News and information updates on the Retreat.


One of the reasons we chose Crieff as our venue is that we knew they would bring excellence in many aspects, including food. I’m sure we’ve all had travelling experiences where poor food just added to the stress and tiredness of being away from home, and I was determined not to experience that here. We […]

Casting the Net Wider

We’re very keen to see more attendees outwith N America & Western Europe. SPCTs/SPCs in Africa, Asia, S America and E Europe: get in touch now!

Invitations & Tickets are GO!

Invitations went out this weekend, and tickets are flying out of the door. The sooner you book, the better price you’ll get, so fill in the registration form in this post to get your invitation ahead of SAI’s big mailing.

Creating Creative Spaces

I love this video from the SAFe PO course, and it has some useful lessons for the Retreat.
What we’re trying to do is to create an unpressured creative space where hunches can come and collide; to mingle and swap to create new ideas. So if it seems like the schedule has ‘wasted’ time, and some noise: that’s by design.

A Sense of Ba

The Retreat’s approach that it produces output entirely dependent on the unique, self-organising interaction of its attendees and the experiences and ideas we bring. It will be a true conference in that sense. A critical success factor in this will be the degree to which we can generate a sense of Ba. Remembering what we […]

Hello World!

It’s been a fairly frantic few weeks but we’re now just about ready to launch this site.

There are a few areas with sawdust still lying around, but in the spirit of rushing to value, they’re not enough to stop this going live.