams of internal and external collaborators, teams that include external organizational stakeholders etc.

CHECK: IS YOUR TEAM READY FOR PACT?

The VORNICA® signature outstanding team performance acceleration retreat PACT – PRODUCTIVE, ALIGNED, CO-CREATIVE TEAMS has been carefully designed for women-led teams from a variety of organizations and industries across Europe.

We are aware that solid team performance is THE CALLING CARD for women advancement into top leadership. Faithful to our mission to triple the number of women CEOs in Europe by 2030, we want to support all women-led teams to PERFORM AT THEIR BEST while enjoying more PEACE, JOY AND WELLBEING.

If you are a woman leading a team of minimum 3 and maximum 20 people, whom you would like to bring together for HIGHER PERFORMANCE, ENGAGEMENT, AND JOY AT WORK, you are the right fit for us. 

PACT IS FOR YOU WHEN:

  • You know that your team could function, communicate, and perform much better.
  • You are committed to your people’s long-term growth and success.
  • You have the big picture in mind for your people, team, company, and your life.
  • You really want to have fun working together as a team.
  • You are willing to invest in your team development, even when this means some tough negotiations with your owners or stakeholders.

PACT IS NOT FOR YOU WHEN:

  • You are not really committed to building a high performing team.
  • You and your people don’t feel the need to learn and grow, individually and as a team.
  • You are not ambitious; you are happy with how things are right now.
  • Your team cannot take 5 days to come together as people and professionals to co-create te future of your work together.
  • You are not willing or able to finance a 5-day retreat for your whole team.

ARE YOU A SMART, TALENTED, AND AMBITIOUS WOMAN LEADER WHO WANTS TO TAKE HER TEAM’S PERFORMANCE AND WELLBEING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

BOOK A NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED CALL TO CHECK HOW PACT CAN ELEVATE YOUR TEAM’S RESILIENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND WELLBEING

WHAT KIND OF TEAM CHALLENGES CAN WE ADDRESS TOGETHER DURING OUR RETREAT?

During our five-day tailor made performance acceleration retreat PACT we can address any of the challenges that can emerge during a team’s existence.

FORMING:

  • Coming together as a new team; getting to know each other as individuals and professionals and attuning to each other.
  • Co-creating a team purpose and vision for teamwork.
  • Designing the team values, goals, and future destination together.
  • Mapping the team’s strategic stakeholders and engaging them in the team performance early on.
  • Accepting a new leader into an established team – alignment and change integration.
  • Creating more inclusion and belonging in your team.

STORMING:

  • How to manage differences and leverage creative conflict in your team.
  • Unconscious biases in distributed teams.
  • Personality and working styles; how to work together productively even when we are so different from each other.
  • How to re-align a team and her leader when the team is pushing back through passive aggressiveness and negative, toxic behaviour.

NORMING:

  • How to create a team agreement that will bring you clarity and save you time, nerves, and unnecessary conflict.
  • Ways of working and ways of communicating for high performance in a distributed team. Synchronous and asynchronous communication for success in the new work environment.
  • Team branding – how to create a team brand and identity that stakeholders look up to.

PERFORMING:

  • How to avoid burnout by making sure that work is evenly distributed in the team.
  • How to master boundaries internally in the team and in relation to your external stakeholders.

ADJOURNING:

  • How to celebrate a project well led and integrate lessons for future growth.
  • How to dismantle a team after a project / organization is over.

PACT is an incredibly flexible format aimed to address precisely the challenges that you and your team are facing, to bring you and your people on the same page, and to leave you with a clear action plan that will skyrocket your team’s performance and wellbeing.

PACT DRAFT SCHEDULE

1
MONDAY:
  • Arrival and check-in.
  • 17.00 – 20.00: Module 1.
  • Team dinner.
1
TUESDAY:
  • 10.00 – 13.30: Module 2.
  • 13.30 – 16.00: Lunch, Relax & Reconnection.
  • 16.00 – 19.30: Module 3.
  • Team dinner.
1
WEDNESDAY:
  • Whole-day team building activity.
  • 17.00 – 20.00: team building activity debrief and lessons learnt.
  • Team dinner.
1
THURSDAY:
  • 10.00 – 13.30: Module 4.
  • 13.30 – 16.00: Lunch, Relax & Reconnection.
  • 16.00 – 19.30: Module 5.
  • Team dinner.
1
FRIDAY:
  • 10.00 – 13.00: Module 5. Action Plan and Next Steps.

The program includes:

  1. 20 hours of direct, in-person team coaching, mentoring, and facilitation.
  2. 20 hours of team building activities, relaxation, and togetherness.
  3. 3 individual 60-minute sessions of individual executive mentoring / coaching for the team leader.
  4. 4 hours of program preparation with the team retreat leader / sponsor.
  5. 3 hours of virtual follow-up with the whole team 30 and 90 days after the retreat.

