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Chief Executive Group Live Events COVID-19 Policy

At Chief Executive Group, the health and safety of the community we serve is of paramount importance. We are producing our 2020 U.S. events as planned. We will monitor the situation and adjust our plans as needed. 

At Chief Executive Group, the health and safety of the communities we serve is of paramount importance.

  • We have converted our May 7-8 Disruptive Tech Summit and June 3-4 Smart Manufacturing Summit into completely virtual experiences.
  • We will be introducing additional virtual conference and peer exchange experiences for our board community throughout the summer.
  • At this time we intend to produce all of our U.S. events after September 1, 2020 as Hybrid Programs – limiting in-person participation based on government and CDC guidelines and expanding the live-streaming virtual experience to a broader audience.
  • We continue to monitor the quickly-changing situation and will work with all venues for in-person programs to adjust our plans as needed. We will ensure that our hotels and other event venue staffs are adequately trained and provide robust health and safety standards.
  • We will be sensitive to the needs of our attendees, clients and staff, ensuring that no one’s health is put at risk by attending one of our live events.
  • Attendees can be assured we will honor cancellations without penalty due to health concerns and corporate travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19. In addition, we have updated our cancellation policy from 30-days to 7-days so that you can book with less stress of the unknown.
  • If you are feeling sick, show any symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, or may have been exposed to the virus within 14 days of one of our scheduled events, we ask that you not attend. And we encourage you to seek medical advice promptly.
  • If you are in a high-risk group, please consult your healthcare provider before making plans to attend one of our events.
  • We will follow all guidelines and protocols issued by the CDC, including providing hand sanitizer to all attendees, providing sanitization stations and limiting the sharing of germs via food buffets, as well as proper seating to increase distance between attendees.
  • We will have a devoted space onsite for anyone who becomes ill to isolate themselves, as well as disposable facemasks for any person who starts to have symptoms, or who in general wishes to wear a facemask to protect themselves.
  • If you have questions, please feel free to contact us: [email protected]

To educate yourself about COVID-19, including How it Spreads, Prevention & Treatment tips, Symptoms and more, please visit the CDC webpage. 


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    Strategic Planning Workshop

    1:00 - 5:00 pm

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

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    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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    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
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    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.