August
8 – 11
2017

Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton

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WHO | Our Retreat is an invitational gathering for innovators, investors, business leaders, civic leaders, policy advocates and philanthropists who are dedicated to healthcare transformation.

WHY | We curate this Retreat to help our members discover new ideas, form new relationships, and forge new opportunities to collaborate and create value with one another.

WHAT | Stimulating speakers, interactive workshops and customized seminars will expose you to new ideas and disciplines. Curated 1-on-1 meetings will expand your relationship network. Structured and unstructured outdoor activities for attendees and their families amplify the impacts of our Retreat.

2017 THEME | Emergent Health

Healthspottr believes a deeper understanding of Complexity Science, and the “emergent behavior” that governs complex adaptive systems, is critical as we seek to write better health policies, design better business models, and establish better clinical and care-delivery models to treat illnesses, to cultivate wellness and to sustain engagement in our communities. This exploration of how to apply Complexity Science to healthcare will set us on a path to optimizing outcomes of all kinds – clinical outcomes, economic outcomes and social outcomes. This is our goal. We call it Emergent Health.

What does this mean? Complexity Science is the study of complex adaptive systems. Composed of numerous independent agents, there is no single point of control in a complex system. Behavior is influenced by individual needs and wants. The needs of actors often conflict or influence each other. This produces experimentation and behavior in a complex system thus adapts, or is described as “emergent.” Emergent behavior cannot be predicted, nor can it be designed externally. Complex adaptive systems can appear random or chaotic. They create accidents. They also generate innovations.

Healthcare involves all kinds of complex adaptive systems. An ED fits the description neatly, where the preferences of any single person in a care delivery stream, including the patient, influences whether an outcome will be described as an “accident” or a “novel recovery”. And humans live within numerous complex adaptive systems (an office culture, a school community, a traffic jam). This is why Healthspottr believes understanding complex systems and the “emergent behavior” that influences our lives will help us lay the path toward the healthcare transformation we seek.

We will post more about our presenters and speakers soon.

Agenda

Time
Event

Truckee River & local streams
Meet at Hospitality Desk in Lower Lobby

Old Greenwood Golf Club
Meet at Hospitality Desk in Lower Lobby

Meet at Hospitality Desk in Lower Lobby

The Ritz-Carlton Terrace & Foyer

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Carleen Hawn, CEO, Healthspottr
Larry Leisure, Chairman, Healthspottr

Destin Sandlin, Aerospace Engineer, Founder and Host of Smarter Every Day.
How do we unlearn the things we think we know?
Q&A from the floor
Kids welcome!

Families and guests are welcome!
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Lobby & Terrace

Meet at Hospitality Desk outside Ritz Ballroom

Jordan Greenhall, Co-Founder and Senior Member, Neurohacker Collective

The Beauty of Collapse: The complexity overload that dooms healthcare as we know it, and the opportunities this presents to create sustainable value through healthcare transformation.

Q&A from the floor

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Award”, Recipient and Founder, Care Transitions Program®

Understanding the Effects of Emergent Behavior in Care Transitions with a Case Study in Successful Simulation-Training

Q&A from the floor

How childhood experiences influence health status and why investing in the resilience of individuals will cultivate community health and workforce well-being.

Andrew Shatté, PhD Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder, meQuilibrium
Marvin Avilez, COO, Wellville
Charlie Montreuil, SVP, Human Resources-Enterprise Total Rewards, Best Buy;
David Marcus, National Railway Labor Conference

Jason Langheier, MD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Zipongo

James Mault, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Qualcomm Life
Paul Lasiuk, CEO, Healthy Interactions
Moderated by Carleen Hawn, CEO, Healthspottr

Pinyon, Lodgepole & Foxtail Rooms

Workshop A
Tools for Managing Risk: An ’Emergent’ Simulation
Explore how insights into emergent behavior affect decision-making across your organization by applying Complexity Science-based simulation tools to data. We’ve discussed how Complexity Science can help us anticipate and respond to life’s messy events—now we get to experiment for ourselves. Ideal for providers, plans and employers.
Facilitated by Tom DeLay, COO, Healthspottr