PROGRAM LOGISTICS AND THE VENUE

The VORNICA® signature outstanding team performance acceleration retreats PACT - PRODUCTIVE, ALIGNED, CO-CREATIVE TEAMS take place on the beautiful island of Madeira, in Portugal.

Your team will be accommodated in the magnificent resort Quinta Splendida in Caniço, 15 minutes by car from the Madeira airport. Function of your team members’ preferences, they can be accommodated in single or in double rooms.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE OUTSTANDING LOCATION OF YOUR INCOMING RETREAT:

A GENUINE EYE AND SOUL-OPENING EXPERIENCE

In order to nurture your authentic experience on the magic island of Madeira we partnered with Tiago Olim, our local concierge and experience designer.

Born and raised in Madeira, Tiago is passionate about designing curated in-person experiences for an authentic local immersion.

He helps retreat leaders, entrepreneurs and brands to achieve their vision by building up tailored-made remarkable experiences surrounded by the natural landscapes of Portugal.

YOUR INVESTMENT:

The VORNICA® signature outstanding team performance acceleration retreats PACT - PRODUCTIVE, ALIGNED, CO-CREATIVE TEAMS is priced to honor the value of the services provided to you by our team and your team and company’s current economic realities.

The final price of your team retreat will depend on:

  • The number of people in your team joining the retreat.
  • The final cost of the flight from your location to Madeira.
  • People’s preference for single or double accommodation.
  • Some other special requirements coming from your team and its leadership.

WHAT WE INCLUDE IN THE PRICE:

  • Your flight to and from Madeira.
  • Airport shuttle to and from the hotel to the Madeira airport.
  • Welcome drink.
  • 5-day, 4-night accommodation in a 4-start hotel for the entire team, including 4 breakfasts / person. Accommodation is possible in double rooms or in single rooms for a small additional cost.
  • 6 coffee breaks.
  • Access to the hotel gym, outdoor and indoor swimming facilities.
  • 4 dinners – two at the hotel, two downtown in specially chosen locations. Each dinner includes a choice of one alcoholic drink.
  • 2 shuttles to dinner downtown and back to the hotel for the entire team.
  • 4 lunches – three at the hotel, one as part of the team building activity.
  • All team program preparation, coaching / mentoring / facilitation, and follow-up.
  • Two tailor-made experiences: one whole-day team building experience, one evening sharing.

WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Extra charge for single rooms.
  • Upgrade for the team leader room to Spa Seaside Premium Room.
  • Individual preferences for shuttles, taxi fares etc.
  • Spa treatments.
  • Individual shopping, gifts etc.
  • Extra alcohol for dinner.
  • Extra-tours downtown etc.  

HOW CAN YOU CALCULATE YOUR RETURN ON INVESTMENT INTO YOUR TEAM RETREAT?

  • Take a look at the cost of fluctuation. How much would it cost you to replace three-four members of your team that might leave unless you start operating and performing better as a team?
  • Consider the cost of absenteeism, low engagement, and low performance. Even if your people stay, but they don’t perform at their best, this will cost you and your organization way beyond your expectations.
  • Add the cost of burnout and medical care for exhausted people.
  • Include the cost of managing drama. Calculate the volume of time spent by the team leader on managing unnecessary conflict, drama, and negativity in the team. Research says that it usually stands between 40% and 80% in highly dysfunctional teams.
  • Take into account missed opportunities. While your team is struggling to perform, the world is moving ahead, and you will have lost numerous opportunities on the way.

MORE GOOD NEWS: BONUSES FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM

When you join our signature outstanding team performance acceleration retreat PACT - PRODUCTIVE, ALIGNED, CO-CREATIVE TEAMS you also receive two extra gifts:

  1. 24 MONTHS OF FREE ACCESS TO THE VORNICA ACADEMY, a self-paced online learning platform where you can find spot-on video courses, webinar recordings, panel discussions and more career and leadership development materials aimed to support you at your every step on your journey of growth. This access alone is worth 1 500 EUR / person – up to 15 000 EUR / team of 10 people.
  2. FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR YOUR TEAM LEADER IN THE VORNICA COMMUNITY, an invitation-only virtual group for women in leadership where we gather every month to exchange wisdom, professional advice and experience aimed to accelerate your remote and hybrid career and leadership growth. Access to this community of peers is usually evaluated as PRICELESS.

WHO WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM?

Throughout the program your executive trainer, mentor, coach, and strategic thinking partner is Cristina Muntean, our founder & CEO.

