Yardstick Management Institute – Sea Island

Presented by
Sponsored by
Sponsored by PNC
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Chris Webber, NBA Hall of Famer and Partner at Yardstick Management

Movement & Meditation

Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, Founder and Managing Partner of Yardstick Management

Attendees at Opening Plenary Session

Dinner Reception

Dinner Reception

*CLOSES DEC 16TH

During this three-day event, a cohort of the nation’s top leaders will gather in picturesque Sea Island, Georgia to explore the connections between Leadership and the Power of Vulnerability. Through examining diversity, equity, and inclusion, exploring cultural awareness, and engaging in self reflection, attendees will embark on a personal journey that will help them redefine leadership commitment in an ever changing diverse, global landscape.

Duration

Three days, two nights
Jan 17th-19th, 2023

Style

Retreat

Setting

In-person

Location

Sea Island Resort

Participants

People Leaders

Format

Workshops

Retreat Includes

Beachfront Luxury Resort and All Meals

Investment

USD $6,500

Workshop Highlights

A Case Study: My Corporate Experience with the Intersectionality of Covid-19 and The Black Lives Matter Movement
Javonté Anyabwelé, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Hotel, Corporate Indirect, & Onboard Revenue, Carnival Corporation & plc
Ideas that Inspire us, as We Lead with Intentionality in the Face of Adversity
Annie Lou, Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Strategic Development, Peacock, NBCUniversal
Sheldon Cummings, Chief Operating Officer, Mailchimp
Aaron Mitchell, (Former) Director, HR, Netflix Animation Studio, Co-Founder, Pega Visão Salvador Club, LLC
Imagine & Inspire: Creating Workplace Communities Rooted in Values-based Culture
Fahim Siddiqui, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Home Depot
Prioritizing the People: Together, A Future Without Limits
Kinnari Patel-Smyth, President & Acting Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation
+ MANY MORE

*CLOSES DEC 16TH

Speakers

Fahim Siddiqui

Fahim Siddiqui
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Home Depot

Annie Luo Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Strategic Development Peacock, NBCUniversal

Annie Luo
Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Strategic Development
Peacock, NBCUniversal

Sheldon Cummings

Sheldon Cummings
Chief Operating Officer
Mailchimp

Trina Scott

Trina Scott
Vice President, Civic and Community Affairs
Rocket Companies

Javonté Anyabwelé

Javonté Anyabwelé
Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Hotel, Corporate Indirect, & Onboard Revenue
Carnival Corporation & plc

Zing Shaw

Zing Shaw
President, Turnkey and Managing Director of DEI
ZRG Partners

Kinnari Patel-Smyth

Kinnari Patel-Smyth
President & Acting Chief Executive Officer
KIPP Foundation

Aaron Mitchell

Aaron Mitchell (Former) Director, HR, Netflix Animation Studio
Co-Founder
Pega Visão Salvador Club, LLC

Ayana Parsons

Ayana Parsons
Senior Partner-Board & CEO Inclusion
Korn Ferry

Modupé R. Congleton

Modupé R. Congleton
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Worldwide Amazon Stores

Trina Scott

Pilin Anice
Yoga Instructor

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

WHAT YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES

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What Happens After I Register?

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration with a receipt of payment and details for the next steps to take in planning your trip. We will be sending more emails throughout the duration of the time between registering and the actual day of the event to help guide your experience. All emails will be received from the institute@yardstickmanagement.com address. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly at the email address listed above.

Can I arrive at Sea Island prior to the start of the Leadership Retreat?

Yes, but you must make arrangements to extend your stay by contacting the resort directly. Your Leadership Retreat Package includes accommodations from January 17th to January 19th only.

How do I extend my stay using the group room rate?
  • The group room rate will be offered three (3) days prior and three (3) days post of the Event dates, subject to availability.
  • Cloister Guestroom $445 ++
  • Please note that prices do not include taxes and service charges.
  • Once our team enters your name into the resort’s reservation system, you can call the hotel directly to extend your stay at the discounted group rate. Contact number for the resort are Reservations: (877) 234-8898
How do I get to Sea Island?

Sea Island is part of a beautiful chain of barrier islands tucked into the Atlantic Coast of Georgia. With breathtaking landscapes, golden pristine marshlands, and stretches of gorgeous coastline, Sea Island has been an unforgettable resort destination since 1928. Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Savannah international airports, Sea Island’s truly stunning setting attracts guests from around the world. Discover what makes this award-winning property a perennial favorite.

