Leading In This Moment

Everywhere association leaders turn, they face complex issues rife with uncertainty and unclear paths forward. At the 2023 CEO & Senior Staff retreat, association leaders will lean into this dynamic, exploring how they, their boards, and teams can navigate these uncertain times and successfully lead in this moment. Together, participants will:

  • Identify the unique leadership requirements of the moment and how even experienced leaders need to go into a learning mode
  • Explore how insights, strategy, and governance form the critical core of organization agility and resilience
  • Understand how risk isn't just something to mitigate, but how we can embrace it as a critical element of future success 

Reasons to Attend:

  • Learning format offering space to reflect and learn on your own, in small groups, and as a community.
  • Create connections and deepen existing relationships that build a trusting peer group, willing to engage in honest discussions and look to one another for effective practices and new ideas.
  • Gain tools and plans to take the retreat experience back to your own organizations.


Registration is now closed, please contact VSAE at (804) 747-4971 if you have any questions.


This retreat is only open to Association CEOs, Executive Directors, Senior Staff, and event sponsors. 

Registered and paid  VSAE Member Non-Member Guest of
BY Friday, August 11 $475 $595 $125
AFTER Friday, August 11 $525 $645 $135

*Guest registration includes Monday reception and dinner only. A guest is defined as a spouse, significant other, family member or friend whose occupation is unrelated to VSAE. A co-worker or associate within the profession is not eligible for guest registration.

Refund Policy
Cancel by Friday, August 11, 75% refunded.
Cancel between Saturday, August 12-Friday, August 18, 50% refunded.
Cancel after Friday, August 18, no refund.

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9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Educational Session
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 
12:45 - 3:45 p.m. - Educational Session
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Reception 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Dinner 
9:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Dessert & Cocktails


 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast 
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Educational Session
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Closing Remarks

7.0 CAE Credits


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Kingsmill Resort is Nestled into Williamsburg, Virginia—awarded the best small town in the south by Southern Living Magazine, Top Ten Historic Small Town by USA Today, and a top 15 destination by Travel + Leisure. Kingsmill is a golf and spa destination within a private, gated community. With its extensive range of accommodations, stunning James River setting, two must-play championship golf courses, and boundless range of recreational activities and leisure pursuits—including tennis—right on the grounds, Kingsmill is a relaxing, fun, and memorable luxury waterfront escape.

If you require overnight accommodations, Kingsmill Resort is offering a special rate of $189 a night, plus taxes. A reservation link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

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COVID Safety

At this time, no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test is required to attend, and masking is optional. If, after registering, you test positive for COVID or are exposed to someone who does, notify [email protected] in writing for a full refund.  Read our full COVID policy.

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