2017 Retreat Agenda

2017 BK Authors Retreat Agenda

 Join Us: November 2-5, 2017 Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos

Refreshing New Agenda - Over 40 Authors Already Registered!

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2017 BK Author Retreat Agenda

NOTE: Subject to change, check website agenda for most up-to-date information.

Thursday Nov. 2nd

4:00-6:00 Registration, room-check in, settling in

4:00-6:00 New Author Happy Hour by Welcoming Committee

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:00 Welcome / Gathering of the Community / Icebreakers

 

Friday Nov. 3rd

7:00-8:00 Early bird self organizing activities: yoga, meditation, silent walk

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:25 Opening Session, book exchange with small group activities/icebreakers

10:25-10:30 Announcement re: 2018 BK speaking workshop - Rob Jolles

10:30-11:00 State of Publishing with Steve Piersanti

11:00-12:30 Deep Dive 1 - Breakout Sessions:

* The Beginner's Guide to the Human Soul - Tara-Nicholle Nelson

* BK Marketing Workshop Recap - Kristen and Katie

* Conversations Worth Having - Cheri Torres

* The Art of Calling In - Marcia Reynolds

12:30-1:45 Lunch with Topic Tables

1:45-2:45 Envisioning The Future of Publishing -

Praveen Madan, BK Board Chair

2:45-3:00 Socializing Break

3:00-4:30 Deep Dive 2 - Breakout Sessions

* Finding Your Passion - Steve Cady, The Change Handbook

* A Great Place to Work for All - Ed Frauenheim & Jessica Rohman

* Appreciative Authoring - Vision and Plan Your Year Ahead - Joan McArthur-Blair & Jeanie Cockell

* Culture Crossing:Selling and Marketing in the Multicultural Marketplace - Michael Landers

4:30-5:00 Free time to socialize

5:00-5:30 Celebrating Mila

5:30-6:30 Dinner

7:00 - 9:30 Live Auction hosted by Rob Jolles

 

Saturday Nov. 4th

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00 -10:00 Opening Session with small group activities/icebreakers

10:00 -10:15 Socializing Breaks

10:30 -12:00  Deep Dive 3 Breakout Sessions:

* Brainstorming Your Next Book - Charlotte Ashlock

* The Five Essential Practices of Collective Wisdom - Alan Briskin

* B Corporations: Using Business as a Force for Good

- Ryan Honeyman

12:00-1:30   Lunch with Make-Your-Own Topics Tables

Between 1:30 and 5:30 Authors may participate in Open Sessions or Free Time: Choices Below

1:30-2:30 The Future of BK Publishers Leadership:

Authors' Input into the Leadership Selection Process for the Next Company President

(Steve/Jesse/Praveen)

2:30-3:00 Open Space Set Up  - Dick Axelrod to facilitate

3:00-4:00 Open Space Sessions

1:30-5:30 Free time with optional self-organizing activities on and off-site

* Wine tasting at Byington Winery Tasting Room in Los Altos

* Walk the labyrinth

* Nature hike

* Historic Walking Tour of Los Altos

5:30-6:30 Dinner

7:00-9:30 Talent Show / Sharing From the Heart

 

Sunday Nov. 5th

8:00-8:30 Breakfast & Annual BK Authors Board Meeting in Dining Hall

8:30-9:00 Breakfast continues

9:30-11:00 Opening; Silent Auction Windup,

Alexandra Watkins Hosts: Authors in Action

10:30 Sack Lunch Set up for those who are leaving before Lunch Hour

11:00-12:00 Closing

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

 

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