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WLR 2018

Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!!

November 6-8, 2019  
Westlake Village, CA. $4950

So many of you have complained that you will not ever  
be able to attend a WLR® since it is always full  
by the end of Day 1 of the prior year.


Now you can attend!!!! If you have taken WMF® and 
Advanced WMF® and you are director level or above 
you are now eligible for:

Nov. 6-8, 2019  

We already have 5 women registered so there are Only 7 spaces left!
To register Contact Susan ASAP to have a conversation!
John and Susan both in Cincinnati!
John and Sue Denver 30th cel;ebration
John will be leading:

Men Relationships and Work©

In Cincinnati October 9-12
Course fee: $3,750
Only 10 total spaces available!
3 Lots filled.
Cityscape Cincinnati
Susan will be in Cincinnati, OH
Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Course Fee: $3,750
Space Limited Register Now!

Adv. Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Course fee: $2,750
Space Limited Register Now!
Attend this very special version of Managing Corporate Change© with out much "corporate".

This session will focus on the personal side of change!

Many of you are trying to figure out what's next. What do you want?

How do I really get synced up with my purpose?

August 27-29, 2018
Westlake Village, CA
$3,750 USD
Special pricing for Graduates of MCC©

Intrigued? Contact John, now!

Only 4 slots left!
Creating the life
you want!
Figuring out your path?

Staring at the Blank Canvas?

Figuring out what to do when you grow up, (again!)

Looking at the first chapter or retirement ?

Want to make sure your past doesn't dictate your future?

Many men seem to be struggling with what does it take to have successful Relationships with the powerful women in their lives whether that is their boss, peers, direct reports, wives or daughters. Men, Relationships and Work© is designed for men who know there is more to learn but are not sure what knowledge and skills are needed. The #metoo movement has heightened awareness for men. But men need skills not just awareness.
Men Relationships and Work© will be offered in Cincinnati for the first time!
October 9-11,
Course fee: $3,750
There are ONLY 10 slots for the course. 3 Slots filled.
2018 Public Workshop Schedule    

Managing Corporate Change© (Career Version)
August 27-29, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750 (Special price for MCC© graduates)

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
September 24-28, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $5,000

Men Relationships and Work©
October 9-11, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $2,750

Advanced Men's Course©
October 23-25, 2018 Catch Up Day Oct, 22
Ojai CA $4,950 2017 Returnees $4,175

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
November 8-9, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $2,750

Managing Corporate Change©
November 13-15, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
December 6-7, 2018
Princeton, NJ $3,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
December 11-13, 2018
Westlake Village CA $3,750


Couples Course© 2019
January 25-27, 2019 Catch up day January 24
Price per couple $3,000
Big Island of Hawaii

Women Moving Forward® NEW!
March 13-15, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women's Leadership Retreat®
April 30-May 2, 2019 Catch up day April 29
Location TBD

Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!
November 6-8, 2019
Four Seasons Westlake Village CA
Emotions of Change in the Bunker
You know bunker, sand trap on the golf course. I was in a deep green side bunker on a par five and just popped my ball out and felt pretty good about my shot when I heard a voice behind me say “you can’t do that, you’ve got to keep your cart on the cart path”. The Ranger was about 25 yards away driving up and admonishing me for missing the little sign indicating I should have cut out to the cart path 20 yards back.
I looked back and noticed I had indeed missed the turnout and started to apologize as I struggled to get out of the deep sand trap. I was embarrassed (believe it or not I do try to follow the rules of etiquette on the golf course.) So just as I got out of the trap the Ranger was on me and saw my face. He said “Oh, I’m sorry do you need a flag on your cart?” A “flag” is for handicapped players or really old geezers. I was insulted and incensed! I mean I felt those emotions like someone had just dissed John Elway! 
I felt those emotions down to my toes. But you know, “what you resist, what you experience disappears”. And poof those emotions disappeared and a possibility appeared: Driving where ever I want on the course! C’mon I will be 70 next month. I am a geezer! All those Rugby injuries have come back to haunt me. It would be totally cool to be able to drive wherever I want on the course!
Sometimes we look at the SVVCI© Change Model as something for big changes like changing jobs or mergers and acquisitions. Really its applies to the minor indignities of aging too! Work through your emotion, possibility thinking, requests and promises. 
So my request next weekend will be “explain to me exactly how the flag works on the golf cart”. As always our job is to turn crisis into opportunity, right?
As always we invite your comments.
One last laugh from Summer before, School, Work and the Mid Terms!
Not the trap from the article!
Advanced Men's Course© 2018
Are you serious about supporting Women?
The 2018 theme is Our Relationships and Responsibilities to Women in the age of #metoo. From sexual violence to discrimination in the corporate world to the inherent advantages women have in todays collaborative world of work: What are our responsibilities as leaders. co-workers, spouses, fathers and role models to the women in our world? Pre-work will include challenging material like The Hunting Ground and The End of Men and the Rise of Women.  Projects and experiments will also be part of the preparation for this year’s course.
Dates: October 23-25, 2018
Catch up day October 22.
Location: Ojai, California
Course Fee 2017 Returnees
$4,175 Newbies $4,950

CC 2108
Couples Course©
January 25-27,
Catch up day Jan. 24
Spectacular results again this year at the Couple Course©!

Here are the Photos from the 2018 Course.

Don't be left out of the picture next year!

Join us in Paradise on the Big Island where we have found renewal and enrichment for 35 years.

Cost per couple $3,000

3 of 6 Slots
for 2019

"Thanks for ALL you did and continue to do for us and so many people. We are so grateful to have been here with you both and the other couples. Some who will be lifelong friends."

Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
31416 Agoura Rd. Suite 255, 
Westlake Village, CA 91360, USA
PHONE (303) 660-5206