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OpEx365 Retreats bring together the global development community to address the systemic issues still facing our work internally and externally. Together we will build community for large, strategic change and create solutions that draw on the operational excellence and best practices. Retreats will be structured as a once-a-trimester virtual event spanning two days with three hours per day.

Retreats Structure  


Over the course of two days, the facilitated Retreats will include a mix of sector expert-led talks, self-led individual activity, curated group work, and group discussions. We will have a few different retreat topics to choose from each trimester. We will be pulling from our toolbox of seasoned conference planning with opportunities for micro-learning moments, plenaries, and co-creation to propel solutions forward. 

Humentum has begun to identify trends that will impact your work – and ours – in the years ahead. These are areas we can't ignore. Our current retreat themes for trimester 1 are (with one more for Executive Leaders coming soon):

The Virtual NGO


COVID-19 has accelerated the trend of virtual work, and no matter what the future holds, the way that we work will never be the same. To survive, all organizations will need to embrace becoming some version of a virtual NGO. What will your version look like? Learn what is possible and necessary, assess your organizations strengths and challenges, and reflect on ways to shift into the future.

Putting Localization Into Practice


While the concept of localization is not new, prevalent conversations about equity, power, and the realities of COVID-19 have made the practical application of localized models of development and humanitarian assistance a trend we must not ignore. But what does operationalizing localization actually look like? Learn about the possibilities, assess where your organization currently stands, and reflect on ways that your team and organization can lean into this trend.
Similar to our Solution Sessions, Retreat themes are tentative and will be developed based on the needs of the global development community. 

November 17 - 18

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
4:00 – 7:00 PM EAT

2:00 – 5:00 PM GMT

6:00 – 9:00 AM PDT

CEO Series Retreats


All three trimesters offer a CEO Series Retreat as a third option specifically for CEOs.

1120 20th St, NW

Suite 520 S

Washington, DC 20036

Tel: (202) 509-0465

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