Workshop B
Cultivating Resilience of Self
What is the relationship between childhood experiences, resilience and adult health status? Can a deeper understanding of emergent behavior improve our ability to manage chronic and behavioral illnesses? How do we cultivate resilience in our workers and family members? In this interactive session, Dr. Shatté will demonstrate that thinking styles – habits we develop in how we think – interfere with resilient emergent behaviors. Participants will learn how to identify these thinking styles plus how to navigate around them for more resilient behaviors. Case studies will demonstrate the key learning concepts.
Facilitated by Andrew Shatté, Chief Science Officer of meQuilibrium, with community perspectives from Shelly Mascari, Adventist Health, and Lynn Scuri from Partnership Health Plan of California

Workshop C
Getting to ’Yes’ with Self-Insured Employers
A tutorial for innovators and growing companies seeking to serve the self-insured employer market. Together with our friends from the Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR), the goal of this workshop is to grow awareness and capabilities among innovative vendors to: a) understand the real needs of the employer b) understand the value proposition as de ned by the employer and c) develop strategies for delivering that value proposition successfully to the market.
Facilitated by Carleen Hawn, CEO, Healthspottr, and Cara McNulty, Partner, Employer Health Innovation Roundtable.

1-on-1 Meeting Program will be held in The Woods Room

The Role of Labor in Accelerating Healthcare Transformation

Keynote:
Dick Gephardt, Co-Founder, Solidaritus Health, President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs, and Former House Democratic Leader (1989-2003)

Discussion:
Jacques Loveall, President, UFCW 8-Golden State
Stephen Parodi, MD, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Communications, and Brand, The Permanente Federation
Ron Fontanetta, North America Health and Benefits Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson.

Moderators:
Carleen Hawn, CEO, Healthspottr
Larry Leisure, Co-Founder and Chairman, Healthspottr

The Ritz-Carlton Living Room

Meet at Hospitality Desk outside The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Oron Afek, CEO, BookMD
Omer Sayeed, SVP, Optum

DATA Rx: Can we re-imagine how we collect, analyze, and store our health data in ways that facilitate collaboration between constituencies and organizations? Can we design new models for pricing health data that will actually encourage data sharing? Will newly announced initiatives from FDA, like the Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, support such creativity and energize a new era for digital health? Can such paradigm shifts help tilt healthcare away from its march toward “collapse”?

Trent Haywood, MD, JD, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings
Moderator: Carleen Hawn, CEO, Healthspottr

Keynote Speakers

Destin Sandlin

Destin Sandlin

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Destin Sandlin is an aerospace engineer known for his educational video series, Smarter Every Day (SED) a science-focused YouTube channel that he launched in 2007. Since its launch, Smarter Every Day has acquired 4.9 million subscribers and 390 million unique views, making it one of YouTube’s top-rated science channel. Episodes of Smarter Every Day revolve around scientific exploration and discovery. Sandlin is fascinated by flight and space, but his videos explore a wide array of other topics including the effects of hypoxia on the human brain, the curiously sturdy Prince Rupert’s drop, the physics of potato guns, and the nearly-impossible-to-ride backwards bicycle. In early 2016, Sandlin was one of three YouTube personalities chosen to conduct a one-on-one interview with President Obama, after his final State of the Union address. Last year, Destin started a second YouTube channel called The Sound Traveler in which he employs 3D audio and GoPro footage to capture and convey the experience of visiting the world’s most interesting places. In February of this year he added a podcast to the Smarter Every Day channel, produced with his friend, Matt Whitman, called No Dumb Questions. Sandlin received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Alabama, where he studied mechanical engineering, and his graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is a full-time Missile Flight Test Engineer at Redstone Arsenal, also in Huntsville, where he resides with his wife and four children.

