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Action-oriented learning

Leader Retreats at BRV are designed specifically for leaders of second-stage companies — entrepreneurs who have moved beyond the startup phase and have the intent and capacity for continued growth. Our retreat series addresses the many challenges that second-stagers face, which run the gamut from understanding industry forces and building infrastructure to scale the business to engaging employees and creating a compelling company culture.

These programs challenge conventional thinking about how to grow an organization. Our curriculum is geared to push participants out of their comfort zone and get them to think differently. Each course builds upon the previous one and revolves around inflection points: how your organization is changing, how your team is changing and how your role as a leader is evolving.

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Participants are not told what to do. Instead, we equip them with new information, tools and techniques that help them become more effective leaders — and learn how to create stronger, more profitable companies.

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The power of peer learning

Recognizing that entrepreneurs learn best from each other, peer learning is an integral part of our retreats. Although participants come from different industries, they share common issues — something that often surprises first-time participants but enables them to bond quickly.

Because second-stagers are so busy trying to grow their businesses, they don’t have time for traditional networking and education events and feel isolated. Our retreats introduce second-stagers to other growth entrepreneurs. For many, this is the first time they feel like they’re in a trusted environment and can talk openly about their businesses.

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Curriculum overview

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Leader Retreats Overview
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Leadership of Me
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Leadership of My
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Leadership of My People
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Power and Influence
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The Drop-Dead
Honest Organization

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The Advanced Facilitator
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Performance Accelerator
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The Resilient Organization
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Single Company Retreats
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The Strategic Leader
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What people are saying ...

“Everyone gets excited about startups or very large companies, and then there’s us — second-stage companies. In second stage, you’re not struggling to stay alive, but rather to grow and gain visibility. It’s a completely different phase of your business, and it can get lonely. One of the great things about retreats at the Edward Lowe Foundation is being able to spend time with leaders of other second-stage companies. You hear their struggles — not only in business but also on the home front — and know that you’re not alone.”

Chris Straw, founder and president of Team Quality Services in Auburn, Indiana

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