  • Address: Sea Island Resort, The Cloister, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561
  • One-hour drive from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and an hour-and-15-minute drive from Savannah International Airport (SAV)
  • Twenty-minute drive from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), serviced by ASA/The Delta Connection
  • Ten-minute drive from the private McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI)

*CLOSES DEC 16TH

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What are the Sea Island amenities?

RESORT AMENITIES

  • 13 restaurants
  • 3 championship golf courses
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shooting School
  • Archery
  • Horseback Riding
  • Beach Club
  • Biking
  • Bowling
  • Falconry
  • Water Sports

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms and lobby
  • Local calls
  • Unlimited access to the Fitness Center (with strength and cardio equipment, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, hydrotherapy pool, labyrinth, locker rooms, steam and sauna) and Sea Island Beach Club
  • Shared transportation between The Cloister, The Lodge and Retreat
  • In-room Nespresso hot beverage program
  • Complimentary use of BMW Courtesy Cars (based on availability)
  • Beach Chairs, towels and umbrellas
  • Morning coffee and pastries, afternoon tea and cookies at The Cloister
  • Morning coffee and tea, and milk and cookies at evening turndown at The Lodge
  • In-room evening bottled water and ice delivery
  • Access to PressReader app offering over 4,000 newspaper and magazine titles
What is the weather in Sea Island during January?

On average, it is maximum 60° in January in Sea Island and at least around 48° degrees. The sea water temperature is around 60° degrees.

What happens if the event is canceled, or I can’t make it?

In the case of a COVID-19 related cancellation, Yardstick Management guarantees attendance approval for the next institute retreat. Registrants will receive a notification of cancellation via the institute@yardstickmanagement.com email with instructions on how to proceed.

In the event a registered attendee is unable to attend, please contact us directly at the email address above.

Please note, refunds WILL NOT be issued upon a registration purchase.

WHY
YARDSTICK
MANAGEMENT?

WHY
YARDSTICK
MANAGEMENT?

Yardstick Management was established in 2012 as a global strategic management consulting firm that provides comprehensive solutions to mission-driven organizations from conception to realization. We have serviced over 65 companies, government agencies, municipalities, and higher education institutions in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The launch of the Yardstick Management Institute comes on the heels of significant customer and employee growth. Over the last year, the management consulting firm increased revenue by 166%, grew its employee base by 42%, and impacted over 2,600,000 employees across global corporate, non-profit and educational organizations including, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Netflix, MIT, Orangetheory, Playboy and more. Yardstick Management is only 10 years old and already working with clients from Time 100s most influential companies list.

Program Schedule

*Working Agenda
Tuesday, January 17th
Tuesday, January 17th
At Leisure Sea Island
8:00am - 1:00pm
Arrival & Registration
1:00pm - 4:00pm | The Cloister Library
Welcome & Keynote Speaker
4:30pm - 6:00pm | Mizner Ballroom I & II
YSM Senior Leaders &
Javonte Anyabwele
Cocktail Hour & Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pm | Mizner Courtyard
Dinner & Live Music
7:00pm - 9:00pm | Mizner Ballroom I & II
Wednesday, January 18th
Wednesday, January 18th
Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am | Tavola
At Leisure Wellness Break
9:00am - 10:00am
Break
10:30am - 10:45am
Coffee & Tea Bar Networking Session
10:00am - 10:30am | Cloister Foyer II
Town Hall
10:30am - 12:30pm | Mizner Ballroom I
Aaron Mitchell, Sheldon Cummings, Annie Luo
Moderated by: Slma Shelbayah
Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm | Mizner Ballroom II
Tech Talk
2:00pm - 3:15pm | Mizner Ballroom II
Fahim Siddiqui
Break
3:15pm - 3:30pm
Prioritizing the People
3:30pm - 4:30pm | Mizner Ballroom II
Kinnari Patel-Smyth & Trina Scott
Break
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Dinner
6:30pm - 8:30pm | Southern Tide, The Beach Club
Thursday, January 19th
Thursday, January 19th
Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am | Tavola
Movement & Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am | The Beach Club Lawn
Pilin Anice
DEI Fireside Chat
9:00am -10:00am | Mizner Ballroom II
Naima Greenwood & Modupe Congelton
Keynote Speaker
10:00am - 11:00am | Mizner Ballroom II
Nzinga Shaw
Reflective Session & Closing Remarks
11:00am - 11:30am
Monica Miller-Smith, Ebbie Parsons, Naima Greenwood
Break
11:30am - 12:00pm
Grab-n-Go Lunch
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Mizner Ballroom II

Slma

Movement & Meditation

Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, Founder and Managing Partner of Yardstick Management

Attendees at Opening Plenary Session

Dinner Reception

Dinner Reception

During this three-day event, a cohort of the nation’s top leaders will gather in picturesque Sea Island, Georgia to explore the connections between Leadership and the Power of Vulnerability. Through examining diversity, equity, and inclusion, exploring cultural awareness, and engaging in self reflection, attendees will embark on a personal journey that will help them redefine leadership commitment in an ever changing diverse, global landscape.

