Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center: Glendale, AZ Thunderbird Executive Inn is unique because we are located on the historic campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management/ASU. The graduate school was built on the site of Thunderbird Field, a historic airbase established to train American, Canadian, British and Chinese pilots during World War II. Several landmark…

River Road Treehouses, New Braunfels, TX River Road Treehouses, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, takes retreat accommodations to new heights – literally. The moment you arrive at River Road Treehouses Retreat and see the enormous eighty-foot cypress trees with decades-old wild mustang grapevines hanging from their limbs, you realize you are in a very special…

Geronimo Creek Retreat, Seguin, TX This unique retreat center in central texas offers accommodations that are sure to make an impression. Despite the rustic exterior, these tipis feature modern conveniences including air conditioning, satellite TV, kitchenettes with sinks, under-counter refrigerators, stovetops and extra-large toaster oven/microwaves. Each of the 5 tipi is spacious enough for up…

Capon Springs and Farms: Capon Springs, WV This unique retreat venue in West Virginia is located on 4,700 acres, making it the ideal getaway location for your next retreat. The venue is a third-generation, family-owned retreat center with many unique features, including one of the nation’s best preserved spring-fed pools. The pool’s natural spring water…

Manhattan College: Bronx, NY Looking for a unique retreat venue in the Greater NYC area? Manhattan College achieved its “One Stop Shop” certification from ACCED-i in fall 2016. Our conference services team offers a one-stop shop style service where clients book everything through this one office. The campus is situated in the beautiful Riverdale section…

  Sorry, I’m So Busy . . . By Dr. Mara Adelman, Ph.D. Hyper schedules, time compression, multi-tasking–it’s everywhere.  What’s more, “I’m so busy” is our favorite excuse.  “Oh, you were hospitalized…leg amputated…sorry, I was so busy.”  “Your mom was sick…died?  Sorry, I was so busy.”  “I missed a dinner just for me?  Two days…

Anyone who’s ever been in charge of managing a team can tell you it requires a special skillset and attitude.  The term “management material” is often used to describe individuals who have the basic, innate qualities needed for the job.  But the truth is even they must learn the finer points – whether through formal…

“It takes great leadership to build great teams. Leaders who are not afraid to course correct, make the difficult decisions and establish standards of performance that are constantly being met – and improving at all times. Whether in the workplace, professional sports, or your local community, team building requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited…

What are the hottest new meeting trends for 2017?  According to a new survey by Destination Marketing Association International, increasing demand for accommodations, coupled with a desire for innovative meeting spaces and technologies are creating new opportunities for retreat venues. According to Sales Consultant John Fuhr, “The trend of creating innovative meeting spaces is causing strategic…