Strategy Session at HAYVN

The year is coming to an end, marking the perfect time for businesses to reflect on milestones, accomplishments, and the community that made it all possible. Planning an offsite strategy session is no easy feat, but one of the primary benefits of using a meeting off-site at a coworking space is to focus by getting away from the regular everyday work disruptions.

At HAYVN, we’re here to help you make your next off-site celebration one to remember. Off-site formats can range from team luncheons to catered end-of-year gatherings. Whether you’re a seasoned event planner or drawing inspiration for next year, this guide will help you find the perfect solution for your business.

Flexible Workspaces 

What makes us different from other coworking communities? Our sleek, modern eco-designed rooms are a personal favorite of our members. With sustainability at the core of our business, we ensure we meet all requirements as a Certified B Corp coworking hub. Below are a few exceptional spaces, great for cozy gatherings and large-scale parties. 

SHEFFIELD: Large Conference Room with 7 Flexible Layouts to Fit Your Event Style

Conference room fits 25 at HAYVN in Darien

3-STORY ATRIUM: Stylish Entertaining — Modern, Airy, Curved Glass Wall

The Living Room, Meeting Event Space at HAYVN in Darien, Fairfield County, CT

Plan a Successful Off-Site Meeting at a Coworking Space  

A combination of thoughtful planning and follow-through makes for a successful meeting with colleagues and clients. Coworking hubs can help you keep on top of things with your team, even if you meet weekly or annually. 

Recent trends suggest that space owners are more focused on technology. They’re searching for a space with the latest tools and advancements, whether conducting virtual boardroom sessions or leading the next in-person team meeting. 

Businesses also tend to opt for venues that offer catering options, access to multiple collaborative work areas when needed, and unique amenities. As part of our wellness mission, HAYVN members can utilize our on-site gym and yoga rooms  between breaks.

While we handle the logistics of your off-site meeting, you’ll have more time to set objectives and strategic priorities for the year. Here are a few tips behind running a successful team meet.

Top 11 tips for running an effective meeting at HAYVN

Why Liberation Programs Uses HAYVN for Their Meetings

For Bonni Hopkins and Sara Brown of Liberation Programs, it was the perfect place to prepare for their company gathering. Their organization does vital work across Connecticut – providing treatment and prevention services for substance use and mental health disorders to help individuals and families overcome addiction and restore their lives. 

The key reasons why Hopkins and Brown chose HAYVN for their team training sessions were Location, Amenities, and Technology. They needed a space for meetings off the Merritt Parkway, central to Bridgeport and New York, where their board members lived.

“We were looking for the ideal space for our staff and board members,” Hopkins said. “HAYVN had everything we needed to host board members and all the virtual meeting technology. It gave us a fresh, professional, and beautiful space for important and memorable occasions.”

The Sheffield Room, our larger conference room, was easy to customize to their preference and design, making it easy to have board meetings without stressing the small details. 

Plan a Company Off-Site Your Team Will Love

Working in a quiet professional shared office space can give you fresh, new perspectives. Our welcoming space has what you need to stimulate creativity.

You may draw inspiration from our community gatherings or see first-hand how members take advantage of our event space in the heart of Fairfield County, from connections with local food vendors to planning with COVID in mind. Bonus: you don’t have to go far! We’re right in your own backyard.

Trust us – it’s never too early to book ahead for 2023! We love helping our members build a community with their staff. Amenities, from catering to marketing services, high-tech equipment, and free parking, are just a few of the perks available. To learn more about our offerings, send us an email at!

HAYVN Coworking

Founded in 2018, HAYVN is a flexible workspace for enterprising women (and men) to connect, create and grow. Along with a vibrant & engaged coworking community of entrepreneurs and business professionals, HAYVN is a business HUB, offering short- and long-term office space leases, meeting rooms rentals, and events to support local businesses. HAYVN is proud to be a Certified B Corporation™ and a CTNext partner. We believe in using the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy and have met the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. HAYVN’s workshops and signature programs encourage women of all colors and ages and acts as an incubator for developing skills and pursuing funding. HAYVN Launch incubator is a 2021 winner of the SBA's Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC), and the only 2021 winner in Connecticut. 

Visit our beautiful safe ‘HAYVN’ in Fairfield County, CT  at 320 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT, 06820.  Arrange a private tour today, or to learn more about our health and safety response, read through our detailed guidelines here.

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