2022 Executive Leadership Retreat

IDA Executive Leadership Retreat

The IDA Executive Leadership Retreat is a three-day intensive program that brings together a cohort of senior-level executives from within the place management profession. The retreat will focus on essential practices for leaders to effectively navigate up, down and across organizational silos. Over the three days, leaders will have the opportunity to network and create valuable peer support systems.

Prior to the workshop, the facilitators will survey participants and tailor the sessions to address areas of interest. From the highest-level, executive standpoints, these sessions will focus on building trust by providing effective feedback and critiques, using new technologies effectively, motivating and working well with diverse employees, providing a range of perspectives on executive level leadership, and gaining understanding and “buy-in” from teams. Participants will have opportunities for practice, feedback and questions.

Who is eligible to attend?

If you are looking to collaborate with a cohort of executives, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. This program is for IDA member CEOs and/or Executive Directors who are currently employed by a place management organization. This program is not for consultants or vendors who provide services to place management organizations.

How are applicants accepted?

IDA is looking to create a diverse cohort of executives based on organization size, geographies, demographics and other variables. Space is limited to 30 professionals and attendees must be IDA members.  

When, where and cost?

The IDA Executive Leadership Retreat will take place April 19-21, 2022 in Rancho Mirage, California. The program cost is $2,000 USD and includes expert facilitators, program materials, daily meals and wellness activities. Price does not include hotel, airfare, airport transfers or any other incidentals you may incur. Attendees will be required to stay at the IDA selected hotel during the program. A room block has been secured by IDA and will be announced once attendees have been accepted and notified.


Applications are due to IDA by Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET. Applicants must complete several brief essay questions and submit the following:

  • Expanded bio, Resume (optional)
  • Recent, high-resolution color headshot

Please contact Carolyn Dellutri, IDA Director of Professional Development, at carolyn@downtown.org with any questions about the program.

To start your application, please login to Submittable or easily create a free account. Note, this is separate from your IDA account login. You can stop, save and return to your work at any time before the deadline. When you’ve completed the form on Submittable, please click ‘Submit’ at the bottom.

How will I know if I’m accepted?

The final cohort will be selected by March 16, 2022.  You will be notified by email from Carolyn Dellutri, IDA Director of Professional Development. 

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IDA Executive Leadership Retreat Schedule

Click to view the 2022 schedule-at-a-glance. Note, program times and activities are subject to change.

Questions can be sent to Carolyn Dellutri, IDA Director of Professional Development at carolyn@downtown.org.