Retreat to Advance: A Lifelong Learning Opportunity for Research Student Development
While team-building activities are commonplace in professional environments, the team dynamic of academic research groups is often overlooked. Herein, we outline a setting that aims to develop a collegial and cohesive culture through a research group-based retreat. The Genzer research group at North Carolina State University self-organizes and hosts two group retreats each year where students participate in academic and professional development activities in addition to social events. In this document we share details of our group retreats and hope that others will benefit from learning about our activities.