Mastering Risk: A Leader's Guide

An exclusive interactive workshop with Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Thursday, February 3, 2022

1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Exclusive Chief Executive Group event, in partnership with the McChrystal Group

We may not be able to see the future, but controlling risk can teach us how to improve our resistance and build a strong defense against what we know–and what we don't. In just 3 hours, four-star General Stanley McChrystal will help you reimagine the way you define and navigate uncertainty.

From his first day at West Point, to his years in Afghanistan, to his efforts helping business leaders navigate a global pandemic, McChrystal has seen how individuals and organizations fail to mitigate risk. Why? Because they focus on the probability of something happening instead of the interface by which it can be managed.

Through the lens of leadership, General McChrystal will explain how to build and strengthen your organization’s risk immune system. While you may have a risk problem, you also have a risk opportunity—and therefore, you must take the necessary steps to rise to the occasion.


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Four-star General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Following leadership and staff positions in the Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne Division, the XVIII Army Airborne Corp., and the Joint Staff, Gen. McChrystal became commander of Joint Special Operations Command in 2003, responsible for leading the nation’s elite military counterterrorism efforts around the global.

His leadership is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 locating and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Currently, his advisory services firm, McChrystal Group, helps companies challenge the hierarchical “command and control” approach to organizational management.

He has authored several books including My Share of the Task, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, Leaders: Myth and Reality, and his newest, Risk: A User’s Guide.

All attendees receive a complimentary copy of Risk: A User’s Guide.

Choose your ticket type

Ticket purchase provides access to the live event and recording on-demand for 30 days.


Single pass
$ 695

Small Group

For teams up to 5
$ 1695

Large Group

For teams up to 10
$ 2395

Chief Executive Group exists to improve the performance of U.S. CEOs, senior executives and public-company directors, helping you grow your companies, build your communities and strengthen society. Through our peer networks, live events, proprietary research and flagship publications–including Chief Executive and Corporate Board Member–we connect CEOs, senior leaders and public company directors of nearly every sizable company in the United States, sharing your experiences, insights and hard-won wisdom to mutually benefit each other.

McChrystal Group assesses, equips, and connects your teams to outpace your environment, your competitors, and your next challenge. We do this by applying our Team of Teams® framework to three critical areas of performance: developing your leaders, implementing strategy, and measuring your organization’s performance. Our diverse team – with blended business, academic, and military perspectives – helps clients globally across the private, public, and social sectors tap into the potential of their people to better compete in a complex and interconnected business environment.


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.