CCL Team Retreat 2024 - Back to Dienten am Hochkönig


CCL has embarked on a three-day team retreat in the picturesque town of Dienten am Hochkönig!

The CCL's annual retreat in 2024 continued the tradition of fostering team cohesion and professional growth, building upon the successes of previous years. Returning to the familiar setting of Dienten am Hochkönig, the retreat offered lab members and visiting scholars an opportunity to recharge and engage in meaningful activities amidst the scenic backdrop of the Austrian Alps.

The retreat kicked off with a dynamic brainstorming session, during which participants reflected on their achievements and areas for improvement, sparking fruitful discussions and fostering collaboration on new projects and initiatives. Adding a dash of friendly competition, the day concluded with an entertaining board game evening, igniting camaraderie and laughter among colleagues.

Day two commenced with productive focus sessions, allowing the participants to wrap up group projects and individual tasks in a supportive atmosphere. Following this, the team embarked on an invigorating hike, exploring a new route and embracing the breathtaking vistas while enjoying perfect weather conditions. Returning to the retreat center, the evening buzzed with energy as participants engaged in a spirited ping-pong tournament and enjoyed a variety of team-building activities, including karaoke, board games, and sports.

The final day was dedicated to a hands-on website building workshop, where participants enhanced their digital skills and creativity in online communication. Additionally, the day featured a special session led by the lab heads, who shared valuable insights and advice on advancing in academia. These sessions provided invaluable guidance and inspiration to lab members, further enriching the retreat experience.

In summary, the 2024 retreat was a resounding success, combining productive work sessions with engaging team-building activities to foster collaboration, camaraderie, and personal growth within the CCL.