Fostering a culture of collaboration, communication, and connectedness.



Why We Do Retreats

 Fehr & Peers retreats are invigorating, culture building events. Since 1985, we have been holding companywide (all-employee) retreats at key points during our evolution as a firm. Retreats have served as invaluable forums for us to establish and strengthen relationships with our co-workers, reinforce our core values, and to remind us that we are truly one company with a common mission and a shared vision for the future.

Retreat Themes

2014: Knowing More
2011: Retreatapalooza: Planning for the Next Norm
2007: Get Connected
2004: What’s Next?
2000: New Technical & Geographic Growth
1998: Training & Staff Development
1994: How Should We Grow?
1992: Strategic Planning




The Basics

The 2014 Retreat was held on Sept 26 & 27 at the Sacramento Hyatt.  Our formal agenda began at 12pm on Friday, and went through 1pm on Saturday for all 220 employees.


Staff-Crowdsourced Sessions

Our staff were empowered to create & facilitate breakout sessions to provide direct business value for other staff, and provide opportunities to for them to know more about critical topics.

Extra Connection Time

Rather than filling every minute with business-related lectures or workshops, this retreat allowed for plenty of time to get to know others in the company & make connections for support going forward.


Poster Session

Each office was challenged to design & produce 2 posters: 1 that showed how their projects improved communities, and 1 that showed the unique personality of that office.



Staff took advantage of outdoor activities, dinner groups in downtown Sac, and a Friday night event that included karaoke, dancing, a staff-requested ping pong tournament, card games, and more.