03/20/2020: Due to the evolving coronavirus outbreak and in the interest of keeping our students, faculty, staff, and the broader community healthy and safe, IAVM has rescheduled SES to October 19-22nd. Those currently registered will be automatically rolled over to the new dates. If you are unable to attend, IAVM will refund you 100% of your registration fee and room and board up until August 1st. Registrants unable to attend the new dates can also choose to roll over fees paid to the 2021 SES event. All necessary cancellations or roll overs will need to be submitted in writing noting the reason for your cancellation to meetings@iavm.org.


IAVM's Senior Executive Symposium (SES) is a 4-day leadership immersion for senior-level venue managers and other individuals on a leadership track inside their organization. SES curriculum rotates each year through three areas of focus: Visionary Management, Strategic Planning and Leadership Culture.

SES 2020 will focus on Leadership Culture for the Future.

Co-developed by IAVM and Cornell University, the course inspires executives to lead their staff with creativity, collaboration and a well-rounded management philosophy.

Set in the collegiate think-tank of the stunning Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY, SES is four inspired days of focused training and intensive discussion designed to broaden and enrich executive perspectives on business operations and culture.

Space for this sought after program fills early and quickly, as the capacity of SES is intentionally maintained to ensure an optimal experience. For more information about SES, contact the Meeting Department at meetings@iavm.org.

Read more about Senior Executive Symposium on IAVM's Blog, Front Row News.

Priority registration ends March 11 and then late registration begins, based on availability.
Attendees may begin the course at any year in the program cycle.


2020: Leadership Culture For The Future

Diversity in the Workplace

Ethical Dimensions of Leadership

Loyalty & Brand Management

Managing the One Constant in Business: Change

2021: Visionary Management for Leaders 

Managing Facility Capacity: The Revenue Management Approach

Contract Negotiations

Strategic Thinking: Creativity & Reframing

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Existing Organizations

2022: Strategic Planning for Leaders

Strategic Advantage, Risk and Competitive Advantage

Implementing Strategy

Competing on Customer Experiences

Leadership Styles & Assessment

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