Jordan Greenhall

Jordan Greenhall

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Jordan Greenhall is a Co-Founder of the Emergent DAO, a blockchain ecosystem and Co-Founder & CEO of the Neurohacker Collective, which applies both complexity science and neuroscience to stake a leadership position in the human optimization market. Now in his 17th year of building disruptive technology companies, previously Jordan was Co-founded and ran DivX Inc., a San Diego company behind the digital data compression application that first enabled reasonable quality video transmission over the Internet. Before DivX, Jordan was vice president at MP3.com, where he developed and implemented the company business and content development model. A graduate of Harvard Law School Jordan has also served as a Trustee of the Santa Fe Institute.

Eric A. Coleman

Eric A. Coleman

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Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is the Director of the Care Transitions Program, and serves as the Executive Director of the Practice Change Leaders, a national program to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. He was recognized with a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, or “Genius Grant”, for his work in bridging innovation and practice through enhancing the role of patients and family caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions.

Andrew Shatte

Andrew Shatté

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Andrew Shatté, Ph.D. is Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of meQuilibrium. He is the founder and President of Phoenix Life Academy, a company that specializes in measuring and training in resilience. He is a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Executive Education, a former professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently serves as a research professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Andrew is the author of The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life’s Hurdles.

Jim Mault

Jim Mault

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James Mault, MD, FACS, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life. His leadership responsibilities include Strategic Planning and Business Development, M&A, New Product Innovation and R&D, Clinical/Regulatory Oversight, Health Policy, Government Affairs and External Affairs. Jim joined Qualcomm Life through its 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Coordination RPM Platform Company which he founded in 2009. Prior to HealthyCircles, Jim was the Director of New Products, Business Development and Clinical Programs for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. Jim has more than 35 years of experience in the Health IT / Med-Tech industry as well as in clinical medicine. He has founded five companies and holds 80 patents for health information and medical device innovations. Jim received his Bachelors and Medical Degrees from the University of Michigan, and completed General and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center. Among several industry associations, Jim serves on the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) Executive Board and is Chair of the CTA Health & Fitness Technology Board.

Paul Lasiuk

Paul Lasiuk

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Paul Lasiuk is Co-Founder and CEO of Healthy Interactions which is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes and other chronic conditions. From a start-up with one patient engagement program in one country, the enterprise has now improved the lives of over 35 million patients with diabetes across 127 countries, in 39 languages and cultures. Healthy Interactions uses four digital technology platforms to more efficiently identify patients with diabetes, to more effectively diagnose transition of care points, and to develop individual care plans in real time. The Healthy Interactions Integrated Diabetes CDS Platform also integrates into EHRs to streamline workflow. Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and a MBA from the University of Michigan. A former Hawaii Ironman competitor, Paul is also Canadian and an avid hockey player.

Richard Gephardt

Richard A. Gephardt

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Richard A. Gephardt is President and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs. He provides strategic advice and hands-on lobbying for clients on issues before the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Executive Branch. Mr. Gephardt has brought successful resolution for clients on issues related to negotiations, crisis management, and strategic communications. He represents a broad array of Fortune 100 clients, and has served as a public spokesperson for clients on coalitions to bring about policy solutions to healthcare reform and climate change.

Mr. Gephardt served for 28 years in the United States House of Representatives (from 1977 to 2005), representing Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District, home to his birthplace St. Louis. In his first year in Congress, he was appointed to both the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees.

He was elected to serve as House Democratic Leader for more than 14 years, as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995, and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. In his role as Leader, Mr. Gephardt emerged as one of the leading strategists of the Democratic Party’s platform and chief architect to landmark reforms in healthcare, pensions, education, energy independence and trade policy.

Mr. Gephardt has served with dozens of sitting Senators and member of Congress, supporting many of them during their campaigns, inductions into Congress and their time as colleagues. He enjoys strong bipartisan relationships and has continued to serve as a trusted adviser to senior officials in government and Congressional leadership.

