My solution: An online conference (blog-ference if you will), where staff can engage can engage content and ideas that are challenging, but without having to spend money, time, or energy getting 'to' someplace where that usually happens.
I have no idea how this will work, but I'm really excited about the possibilities. Anything to promote and encourage people to share thoughts and ideas in a constructive and life-giving manner seems like a huge win. It's so easy to spend the majority of our time 'doing' and not thinking about why we are doing what we are doing. It's also easy to be narrow in our intellectual influences. We find someone we like, we read or listen to only them and their buddies, and become either closed or threatened by anyone else whose different. How lame is that?
Anyway, this will be happening in the next 4-6 weeks, and if you have any suggestions, I'm open. Shapevine is doing some cool things like this, you should check out their site if you have time.