Meet the Edith Macy Center Event Team and Discover Their Sweet Traditions

Nestled in the serene landscape of Briarcliff Manor, New York, the Edith Macy Center is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of tranquility for a distinctive group retreat experience. It's a place where the magic of gatherings takes on a special charm, especially as the sun sets over the picturesque grounds. 

Here, the dedicated team behind the scenes creates memorable events and shares in a beloved tradition: gathering around the inviting fire pits.


Winter Warmth in New England: The Perfect Setting for Team  Retreats

Winter in New England may be synonymous with cozying up by the fire and sipping on hot cocoa. But, did you know, it's also an underrated season for team-building and corporate retreats?

Team-building in winter offers your group the opportunity to maximize their time, combat winter blues, and maximize budgets. Don't give winter meetings the cold shoulder. Here are five reasons why.


Addressing Common Challenges During a Group Retreat: Solutions and Workarounds

If you've ever coordinated or been a part of a group retreat, you might be familiar with the euphoria of spending quality time away from routine, bonding with others, and finding rejuvenation.  Yet, alongside these beautiful memories, there might be a sprinkle of challenges. 

Here at Edith Macy Center, we’ve worked with many group retreats over the years, and we are sharing a few common problems we’ve seen with some handy solutions and workarounds. 

Let's dive in!


Creative Briefings are for Mondays (Plus, 20 Other Meeting Types and When to Host Them)

Want to get the most from your next task-force meeting? Consider scheduling it on a Thursday. Need a department sync-up? Schedule it on a Tuesday. 

Come to find out, different days of the week are better for planning different types of meetings. And it makes sense, too, because our energy levels, priorities, and the flow of the workweek tend to vary. 

To optimize your team's productivity and creativity, aligning your meeting types with the right days can make a significant difference. So, let's dive into the art of scheduling meetings on specific days of the week to make the most out of your valuable time.


The Undeniable Advantages of Hosting Your Next Meeting Off-Site

Whether brainstorming new ideas, discussing upcoming changes, or building team morale, an off-site meeting can be the perfect way for corporations to get everyone on the same page and build relationships across departments. 

An off-site meeting delivers a dose of novelty and breaks up the mundane. It allows on-site employees to connect in a new way, and hybrid and virtual employees can experience a sense of inclusion. It is also the perfect venue for creating unique team-building activities, allowing everyone to bond. 

Off-site meetings are beneficial during times of transition because they allow corporations to introduce new ideas, policies, and procedures without disrupting daily office operations. They provide an escape from the typical office environment so teams can focus on strategic planning or engage in serious conversations about change without distractions. 

From a branding standpoint, off-site meetings send a strong message - that the company cares enough to take their team out of their comfort zones and invest in them away from the office walls. This can help build loyalty among employees as well as create a positive impression among external stakeholders who may attend.


8 Exciting Team Activities to Ignite Group Dynamics and Create Unforgettable Memories 

Group activities can transform the relationship dynamics within your team. Everyone has heard of traditional team-building exercises like the trust fall or ropes course, but these are only the start. To generate excitement and commitment around your group activities, it helps to be creative.


Refresh & Revitalize Your NYC Team with an Epic Off-Site Day Meeting

With the growth of hybrid and remote work, more New York City companies are investing in face time. Not only does stepping away from the office with your team help to refresh and revitalize key members, it can also give infuse a boost of creative energy.

From entry-level employees to top executives, everyone benefits from coming together in ways even the best video conferencing can't match. As a result, organizations are seeing a boost in productivity and morale.

Host a day meeting at the right venue, and you'll have real competitive advantages that touch every team in your organization.