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MTGT courses

We offer day courses, residentials or retreats in a range of unique venues. To create learning communities and encourage participation and conversation, we believe you need time to be together. We want to encourage you to devote time to ‘minding the gap’ in your lives, whether that is at work or at home. We will work with you both before and after our programmes to encourage preparation for and reflection on what you are learning beyond your initial experience.

The Reluctant Runner Retreat

Friday 7th June – Sunday 9th June

Habits, Mindset, Running, Community.

Clophill Eco Lodges, Bedfordshire.

The Reluctant Runner Retreat is different. Have you ever decided to start or return to running with the promise to yourself – this time it’ll be different? So why do you run out of steam? We think it’s more than just about putting your trainers on and getting outside. The Retreat will not only provide you with a fabulous running experience but our expert and supportive team will help you get over the hurdles (!) that our habits and mindset often put in the way. Whether you’re a beginning, returning or improving runner and want to make running an enjoyable and essential habit rather than the stop/start activity it often is – join us in beautiful Clophill next summer!

Read on for more details!

Who's it for?
  • Beginners – you would like to start running with like-minded others but feel you might be out of your depth/embarrassed/too slow etc.
  • Returners – you have a history of running, but have got out of the habit and have started and stopped perhaps numerous times.
  • Improvers – you feel comfortable running, but recognise that your habits and mindset sometimes stops you in your tracks.

As a guide, we will be aiming to run a 5k/10k (depending on the levels in the group) and some shorter runs before the end of the retreat. Welcome! We will leave no-one behind!

Where is it?

Clophill Eco Lodges, Old Church Path, Clophill MK45 4BP.

Set in the heart of Greensand Country, Clophill Eco Lodges have been newly renovated (2021), and are set in a tranquil woodland copse, half a mile up a private track. The lodges are halfway along the  Greensand Ridge Walk and provide beautiful and exceptional routes for running.

The four lodges sleep 18 people and have been set up in a flexible configuration of doubles, twins and singles, ideal for large groups.

Each Eco Lodge has been built with the utmost care and attention to the environment and has floor to ceiling windows with a beautiful outlook onto the elevated balconies, a place to relax, unwind and connect with nature. The newly upgraded central guest lounge and kitchen offers the perfect place to meet, socialise and enjoy time together, and when the sun is shining, guests make the most of the large outdoor space, fire pit and BBQ area.

The lodges are just an hour away from London and a short taxi ride from the nearest train station (Flitwick), plus close to the A6, A1 and M1, making it the perfect place for guests travelling in from different locations.

What will we be doing?
  • Two online no-obligation FREE sessions – just to see and hear what the retreat’s about and meet others. 6.30-7.30 p.m. on either Tuesday 16 January or Wednesday 21 February 2024. Get in touch for a link!
  • An introductory session online before the retreat for all retreat attendees. This will give you a chance to say hello to your fellow Reluctant Runners and provide you with an individualised ‘Becoming Less Reluctant’ plan to help you get ready for the retreat.
  • Friday evening – Sunday afternoon programme of input and discussions about running habits and mindset, warm ups, cool downs, stretching and strength exercises and a series of three runs culminating in a 5k or 10k run. There will also be some non-compulsory individual coaching, mindfulness and sports massage sessions (subject to availability)!

Including all accommodation, food and programme:

£395pp (2-3 sharing, single, twin or bunk beds)

£495pp (single occupancy, double bed)

First come first served! £100 deposit will save your place!

What's included?
  • Accommodation for two nights in shared occupancy double, twin or bunk rooms with en-suite Jack and Jill toilets and shower rooms. (Sole occupancy rates available). Each room as an elevated balcony to relax on and enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Full exclusive use of the EcoLodge centre which has kitchen facilities, TV, comfortable living areas and private terraces.
  • Full board, starting with dinner on Friday, finishing with lunch on Sunday and including tea coffee and healthy snacks – you won’t go hungry!.
  • All training advice and online sessions before the weekend.
  • All activities, coaching and runs – habits, mindset, strength and stretching, mindfulness – during the weekend.
  • Free parking.
  • Unpressured, expertly facilitated content and runs and time to relax and enjoy yourselves too!

Don’t miss out! Please contact us and we will send you a booking form and answer any questions you might have. A non-returnable deposit of £100 per person reserves your place. We’re happy to answer any questions!

Final payments will be due by 12th April 2024. Payment plans are possible, please contact us for details.

The Wellbeing and Leadership Retreat
Resilient leadership in a pressurised world

A three-day, two-night residential programme for leaders and professionals

Dates to be announced

How are you coping with the stresses and pressures of leadership? Are these affecting your relationships at work and at home? Would you like to react more skilfully to unhelpful thoughts, moods and feelings at work? Would you like your personal values to be a more prominent part of your work? 

The premise
In our increasingly pressurised world, work can become a minefield of
ever-growing demands and reduced resources. As leaders, we can struggle
to cope with our ‘always-on’ environment. How can we be enabling, supportive and inspiring, when we are so tired, stressed and over-burdened?

This 2-night, 3-day programme will provide you with the opportunity to
enhance your psychological flexibility and unplug from immediate work
pressures. It will help you to:
• relate more skilfully to unhelpful thoughts, moods and feelings at work
• enhance your personal resilience to help you lead more effectively
• make personal values a more prominent guide to your behaviour at
work and beyond

Our expert, experienced facilitators will help you explore the psychology
and practice of wellbeing for leaders in the workplace. Research shows that
adopting the principles of psychological flexibility at work delivers measurable
benefits for individuals, teams and organisations. These include enhanced
motivation and engagement, as well as reduced ‘presenteeism’ and time
off for stress-related conditions.

What will you learn?
Using a facilitator/attendee ratio of 1:6 maximum, we will work with you to:
• lead conversations about wellbeing issues at your workplace
• intervene skilfully in teams and groups, so that new thinking emerges
• build an action plan to meet your wellbeing needs, inside and outside work

Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9NF
Ashburnham is perfectly suited to enhancing wellbeing, with its 3 lakes, miles of wooded nature walks, labyrinth and cottage garden.


For more information please contact us on hello@mtgt.co.uk.

Coming soon: Reducing conflict, growing trust

Two day course.
At a time and venue to suit you.

“He is late all the time, and the more I address it, the later he is”.

“Where’s the report?” I asked her. “Well, I’ll try and do it tomorrow” she said. “But the meeting’s tonight” I said. She shrugged her shoulders as if to say “I don’t get paid enough to worry about these things, mate.”

Broken agreements? Hidden agendas? Confusion? Elitism? If these sound familiar, MTGT is offering you a dedicated and supportive space with expert facilitation in a beautiful Lake District location to explore the nature of conflict and trust at work. We will offer you research-led insights, space to explore your experiences and tools for future practice with the support of the MTGT Conflict and Trust Course Pack

Content will include:

  • The origins and features of conflict at work
  • You and your protagonist
  • How conflict impairs your wellbeing and relates to negative emotions
  • How some conflict is necessary and responses can be trained
  • Increasing your resilience and optimism
  • Building your trust relationships – qualities, development and effects
  • Leading in conflict and trust situations

Want to know more? Get in touch to register your interest or to ask us any questions.

Reducing Conflict


If you recognise that successful change relies on insightful leadership, paying attention to wellbeing and building value-led relationships at work, we would love to talk to you.


Our highly qualified coaches can offer you can help you individually with your leadership, wellbeing and relationships at work or develop a bespoke in-house coaching programme for you and your organisation.