Growing Tomorrow’s Visionary Leaders Today

Propel your career forward with clarity and focus

Improve your personal performance as a Visionary Leader

Build your CEO competencies


Are you a senior leader who is serious about taking your career far beyond traditional leadership models? If so, Seth’s Visionary Leadership Academy is for you.

  • Invitations to member-only events. These events feature leading innovators and are only open to the CEOs Seth works with and Academy participants.
  • Earn up to 33 CAE credits through participation. Visionary Leadership is a CAE Approved Provider
  • Immediate attention from esteemed colleagues to address your most important issues.


Attendance limited to the first 15 accepted, first come first serve.

Structured curriculum is covered in 5-hour sessions four times a year, plus one field trip and one overnight retreat.

Session dates:

Four 5-hour sessions held 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM (all Fridays)

June 30, 2017

August 18, 2017

September 1, 2017

October 6, 2017

November 3, 2017

* Locations in the Greater Washington area to be determined

* All participants are allowed a total of one session absence

One overnight retreat

6:00 PM Thursday, July 20th through 4:00 PM, Friday July 21st, 2017

*Expenses paid by participant

One field trip

Date and location to be determined at the beginning of the session.

Cost: $4,000 + room & board for the overnight.


Seth’s Visionary Leadership Academy curriculum stretches far beyond traditional workshops or groups. Participants will spend dedicated time with Seth and learn his proven techniques, models and tools. They will increase their ability to contribute high-value results to their organization, advance their leadership development and participate in a professional network of like-minded visionary leaders.

The final session is the graduation ceremony where course graduates will present their final projects to kick off Seth’s Association #Hackitup. This event, open to association professionals, is a hugely popular. The graduate’s presentations will provoke strategic conversations on the future of associations, in creative ways. Teams from multiple associations take on opportunities and challenges they are facing today and help each other hack the solutions.

Seth has been on the forefront of visionary leadership and business strategy.  He has been a primary go-to resource for his Visionary CEO Community for years. He is highly respected for his thought leadership in innovation, change management, leadership, grand challenges and more.

This professional development experience was created by request of Seth’s CEO clients to prepare the next generation of leaders equipped to handle the realities of managing innovative organizations today.


  1. Personal Performance Improvement
  • Prioritizing and Time Management
  • Dealing with Urgent and Important
  • Delegation and Leveraging Your Actions
  • Leading with Noble Purpose
  • Trusting Yourself and Others
  1. Change Leadership
  • Communicating so People Get It and Spread It
  • Energizing Your Most Valuable Players
  • Understanding the Territory of Change
  • Generating Dramatic Surges in Progress
  • Breakthrough Obstacles and Logjams
  1. Innovation
  • Understanding Inflection Points
  • Private Sector Membership Models
  • Engaging Customers/Members in Innovation
  • Exploiting Disruption
  • Creating Value
  1. CEO Competencies
  • Executive Presence – Leading so others Follow
  • Taking on the Big Picture, Inside the Organization and Out
  • Creating Defining Moments Inside Your Organization
  • Strategic Reflection

Entrance to the academy is by application. If you are interested, please take a minute to apply now and send us your contact information.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Kim Hall, Chief Strategy & Execution Officer at

Any CEO who participates in Seth’s Visionary CEO Community receives a $1,000 discount for each Visionary Leadership Academy participant.

For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for a total of 10 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.

Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.