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CEO Retreat 2023

November 27, 2023 5:30 PM - November 29, 2023 12:00 PM (EST)


The annual TECNA CEO Retreat is an excellent way for TECNA member CEOs and Executive Directors to get to know each other, share lessons learned and acquire new leadership skills and business development ideas. Our sessions respond to member needs and are designed to help CEO's grow their organizations. 

Location: The Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona 

The Program

This year’s retreat will focus on job fulfillment and trust.  Specifically, how do we focus on the parts of our jobs that fill us up, while also trusting our teams to achieve to their potential and enthusiastic about their roles?  How do we create a culture based in trust that is in a state of flow?

We will hear from two speakers.  Both will be incorporating discussion and some workshopping as well as some pre-retreat reading and assessment which will be sent to registrants. 

- Monday, November 27:

3:00 – 4:30 – TECNA Board of Directors Meeting
Sonoran Ballroom

5:30 – Welcome Gathering & Speaker -- Thom Singer “Uncommon Trust”
Boulderview Patio

 A lack of trust is the biggest expense for organizations. It may take years for a manager or an executive to develop the trust of his or her employees, but only moments to lose. Without trust, transactions cannot occur. Without trust, influence is destroyed. Without trust, leaders lose teams. Without trust, people lose sales. Without trust, organizations lose productivity, relationships, reputation, talent, customer loyalty, creativity, morale, revenue, and results. Indeed trust, not money, is the currency of business.People seldom talk about trust as a competency to learn and practice. That is changing. Trust has found its way into the public limelight. From massive fraud in business to scandals in politics and athletics, the headlines point to a persistent problem of modern life and business—we’re lacking in trust.

Thom Singer is a certified partner with the Trust Edge Leadership Institute.  In this presentation he will explore how trust is measured and increased for individuals and teams. Before the conference all attendees will be asked to complete the Trust Edge assessment and the presentation will be customized to the TECNA audience. 

7:00 – Dinner
Boulderview Room

- Tuesday, November 28:

Free Morning - Attendees are welcome to connect with your peers through any of the resort’s many optional activities. These activities are an additional charge that attendees will cover on their own.  In attempt to organize groups for the activities, if you are interested in participating in the following activities, please mark the one you prefer on your registration:

Golf (tee times 8:10 / 8:20)
Cooking Class / Beverage Making Class (pricing varies) 
Tennis / Pickleball - Fees Gallery
Black Mountain Adventures

12:45 – Boxed lunch & Wrap Up: “Uncommon Trust”
Sonoran Ballroom

2:00  – Threshold Presentations (TECNA Members Only)
Sonoran Ballroom

3:30 – 5:00 – Speaker: Sneha Mandala “Effortless Culture” - more info
Sonoran Ballroom

6:30 – Reception & Dinner
Nineteenth Green

- Wednesday, November 29

9:15 -- Sneha Mandala “Effortless Culture”
Sonoran Ballroom

10:30 – TECNA Business Meeting & Board Nominations
Sonoran Ballroom

12:00 – Conclusion & Boxed Lunch
Sonoran Ballroom

The Venue

Explore the splendor of The Boulders Resort & Spa - A 33,000 sq. ft. luxurious spa, championship golf and exclusive service await in a uniquely dramatic setting – 1,300 acres of the Sonoran Desert foothills with panoramic views of 12-million-year-old boulder formations. 

This sprawling resort has plenty of on-site recreational activities, including 'Sonorin Explorin' on property desert flora and fauna tours, racquet sports pavilion including 12 newly expanded pickle ball courts and tennis, swimming, hiking and rock climbing, cooking classes. If that wasn’t enough, our stylish restaurants offer captivating views from every turn.

The Cost

Please note that your registration fee includes the nights of November 27 and 28 at the resort, plus 2 dinners and 2 lunches. You are separately responsible for your own travel to and from the resort and any additional activities food or beverages outside of the scheduled meals. 

Member Early Bird Registration through September 22
$1850 (includes room for 2 nights)

Member Registration
$2250 (includes room for 2 nights)

Non-Member Registration
$2550 (includes room for 2 nights)

The Early-Bird Member Discounted Rate Deadline: September 22. 

The deadline to register for the retreat is Friday, November 4, 2023, but we encourage early registration. The registration cancellation deadline to receive a refund is November 4, 2023.

Please email Jennifer Young to request additional days at the hotel.


Please book your travel to arrive at the resort by 4:30pm on Monday, November 27, so you can attend the Welcome Gathering & Speaker. Board Members, please arrive at the resort by 2:00pm on Monday. Please prioritize staying for the final morning’s session, and book your flights out of town Wednesday afternoon, November 29. 

The hotel is an approximately 40 minute car ride from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).


If you plan to bring a guest with you to the resort, they are welcome to join us for dinner. Please register your guests on TECNA’s website registration for dinner by Friday, November 10, 2023, so we can plan accordingly, there will be an additional cost.


Please contact Jennifer Young, TECNA CEO, at or Alina Hardy, TECNA Communication Director, at with any questions.


Interested in sponsoring the 2023 CEO Retreat? View Sponsorship Opportunities - Contact Jennifer Young, TECNA CEO.

The Boulders Resorts & Spa

34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, 85262, United States


Member Registration Cost: $2,250 USD

Early-Bird Member Registration Cost: $1,850 USD Deadline September 22

Non-Member Registration Cost: $2,550 USD

Registration fee includes the nights of November 27 and 28 at the resort, plus meals and retreat session.

The deadline to register for the retreat is Friday, November 4, 2023, but we encourage early registration.

The registration cancellation deadline to receive a refund is November 4, 2023.

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