OpEx365 Retreats bring the global development community together to solve our joint challenges and build resilient nonprofits for the future.

Making Room for Innovation: Reassembling our World of Work 






Check out the full Zine for a recap of what we covered at Retreat 2!

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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. 

Join us for the third of these retreats on June 15-16, where we will explore together how we can define the nonprofits of the future.

June 15-16, 2021

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

Retreats overall theme


This retreat series will offer the opportunity to take time away from our regular work and give ourselves and each other the space to nurture innovation and adaptation to face the uncertain future.


We will:

  • Reflect on the journey of the past year and take stock of which ways of working we want to preserve and what we want to leave behind

  • View our current challenges through the lens of complexity (not all challenges are created equal)

  • Explore how the challenges we are facing are part of large and embedded systems

  • Give and get imaginative help from our colleagues

  • Experience a whole new way to interact together, online


You'll leave each retreat with:

  • Concrete ways you can begin to innovate, right now

  • Clearer articulations of the most persistent challenges

  • Deeper networking connections with Humentum

What to expect at Retreat 3, Making Room for Innovation: Reassembling our World of Work


So, now what? At the final retreat, we will ask:

Now what? How have we changed? How, with our new thinking, do we act our way into the future? We will draft robust strategies for an unpredictable future and discover what we can do right away. 

In this retreat, you can expect to:

  • Develop strategies for operating in a range of possible yet unpredictable futures.

  • Discover and focus on what each of us has the freedom and resources to do now. 

  • Reflect to reveal insights and paths forward. 

Agenda coming soon!

All retreats will be led by professional facilitator, Maggie Chumbley. Maggie has gained a reputation for being a master at engaging and meaningful virtual sessions.  


Maggie Chumbley

CEO Series Retreats


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

"See the CHAOS of NOW as seedbed for the FUTURE"

- Joanna Macy