Let me explain the aims and objectives of the retreat.
Step 1 - strategic plan - deciding the direction for the year in the context of a 3-year plan
Step 2 - time and priority management - establishing the 2018/19 calendar and allocating free days, income-generating days and preparatory days;
Step 3 - organisational structure - recognising the internal and external people and skills that will be required to work the plan
Step 4 - financial control - creating the personal and professional budgets, cash flows and targets for the year
Step 5 - bringing the plan together - 90-day goals
A retreat is a 3-day intensive during which you can work your way through the same process and emerge with a clear plan for 2018/19.
Anybody who operates an existing dental business, whether NHS, mixed, private or specialist from single or multiple locations.
You have (or are about to) recently acquired a business and want a clear plan for growth
You have an existing business that has reached a glass ceiling and want to break through
You are thinking about your exit strategy and want to “polish the silver” before the sale
You feel as if you can do much more in business and require some mentoring
You are about to move beyond one location and start to grow a small group
You own a micro-corporate and seek effective strategies and tactics for controlled growth
You want some time away from the noise to think
A chance for you to get some quality time together, to share best practice, strategy and solutions with people in a similar situation and to work with me exclusively in a superb environment - and I promise some fun!
My next business retreat in April will be open to all-comers, including single visitors, business partners and couples!
The retreat will commence on Friday lunchtime, 20th April 2018 and conclude on Sunday afternoon, 22nd April 2018.
During this total immersion in planning I will be making sure that you: discuss and decide on your 2018/19 business plan populate your calendar for the full year, allocating time for work, rest and play build the ideal team structure, identifying weaknesses and gaps complete both personal and professional budgets and cash flows in Excel that will be your guide to financial success establish clear personal and professional goals and time-activate them
No doubt we will discuss many other topics connected to the business of dentistry but you will leave with a comprehensive plan of action, denominated in time and money.
Our September retreat took place in my home village of Hale, Cheshire. In April I am locating the retreat in London’s West End at one of my favourite locations, email@example.com, part of the prestigious 38 Devonshire Street dental practice owned by my friend Dr. Gaynor Langley.
The venue is in the heart of Marylebone, allowing easy access from all communication routes into the capital; it’s also one of the most beautiful dental practices in the UK. Delegates will be expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, allowing for complete flexibility on how you spend your personal time before, during and after the retreat.
Secure your place with a deposit of £350 now
Pay the balance in 2 further instalments of £350, to be collected on 1st March and 1st April.
We have recently changed the whole physical structure of our surgery, after successfully practicing for the last 20 years, with the ever changing dental field, the advent of corporates both major and micro we cannot just rely on good will and loyalty of patients and team, or a "flashy" looking surgery.
We are hard-working Principals who are supporting our associates, but now need to focus on what we want and how the practice will develop in the next 10 years. We want to work ON the business and not IN the business, therefore we need to restructure our mind set and the way we practice
We have seen and heard of Chris at various dental platforms and have always been inspired by his energy and extensive knowledge.
So, when an email popped up advertising a "couples retreat" focusing on husband and wife teams only this really appealed to us. As hopefully we could achieve a good balance in work and play.
After 20 years of muddling along with only having limited business, marketing, HR training through various organisations and CPD lectures. We decided to do this properly and make our practice exceptional, successful and most importantly enjoyable for us personally as well as our team and patients. The course was started with what we wanted to achieve out of the weekend, and Chris masterfully made sure that all our requests were answered and with the tools to achieve the goals we set, in a fun and relaxing environment After the retreat we have a new "zest of life" and have changed our outlook both personally and clinically, we are learning to delegate more rather than "micro-manage". We are putting in the ideas we learnt from Chris making our lives more balanced and happier. So much so our team and patients are appreciating the change, and our relationship has grown stronger.
Thank you very much for the weekend. It has certainly start a process of change that I believe will take some time to complete.
Gillian heard about the weekend and arranged this for us.
We were coasting along but allowing the practice to manage us rather than the other way around. In time we will have a team around us that will do the jobs that we do not want to do so we can concentrate on the overall management and doing what we want to do.
During the weekend the realisation that we needed to concentrate delegating as much as possible to others.
This may mean find more members of our team either part or fulltime to take on these roles. Also, we need to continue to progress in any area that we wanted to keep our interests alive. Ultimately, I think we will have a practice that is worth more, is better to work in and we will have more free time to do the activities we would like to do. I now look forward to the team huddles, and all being well I should have a Cerec machine by the end of the month. A bit more training required to get it up and running completely but well worth it.
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Chris Barrow has been active as a trainer, consultant, coach and mentor to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. Chris combines long experience and deep expertise with the originality and independence needed to resolve the thorniest problems. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he can reach conclusions quickly, as well as possessing the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. As a speaker, he is dynamic, energetic and charismatic.