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Executive Retreats on the Lazy EL Ranch
Good to GREAT! In these challenging times, it is essential for companies to build a solid team among key executives and important clients. Stepping out of the comfortable world of routines and deadlines can be a powerful way to build stronger relationships and promote teamwork. Whether the need is relaxing solitude in a Montana paradise or establishing team bonding among a cohort of individuals, the Lazy EL may be exactly what you need to take your team from good to GREAT! Our executive retreats have the entire ranch to themselves which translates to opportunities as endless as the terrain you will ride.
We are products of our environment and choosing the appropriate setting for an executive retreat is an important decision. The Lazy EL provides an opportunity to connect with both the land and with those around you. While nothing that we do here could be classified as simple, there is a tangible sense of purpose and accomplishment that comes after a day of hard work on the ranch. Being able to disconnect from the hustle of everyday life while, at the same time, connecting with the satisfaction that comes from moving 3000 cattle is an opportunity to take serious strides towards any goals you wish to accomplish.
Let us know your vision and we will accommodate. Groups can participate in our regular routine, bring their own facilitator, or work with us to establish solidarity through the cowboy world of horsemanship and stockmanship. Jael and Gerald have over 15 years of experience facilitating groups and can tailor the retreat to your specifications. Strategic planning, team building, non verbal communication enhancement training, developing management skills among your central staff and decision makers; these are just a few suggestions for your next successful corporate retreat.
As each group is unique, prices vary depending on the need and experience requested. Please contact us and outline your perfect retreat and together we will personally design a memorable encounter for your group or company.
A fourth generation Montanan rancher, with a diverse background in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, is a graduate of Yale University. Jael served as editor and project manager in developing a Lakota Language textbook, which was the first full-length college curriculum written by a Native speaker. The textbook was published by the University of Utah Press.
l led a group of socially minded native and non-native non-profit leaders in developing Four Times Foundation, a non-profit organization that provided equity capital for reservation based Indians to start businesses. In five years, Four Times Foundation became one of the top ten best privately funded non-profits operating in Indian Country and had a track record of business success that surpassed the national average, despite…
…is the Founding Board Chairman and Executive Director of the Lakota Fund, one of the first micro-credit loan funds in the U.S. and the first on an Indian reservation. In 1989, Gerald traveled to Bangladesh where he studied the Grameen Bank, a world-renowned micro-credit bank developed by Mohammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
In 1991 Gerald went on to work for Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank) where he opened and managed a Norwest bank branch on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. In 1995, Gerald established the Community Development Office for First Interstate BancSystem, a large regional bank based in Montana. The establishment of this office increased the banks services to lower income income communities and particularly to tribal communities…