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2022 OOD Field Staff Retreat

Building off last year’s retreat focused on donors and content, we’ll train as #TEAMSTANFORD to amplify our campaign skills.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Blount Hall, David and Joan Traitel Building

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Setting up your day

Choose one of these curated sessions or simply use this time for your commute or to prepare for the day. Program starts promptly at 10 a.m.

BeWell’s Best Stretch Ever Session (all levels)
Join colleagues in a welcoming 35-minute stretch session led by BeWell instructor and Sr. Manager of Stanford Healthy Living, Dominique Del Chiaro, Me.D.

Stanford Mini Walking Tour
Discover the beauty of Stanford’s campus led by our seasoned guide, Ceci Evangelista.

Breakfast Meet-Up
Reconnect with colleagues, old and new, over coffee and a light grab-and-go breakfast.

A view of Stanford soccer field
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Warm up

Find your voice and navigate creative solutions as we communicate the campaign

Keynote Speaker: Adam J. Banks, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Faculty Director, Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Coach Tara talks to her players
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Coach’s remarks

Jon Denney helps us game plan our campaign strategy.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Refuel + connect (lunch)

A Stanford runner leaves the blocks
1:15 – 2 p.m.

Sustaining your effort and pace

Tips on preventing mental burnout and digital detoxification

Keynote Speaker: Anna Lembke, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University

Men's baseball team pose as Pac 12 champs
2 – 2:55 p.m.

Q&A on collaboration, teamwork, and how to win a national championship

With questions curated for a field staff audience, Stanford Women’s Golf coach Ann Walker, and Stanford Women’s Water Polo coach John Tanner, share insights on collaboration, teamwork, and a winning mindset.

Moderated by Fred K. Smith

Mens gymanstics team gathers together
3 – 3:45 p.m.

Cool down

Q&A with OOD Executive Team

Moderated by Jon Denney

Day of details


Blount Hall in the David and Joan Traitel Building, 435 Lasuen Mall

Dress code

Business casual. Comfortable shoes are recommended if you signed up for the walking tour or stretching activity.

Wellness space

A secure lactation/quiet space will be available in Blount Hall. Please see Shannon Ramirez for assistance.

The little things

Pens and note pads will be provided. Hand sanitizer will be provided.  Masks are no longer required for indoor events, however we will have plenty of masks on hand for anyone who would like one. 

Transit Info

By car: If you are an ‘A’ or ‘C’ pass holder at historic campus or Redwood City, there are numerous parking areas all within a 5 to 10 minute walk of the venue (Track & Field Parking Lot, GSB parking structure, and parking on Memorial Way). Daily parking permits are available if you don't have a monthly parking pass.

By Caltrain: From the Palo Alto Caltrain station, take the ‘Y’ line Marguerite shuttle to the ‘Galvez and Visitor Center’ bus stop. The Traitel Building is located a short walk from this stop (approximately 10 minutes.). Or walk from the station to the Traitel building in about 25 minutes.

Field Staff Retreat Planning Committee

Rebekah Rohrbach (UMG)
Johnathan Eaglin (GSE)

Planning Committee
Kelly Beals (DAPER)
Wendy Chou (PG)
Nick Heinzen (Earth)
Vani Kane (MCD)
Julie Mitchell (SLS)
Brian Perlmutter (MCD)
Shilpi Tiwari (TSF)
Fred Tomlin (MCD)
Nirit Hazan (OL&P)
Shannon Ramirez (OL&P)

Executive Sponsor
Amy Wilson (Office of VP)

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