Cristina is a complex people developer with more than 12 years of experience training, mentoring, and coaching some of the most visible leaders in TOP 100 companies in Europe. She is also the founder of our company, VORNICA®, a fully remote organization.

Cristina started developing our body of knowledge in remote and hybrid leadership in 2016, when she was consulting for Foxconn Global Services Division (FGSD), a branch of Foxconn, the largest technology manufacturer in the world.

Later she trained remote and hybrid leadership for large global organizations such as Unilever, IKEA, Asahi Breweries, or the Erste Group.

Cristina works regularly on an individual, team, or cross-organizational basis with leaders from companies such as Alior Bank Poland, Asahi Breweries, Avon Cosmetics, Banca Comercială Română, B. Braun, Česká spořitelna, Československá obchodní banka, Coca Cola, DM Group, Erste Group, Foxconn, HomeCredit International, HP Enterprise, HSBC, IBM, IKEA Retail, IKEA of Sweden, Komerční banka, Microsoft, Moneta Money Bank, Naspers, Nespresso, Novartis, O2, PPF Group, Raiffeisenbank Czech Republic, RWE/Innogy, Salesforce, UniCredit Bank, Unilever, Ursus Romania, Wrigley/Mars and many others.

Since 2010 Cristina conducted more than 3 000 training and facilitation sessions for over 50 000 people.

Cristina is a certified Senior Practitioner with the European Mentoring and Coaching Center (EMCC), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a multiply certified trainer of the Enneagram, a complex and dynamic system of personal development, and a trainer of systemic intelligence in organizations.

In 2018 Cristina published You, the Brand – Personal Branding for Career Growth, a book that she wrote in Czech, her fourth language. A relentless innovator, Cristina and her team organized the Personal Branding Summit 2019, the first ever fully digital conference in the Czech Republic.

Since 2020 you can find most of Cristina’s work in video and audio format in the video academy CRISTINAMUNTEAN.TV.

APPLY NOW SO WE CAN CHEER TO YOUR VICTORY A FEW MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD!

YOUR TEAM DEVELOPMENT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL OUR RETREAT?

No worries. We’ve got you covered.

Now you can also book team training, coaching, mentoring, and facilitation virtually. We also offer individual team leader development as part of our leading executive mentoring program NEVER WALK ALONE. Just book a call below so we can figure out together what’s the best next step for you and your team’s growth.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A RETREAT PER PERSON OR IN TOTAL?

In general the cost of a PACT retreat per person may vary between 3 000 and 5 000 EUR / person, function of the team specific requirements. For a team of 10 people this takes the budget to 30 000 EUR to 50 000 EUR and beyond.  

HOW DOES THE PAYMENT TAKE PLACE?

The PACT team retreat payment is taking place in two phases: a 80% full cost advance payment upon agreement and prior to the team retreat, and 20% remaining cost within 15 days after the retreat execution.

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE NEED TO CANCEL / RESCHEDULE OUR RETREAT?

Because of the major logistical effort involved at creating the retreat for you, you can reschedule the retreat only once, with a minimum of 30 days prior to the retreat. If the retreat is cancelled less than 30 days before its execution, the retreat is considered executed and the advance payment cannot be refunded.

IS PACT SUITABLE FOR EXECUTIVE TEAMS AS WELL?

Yes, absolutely. However, given the fact that executive teams are very specific, we recommend you to book a minimum 60-minute call so we can discuss your needs at length. In some cases it may be necessary to upgrade the location of our retreat to accommodate your specific desires.  

 

HOW CAN WE GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS RETREAT?

To get the most from this retreat we recommend the team to engage in the pre-retreat reflective activities, to go through all materials we will put at their disposal, and to come ready for full engagement. Your team’s proactivity will determine your success – and, ultimately, your destiny. 

 

WHEN AND HOW CAN THE TEAM LEADER ARRANGE THE 1-1 EXECUTIVE MENTORING / COACHING SESSIONS WITH CRISTINA?

Finding a good time for the three 60-minute individual executive mentoring sessions with Cristina is a top priority during your retreat onboarding process. By the end of the onboarding, you should know exactly when your 1-1 executive mentoring / coaching sessions will take place.

LET’S TAKE YOUR TEAM PERFORMANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL RIGHT NOW.

TAKE ONE WEEK TO REINVENT YOUR TEAM, SO YOU CAN WORK TOGETHER BETTER, LEARN FROM EACH OTHER, CO-CREATE AMAZING RESULTS, AND ALSO ENJOY YOUR TIME TOGETHER FOR AS LONG AS YOU EXIST AS A TEAM.

BOOK A NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED CALL TO CHECK HOW PACT CAN ELEVATE YOUR TEAM’S RESILIENCE, PRODUCTIVITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND WELLBEING
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