BEAM Staff Retreat

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Project Years: 2022

BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant-making institution dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. At its 2022 annual retreat, BEAM had four goals: 1) review and celebrate accomplishments from the year; 2) expand team and trust building; 3) participate in wellness and nourishment practices; and 4) create the vision for 2023.

BEAM hired Facente Consulting to lead their end-of-year strategy and planning retreat. In collaboration with the retreat planning committee, Facente Consulting created and facilitated an interactive agenda that included activities designed to grow trust and camaraderie among team members, promote individual and collective wellness, allow space for brainstorming and feedback, and ensure consensus on the following year’s vision. The project wrapped up with a post-retreat debrief, where Facente Consulting support the team to finalize their vision and workplan for 2023.