Workshop Highlights

A Case Study: My Corporate Experience with the Intersectionality of Covid-19 and The Black Lives Matter Movement
Javonté Anyabwelé, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Hotel, Corporate Indirect, & Onboard Revenue, Carnival Corporation & plc
Ideas that Inspire us, as We Lead with Intentionality in the Face of Adversity
Annie Lou, Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Strategic Development, Peacock, NBCUniversal
Sheldon Cummings, Chief Operating Officer, Mailchimp
Aaron Mitchell, (Former) Director, HR, Netflix Animation Studio, Co-Founder, Pega Visão Salvador Club, LLC
Imagine & Inspire: Creating Workplace Communities Rooted in Values-based Culture
Fahim Siddiqui, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Home Depot
Prioritizing the People: Together, A Future Without Limits
Kinnari Patel-Smyth, President & Acting Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Foundation
+ MANY MORE
DURATION Four days, three nights Nov. 2nd-5th 2022 STYLE Retreat SETTING In-person LOCATION Four Seasons Resort Nevis PARTICIPANTS Executive Leaders FORMAT Workshops RETREAT INCLUDES Beachfront Luxury Resort and All Meals INVESTMENT USD $7,500

Speakers

Fahim Siddiqui

Fahim Siddiqui
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Home Depot

Annie Luo Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Strategic Development Peacock, NBCUniversal

Annie Luo
Executive Vice President, Global Partnerships and Strategic Development
Peacock, NBCUniversal

Sheldon Cummings

Sheldon Cummings
Chief Operating Officer
Mailchimp

Trina Scott

Trina Scott
Vice President, Civic and Community Affairs
Rocket Companies

Javonté Anyabwelé

Javonté Anyabwelé
Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for Hotel, Corporate Indirect, & Onboard Revenue
Carnival Corporation & plc

Zing Shaw

Zing Shaw
President, Turnkey and Managing Director of DEI
ZRG Partners

Kinnari Patel-Smyth

Kinnari Patel-Smyth
President & Acting Chief Executive Officer
KIPP Foundation

Aaron Mitchell

Aaron Mitchell (Former) Director, HR, Netflix Animation Studio
Co-Founder
Pega Visão Salvador Club, LLC

Ayana Parsons

Ayana Parsons
Senior Partner-Board & CEO Inclusion
Korn Ferry

Modupé R. Congleton

Modupé R. Congleton
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Worldwide Amazon Stores

Trina Scott

Pilin Anice
Yoga Instructor

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

WHAT YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES

Become a sponsor
Closed
What Happens After I Register?

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration with a receipt of payment and details for the next steps to take in planning your trip. We will be sending more emails throughout the duration of the time between registering and the actual day of the event to help guide your experience. All emails will be received from the institute@yardstickmanagement.com address. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly at the email address listed above.

Can I arrive at Sea Island prior to the start of the Leadership Retreat?

Yes, but you must make arrangements to extend your stay by contacting the resort directly. Your Leadership Retreat Package includes accommodations from January 17th to January 19th only.

How do I extend my stay using the group room rate?
  • The group room rate will be offered three (3) days prior and three (3) days post of the Event dates, subject to availability.
  • Cloister Guestroom $445 ++
  • Please note that prices do not include taxes and service charges.
  • Once our team enters your name into the resort’s reservation system, you can call the hotel directly to extend your stay at the discounted group rate. Contact number for the resort are Reservations: (877) 234-8898
How do I get to Sea Island?

Sea Island is part of a beautiful chain of barrier islands tucked into the Atlantic Coast of Georgia. With breathtaking landscapes, golden pristine marshlands, and stretches of gorgeous coastline, Sea Island has been an unforgettable resort destination since 1928. Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Savannah international airports, Sea Island’s truly stunning setting attracts guests from around the world. Discover what makes this award-winning property a perennial favorite.

