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Cynefin Retreat : Tasmania, Australia : August 5-9, 2018

CYNEFIN RETREAT – A unique opportunity, an inspiring location!

August 5-9, 2018 – Tasmania, Australia

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Cynefin retreats focus on the application of new thinking to real world issues, creatively bringing theory and practice together a form that is neither conference or unconference, but something very different.

In the last highly successful retreat we looked at the wider question of design, from multiple perspective. In Tasmania we will develop that thinking by looking at how we design for resilience – survival through constant change – a subject of current concern in organisations, ecology and the individual. Participants in this retreat will create a new set of frameworks and methods and will have first mover advantage in their application. The impressive faculty (see brochure) will provide initial stimulus and then interact with the participants creating a unique experience of embodied learning.

Join us from 5-9 August in spectacular Tasmania, Australia at Stewarts Bay Lodge in Port Arthur, where we will immerse ourselves in a deep exploration on Cynefin and Resilience.  Cynefin Retreats are residential and tickets are inclusive of accommodations, meals, and session activities. 

We expect for participants to arrive on Sunday, 5 August 2018 in the afternoon in time for a group dinner and evening social and depart on Thursday, 9 August around noon immediately following a morning wrap-up session.

Cynefin practitioners who are interested in becoming an authorized Cynefin trainer can attend the Retreat and the Cynefin Train-the-Trainer program immediately folllowing. We also have special tickets for attendance of two Retreats, of which on Retreat needs to be combined with a Cynefin Train-The-Trainer session. Please click here for details and bundle tickets.

** SPACES ARE LIMITED ** Please note that the all retreat venues have limited accommodations and retreats will be limited by venue capacity.  Book soon to secure your participation.



Stewarts Bay Lodge in Port Arthur, Tasmania is a unique and aware winning escape situated on the edge of an amazing untouched coastal reserve and overlooking the water, and an easy 75 min drive from Hobart or 1 hour from the Hobart International Airport. It offers a range of self-contained accommodation options – all with captivating open-forest or sea views. Click here to browse through the gallery of inspirational views.

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own travel to venue. It is an easy 75 min drive from Hobart or one hour from the Hobart International Airport.

Full meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided for attendees. For 1/2 days either at the start or end of the retreat either breakfast or dinner will only be provided. If you require special dietary requirements, please inform us when you book via the the online form below. Food items outside of a retreat’s meal plan including alcoholic beverages are subject to additional charges payable by attendee either directly to the venue provider or Cognitive Edge.


Explanation of additional ticket choices:

  1. If you are part of a group of FOUR (4) or more people, then please email training@cognitive-edge.com for a group discount.
  2. Premium Members get 15% discount on all training. Sign up for the Network here: Cognitive Edge network registration for a Basic membership. When you’ve done that you’ll be directed to the Network Dashboard page, click on the upgrade option to pay to become a Premium member and use the 15% discount code.

NOTE: Group discounts cannot be used cumulatively with Network Membership discounts. If you have further questions, please contact training@cognitive-edge.com.

Cancellations / Refunds / Transfers

  • 8 weeks or more prior to event: 50% refund
  • No refunds for cancellations made 8 weeks or less prior to event; replacement attendees welcome anytime
  • Switching to a different retreat or training event is possible any time but is dependent on availability, and may be subject to a change fee (change fees are dependent on timing of request, venue considerations, special discounts)

Cognitive Edge reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule the offered session.  In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, a full refund of course fees will be processed within 10 business days of cancellation or rescheduling notice.  Cancellations by registrants are only permitted with a minimum of 3 weeks notice ahead of course delivery date with refunds provided less a 10% processing fee. Substitutions are permitted at any time as well as rescheduling attendance to an alternate session within a 12 month period.


August 5, 2018 – August 9, 2018


(All day event)


From: USD 4950


Stewarts Bay Lodge, 6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur