Join a curated group of 50 female executives for three days of building connections and learning to confidently negotiate with Chris Voss, former FBI Negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference. Enjoy educational workshops, group discussions, and a little me-time among 340 acres of lush vineyards, horse farms, and the Blue Ridge Mountains at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.
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what to expect
GROW AS A LEADER
Negotiations are an essential part of life. They happen anywhere compromises are made. For those negotiating successfully, growth often follows.
FOCUS ON YOURSELF
Take time away from it all. Do the activities that bring you joy and challenge your status quo.
Our 2020 program includes three days of building connections, interactive workshops, and role-play, learning the strategies and soft skills needed to negotiate like a pro from expert negotiator Chris Voss.
THE PROGRAM: NEGOTIATING AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT
Negotiating is difficult and can be uncomfortable and intimidating for many of us. It’s the reason we hired Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference to facilitate our 2020 Executive Leadership Retreat. He will use his experience to teach us strategies on the soft skills needed to negotiate like a pro.
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA
Nestled in the heart of Washington. D.C. horse and wine country, Salamander Resort & Spa is a five-star destination resort known for its luxurious details and amenities. The resort offers exciting outdoor adventures, inspiring culinary experiences, a rejuvenating spa, and plenty to explore in the picturesque countryside that surrounds it.
CEO AND FOUNDER, BLACK SWAN GROUP
We are elated to announce that Chris Voss, top FBI hostage negotiator and author of the national best-seller Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, will be facilitating our Kayo Women’s Executive Leadership Retreat in February.
In 2008, Chris founded The Black Swan Group, which specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Chris has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high stakes negotiations as an FBI agent to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems between senior management and employees.
Prior to 2008, Chris was the was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During Chris’s 24-year tenure in the FBI, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School.
Limited partners that allocate capital to investment funds. Excludes business development professionals.
- * Price does not include hotel room.
Investors, including for-profit limited partners, company executives, and service providers.
* Price does not include hotel room.
frequently asked questions
Who can come to the retreat?
The Kayo Women’s Executive Leadership Retreat is for female executives in leadership positions who are key decision makers managing teams and participating on boards.
What is included in the retreat registration?
Your registration includes two days of programming, your meals each day, and a group resort activity. Hotel rooms, resort amenities, and travel are not included.
Is hotel included in the retreat registration?
The price does not include your hotel room. Kayo has a limited number of discounted rooms available at the Salamander Resort. Hotel booking information will be shared upon registration confirmation.
Do I need to stay at the property in order to participate?
No, it is not necessary to stay at the Salamander Resort in order to participate.
Is there a group discount?
We are not offering a group discount at this time.
What time should I plan to arrive and depart?
There will be an opening reception on Sunday, February 23 at 5 PM ET and a dinner on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:30-7 PM ET. The programming functions will take place Monday and Tuesday from 9 AM – 2 PM.
What topic will the retreat cover?
The 2020 winter retreat will cover “Negotiating As If Your Life Depends On It.” Negotiating is difficult, and can be uncomfortable and intimidating for many of us. It’s the reason we hired Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference, to facilitate our 2020 Executive Leadership Retreat. He will use his experience to teach us strategies on the soft skills needed to negotiate like a pro.
Can you share an attendee list?
Registered attendees will receive a copy of the attendee list four weeks prior to the event.
Who is the facilitator?
Chris Voss, CEO and Founder of the Black Swan Group, will facilitate the 2020 retreat. Chris is a top FBI hostage negotiator and author of the national best-seller Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. In 2008, Chris founded The Black Swan Group, which specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions.