Prior to the Retreat, participants will participate in pre-event surveys and planning. We will use the results to help determine topics for the Leadership Retreat. At event kickoff, we will discuss as a large group the top challenges/topics and from there will narrow down the specific topics in which we will build into the agenda.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to personalize your time at the Leadership Retreat by choosing the topics that are most pressing in your organization and your own personal leadership skill development.

If you are attending with others from your organization, we encourage you to split up into different session. This will allow you to leave the Retreat with additional takeaways and connections. Of course, we understand if you prefer to attend workgroups together.

Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, October 8th

Tuesday, October 8 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Leadership Retreat Kickoff

To jump start our Executive Retreat, AA-ISP Founder Bob Perkins will greet guests and share an update on the challenges facing our profession, as well as set the stage for the rest of the Executive Retreat workgroups and discussions.

Tuesday, October 8 | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Group Introductions

To kickoff the networking over the next three days, each attendee will introduce themselves, their organization and also identify to the group the individual challenges they are hoping to address during the Executive Retreat.

Tuesday, October 8 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

Our first networking lunch provides participants with the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow attendees in a relaxed atmosphere geared towards networking!

Tuesday, October 8 | 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Workgroup Time: Session 1

In the first workgroup session, participants will join their peers in to begin the discussion on the challenges specific to your team size. Topics to be discussed are decided based on group input and common challenges.

Tuesday, October 8 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

Tuesday, October 8 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tool & Tech Demos

During this time we will hear from 2019 Executive Retreat sponsors on how their tool or service can impact your bottom line and improve the sales process.

These 15-minute presentations are a Retreat favorite, as they provide leaders with the opportunity to see the upcoming technologies up close!

Tuesday, October 8 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Daily Recap from Workgroups

Before heading to the Happy Hour, we will discuss the findings from each topic during the workgroup session earlier in the afternoon. This is a key time to learn quick tips on topics you weren't able to participate in, and also identify fellow leaders to connect with during the networking.

Making connections with your peers is a key way to enhance your Executive Retreat experience!

Tuesday, October 8 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Happy Hour & Networking

One of the most valuable parts of the Retreat, the Networking Happy Hour brings all participants together for a relaxed evening on the patio where we will enjoy appetizers and drinks while connecting with each other!

Day 2: Wednesday, October 9th

Wednesday, October 9 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables

Grab breakfast and join a birds-of-a-feather roundtable discussion on a specific topic of interest. This is a key time to connect with fellow leaders on cultural topics your organization is facing as well as a way to make new connections.

Wednesday, October 9 | 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Workgroup Time: Session 2

Wednesday, October 9 | 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

Networking Break

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Daily Recap from Workgroups

Before parting for the afternoon activities we will discuss the findings from each topic during the workgroup session earlier in the morning. This is a key time to learn quick tips on topics you weren't able to participate in, and also identify fellow leaders to connect with during the networking.

Making connections with your peers is a key way to enhance your Leadership Retreat experience!

Wednesday, October 9 | 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Tool & Tech Demos

Wednesday, October 9 | 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Working Lunch: Personal Challenge "Think Tanks"

During this time participants are seated in small groups to share their personal challenges in a roundtable format:
- 2 Minutes to explain the challenge you are facing
- 2 Minutes to explain the things you have tried/what works/what hasn't
- 5 Minutes for the small group to help you problem solve for this challenge

Wednesday, October 9 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Afternoon Offsite Activities

Spend the afternoon networking with fellow participants in three different activities:

Golf
Horseback Riding
Sport Clay Shooting

Wednesday, October 9 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Social Hour

Join fellow participants for drinks and appetizers prior to the large group dinner

Wednesday, October 9 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Executive Dinner

Following our Social Hour outside we will head to a relaxed networking dinner where participants will have the opportunity to continue getting to know each other.

Day 3: Thursday, October 10th

Thursday, October 10 | 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast & Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables

To kickoff the last day of the Executive Retreat, participants are encouraged to grab breakfast and join an informal discussion on a specific topic.

Thursday, October 10 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Workgroup Time: Session 3

Thursday, October 10 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Daily Recap from Workgroups

In this final recap participants will share their lessons learned during the morning workgroups.

In addition, use this time to make any final connections with leaders who may be able to help you solve your ongoing challenges.

Thursday, October 10 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Top Tip Takeaways

As a large group we will discuss the top tips learned during the Executive Retreat and also discuss any additional resources for on-going learning.

Thursday, October 10 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Leadership Retreat Close & Feedback

Bob will share his final mission for our participants as we prepare to go our separate ways. This informal discussion time is a great way to express your feedback with fellow participants as well as your AA-ISP Team.