28 HOURS FOR ME

28HoursForMe is an immersive learning experience for emerging women leaders and executives. Every minute has been carefully designed to create an extraordinary experience that can be taken back into the workplace to improve leadership, teams, and culture.

Launched in 2018, Net Promoter Scores for satisfaction and likelihood to recommend surpassed those of Amazon, Apple and Southwest! Dedicated to excellence, including venue and culinary creations, we guarantee that women will leave with an invigorated sense of their roles as leaders.

28HoursForMe is an immersive learning experience for emerging women leaders and executives. Every minute has been carefully designed to create an extraordinary experience that can be taken back into the workplace to improve leadership, teams, and culture.

Launched in 2018, Net Promoter Scores for satisfaction and likelihood to recommend surpassed those of Amazon, Apple and Southwest! Dedicated to excellence, including venue and culinary creations, we guarantee that women will leave with an invigorated sense of their roles as leaders.

WHAT MAKES 28 HOURS FOR ME DIFFERENT?

  • Executive women​ who have either retired out or are at the pinnacle of their careers, serve as mentors, advocators and facilitators. They actively participate from beginning to end. These include presidents of colleges, CEOs, EVPs of global companies, and more.
  • Total retreat size is limited​ to 32 to ensure a participatory, personalized experience.
  • Held at Beaver Hollow in Java, New York,​ attendees are immersed in the beauty of nature, and participate in Beaver Hollow’s custom designed “Mindful Mile” to clear their heads to maximize learning.
  • Cell phones are off​ and packed away! ​
  • Attendees check into rooms early and check out late so their retreat time is not interrupted.
  • Beaver Hollow’s chefs are known for culinary excellence; every meal is artfully crafted​ to provide a fresh, organic, and healthy experience.
  • Attendees go through executive coaching​ to learn about their natural talents and how to leverage them ​ www.strengthsfinder.com
  • Participants receive all volumes of Fish Rot from the Head Down​ with selected chapters chosen based on workshop.
  • Workshops are small​ so everyone actively participates in discussion, learning, and sharing.
  • Teambuilding and networking​ allows the group ongoing support in the quest to become effective leaders.
  • Diversity in age, race, and career level​ – experiencing firsthand what it means to learn from others.
  • Graduates are part of a 28HoursForMe group​ on LinkedIn, allowing continued dialogue with others, including 28HoursForMe facilitators.

THE EXPERIENCE

DAY ONE

9:00 a.m.

Introduction

9:30 a.m.
RETREAT BEGINS! Group Exercise

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1 - 4 p.m.

Understanding your Strengths and Putting Them to Work (entire group)

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Workshops

5:30 p.m.

Wine Reception

6:15 p.m.

Gourmet dinner selected by Beaver Hollow’s Executive Chef Mark Camalleri.

7:30 p.m.

Free time to relax by the fire, enjoy Smores, deepen relationships with your fellow attendees, and share the day’s learnings

DAY TWO

6 - 8 a.m.

Breakfast

6:30 and 6:50 a.m.

(two groups) Mindful Mile. A leisurely and thought-provoking one-mile walk designed to put you in touch with your feelings, dreams, and aspirations. Led by Beaver Hollow’s professional staff.

8 - 9:15 a.m.

Workshops

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Workshops

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Workshops

12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Ceremony

1:30 p.m.

Departure (or enjoy the grounds)

THE EXPERIENCE

DAY ONE

9:00 a.m.
Introduction

9:30 a.m.​ RETREAT BEGINS!
Group Exercise

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1 - 4 p.m.
Understanding your Strengths and Putting Them to Work (entire group)

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Workshops

5:30 p.m.
Wine Reception

6:15 p.m.
Gourmet dinner selected by Beaver Hollow’s Executive Chef Mark Camalleri.

7:30 p.m.
Free time to relax by the fire, enjoy Smores, deepen relationships with your fellow attendees, and share the day’s learnings

DAY TWO

6 - 8 a.m.
Breakfast

6:30 and 6:50 a.m.
(two groups) Mindful Mile. A leisurely and thought-provoking one-mile walk designed to put you in touch with your feelings, dreams, and aspirations. Led by Beaver Hollow’s professional staff.

