Shared Purpose

2009July_Molokai_600x190Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy wanted their staff retreat to do big things: deeply connect 80 staff from a half dozen offices around the country to each other and to the mission… and also take the time to look at big picture challenges and think creatively about what’s next — all in the course of a day and a half.  Ella Andrews and Deborah Salas designed an agenda that used storytelling to do just that. The result was an imaginative and efficient retreat that helped Ocean Conservancy staff get to know each other, get re-energized for the work and apply their collective talent to the big questions that face the organization and our world’s oceans.

“Wow.  The feedback from the retreat has been absolutely astounding.  I have never seen the like.  It appears to have been a genuinely moving experience for our folks.  The mandate of forging deeper/new connections to each other, to the institution, and to the cause appears to have been fulfilled, in spades.  Astoundingly good work! ” 

– Andreas Merkl, CEO, Ocean Conservancy