Chief Executive Talent Summit

Forge unstoppable leaders

Learning the West Point Way

An Exclusive Program for CEOs, CHROs & CFOs Driving High-Performance Teams

In today’s ever-evolving business environment, meeting the demand for exceptional talent feels like a never-ending battle. What if you could create an unbeatable talent pool from the people you already have?

Chief Executive’s Talent Summit will go behind the gates of the U.S. Military Academy to help you enhance leadership and talent development within your organization. Bringing together an esteemed roster of decorated military officers, passionate talent leaders, and proven CEOs to look at developing great talent, the West Point way.

You’ll return to your organization with profound, actionable strategies to make a reliable talent pipeline that will foster more engaged employees, build resilient teams, and enhance your corporate culture leading your business to unparalleled heights.

Photo credit: U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Why this is a “Must-Attend” Retreat:

Learn from History

Draw insights from eminent figures like George Washington on how you can inspire your people in the face of change. Looking at his time leading the American Revolution to founding the very principles our democracy is built upon, you’ll find invaluable lessons that can be applied in contemporary corporate scenarios.

Develop Your Best Talent

You don’t have to look any further for your future leadership than at the people you already have. Garner insights from both the U.S. Army and seasoned CEOs on how you can prioritize leadership development, incentivize retainment, and build out exceptional teams amidst stiff competition.

Prepare for Tomorrow’s Challenges

The dire need for a strong talent pool isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, delve into emerging workforce trends, understand shifts in retainment efforts, and prepare for nuanced needs of multigenerational employees.

Craft a Resilient Culture

Learn the art of building a robust organizational culture that remains unyielding in the face of challenges and change.

Leverage Unparalleled Experiential Sessions

Glean leadership lessons through integrated, experiential and team building exercises that engage and directly reinforce the core principles of strategy, communication, trust and more.

Network and Build Important Relationships

Connect with other leaders, share experiences, and learn together. Benefit from group discussions, interactive activities, and teamwork sessions.


Jason Gorevic

Jason Gorevic is CEO and Member of Teladoc Health's Board of Directors. He has led Teladoc Health to its position today as the world leader in virtual care, achieving significant growth in revenue, membership, and telehealth utilization.

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General (Ret) Joe Martin

A 1986 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and commissioned Armor Officer, General (Ret.) Martin most recently served as the 37th Vice Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army.

Robert A. McDonald

Bob McDonald was Chairman, President, and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). During his tenure, P&G was widely recognized for its leader development process.

Darren Rebelez

Darren Rebelez is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Casey’s. Under his leadership, Casey's has undergone several signifiant milestones.

Elevate your leadership prowess by intertwining time-tested military principles with modern corporate wisdom. Reserve your spot to embark on this enlightening journey.


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“I believe that the talent and leadership development are at the core of our ability to drive success in our organization. Topic is so relevant but concepts presented were on point. It was very thought-provoking.”
- David Martin, Titan International
“Excellent speakers on talent with hands-on experience + expressing proven methods and upcoming unknowns.”
- John Lackey, Fernlow  
“Outstanding program. Very applicable. Speakers were tremendous & agenda was appropriately comprehensive”
- John Tyree, Morgan Stanley
“Speakers cover the topics well, was informative and interactive. The West Point influence is special.”
- Gary Metcalf, Peckham Industries
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Held on the hallowed grounds of West Point, the Talent Summit will provide you with the chance to explore where some of the United States’ greatest leaders once walked.

Pre-Conference Add-On
Experiential Session: Urban Orienteering

We invite you to join fellow attendees to conquer an adaptation of a U.S. Army Orienteering exercise. This exercise forces participants to examine the effectiveness of their communication under volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) situations. Participants will make decisions with incomplete information; plan for and execute contingencies on short notice; and effectively manage risk.

*Limited to 35 participants

Experiential Session: Guided Experience
Lessons from George Washington and the American Revolution

During a walking tour of the West Point Campus, we’ll see historic sites and monuments while learning leadership lessons from the American Revolution and historic West Point leaders and Academy graduates. The campus tour will leave you inspired and armed with leadership principles you can apply directly into your own organization.

Optional Add-On
Experiential Session: Military-Style Team Training OR Sunrise Walk

Thayer’s Military-Style Team Training session is focused on team dynamics, camaraderie, and fun. It is designed for a wide range of physical fitness levels, and includes activities such as stretching, light calisthenics, strengthening/toning, and cardiovascular exercises. Modeling military workouts, this team activity is challenging and fun. Alternatively you’ll have the choice of a lighter physical activity with a group walk along the Hudson River.

The Historic Thayer Hotel

Perched on a hilltop in Upstate New York, with commanding views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy at West Point, The Thayer Hotel is a national historic treasure, visited by past US Presidents, international leaders, and celebrities alike.

There is a block of rooms reserved the Historic Thayer Hotel under “Chief Executive Group” at the discounted rate of $269 per night (if booked by March 24). Please contact the hotel directly at 845-446-4731 to make your reservations. 


Standard Registration
$2,995$2,595Rate through March 1
Team of 2+
Group Registration
$2,995$1,895/personRate through March 1

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Complimentary Add-on Urban Orienteering Session – First Come, First Serve

This exciting and highly interactive outdoor experiential combines the challenges of understanding an unfamiliar environment with a constantly developing scenario. Participants will work to conquer an adaptation of a U.S. Army Orienteering exercise. This exercise forces participants to examine the effectiveness of their communication under volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) situations. Participants will make decisions with incomplete information; plan for and execute contingencies on short notice; and effectively manage risk. Participants will practice specific leadership toolkit items to improve communication between team members and navigate VUCA.

  • Experience the need for adaptive leadership and effective communication when operating in a VUCA environment
  • Operate in varying roles to emphasize the value of succession planning, and how every team member helps provide input for overall situational awareness.
  • Apply Army principles of “Mission First, People Always” and “leaving no person behind”
  • Apply the Army’s After-Action Review process in a 4-level structure
  • Explore direct applications between the orienteering event and their



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.