The length of the next CoTech retreat
None of us at FAC could commit to a 4-day retreat this time and we couldn't really afford it, so we ended up splitting the time between two of us. If it were no longer than 48 hours next time, we would almost certainly be able to send two delegates for the entire retreat. I am strongly in favour of a shorter retreat next time and would like to propose something to that effect here if it gets enough support.
Poll Created Fri 1 Dec 2017
Was this year's CoTech retreat (Wortley Hall) the right length? Closed Mon 4 Dec 2017
Just a quick (non-binding) poll to get a sense of how long the annual retreat should be. Reasons can be provided with your vote.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
||It was too long||70.6%||12|
||It was just right||29.4%||5|
|It was too short||0.0%||0|
|Undecided||0%||95||RS AM KB AW DU DU AW AC GO LL VN DU DU TM EM MS N"A EB JN A DU DU DU H DU|
17 of 112 people have voted (15%)
Chris Lowis (Go Free Range) Fri 1 Dec 2017
I felt it was a little too long - the final afternoon and (I assume, I'd already left) morning were much quieter. Maybe something like Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening would be better?
Louise Scott Fri 1 Dec 2017
I think the length is just right at the moment as there is loads to sort out but in time, when we have things in place, it would definitely be better if is was slightly shorter. 4 days is a lot of time away.
Aptivate Cooperators Fri 1 Dec 2017
I think people joining later in the event might have missed out due to way the work flow went. Also, smaller coops couldn't send big numbers, so people missed the entire event altogether. A shorter time frame would be more accessible, I think.
Chris Booth (Form & Function) Fri 1 Dec 2017
It was quite a big time commitment, but I wouldn't want to make it too much shorter as a lot of travel involved for those from the far north...
Shaun Fensom Fri 1 Dec 2017
Perhaps more to the point, it was at the wrong time of year. I know almost any time is challenging to make space for 3+ days out, but towards end November is particularly challenging.
Annie Legge (Dot Project) Fri 1 Dec 2017
I didn't want to leave part way through, but the 3rd night made it too long re work / family commitments and I think there is real value in as many as possible being there for the entire retreat.
Animorph Co-op Mon 4 Dec 2017
I was thinking it might be useful to cut it down to (almost) full three days but some people have to travel from afar so this would be heavy on them. Besides, we need a bit of time to just hang out... Perhaps less busy part of the year?
Kayleigh Walsh Outlandish Mon 4 Dec 2017
I agree with @sion I think Sunday - Tuesday evening would be good and more engagement across the network during the year could mean that we're more iterative/people have a clearer idea of what we need to do at WH & what can be done elsewhere.