Aspen Executive Seminar

“The Executive Seminar was not intended to make a corporate treasurer a more skilled corporate treasurer, but to help a leader gain access to his or her own humanity by becoming more self-aware, more self-correcting, and more self-fulfilling.”—Institute Founder Walter Paepcke.

The Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society—the flagship offering that launched the Institute in 1950—explores the key contours of, and tensions among, fundamental values such as freedom, equality, justice, community, wealth creation. The seminar, offered 10 times a year (upcoming dates with registration below), probes the leadership dimensions of such fundamental questions as: What is a good society and what is my role in making it a reality? What are my core values, and how do they align with those of others, my organization, and my community? How do I navigate the competing tensions among the values which inform the decisions I make?

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Cost to attend in 2017: $10,950, inclusive of lodging, meals, group events, and materials (cancellation policy). Airfare is not included; early flight booking is strongly recommended. Limited financial assistance, typically not exceeding 50% of the fee, is available on a competitive basis for those who qualify.

The Aspen Institute reserves the right to cancel a program at any time for any reason. In the unlikely event of a course cancellation, paid program fees will be refunded, but the Institute is not responsible for any travel or other related expenses accrued by the program registrant.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy:

Because attendance at the Aspen Executive Seminar requires significant advance preparation and demand often exceeds capacity, and because we strive to craft a small, unique mosaic of seminar participants, it is important that you contact us in a timely manner if you must cancel or defer your attendance. Correspondingly, your place is not confirmed and materials will not be sent until we receive payment in full (or, where necessary, a deposit of $5,225 with an arrangement for installments). Cancellations and transfers, especially close to the start of the seminar, are costly and disruptive, so please consult the following cancellation/ transfer policy as you confirm your participation.

Transfer Fee:
– 120 days or more before the seminar: $500
– less than 120 days before the seminar: $2,500 plus unsold room charges

Cancellation Fee:
– 120 days or more before the seminar: $5,475
– less than 120 days before the seminar: $10,950

Cancellation or transfer charges may be avoided by arranging for an Institute-approved replacement.