reflect and recharge

A two day residential workshop

 A two day residential workshop -2018 dates to be announced

Too many meetings? No time to think? Bombarded by emails? At a crossroads?

If you need space to develop your ideas, tackle new situations or challenges and successfully recharge , this workshop is for you.

Reflect and Recharge

Reflect and Recharge, in this lovely rural setting,  aims to put the wind back in your sails. You will have time to:

Reflect on your journey and ponder where next
Explore ways to navigate transitions
Use resilience ideas to strengthen your resolve
Share with others and tap into their experience
Be quietly on your own

A tried and tested format

How many times have you heard yourself,  a friend or colleague say ‘If only I had the time?’

In order to be creative, solve problems, produce new  ideas or prepare for change or retirement, it helps to take time to reflect on new directions and opportunities.

Reflect and Recharge offers the chance to explore where you are now, consider future  options and decide next steps. With an emphasis on self-direction, we will use open space, group discussion and light touch facilitation to share experiences and ideas in a small group working at a similar pace.

Who is the workshop for?

Anyone in the private, statutory or voluntary sectors who  would relish time out from their daily demands to refocus on options.


Tricia Wass is a management consultant with more than twenty years experience working with organisations, teams and individuals. She draws on both therapeutic and managerial  approaches, loves accompanying clients through times of transition and change, and has  an open facilitation style to enable reflection and creativity.
Kim Aumann has worked as a trainer, practitioner and third sector manager . Her ideal day is in the company of groups and teams eager to explore resilience based solutions to tough times. She has published articles, books and chapters on resilience and community university partnership working but her real passion is delving with others to make sense of things. and go to Associates


There are 14 places available:
8 single occupancy rooms and 3 shared twin rooms (please book early if you want a  single room).
Costs include overnight accommodation, food, VAT:

£400 per person for organisations
£265 per person sharing a twin
£295 per person in a single room
£375 per person for voluntary sector organisations (£345 Sharing)

For further details: New dates to be announced
Tricia 07976 285674
Kim   07906 845424
For a booking form, email: [email protected] or download here R&R Booking Form May 2017

The Venue
Commonwork is at Boreplace – seven miles from  Tonbridge.  A large well-equipped  manor house set in one hundred acres of rolling Kent countryside. Comfortable bedrooms with shared bathrooms,  a lovely  atmosphere with plenty of indoor and outdoor quiet  working areas too. A place to enjoy good ideas, good food and good company

Reflect and Recharge Workshop Click on this link to download the flyer


“I came away feeling relaxed and refreshed with a greater sense of clarity about work situations and a stronger sense of confidence in my professional role.”

“Challenging, inspiring, provoking, fun!”

“If you are in a place where you need time to really stop and think about work, this is a fantastic opportunity. Tricia and Kim are incredibly skilled and every one of us came away having made key decisions, and feeling incredibly positive.”

 “An invigorating mental workout”

 “….the workshop gave me a time to be creative and to rethink.”

 “It was just what I needed to plan my next project once I retire!”

As a Trustee of the Sussex Beacon, Tricia worked with the management team individually and together, and with the Board of Trustees to help us think through our strategies and policies and to plan our long-term objectives. I was particularly struck by Tricia’s ability to work with people at different levels across the organisation, to bring people together and get them to work together, and her skill at drawing out issues from a mass of information provided at meetings and at workshop events and making this information coherent and, in particular, useable.


Trustee, Sussex Beacon

I have worked with Tricia Wass for more than 8 years and during that time we’ve worked on a variety of projects together. The joy of working with Tricia is that she truly listens to what you want to achieve and helps to facilitate this in order to achieve the organisation’s objectives. Tricia is constantly aware of the changing agenda and I have found her always able to provide the support and facilitation we have needed”


Senior PCT Manager

It’s a joy to work with Tricia. She has facilitated our annual staff and board away day for the last three years. It’s great to have a safe pair of hands guiding us through policy debates and various action plans. She is such a positive influence on our work. She‘s very much part of the Shape family!


Chief Executive of leading Disability Arts Organisation