Stemming from his time in Congress, Mr. Gephardt has experience facilitating a number of negotiations between corporate leaders and the union movement. He currently serves on the board of the Centene Corporation and CenturyLink and is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research Institute, a private, non-profit research organization engaged in basic biomedical science. Most recently, Mr. Gephardt was a member of the Board of Directors at The Ford Motor Company and The U.S. Steel Corporation. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the Founder of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University in St. Louis. Widely known for his advocacy for international human rights, Mr. Gephardt served as Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization that endeavors to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts, from 2009 to 2013.

Mr. Gephardt began his career in public service in 1968 as a precinct captain for St. Louis’ 14th Ward, and from 1971 to 1976, served as its Alderman. In 1976, he was elected to the Congress, succeeding 24-year incumbent Leonor Sullivan. Mr. Gephardt earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1962 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in 1965.

Stephen Parodi

Stephen Parodi

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Stephen Parodi, MD, is executive vice president of External Affairs, Communications, and Brand at The Permanente Federation, and is also an associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). As an executive vice president on the Federation’s National Permanente Leadership Team, Dr. Parodi has oversight over the Federation’s external affairs functions, which include government relations, public policy, communications, and brand strategy. He also helps to oversee the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) and Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, DC. He has held several leadership roles including the chief of Infectious Disease and HIV Care director for the Napa Solano Service Area, chair of Infectious Disease for TPMG, chair of the Northern California Regional Infection Control Committee, chair of the KP HealthConnect Governance Committee, and regional medical director of Hospital Operations. Dr. Parodi practices as an infectious disease physician providing inpatient and outpatient consultation, HIV care, and travel medicine services. He has a special interest in the treatment and prevention of infections due to multidrug resistant organisms and hospital epidemiology. He led clinical projects related to the reduction of health care-acquired infections, antimicrobial stewardship, reduction in dialysis-related infections, and regional outbreak responses. His work in hospital operations has included programs such as enhanced recovery after surgery, patient blood management, observation medicine, and bedside multidisciplinary rounding. Dr. Parodi received his medical degree from Georgetown University, completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and an infectious disease fellowship at the UCLA Affiliated Program in Infectious Disease. He is a fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and serves as a delegate to the California Medical Association for the Very Large Group Forum. He has served on Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America committees related to public policy, government affairs, and antimicrobial stewardship. He actively collaborates with the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control on public health matters.

Kidspottr

Birdie on the MountainWe are pleased to share more details about the 2017 Healthspottr Annual Retreat, including KIDSPOTTR, our customized program for younger family members and guests. This year, we will enrich KIDSPOTTR with a Youth Leadership Seminar.

As in the past, the agenda offers a slate of indoor and outdoor learning activities, some of which will parallel the content on the main stage, sized-down and contextualized for kids 4 years and up.

Among many options your kids may enjoy are guided hikes and nature walks, a geo-caching adventure and astronomy under the stars. Pizza night and s’mores by the Ritz fire pit are a must. Age-appropriate activities will include river rafting, mountain biking and kayaking on the lake. A cooking class, or others hands-on workshop will be arranged to meet demand.

Healthspottr encourages its members to take a community approach to healthcare transformation, so why not start at the very beginning and engage our children? Professional instructors or guides will be provided for all necessary activities. Adult chaperones are welcomed. Supplemental childcare, where needed, may be arranged for an additional fee. A concierge will be on-hand at The Ritz-Carlton to answer any questions.
(Events subject to change)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

RITZ KIDS
What to Bring: Sunscreen, appropriate clothing for hike- including closed-toed hiking shoes, swimsuit, sunhats or sunglasses

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

9:00am – 9:15am

Check-in for Ritz Kids

Hospitality Desk in lobby

9:15am – 9:30am

Craft- Decorate your own backpack

Ritz Kids Room

9:30am – 11:30am

Nature Hike/Craft collection

Sawmill Lake

11:30am – 12:00pm

Craft- Leaf Print Pendants

Ritz Kids Room

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch/ Prep for Water Games

Ritz Kids Room/Arcade

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Water Games and Pools

Pool/The Meadows

3:00pm

Pick Up Kids at the Pool

Pool

RITZ KIDS NIGHT OUT
What to Bring: Sweater/long sleeves as it can get cooler in the evening