8 - 9:15 a.m.
Workshops

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Workshops

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Workshops

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Ceremony

1:30 p.m.
Departure (or enjoy the grounds)

WORKSHOPS

Every attendee will participate in all workshops

Good to Better to Great​ - improving yourself, your team, and your overall performance

Solution, Not Revolution​ - dealing with conflict, challenges and failures

The Power of Inclusion​ - building and leveraging talent around you

Creating Positive Culture​ - behavior and actions to put into action (and those to avoid)

Facilitators

Gina Burkhardt, MEd, CEO, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology ​ ​

Gretchen Fierle, retired and former Senior Vice President, HealthNow New York and author of Fish Rot from the Head Down Volumes I and II

Nickole Garrison, CPA, Partner, Garrison Murphy Wealth Management

Althea Luehrsen, CEO, Leadership Buffalo

Eileen Morgan, CPA, Chief Human Resources Officer, Delaware North Companies

Jennifer Parker, JD, Owner, Jackson Parker Communications and Founder, Black Capital Network

Kristin Sherry, Best Selling Author, Managing Partner and Founder, YouMap and Virtus Career Consulting

Kathy Snyder, President and COO, Beaver Hollow

Judi Spear, MS, CMC, BCC, BCEC, Founder, RVRhodes, Inc.

Kimberly Townsend,​ PhD, JD, MPA, MBA, President & CEO, Loretto and Author, Lifecircle Leadership

COSTS

28 Hours for Me costs between $575 - $1,075 based on early bird registration. Scholarships are available for women of color, and those from nonprofits.

Cost includes accommodations (early check-in and late check-out), breakfast, lunch, wine reception, gourmet dinner, breakfast, closing gourmet lunch, graduation gift (our signature LEAD WELL framed pennant designed exclusively for 28HoursForMe by the Oxford Pennant Company), welcome bags, workshop materials and books, Strengthsfinders© assessment, taxes, fees, and gratuities.

WORKSHOPS

Every attendee will participate in all workshops

Good to Better to Great​ - improving yourself, your team, and your overall performance

Solution, Not Revolution​ - dealing with conflict, challenges and failures

The Power of Inclusion​ - building and leveraging talent around you

Creating Positive Culture​ - behavior and actions to put into action (and those to avoid)

Facilitators

  • Gina Burkhardt,​ MEd, CEO, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology ​ ​
  • Gretchen Fierle, retired and former Senior Vice President, HealthNow New York and author of Fish Rot from the Head Down Volumes I and II
  • Nickole Garrison, CPA, Partner, Garrison Murphy Wealth Management
  • Althea Luehrsen, CEO, Leadership Buffalo
  • Eileen Morgan, CPA, Chief Human Resources Officer, Delaware North Companies
  • Jennifer Parker, JD, Owner, Jackson Parker Communications and Founder, Black Capital Network
  • Kristin Sherry, Best Selling Author, Managing Partner and Founder, YouMap and Virtus Career Consulting
  • Kathy Snyder, President and COO, Beaver Hollow
  • Judi Spear, MS, CMC, BCC, BCEC, Founder, RVRhodes, Inc.
  • Kimberly Townsend, PhD, JD, MPA, MBA, President & CEO, Loretto and Author, Lifecircle Leadership

COSTS

28 Hours For Me costs between $575 - $1,075 based on early bird registration. Scholarships are available for women of color, and those from nonprofits.

Cost includes accommodations (early check-in and late check-out), breakfast, lunch, wine reception, gourmet dinner, breakfast, closing gourmet lunch, graduation gift (our signature LEAD WELL framed pennant designed exclusively for 28HoursForMe by the Oxford Pennant Company), welcome bags, workshop materials and books, Strengthsfinders© assessment, taxes, fees, and gratuities.

“At Rich’s, we believe in the power of great leaders. Gretchen Fierle’s 28 Hours for Me initiative packs tremendous learning and development into a focused 28-hour period by surrounding emerging women leaders and executives with mentors and advocates they can relate to and learn from.”

Edward F. Moore, Chief Human Resources Officer, Rich Products Corporation

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© 2020 :: Gretchen Fierle

© 2020 :: Gretchen Fierle