Tuesday, January 7, 2020

VACEOs Retreat 2020


(Update April 29, 2020)

CEO Retreat Extends Through May: Cameron Herold Kicks Off Bonus Content on May 6


We are pleased to announce that our Virtual CEO Retreat will continue through May with these speakers and presentations! These events are for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only. Not a Member? We are offering a special no-cost membership in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Watch this video to learn more:  “VA Council of CEOs Develops Community Roundtable Membership in Response to COVID-19





May 6, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Cameron Herold returns! He is a well-known and top-rated international speaker who ran his own companies during the 87 & 01 economic recessions. He coached dozens of companies through the 08/09 mortgage crisis and recession and in this presentation he will go over some amazing tips he covered in Chapters 11 & 12 of his first book, Double Double. Sign up for this and other events.



May 7, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: René Haines is the President, founder and owner of FocalPath Coaching — a business and leadership coaching firm that works with clients all around the U.S. This workshop will cover moving forward in a post-pandemic world. How do you plan, project and forecast?  Sign up for this and other events.



May 13 and May 27, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.: Back by popular demand, “Bowtie Economist” Elliot Eisenberg returns in May for a 15-minute chat with VACEOs Members and Sponsors.  Sign up for this and other events.



Retreat 2020 goes virtual!

(Update April 8, 2020)

CEO Series Workshop Speakers Announced

We continue this year’s virtual event with workshops by Natalie Garramone and Allan Tsang. These events are for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only.

“Using Conflict for Growth with Natalie Garramone”

April 14, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.: “Using Conflict for Growth with Natalie Garramone”. This webinar will increase your awareness of conflict and its effect on you and your team.





“How to Negotiate with Allan Tsang”

April 23, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m: “How to Negotiate with Allan Tsang”. Learn how negotiation plays a vital role in business success. In light of the COVID-19 crisis this is a longer session (2 hours) to include more Q&A time.

To learn more about these workshops and other events, visit the Events page today.



(Update March 25, 2020)

The annual CEO retreat at The Omni Homestead has been canceled but contingency plans are underway!

We are pleased to announce beginning April 1, “Bowtie Economist” Elliott Eisenberg will offer Members and Sponsors a weekly, 15-minute video chat session.

We are also pleased to announce Marcus Sheridan will offer a one and one-half hour web workshop on April 2nd as well.

Links to both events coming soon. Also on the way, information about virtual webinars from our scheduled workshop speakers.

In the meantime, listen in here as Marcus shares a new message with Members.

(Update March 17, 2020)

We regrettably announce that the VACEOs Retreat is canceled due to COVID-19 and in compliance with the Governor’s directive to avoid large meetings for the next eight weeks.

While we are disappointed that this action was required, please know that contingency plans are being made and will be presented to the Board of Directors on Thursday. We will communicate our plans with you as they unfold.

The Omni Homestead has canceled all reservations related to the VACEOs Retreat. If you have any questions or concerns about that, please call The Omni Homestead at 800-838-1766. Lastly, if you have any ideas for how we can help you and the VACEOs community, please reach out to me. We are here to serve.

Scot McRoberts
Executive Director
Virginia Council of CEOs





About the 2020 VACEOs Retreat
April 29 – May 1, 2020
The Omni Homestead


This event, for VACEOs Members and Sponsors only, is designed to inspire attendees to take their businesses to the next level. During the event attendees have access to:

  • Intensive deep-dives into relevant topics of the day,
  • Equal proportions of keynote speakers mixed with peer-to-peer learning and breakout sessions,
  • Opportunities to recharge during planned breaks and social events, and
  • Four-star amenities found within the resort.

Often described as “worth the price of membership” admission into the Annual VACEOs Retreat is automatic, once you become a Virginia Council of CEOs Member.

(Update March 17, 2020: This event has been canceled due to COVID-19)

  • Schedule of events
  • Register for this event (This event has been canceled due to COVID-19)
  • Keynote speaker lineup
  • Workshop speaker lineup
  • Retreat FAQs


VA Council of CEOs Annual CEO Retreat
Set for April 29-May 1, 2020

Room and spa registration now open



We are pleased to announce that we will return to the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, VA to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Virginia Council of CEOs. There are lots of group activities planned for Wednesday (information and Retreat registration coming soon), so plan to arrive early.



  1. Reserve your room by April 8, 2020. Call 800-838-1766.
  2. We recommend you book your spa treatment ASAP. Don’t forget to ask for the special VACEOs CEO Retreat discount.


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