0 372

3 planning tips for corporate retreats Texas at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

corporate retreats texas | Mill Creek Ranch ResortMaybe you are doing general team building, or maybe your company has a project that will require a little more time than one (way too long) meeting. Corporate retreats Texas are a great way to do both, and with the facilities at Mill Creek Ranch Resort we are here to assist you in taking care of business while taking a little bit of a load off. Here are a few tips to make your next corporate retreat productive, successful and fun.

Plan ahead. Keep in mind that you are taking people away from their homes and their families for a work-related event. You owe it to them to make sure the retreat is both productive and at least somewhat entertaining. Make sure you’ve done extensive research and planned ahead, creating an itinerary of any seminars, speeches, meetings, team building activities or brainstorms so the day or weekend runs smoothly.

Keep your eye on the goal. If your goal is to have ample time together to go through any number of phases of a big project, keep your focus on that. Plan activities and tasks that work towards completing your project as a whole group, in smaller groups, and then regroup as a whole to consider your progress. Do not plan an afternoon of trust falls if your main goal is to get ahead on a big project. On the flip side, do not plan on working on projects if your main goal is team building. Trust fall away!

Location, location, location! The location of corporate retreats Texas is especially important if you are planning an overnight stay. While the purpose of the retreat is to work and/or team build, you are not going to be doing that until your team falls into their beds at night. Book your retreat at a place that has a few things to do after dinner and/or work time.  Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s corporate retreat facilities include low-key activities such as nature walks, roasting marshmallows over a campfire or relaxing in the hot tub so your team will find the retreat fulfilling for both work and mental rejuvenation.

With a little planning and a little help from our corporate sales manager and our activities director, Mill Creek Ranch Resort is the perfect place to plan corporate retreats Texas. Between our state-of-the-art meeting rooms, full catering options, and tranquil luxury resort, let us help you plan a successful, productive and enjoyable corporate retreat.

corporate retreats texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

0 366

Mill Creek Ranch Resort Makes the Perfect Dallas Special Events Venue

Dallas special events | Mill Creek Ranch ResortOur facilities at Mill Creek Ranch Resort make a perfect little getaway for anyone looking for a Dallas special events venue, and we are just an hour out of town nestled in the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods in historical Canton, TX. We accommodate any event you may have in mind, including weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and team building events, church retreats, even RV rallies!

We have meeting spaces that can accommodate a small group of 10 to a larger group of 100 for corporate events, board meetings or symposiums, audio/visual equipment to meet any technical needs you may have and the ability to adjust the seating arrangement in a more formal, banquet or classroom style or a more casual theater style. We are also right in the vicinity of the Twin Lakes Golf Course (one of Dallas’ top ten according to the Dallas Morning News), a challenging zip lining course (perfect for team building), several wonderful little shops and restaurants or stay on site and enjoy an archery competition. Check out our facebook page to see more team building fun!

For a smaller, family event, we are also just a mile away from Yesterland farm, an old-school style farm that’s kind of like a nostalgic country fair all the time. They have loads of special events and a renowned pumpkin patch and special Christmas events (like a Christmas tree farm). You can double up on your deals too with a wintertime visit; Yesterland farms has free admission during the Christmas season and we have a special off-season 50% discount on event spaces when you make us your Dallas special events venue from November through February. (Be sure to call us for more details and to book your holiday event!)

If your family reunion is anything but small, don’t worry; the more the merrier. We love big families! Our outdoor entertainment pavillion can accommodate up to 150 people.  In the pavilion and RV Lodge,  you can cook your own meals or we offer catering services if you just want to relax and let us handle everything.

Don’t forget our great executive cabins to make any getaway a pleasure.  We have many styles of our Texas cottages.  You can view more on our interactive map, or come out for a tour!

Whether you want to DIY it with a ton of personal touches or sit back, relax and let us do all the work, we are here to help. Mill Creek Ranch Resort, your Dallas special events venue. Let us help make your event fun, relaxing and memorable.

Dallas Special Events Venue
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

0 327

TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR DALLAS SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM-BUILDING WORKSHOPS

dallas special events | Mill Creek Ranch ResortSometimes teams, whether co-workers, student government leaders, church group leaders,  etcetera aren’t quite functioning at their optimum level.  Or perhaps, there is a newly formed group who have not yet had the opportunity to get to know each other.  A Dallas special events team-building workshop might be just the ticket to get your group up and running at its best.

Following are some tips to assure that your Dallas special events team-building workshop is a success:

HAVE A PURPOSE IN MIND.  Mind Tools, an organization highly recommended as an important part of one’s professional leadership toolkit, suggests that, “Team-building exercises can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses. However, only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically.  In other words, there has to be a real purpose behind your decision to do the exercise – for example, improving the team’s problem-solving or creativity skills – rather than because you felt like giving your people a nice day out of the office.”

WHAT ARE YOUR TEAM’S CHALLENGES?  Mind Tools suggests that the very most important step in the process of planning a team-building event is figuring out what issues your team is facing.  Then you can select a team-building activities that will most effectively help them work through these challenges.

IDENTIFY THE ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEMS.  Mind Tools further suggests asking some questions to identify the source of the organizations troubles:

  • Do members of the team need to get to know one another?
  • Is there an issue with communication?  Do communication problems slow the advancement of the group?
  • Are some members seeking their own accomplishments to the detriment of the group?
  • Do group members need to learn how to work collectively, instead of individually?
  • Is there a morale problem among group members?
  • Are some individuals opposed to change?  Is this affecting the rest of the group?
  • Are there disagreements between certain people that generates divisiveness within the team?

A handy tool that Mind Tools shares to investigate the issues facing your team is their Team Effectiveness Assessment.  Upon completion of the assessment you are directed to tools that will help improve the areas of team-working problems identified in the assessment. 

“Teamwork has a dramatic effect on organizational performance.  An effective team can help an organization achieve incredible results.  A team that is not working can cause unnecessary disruption, failed delivery and strategic failure.”

Sometimes in order to achieve the most successful Dallas special events team-building workshops, it is important to get away from the usual work environment.  Mill Creek Ranch Resort is perfect for your Dallas special events.  Offering: Corporate Meetings, Board Retreats, Seminars and Corporate Trainings.  The beauty and serenity of Mill Creek Ranch Resort allows your group to focus, relax and re-energize.  Less than an hour from Dallas in beautiful East Texas, we offer exceptional facilities, corporate amenities and state of the art technology.  Our meeting space accommodates groups of 5 to 150.  Theatre, conference, banquet and classroom-style seating arrangements are available.  Full catering is also available with budget friendly options.  Our Activities Director is available to coordinate all your team-building activities and desired entertainment, and our Corporate Sales Manager will handle every other detail for your group.  Overnight accommodations are available in our gorgeous cottages and cabins each equipped with a queen bed, sofa sleeper, WiFi, TV, full bath/shower and kitchen.  Executive cottages offering deluxe amenities are also available.  Let us help make your next Dallas special events Team-Building Workshop a success.

Dallas special events
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

Photo Credit: ©Depositphotos.com/Andres Rodriguez