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Check-in for Ritz Kids / Design your own H2O bottle

Backyard BBQ

5:45pm – 7:00pm

Pizza Making and BBQ Buffet

Backyard BBQ

7:00pm – 7:45pm

Backyard Games- split by age
Younger kids- jenga, connect 4, and field day style games
Youth- bocce and disc golf tournaments

Backyard/The Meadows

7:45pm – 8:00pm

Keynote Speaker

Ballroom

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

KIDS ADVENTURE CLUB
What to Bring: Sunscreen, appropriate clothing for hike- including closed-toed hiking shoes, swimsuit, sunhats or sunglasses

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

9:00am – 9:15am

Check In for transport to Village

Hospitality Suite

9:15am – 10:00am

Hike to Gondola/down to Northstar

Northstar Mtn

10:00am – 3:15pm

Kids Adventure Club

Northstar Village

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Hike from Gondola/ up to Ritz

Northstar Mtn

3:45pm

Pick Up Kids at The Backyard BBQ

Backyard BBQ

RITZ KIDS NIGHT OUT
What to Bring: Sweater/long sleeves as it can get cooler in the evening

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Check-in for Ritz Kids

Backyard BBQ

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Kids Buffet/ Backyard Games & Crafts

Backyard BBQ/The Meadows

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Marshmology/Glo Games

The Fire Pit

8:30pm – 9:30pm

Star Gazing - Tahoe Star Tours

The Meadows

9:30pm

Pick Up Kids at The Meadow

The Meadows

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

POOL PARTY
What to Bring: Sunscreen, swimsuit, sunhats or sunglasses

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

9:00am – 9:15am

Check In for Ritz Kids

Hospitality Suite

9:15am – 10:00am

Backyard Crafts - DIY Bandana/Water Bottle Carrier

The Woods

10:00am – 12:00pm

Pool Party

Main Pool

FAREWALL PICNIC LUNCH

TIME

ACTIVITY

LOCATION

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Picnic Lunch

The Meadows / Woods

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Family Games

The Meadows / Woods

Leadership Seminars

Youth Leadership SeminarOur Retreat theme, Emergent Health, focuses on emergent behavior, and nothing could be more important in the development of young people that the capacity to make healthy decisions.

This Youth Seminar, building upon over 65 years of Aspen Institute leadership seminars, is designed to help young people reflect on what is most important and cultivate the habits of intentional behavior. Rather than a series of moralizing lectures on good behavior – the seminar is a highly interactive discussion which meets young people where they are, surfaces what they think is important (and why), and helps them develop their own code to live by. Topics include: the meaning of use and power; discovering purpose; learning to deal with failure; and the inclinations to lead. Readings will include selections from contemporary authors like J. K. Rowling and Chimamanda Adichie, as well as classical authors including Plato and Chuang Tzu.

Past-participants have highlighted the importance of the Youth Seminar experience for developing confidence, clarifying values, cultivating habits of thinking and conversation, and finding an anchor while navigating the complexity of ideas and decision-making. Most important: there is always laughter in the room even as we wrestle with complex ideas.

Moderator Allyson Breyfogle brings her extensive training in K-12 education and years of seminars with middle and high school students. Educated in France and the United States, Allyson was a Distinguished Fulbright Teaching Scholar in India and has moderated youth programs for the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Institute’s Teen Socrates programs.

