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AIR Talks
AIR Conference 2018
Authenticity + Integrity + Respect

The Leading with AIR Conference is a transformative leadership training experience that changes the paradigm of leadership. It is a day and a half long deep dive into the newest thinking and tactics that are currently defining and redefining leadership in the 21st century.


You will be introduced to the latest developments in conscious leadership at this high impact program by three thought leaders in the field. In addition, you will learn powerful “next level” leadership techniques that will:


1. Deepen your ability to access your authentic self and Increase levels of self-awareness


2. Introduce you to the 3 highly influential, but hidden, forces that are 100% responsible for how well and how quickly virtually all work gets done in your organization 


3. Teach an internationally recognized, and proven, conflict resolution process that works in even the most toxic of environments


The conference will end on Friday morning with a uniquely personal experience in which you will create a leadership action plan from the concepts you have learned. We will then facilitate a discussion designed to help you to manifest your plan and maximize your impact and your ROI.

Part Conference & Part Retreat

The Leading with AIR “experience” blends Think Tank level discussions and trainings with opportunities to relax in beautiful historic surroundings as you absorb what you have learned, brainstorm with other intriguing, forward-thinking leaders and develop a strategy for action.


We are pleased to be offering this conference on the historic URI Alton Jones Campus. This campus was a favorite retreat for President Eisenhower where he could escape the day-to-day pressures, work through complex issues and recharge. 


The 2,300 acres of pine forests, lakes and fields, coupled with the rustic natural architecture of the buildings, create an almost spiritual environment that invites you to relax, unplug and allow the creative juices to flow and manifest.

Registration: $675

Includes training, workbooks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and campfire discussions!

Overnight accommodations are not included but are available on a first come first serve basis. 
Last year’s attendees unanimously agreed that staying on site greatly enhanced their overall experience.


Contact Ann-Marie Smiley at 401-874-8102 or for pricing and availability

“Leadership is a state of consciousness” -Jeffrey Deckman


[ Agenda Day 01 – Thursday 11/8 ]

Breakfast Buffet and Registration

Opening Remarks and Connecting the “Tribe”


8:45 to 11:15
Session 1: Developing Authenticity-Based Leaders Facilitated by Jack Beauregard – Author of “7 Principles for Living with Authenticity”. For more information go to:


11:30 to 12:30, 1:45 to 3:15 (Split session)
Session 2: Introduction to “The Organizational Trinity” – The invisible, silent force that drives 100% of all production – Facilitated by Jeffrey Deckman – Leadership thought leader, consultant, speaker, author. For more information go to


3:30 to 5:30
Session 3: Resolving Complex Conflicts and Building a Resilient Justice Centered Culture – Facilitated by Julia Steiny – Internationally recognized licensed trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, certified mediator. For more information go to


Evening: Dinner, Relaxation, Absorption, and Fireplace Conversations

[ Agenda Day 02 – Friday 11/9 ]

Breakfast Buffet 7:30 – 8:30


9:00 to 11:00
Session 1: Developing your Personal Leadership Action Plan: Instructions. Retreat to the woods or find a nook for reflection, absorption and intention setting – 2 hours


11:15 to 11:45
Session 2: Making it Real: Clarify it. Share it (optional). Solidify it. – 1/2 hour


11:45 to noon
“Closing Ceremony”

The Whispering Pines Conference Center

Alton Jones Campus

401 Victory Hwy,
West Greenwich, RI 02817

For Additional Information.

[ FAQ ]

Are overnight accommodations available for Wednesday or Thursday night?

Yes, contact Ann Marie Evans at Alton Jones Facility at (401) 874-8102 between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday, or at ASAP for availability

Room rates are $155/night for single occupancy and $245/night for double occupancy.

Are meals included with the registration price?

Yes, there will be 3 meals on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Are special meals available for those with allergies or dietary concerns?

Yes, please submit your dietary requirements ASAP so that we may accommodate you.

What is the attire?

Business casual. Additionally, so that you may take advantage of the woods and walking trials, feel free to dress accordingly.

Who should attend this event?

Senior management, middle management, and management trainees will all benefit in their own way. The content of the seminars has been designed specifically for those who are already responsible for leading or managing people.

Which airport should I fly into?

Providence’s T.F. Green Airport is the closest and is about a half hour drive. Bradley International Airport (Hartford CT) and Boston’s Logan Airport are less than a 2-hour drive.