Leadership of Me Leadership of My Organization Leadership of My People Performance Accelerator Advanced Curriculum Other offerings Focuses on unique challenges entrepreneurs
face in second stage.    Video | PDF
The next best thing to a crystal ball, this retreat shows
second-stage leaders how to think like futurists and gain
a deeper understanding of external market forces.
 Video | PDF
Addresses one of the biggest challenges
in second stage — managing your
expanding staff.    Video | PDF
Advanced retreat programs include: Power and
, Drop-Dead Honest Organization,
Resilient Organization and Strategic Leader.
Targets senior managers, helping already talented
individuals better leverage their strengths within a
second-stage company and build
high-performing teams.    Video | PDF
In addition to leader retreats, the foundation
offers other programs to help grow your business,
including  PeerSpectives roundtables and
System for Integrated Growth (SIG)

Retreats at the Edward Lowe Foundation are designed specifically for leaders of second-stage companies — those beyond the startup phase with the intent and capacity for continued growth. Held at Big Rock Valley, the foundation’s learning campus in southwest Michigan, our retreats give participants a unique opportunity to get away from daily distractions and really focus on building their businesses.

These programs address the many challenges that second-stagers face, including building a management team, communication issues, company culture and strategic growth. Although curriculum is designed as a continuum, each program stands on its own.

Granted, there are a lot of educational opportunities for business leaders. Here’s what makes us different:

  • A laser-like focus on second-stage entrepreneurs.
  • Relevant content for addressing the challenges of growth-oriented companies.
  • Facilitation that elicits the group genius.
  • A deep understanding of peer learning.
  • Big Rock Valley’s inspirational setting — 2,000 acres of woodland, prairie and wetland.


For more information or to register for a retreat, contact Rita Phillips.

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