An Executive Retreat for CEOs and Executive Directors

Bringing Leaders Together: A Retreat for Nonprofit Chief Executives

2019 Executive Retreat Keystone
Discover the Power of a Strong Board-CEO Partnership

Tools and ideas to assist you in building the strength of your partnership with your board of directors from the fiduciary, generative, and strategic perspectives.

2019 Executive Retreat Keystone
Addressing Opportunities & Overcoming Challenges

Better your understanding how the current environment impacts your mission and action-plan to address key opportunities and challenges facing your board leadership.

2019 Executive Retreat Keystone
Renew Your Energy by Supporting and Engaging with Peers

Find new energy and support from peers across the country through group projects, small-group discussions, and valuable time in and outside of formal sessions.


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Please check back here for details regarding the next BoardSource Executive Retreat. The 2022 executive retreat was held in Hilton Head, South Carolina on November 13- November 15, 2022. Registration included a 3-day training, hotel accommodations at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, and all meals.

** In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, BoardSource will follow the health and safety guidelines and mandates set forth by the state and county in which the venue is located.

Advocate for a stronger board-CEO partnership

Download our template letter to build your case to attend the Executive Retreat. This helpful tool can be customized to fit your needs and gain approval to participate.


Here’s what a few participants had to say about the experience:

“Honestly, this was one of the best professional development experiences I have had in over 25 years of working. It was clear you valued our time, wanted to provide us with valuable information in a well-sequenced manner, and were committed to getting us to think deeply, critically, creatively, and honestly about our work with boards.”

“It was truly the best event I’ve attended as an executive director and found the time with peers invaluable. I’d suggest finding a way to market this to new executives…I wish I would’ve found this a year or so ago.”

“The retreat was probably the best thing I have done for myself, and likely for the corporation as well, since I started as CEO four years ago. Thanks!”

“Thank you. This retreat came at such a critical time for me in my tenure with my organization. The experience gave me answers, new contexts to consider, hope and tactical skills to come back with that will all help me address some entrenched issues we have with our board. It also helped me feel more empowered in my role in an authentic and concrete way. I am truly grateful.”

“Great program, with a diverse group of participants. Helped to make it a robust conversation.”

“Thank you to all of you for helping to make my experience at the CEO Executive Retreat so powerful and meaningful. I value every conversation and interaction we had and I came away a better CEO.”