Ninja Masters Leadership Retreats

Youth Leadership Retreats - Nick Palkowski

Ninja Masters is an all inclusive retreat personalized for your school or organization! What makes it different than any other retreat you could plan on your own? Nick will present specialized topics at your retreat and facilitate all leadership activities, personal productivity exercises, and guarantee that your students leave with a new passion for life and the goals you must achieve. Choose programs ranging from one day to three day retreats designed to help students reach a new level in their personal leadership.


Example three-day, student organization officer team retreat

Session 1: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The opening session will be all about welcoming your officer to the conference, setting exceptions, getting to know their fellow conference attendees, and building their enthusiasm. Each team will spend some time creating a team identity that will be used throughout the conference.

Session 2: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In this session we dive right into the essentials of a high performing team. We cover why teams are important, how they develop, and what is needed for a strong team foundation. This session will cover importance of team commitments (missions, values) and the psychological processes of coming together as a team including; Stages of group development, Dysfunctions of a team, and the stages of change model.

Team Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is your chance to customize this conference to meet your specific officer team needs. We will provide you with a discussion guide and worksheets that build off of the previous session but feel free to utilize this time however you see fit. This specific team time discussion guide will be geared towards creating a solid team foundation through setting team standards, team values, and creating an implementation plan to help the team come together after the conference.

Evening Reflections: 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In our evening reflections we will make it a focus to use the facility for a powerful evening activity. This first night the evening reflection will be about trust and the importance of your team work.

Morning Reflection: 7:30 am

Morning Reflections, like the evening ones, will make use of the facility but the focus of this reflection will be specifically on the individual officers personal growth. How they can create successful habits in their life and serve as an introduction to our goal setting session later on in the day.

Session 3: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Team Water Challenge [Optional Summer time session, non-water session available] 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What is summer without a little fun in the water? During the Team water challenge officer teams will compete against each other for bragging rights in various water based activities. Its a chance for some fun, competition, team spirit, and cooling off from a hot summer day. This challenge will also lead into a discussion about leadership roles and individual members strengths.

Free Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a chance for your officers to relax. Recreation options for the officers to enjoy. It’s also a chance to hang out with their teammates and some new friends.

Session 4: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s team planning time! We will walk your officer team through how to design and plan out your Program of Activities for the year. We will also go over goal setting strategies and how to create an action plan for their big projects.

Team Time 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Again, feel free to use this time how you see best fit. The focus of the discussion guide will be on creating your POA for the year, setting chapter goals, and creating action plans for those goals.

Evening Reflections 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Each of our lives have been influenced by someone else. The final evenings reflection will include the popular role models session. It’s a chance to think about the impact our role models have had on our lives and more importantly how your officers can serve as a role model to others.

Morning Reflections: 7:30 am

This morning reflections will focus on the legacy they want to leave. How can they create a lasting impact on their school, their chapter, or another student’s life.

Session 5: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Our final session will be a reminder that leadership takes more than talk. It is about the actions you take when you head back to the real world. During this session we will have an advisor exchange, review important concepts, and wrap up the conference.


Schedule a Retreat

For more information on the leadership retreats send an email to Chris Brooks, or call (888) 317-2754

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