A Chief Executive Group Event

The Remote Work Future

Master the art of leading your dispersed organization

Employers are experiencing a historic shift in how their employees want to work. For employers to be successful in this new dynamic, remote and flexible work demands…work. Yet many companies fail to implement the processes and accountability that lead to healthy remote work cultures.

Join Chief Executive Group for The Remote Work Future, a virtual conference that will bring together leaders of remote work organizations and thought leaders to share best practices on fostering innovation and collaboration, effective goal setting and individual coaching that gets results when your employees aren’t in one building and identifying solutions to common cultural challenges.

When people have the chance to work flexibly, 87 percent of them take advantage, according to 2022 research by McKinsey, with an astonishing 32 percent working remotely five days a week. “This dynamic is widespread across demographics, occupations, and geographies,” says McKinsey, and “represents a tectonic shift in where, when and how Americans want to work and are working.”

Attend this event to learn how to:

Adopt the simple management tools that help ensure your people work on what matters

Craft a distinct culture based on respect and results – that goes both ways

Develop plans to capitalize on your remote-work advantage to recruit and retain top talent

Enact the policies that encourage collaboration, accelerate profits and uplift your people


11:00 am - Noon

With locations in 86 countries, Dale Carnegie pioneered the human performance movement and has helped transform millions of companies over the last century. Dale Carnegie president & CEO Joe Hart will tackle four strategies for leaders to foster strength and positivity in their remote workplace culture.

While many leaders are eager to return to “normal” following the COVID crisis, this time is also an unmissable chance to build organizational resilience. By recognizing where old behaviors and techniques are no longer achieving the desired outcomes in a world where virtual communication and flexible work arrangements retain a great deal of their heightened importance, organizations can further strengthen their ability to “bounce back” from adverse experiences.

Attendees will learn four strategies that can help their organizations improve collaboration, innovation, and organizational agility in this new virtual work environment:

  • Uncovering potential leadership blind spots that have may been exacerbated in virtual communication
  • Building trust and transparency
  • Creating an environment of psychological safety
  • Developing resilience across the organization during tough times

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Critics of remote work believe that collaboration and innovation suffer when teams aren’t physically in the same place. But some of the most consistently innovative companies in the world have demonstrated it’s possible to develop a high-performance culture while providing employees with workplace flexibility. Learn their secrets.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Participants will divide into small groups for two-way, interactive discussions facilitated by subject matter experts. Topics will include:

  • The Flexible Work Challenge – How to Equip Employees for Success
    The assumption of everyone coming into the office for onboarding, or visiting the IT closet to replace a broken laptop or get a new keyboard is not only outdated, it is now a business risk. Delivering poor employee experiences of IT and ergonomic support threatens your organization’s recruitment, retention, productivity, innovation, and fundamental competitiveness. Simply put, companies can’t afford not to evolve. Employees with outdated technology lose $3.6k of productivity annually on average, according to research by Intel. This roundtable will explore ways distributed organizations can reduce inefficient coordination between HR and IT for new employees, minimize employees’ lost productivity, and improve employee asset tracking and security gaps.
  • The 5 Most Common Remote Work Mistakes…and How to Avoid Them 
    A remote work environment without adequate structures and supporting communication strategies will result in frustration, demotivation and burnout among your employees. Increased meetings do not equal increased employee engagement. Remote settings don’t have the in-office games, celebrations and friendly competitions – how do you replicate the fun when your employees aren’t together? Learn how to overcome certain pitfalls of remote work environments.

2:00 - 2:45 pm

What does science say about how to get the best out of people in a remote work environment? Studies show that remote work is correlated with a decrease in physical and mental stress for employees, but other studies show that remote work can come at the cost of social isolation for extroverts. In this informative and inspiring presentation, renowned psychotherapist and speaker Joyce Marter will help C-Suite Executives: 

  • Learn how to help your remote employees overcome common psychological obstacles that can make them less productive
  • Identify practices and processes that will make employees feel motivated and engaged even when they are working alone
  • Implement strategies to cultivate a sense of community and belonging to boost morale and collaboration in an online work environment
  •  Receive resources including articles, recommended mental wellness benefits, specific training ideas, and options for ongoing wellness programming for staff

2:45 - 3:30 pm

For those who can successfully let go of and move past deeply held beliefs about how work is “supposed” to happen and instead focus on results, the effects can be profound and liberating. To make it work, however, leaders need to develop a process that balances accountability and autonomy for each employee. Learn how you can embrace a results-oriented culture that can drive unprecedented growth and create a motivated, result-oriented culture based on a system of accountability and autonomy.


Ryan Burke

Limited Partner, Remote First Fund, Former SVP, Invision

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke is a consultant on all things remote and a frequent speaker on scaling go-to-market teams and fostering culture in a distributed environment. Ryan was named a top Remote Enabler in the Remote Influencer Report from Remote.com. Previously, he was Senior Vice President at InVision (fully remote software company that grew from 35 to 800 employees).

Joe Hart

President and CEO, Dale Carnegie

Joe Hart

As a Dale Carnegie graduate, Hart’s first business, InfoAlly, provided online programs to support the Dale Carnegie, Leadership Training for Managers, and Sales Advantage Courses. Hart sold InfoAlly and helped start a new company, Asset Health, where he served as the company’s president until joining Dale Carnegie.

Alex Henthorn-Iwane

Vice President, Firstbase

Alex Henthorn-Iwane

Alex has for more than decades been at the forefront of helping enterprise technology and business leaders understand and adopt new and emerging technologies and solutions across telecom, IT, Internet, cloud, SaaS, and DevOps.

Joyce Marter

Psychotherapist and Author, The Financial Mindset Fix

Joyce Marter

Joyce Marter is a licensed psychotherapist, entrepreneur, global public speaker, and a mental health thought leader. She is the founder of Urban Balance and a contributor to Psychology Today and MoneyGeek. Joyce is an internationally published author of The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.

Greg Watt

President and CEO, WATT Global Media

Greg Watt

Greg Watt is President & Chief Executive Officer of WATT Global Media where he directs the company strategic vision, corporate culture, revenue growth, and acquisitions. Mr. Watt is the 4th generation to lead the company.



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  • Virtual Peer Roundtable
  • Ondemand Access to Video Recordings
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Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:

  • Learn what you need to know to develop an effective strategic plan. Put the right players on the strategic planning team.
  • Develop strategies that leverage your company’s unique position in the marketplace. Lift your management team beyond “business as usual” thought processes and activities.
  • Translate your strategies into action. Achieve your vision for success and generate superior financial results.
  • Identify exactly what you need to do now to position your company for future success.

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.