Aspen Institute Youth Seminar
at the
2017 Healthspottr Annual Retreat

AGENDA
Intentionality and Well-Being

Wednesday, August 9

9:00 – 10:15 am

Session I: Power
Plato, Republic (Ring of Gyges)
J.K. Rowling, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure”

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 – 12:00 noon

Session II: Purpose
David Brooks, The Moral Bucket List
Chuang Tzu, The Woodcarver

Thursday, August 10

9:00 – 10:15 am

Session III: Learning
Sufi Tale, The Story of Fire
Chimamanda Adichie, The Danger of A Single Story

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 – 12:00 noon

Session IV: Leading
Painting (to be distributed)
Luther Standing Bear, Indian Wisdom

Leadership, Values, and Emergent Health

Emergent Health is predicated on complex adaptive systems. What does self-leadership and leadership of others look like within those complex adaptive systems? How do we think about designing dynamic institutions to meet the rapid changes in healthcare technology and customer expectations? How do we manage ourselves to adapt to these same changes? What are the values that anchor us as we make decisions within a whirlwind of change? This short seminar will use the Aspen Institute’s time-tested method of moderated, text-based dialogue to explore the changing landscape of leadership within and for Emergent Health.

AGENDA

Tuesday, August 8

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Reception and Welcome - Fireside Terrace

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Dinner and Introductions

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Opening Discussion
J.K. Rowling, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure”

Wednesday, August 9

8:30 – 10:00 am

Session I: Simplicity and Complexity
Sufi Tale, The Story of Fire
Elinor Ostrum, On Institutions

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 – 12:00 noon

Session II: Reflexive Understanding
Brynjolfsson and McAfee, Learning to Run With Machines
Jorge Luis Borges, The Other

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 pm

Outdoor Activity

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Session III: The Race for Wisdom
T. S. Eliot, Choruses from The Rock
Concluding discussion

Activities

Make the most of your time in Lake Tahoe by joining one our annual pre-Retreat activities, each designed to maximize your quality time with peers and colleagues, while you experience the natural wonders of California’s High Sierra.

As always, choose from golf, guided fly fishing or our custom leadership seminar, again curated by our friends from The Aspen Institute. Or this year try a water sport on the lake, like paddleboarding and kayaking. During the main program, guided hikes and a gourmet cheese making class are available for spouses and guests of Retreat participants.

These events are hosted, and transportation is provided, so please take advantage of these unique opportunities! These activities have limited space and are available on a first come, first served basis

Tahoe Mountain Golf Club - Old Greenwood Course

Golfers will be set up in threesomes and foursomes and spend their day on the Old Greenwood golf course followed by lunch at the club. Old Greenwood is nestled among 600 acres of towering pines in the mountains near North Lake Tahoe. This is an 18-hole course designed by the great Jack Nicklaus.

Golf will take place on Wendnesday morning, August 9. (Require Tuesday (8/8) evening arrival.)

Reception and welcome will be held on Tuesday evening, August 8 on the Fireside Terrace.

Tahoe Fly Fishing

Anglers will be paired with guides in groups of two or three and spend the day on the Truckee River, followed by lunch. We will supply everything you need for your day on the water including: a rod-and-reel, your waders, boots and tackle. A license is required and can be obtained when you register.

Fly Fishing will take place on Wendnesday morning, August 9. (Require Tuesday (8/8) evening arrival.)

Reception and welcome will be held on Tuesday evening, August 8 on the Fireside Terrace.

Curated Gourmet Cheese Making

Gourmet cheese making at the stylish, modern restaurant Trokay in downtown Truckee. Class includes making mozzarella cheese with Nyna Weatherson, our skilled cheese affixer.

Paddleboarding & Kayaking The Lake

The Lake Tahoe area offers incredible kayaking and paddleboard opportunities. Experience this beautiful area and pristine blue waters from the unique perspective of a kayak or paddleboard.

Guided Hikes

Step out and explore miles of footpaths and hiking trails on and around Northstar Mountain, or embark on a journey navigating around Lake Tahoe itself. Our experienced guides will help you find the right path for your adventure – ranging from a leisurely walk just steps outside The Ritz-Carlton living room, to the most demanding ascent up the mountain for a spectacular view of the Tahoe basin.

Outings will be scheduled around demand on Wednesday (8/9), Thursday (8/10) or Friday (8/11) morning.