Can’t Beat the Retreat

Nothing adds long-term value to your leadership team’s working relationship than an executive retreat.

Barton Creek Resort Austin, TX

General description: Surrounded by 4,000 acres of magnificent Texas Hill Country, Barton Creek is nestled into its surroundings as if it grew there out of the ground along with the trees. With four golf courses (two designed by celebrated golf course designer Tom Fazio, as well as two other championship courses designed by some of golf’s up-and-comers named Palmer and Crenshaw), Barton Creek clearly attracts guests with a distinct golf obsession; but recently redesigned guestrooms, an enhanced spa, updated tennis complex and a collection of restaurants and shopping attractions round out the resort nicely for folks who simply need a break from the hustle and bustle. With 43,000 square feet of award-winning meeting space (Barton Creek was a recent Meetings & Conventions magazine Gold Key award winner), there are plenty of quiet spaces for serious conversations.

Unique features: Cocktail hotspots abound: The Rock House, located next to the 18th hole at Fazio Canyons course, is ideal for private parties, while the Resort Pavilion’s 40-foot observation deck offers panoramic sunset views of the Texas Hill Country. Don’t miss the Callaway Performance Center, where you can have your shank swing evaluated (and confirmed) by the same technology the top golf pros use.


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    Strategic Planning Workshop

    1:00 - 5:00 pm

    Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

    Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

    1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
    2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
    3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


    Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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    Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

    2:00 - 5:00 pm

    Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

    Limited space available.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

    Golf Outing

    10:30 - 5:00 pm
    General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
    Sponsored by UBS

    General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

    The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

    To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.