All-Inclusive Sustainability Leadership Retreat: Lead Your Organization into a Sustainable Future with Clarity & Purpose

  • April 25 - 26, 2024
  • The Collider

    1 Haywood Street
    Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Ticket Price $2,750-$2,895 This event is not available
Description

Sustainability is not just a buzzword; it is a fundamental shift in mindset that transcends individual organizations and permeates entire industries. 

An organization is a collection of people with a shared vision. Responsible organizations ensure their long-term vision includes improving people’s lives and protecting our planet. Putting social impact and sustainability at the core of an organizational strategy not only drives positive impact, but it can also improve investor and public relations, retain and attract top talent, manage risk and reduce costs, and enhance financial performance.

To make all of this possible, a new type of leadership is necessary. Sustainable leadership takes a more expansive view of how business can serve society and drives creative solutions for the world’s greatest challenges. Leadership in the 21st century requires a holistic understanding of sustainability — one that goes beyond environmental considerations to encompass social responsibility, resilience, and long-term value creation.

Why attend:

The Collider’s sustainability leadership retreat is not just an event; it is a transformative journey.  Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability principles and practices as well as tangible strategies and skills to implement them within their organizations. This gathering is a call to action, inviting leaders to embrace social impact and sustainability as core tenets of their leadership philosophy and equipping them with tools to inspire change within their teams and industries.

What is included:

The retreat is priced at *$2,895 per participant, inclusive of:

  • 2 nights accommodation at a boutique hotel in downtown Asheville (April 24 and 25)
  • All-day facilitated workshop from 9am-5pm, including breakfast, coffee, lunch, and snacks provided local, award-winning caterers, on April 25
  • Breakfast and gourmet coffee experience + ~1.5-hour easy-to-moderate hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, including transportation to and from the trailhead, on April 26
  • Airport transfers available by arrangement

* Register by Sunday, March 31 for an early registration fee of $2,750 and receive a 10% discount for groups of 5 or more people

What to expect:

Day one’s full-day, immersive workshop addresses the pressing need for leaders equipped to navigate complexity, inspire teams, and drive positive impact. The inclusion of a restorative and reflective hike on day two underscores how a deeper connection with nature not only contributes to personal well-being but also enhances leadership effectiveness.

This transformative experience serves as a reminder that sustainable leadership extends beyond boardrooms and strategies — encompassing a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of people, organizations, and our environment.

Day one highlights (9am-5pm on Thursday, April 25):

Unlocking authentic leadership potential:

The first day starts with breakfast, coffee, and a welcome at 9am, followed by a deep dive into aligning action with values. Attendees will gain self-awareness, identify strengths and areas for improvement, and reflect on their purpose and definition of success. Workshop sessions aimed at enhancing intentional and authentic leadership will focus on sharpening stress- and time-management skills, improving conflict resolution, fostering open communication, and more.

Building a sustainability strategy:

A working lunch provided by one of Asheville’s top caterers will focus on building a sustainability strategy that drives responsible growth and positive impact. Attendees will examine current business practices, identify critical issues, and design a roadmap of strategic priorities and goals. They will also develop action plans, accountability systems, and measures of success to ensure sustainability initiatives align with organizational strategy.

Cultivating an inclusive culture:

Day one concludes with a focus on cultivating cohesive teams and an inclusive, resilient culture inspired to action. Recognizing sustainability is more than an environmental issue, this session explores how improving collaboration, communication, and trust can contribute to the overall sustainability of an organization. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills to help ensure team members feel included, supported, and empowered to learn and contribute in their own way.

Day two highlights (9am-1pm on Friday, April 26):

Gourmet coffee experience:

The second day kicks off at 9am with breakfast and a gourmet coffee experience, offering participants a chance to savor and appreciate the nuances of carefully selected coffee blends while reflecting on lessons learned from day one. This session is designed not just as a treat for the taste buds, but as a metaphor for the nuanced, deliberate approach sustainable leaders bring to their roles.

Restorative group hike:

Participants will embark on a short, chartered drive to and from The Collider for a restorative group hike in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. This easy-to-moderate hike is more than physical activity; it is a deliberate immersion in nature, creating an environment conducive to connection, introspection, and rejuvenation.

The Blue Ridge Mountains provide a stunning backdrop for participants to tap into their creativity and engage in reflective exercises. Amidst nature's grandeur, leaders are encouraged to contemplate their roles, goals, and the impact of sustainable leadership not only on profitability and productivity, but also on environmental stewardship and societal well-being.

About the facilitator:

Mica Crouse is an award-winning sustainability communications consultant and ICF-certified professional coach with nearly 20 years of public and private experience and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She holds several coaching certifications, received the 2019 Austin Under 40 Award for Energy, Mobility & Transportation, and serves on the Blue Horizons Project Community Council helping Buncombe County transition to 100% clean energy.

Mica specializes in developing compassionate leaders, cohesive teams, and communications strategies for social and environmental impact. Her diverse background spans the corporate, nonprofit, startup, and governmental sectors, advocating for and communicating about ESG issues related to climate, air, energy, transportation, waste, nature, food, finance, public health, human and animal rights, environmental justice, racial equity, and economic opportunity.

Learn more at www.bigmountainimpact.com.

About The Collider:

Situated at One Haywood Street in downtown Asheville and managed by CASE Consultants International, The Collider offers Class A/A+ event, co-working, and office facilities within a LEED V4 certified space. With a theater accommodating up to 200 people, multiple conference and breakout rooms, and the scenic Overlook Lounge offering Blue Ridge Mountain views, the space creates unique opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and ideation at the intersection of climate science and business sustainability, resilience, and adaptability. Committed to driving positive change, The Collider provides a platform for meaningful conversations and initiatives that shape a resilient and sustainable future.

CASE’s turnkey event management and local business partnerships enhance event sustainability, simplify planning, and offer flexibility, tapping into Asheville's vibrant arts, food, and cultural scene. Follow CASE on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Limited spots are available for this immersive experience. 

Learn more about The Collider’s cancellation policy at thecollider.org. For inquiries and discounted group sales of 5 or more, please contact events@case-ci.com.

Date & Time

Apr 25, 2024 9:00 AM - Apr 26, 2024 1:00 PM

Venue Details

The Collider

1 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 The Collider
CASE Consultants International

CASE Consultants International (CASE) is an SBA-certified Women-Owned (WOSB) and HUBZone Small Business (2024) focused on creating impactful science and technology solutions that help our clients do what they do better.

CASE operates a 3-part business model of federal contracting, management, scientific, and technical consulting, and manages the The Collider event venue in downtown Asheville, offering well-equipped meeting and conference rooms, and a lounge with incredible views.


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