Chief Executive Masterclass Series

Where Leaders Get Their Edge

Best-in-Class Speakers on The Most Essential Business Topics

Rethink Your Business Strategy

Leading a business through this time of unprecedented volatility and change is the challenge of a lifetime. To win—to keep your edge–you need to go way beyond what you already know. You need fresh ideas, deeper insights, new inspirations. And you need them all the time.

You need the Chief Executive Masterclass series.

For the past four years, the Chief Executive Masterclass series has represented the go-to platform for America’s CEOs and senior business leaders to directly engage with the most influential, powerful and trusted business thinkers of our time.

September 11, 2024

December 11, 2024

Gain Insights from the top minds in business

From Jim Collins and Patrick Lencioni to John Maxwell, Coach K and more, the Series delivers an intimate, interactive online setting unlike any other. Curated for time-strapped executives, the focus is always on high-value, growth-oriented, practical takeaways you can put to use immediately in your organization.

upcoming masterclass speakers

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John Maxwell

Legendary leadership author John Maxwell's approach has made him a trusted mentor to business leaders worldwide. His concepts are featured in more than 70 books, including classics like The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, The 360 Degree Leader, and Developing the Leader Within You.
September 11, 2024

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Mike Krzyzewski

Known as one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, former Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski led the Blue Devils to 5 national titles, 13 Final Fours and 15 ACC tournament championships over his 42-year career.
December 11, 2024

masterclass Schedule

Join us to rethink your business and leadership challenges and opportunities in bold new ways—and inspire your team to their next level of greatness.

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John Maxwell

Featured Speaker

Leading With Impact

September 11, 2024

Essential strategies that promise not just to inform, but to transform. Level up your leadership to develop stronger teams.

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Featured Speaker

Creating Your Coaching Genius

December 11, 2024

Learn how the most successful coaches of our time bring people together in pursuit of excellence.

Building The Creative Company

February 2025

Learn how to create a fear-free culture where new ideas take your company to the next level.

Engaging Your Customers

June 2025

Outperform rivals at the most essential organizational skill of the 21st century: Engaging customers.

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Masterclass Bundle

Access to Quarterly Masterclasses
$ 995 Annual Fee
  • Attendance to 4 masterclasses per year
  • Access to Masterclass Ondemand Library
  • PLUS: Chief Executive CONNECT Membership*

Individual Event

Single session ticket
$ 495 Per Person
  • Live, online event access
  • On-demand access to event recording
  • Automatic discounts for groups*

More About The Chief Executive Masterclass Series

Since 2020, Chief Executive Group’s Masterclass Series has proven to be the most valuable, most insightful leadership learning platform online. Over the past four years, we’ve given thousands of CEOs and senior leaders a decisive edge by offering pragmatic, action-oriented tactics and strategies on the most important business issues of our time–inflation, team dynamics, generative artificial intelligence, customer engagement and so much more—delivered by a who’s who of the top minds in business.

The backbone of our series is our world-class roster of repeat speakers, including:

Pat Lencioni

Pioneer of the organizational health movement and author of some of the most beloved and influential leadership books of our time, including The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, The Advantage and The 6 Types of Working Genius.

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

The premier CEO coach in the world, Goldsmith—a columnist for Chief Executive magazine—is the author of the global bestsellers and business classics What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Triggers and The Earned Life, among others.

Ram Charan

One of the most sought-after and influential advisors to CEOs and boards in the world, Charan serves as an advisor to Chief Executive Group and is a regular contributor to Chief Executive Magazine. His work on inflation for Chief Executive in 2022 was particularly influential, adding to a career that spans more than 40 years and more than 30 top-selling books.

Verne Harnish

Perhaps the top expert globally on the craft of scaling a business, Harnish, a columnist for Chief Executive magazine, is founder of the Entrepreneurs Organization and the bestselling author of two of the most important business books of our time, Scaling Up and The Rockefeller Habits.

Fred Reicheld

Creator of the Net Promoter Score, the definitive gauge of customer loyalty globally and Earned Growth, the most insightful accounting measure of the past two decades, Reicheld has helped thousands of CEOs and business leaders focus on what matters most in their business—their customers—in practical, scalable ways that have influenced a generation of CEOs and senior executives.


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.