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How to Build Better Leaders and Managers–Today

December 2021 | Online

The author of the One Minute Manager and over 60 other best-selling business books has discovered the keys to help you unlock the potential in your organization. In just 2 hours, he will help you lead and manage your team more effectively—and show you how to create more leaders and managers in your organization to help you scale your business.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ken Blanchard and Margie Blanchard 

For more details, view the 2021 event.

Leadership Conference

November 2021 | Phoenix, AZ

Now in its 23rd year, Chief Executive’s Leadership Conference is the one conference mid-market CEOs and other top executives rely on for guidance, tactics and strategies to help them accelerate revenue growth and profitability.

Featured Speakers:

  • Patrick Lencioni,  Bestselling Author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The Advantage and The Motive
  • Greg Brenneman, The CEO who turned around Continental Airlines, PwC, Burger King, Quiznos and more
  • Alan Beaulieu, Renowned Economist/Forecaster
  • Jeff Immelt, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
  • Victoria Medvec, Leading global expert in negotiation strategy and decision-making
  • Don Yaeger, Sports Illustrated writer and Performance Analyst

For more details, view the 2021 event.

Smart Manufacturing Summit

September 2021 | Indianapolis, IN

Chief Executive Group’s 9th Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit offers fresh thinking on the opportunities and challenges facing mid-market manufacturing CEOs, as well as provide the ideal environment to discuss best practices and trends in global markets, quality, supply chains, talent issues and more.

Featured Speakers:

  • Mike Griffith, President, Major Tool & Machine
  • Kimberly Ryan, EVP and CEO Successor, Hillenbrand Inc.

For more details, view the 2021 event.

Banking Leadership Summit

June 2021 | Online

CEOs, CFOs and Board Members of retail banks and credit unions convened for a robust, half-day exploration of the key drivers forcing change in the industry. Participants gained solutions for how banking leaders can build resilient business models that proactively address changing consumer behaviors and redefine their value in today’s shifting market.

Featured Speaker:

  • Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group

For more details, view the 2021 event.

CEO Talent Summit

May 2021 | Online

Chief Executive’s 7th annual CEO Talent Summit brought together CEOs and leading thinkers in an interactive, intimate environment to discuss strategies for building high-performing organizations with a focus on human capital, talent development, retention and corporate culture.

Featured Speakers:

  • Monty Moran, Former Co-CEO at Chipotle Mexican Grill (2009-2016); Lawyer, Author, Pilot & Filmmaker
  • COL (Ret.) Diane Ryan, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired; Faculty, Thayer Leadership
  • Johnny C. Taylor Jr., President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Deanne Kissinger, Director of Talent Management and Engagement, Duke Energy

For more details, view the 2021 event.

Healthcare Leadership Summit

April 2021 | Online

What will it take to drive growth in the years ahead? Hospital and healthcare services CEOs, CFOs and Board Members convened for a critical conversation on leadership and the future of healthcare.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health
  • David Sides, Chief Operating Officer, Teladoc

For more details, view the 2021 event.

Growth Summit

April 2021 | Online

Profound business and societal changes brought new challenges–and new opportunities–to mid-market companies. Chief Executive brought together three business masters to help executives grow their businesses in today’s landscape.

Featured Speakers:

  • Bill Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Sandler Training
  • Jonathan Byrnes, Author, Choose Your Customer: How to Compete Against the Digital Giants and Thrive and Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink; Senior Lecturer, MIT
  • Kara Goldin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hint Inc.
  • Verne Harnish, Founder, Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO); Founder and CEO, Scaling Up; Author, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

For more details, view the 2021 event.

PE-Backed CEO Summit 

December 2020 | Online

CEOs of PE-backed companies have unique opportunities—and pressures. This intensive workshop is custom-built to help you tackle these specific challenges, with world-class experts and peer-learning from fellow CEOs and seasoned PE leaders with decades of hands-on experience.

Featured Keynote:

  • David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

For more details, view the 2021 event.

Winning in 2021—And Beyond  

December 2020 | Online

This event featured two of the most influential business thinkers of the last 25 years for a candid conversation about the essential leadership craft of building lasting value, no matter the economy: What works, what doesn’t—and why.

Attendees joined David Cote and Ram Charan, the most in-demand CEO coach in the world, as they dig into strategies and tactics outlined in David Cote’s new book, Winning Now, Winning Later: How Companies Can Succeed in the Short Term While Investing for the Long Term.

Featured Speakers: David Cote and Ram Charan

For more details, view the 2020 event.

CEO Rising Summit 2.0

August 2020 | Online

The military coined a term for times like these: VUCA. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. It demands leadership that is stronger, more resilient, more engaged—and prepared to handle whatever happens next.

Featured Speakers:

  • General (Ret.) James Mattis, 26th Secretary of Defense
  • Lieutenant General (Ret.) Tom Bostick
  • Major General (Ret.) Barbara Faulkenberry

For more details, visit the CEO Rising Summit event page.

CEO Rising Summit

June 2020 | Online

The inaugural CEO Rising Summit featured four world-renowned business thinkers for a powerful afternoon of learning, including:

  • Ram Charan
  • Jim Collins
  • Verne Harnish
  • Patrick Lencioni

For more details, visit the CEO Rising Summit event page.


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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.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

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.