  • Address: Sea Island Resort, The Cloister, 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561
  • One-hour drive from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and an hour-and-15-minute drive from Savannah International Airport (SAV)
  • Twenty-minute drive from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), serviced by ASA/The Delta Connection
  • Ten-minute drive from the private McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI)
Closed
What are the Sea Island amenities?

RESORT AMENITIES

  • 13 restaurants
  • 3 championship golf courses
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shooting School
  • Archery
  • Horseback Riding
  • Beach Club
  • Biking
  • Bowling
  • Falconry
  • Water Sports

COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms and lobby
  • Local calls
  • Unlimited access to the Fitness Center (with strength and cardio equipment, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, hydrotherapy pool, labyrinth, locker rooms, steam and sauna) and Sea Island Beach Club
  • Shared transportation between The Cloister, The Lodge and Retreat
  • In-room Nespresso hot beverage program
  • Complimentary use of BMW Courtesy Cars (based on availability)
  • Beach Chairs, towels and umbrellas
  • Morning coffee and pastries, afternoon tea and cookies at The Cloister
  • Morning coffee and tea, and milk and cookies at evening turndown at The Lodge
  • In-room evening bottled water and ice delivery
  • Access to PressReader app offering over 4,000 newspaper and magazine titles
What is the weather in Sea Island during January?

On average, it is maximum 60° in January in Sea Island and at least around 48° degrees. The sea water temperature is around 60° degrees.

What happens if the event is canceled, or I can’t make it?

In the case of a COVID-19 related cancellation, Yardstick Management guarantees attendance approval for the next institute retreat. Registrants will receive a notification of cancellation via the institute@yardstickmanagement.com email with instructions on how to proceed.

In the event a registered attendee is unable to attend, please contact us directly at the email address above.

Please note, refunds WILL NOT be issued upon a registration purchase.

Program Schedule

*Working Agenda
Tuesday, January 17th
Tuesday, January 17th
At Leisure Sea Island
8:00am - 1:00pm
Arrival & Registration
1:00pm - 4:00pm | The Cloister Library
Welcome & Keynote Speaker
4:30pm - 6:00pm | Mizner Ballroom I & II
YSM Senior Leaders &
Javonte Anyabwele
Cocktail Hour & Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pm | Mizner Courtyard
Dinner & Live Music
7:00pm - 9:00pm | Mizner Ballroom I & II
Wednesday, January 18th
Wednesday, January 18th
Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am | Tavola
At Leisure Wellness Break
9:00am - 10:00am
Break
10:30am - 10:45am
Coffee & Tea Bar Networking Session
10:00am- 10:30am | Cloister Foyer II
Town Hall
10:30am - 12:30pm | Mizner Ballroom I
Aaron Mitchell, Sheldon Cummings, Annie Luo
Moderated by: Slma Shelbayah
Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm | Mizner Ballroom II
Tech Talk
2:00pm - 3:15pm | Mizner Ballroom II
Fahim Siddiqui
Break
3:15pm -3:30pm
Prioritizing the People
3:30pm - 4:30pm | Mizner Ballroom II
Kinnari Patel-Smyth & Trina Scott
Break
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Dinner
6:30pm - 8:30pm | Southern Tide, The Beach Club
Thursday, January 19th
Thursday, January 19th
Breakfast
7:30am - 9:00am | Tavola
Movement & Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am | The Beach Club Lawn
Pilin Anice
DEI Fireside Chat
9:00am -10:00am | Mizner Ballroom II
Naima Greenwood & Modupe Congelton
Keynote Speaker
10:00am -11:00am | Mizner Ballroom II
Nzinga Shaw
Reflective Session & Closing Remarks
11:00am - 11:30am
Monica Miller-Smith, Ebbie Parsons, Naima Greenwood
Break
11:30am -12:00pm
Grab-n-Go Lunch
12:00pm - 2:00pm | Mizner Ballroom II

WHY
YARDSTICK
MANAGEMENT?

Yardstick Management was established in 2012 as a global strategic management consulting firm that provides comprehensive solutions to mission-driven organizations from conception to realization. We have serviced over 65 companies, government agencies, municipalities, and higher education institutions in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The launch of the Yardstick Management Institute comes on the heels of significant customer and employee growth. Over the last year, the management consulting firm increased revenue by 166%, grew its employee base by 42%, and impacted over 2,600,000 employees across global corporate, non-profit and educational organizations including, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Netflix, MIT, Orangetheory, Playboy and more. Yardstick Management is only 10 years old and already working with clients from Time 100s most influential companies list.