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JOIN YOUR MASTERMIND GROUP AT
THE 2017 FALL MASTERMIND RETREAT

November 3 3:00pm – November 5, 20178:15am Mohonk Mountain House Resort, New Paltz, NY
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Build incredible relationships with your tribe a.k.a. mastermind group and with CEOs in other Mastermind groups. Many groups will be joining us.

Learn from the author of The Startup Owner’s Manual - the book that started the LEAN movement. It’s as essential for a company of 100 or 100,000 employees as for a pre-revenue company. It transformed G.E. and will change your company and your life, if it hasn’t already.

Tackle your biggest challenges with precisely the right people You’ll spend 1 day with the CEOs in your tribe and 1 day with CEOs in the larger Helm community. While interacting with the larger community, you’ll meet CEOs passionate about the same issues you’re facing. You’ll talk about what you want with whom you want for as long as you want. It’s a no time-wasting ultra-productive format.

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Chris Ballinger
CFO, Toyota

Speaker

BOB DORF
  • Serial entrepreneur of 7 startups, 24 angel deals, 7 ipo's and 6 “direct to toilet” investments
  • Professor at Columbia Business School, training and coaching startup teams, governments, incubators, government programs, and crazy CEOs
  • Bob and his co-author/fellow-entrepreneur are the two most experienced customer development experts on the planet

Allegedly retired serial entrepreneur, co–author of The Startup Owners Manual, Bob left a lucrative broadcasting job at the age of 22 because he had a passion to start his own company, which he did seven times over three decades.

Bob travels the world, helping startups, incubators, governments, and established corporations learn how to effectively deploy Customer Development process through speaking, workshops, and in intensive 8-10 week hands-on Startup Boot Camps.

He teaches Customer Development and Business Modeling in full-semester and week-long classes at Columbia Business School, and has counseled dozens of organizations including the legendary Acumen Fund, a sustainable venture fund.

3:00pm
Welcome

Meet your tribe members and get to know each other on a different level.

4:00pm
Open Space

CEOs will be invited to convene small discussion groups around a topic of their choosing. This format, called Open Space, has no speakers and no presentations, just passionate individuals seeking an answer to a question or insights into an issue. There’s no preset agenda; instead, discussion topics will be driven by you. Good topics will attract more people and energy. Starting with a handful of flip charts and energized participants, creativity evolves into organized, passionate thinking and powerful take‐aways.

6:30pm
Cocktail Reception

Let the days lessons sink in while sipping the delicious drink(s) of your choice. Explore opportunities for collaboration and otherwise get to know the fantastic CEOs joining us.

7:30pm
Dinner

Continue getting to know fellow CEOs with whom you have synergy while awakening your palate with Mohonk's tantalizing distinctive menu of international flavors.

9:00pm
Reception & Inspiration

Learn from and about other Helm CEOs, while also sharing 1 leadership lesson of your own with the group.

6:30am
(Optional) Hike

A naturalist with over a decade of experience in the Mohonk area will share the rich history dating back millions of years. See the most panoramic views that are among the most breathtaking in the Northeastern U.S.

7:30am
Breakfast
8:30am
Masterclass on Accelerating Innovation

Bob Dorf, author of The Startup Owner’s Manual, will share the Customer Development Process based on a decade of real-world experience among entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, University students and big companies alike, while addressing the many differences between physical product and channel startups as compared to those in the explosive web/mobile arena, where customer feedback and product iteration happen faster and in far greater volume. Dorf will also discuss key rules every team should adopt before implementing the Customer Development process and address all questions, while holding "1-on-1 office hours" to meet individually with any interested Helm members throughout the day.

10:30am
Break, Coffee & Tea
10:45am
Best Practice Share

Learn from industry peers as each group member presents to the group for 10-15 minutes, inclusive of Q&A, on one of your most valuable learnings.

12:30pm
Lunch
2:00pm
Mastermind Session

In your Mastermind group, with confidentiality as always, you will be invited to finish the Best Practices Share if you haven't already done so. Then, 1-by-1, in a facilitated discussion, each member will share a challenge with the group on which you seek guidance or help. Each issue will get approximately half an hour, or more if helpful. Group members will share advice, introductions, brainstorming, opportunities for collaboration and where you don't know what you don't know, entirely new perspectives or tools.

7:00pm
Dinner
9:00pm
Lessons from the Helm

Surprise activity that provides fun learning about you and how to improve your organizational dynamics.

7:00am
Breakfast
7:30am ‐ 8:15am
Commitment Session & Closing Remarks

Each of us will commit to our 2018 Boulder

8:15am - 11:30am
(Optional) Post-Retreat

Relax and discover the grounds alone or with fellow attendees. Stay as late in the day as you wish.

11:30am
Lunch

Sunday Lunch is included in your attendance package

Event Location

Mohonk Mountain House

A Victorian Castle Resort 1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561

Mohonk has hosted the historic leaders for high profile conferences and private gatherings alike. The old world charm is unparalleled, as will be your ability to find quiet and connect with a deeper creative side of yourself.

Many pioneers - from Ben Franklin hundreds of years ago to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs-- have spoken of the regular retreats where they would interrupt their pattern to envision a new reality. As the pace of change and the demands upon us grow, it's easy to postpone indefinitely the role that is perhaps most important: re-envisioning what we and our organizations can become.

Crisp mountain air, a serene swimming lake, and countless private hideaways are a few of the gifts you will treat yourself to here. You can also indulge in the spa rated by Conde Nast as number one in the U.S. and by Travel & Leisure as one of the best in the world.

Join us to focus, reconnect and relax. This is your opportunity to innovate, and every resource you need will be here with you.

6 Reasons to Attend

YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF

Spending each day working in your company gets you caught up in the trappings of your office. This 2-day retreat will expose you to entirely new perspectives and CEOs. You will emerge with new ways of viewing your business, with new opportunities for collaboration, with deeper relationships in your Mastermind group, and entirely new relationships and access to resources.

YOUR TRIBE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU

You can turn to your tribe for help with anything, anytime. Here at our Mastermind Retreat is where these relationships take root.

OPEN SPACE DISCUSSIONS

Experience the excitement and essence of a break at the water cooler where you talk about what’s on your mind, discover something new and then move on when the time is right. We’re bottling that experience so you can tackle your most pressing questions with just the right people.

GET DISRUPTED

Innovate with a global thought leader whose work has guided entrepreneurs on disrupting their industries. From startups to Fortune 50s and from academic to government institutions, leaders are approaching their work in a fundamentally different way based on the paradigm you will learn more about.

IT’S ABOUT HAVING REAL CONVERSATIONS

Bring your biggest challenges and issues and leave with advice on how to approach your business differently. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are just two of the CEOs who would take retreats in order to distance themselves from their colleagues and ordinary environment. We can wait for the Eureka moment and the serendipitous encounters, or we can put ourselves in an environment where these synergies emerge naturally.

RELAX IN NATURE (AT A VICTORIAN CASTLE)

Breathe and relax in a gorgeous Victorian Castle nestled among acres of natural beauty and above Lake Mohonk. Enjoy warm and charming guest rooms, delicious meals from accomplished chefs, an award-winning spa, an outdoor heated mineral pool, a comprehensive fitness center, and a solarium for relaxation and renewal.

Experience of a Lifetime

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REGISTRATION

Mohonk Resort Fee
Inclusive of Meals

$375/night
+ tax & gratuity

Conference Fee
$1,750.00

(Includes admission and all organized activities, meals, & beverages)

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