Black Meetings and Tourism

May/June 2012

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dialogue is highly interactive, refreshing and rewarding as a signature approach to the integra- tion of mind, body and spirit in professional and personal life," said Breyfogle. "The Leadership Fundamentals Package is an exciting and unique addition to any organizational meeting and pro- vides a first-hand introduction to what CEOs, gov- ernment leaders, entrepreneurs and non-profit executives the world over have found to be one of the most important course they've ever participat- ed in." Quotes from past participants bolster Breyfogle's sentiments. "The Aspen Seminar helped me better under- stand my own government decisions and actions…I recommend the Aspen Seminar to everyone." – Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State. asks each participant to find his/her favorite spot on the trail, have a seat and reflect. The deal is – you can't speak. You must remain silent for a certain amount of time. You'll find it's much more difficult than one would assume. Aspen Meadows Resort Dining Room The Aspen Meadows, a Dolce Resort, is the home of The Aspen Institute. The Institute, as a special to customers stay- ing at the resort, offers two-hour, half-day and full-day Leadership Fundamentals packages. The Resort is located on 42 scenic acres along the Roaring For River in the his- toric West End. It has 98 guest suites. There are both one and two-bedroom suites. Nearly every mountain activity imaginable is found at its doorstep. It is also a pet-friendly facility. There is complimentary high-speed wireless internet, 24- hour shuttle service and access to the resort's health club. Planners will be happy to hear about the resort's world- class meetings and conference facility, which includes a 22,000-sq. ft. International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved meeting space. There are 14 meeting rooms that can accommodate groups ranging in size from 20 to 800 persons. Plato's restaurant is also on the property. As a leader in the meetings industry, Dolce hosts some "I took the Executive [Aspen] Seminar more than 20 years ago and it changed my life. It chal- lenged me to think about fundamental ideas in new ways, and it began my long affiliation with the Aspen Institute. It's that experience that brings me back to Aspen every year for more." – Wolf Blitzer, CNN Part of the seminar also includes exploring the outdoors. But, once again, there's more to it. A hike through Maroon Bells is about more than experiencing gorgeous vistas, beautiful water and heavenly mountains. While the hike isn't treacherous, it is long and slightly steep. Once you've hit a certain mark, the hike leader then 30,000 events and 4 million group clients globally every year. Inspired by classic Bauhaus design and unique in aes- thetic and décor, the 98 spacious guest-suites boast floor-to- ceiling windows and feature contemporary furnishings. Every suite is designed with separate living, working and sleeping areas to accommodate both business travelers and leisure guests. The Aspen Institute is an enlightening, one-of-a-kind experience that is a must for a leader or a would-be leader. Actually, it's a phenomenal experience for anyone. And when the seminar is over, it's quite possible you will go from good to GREAT! For information: and/or Black Meetings & Tourism May/June 2012: 35

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