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CEO Essentials

Presented by the Virginia Council of CEOs in partnership with the Robins School of Business 

Eight sessions covering the most-requested topics by VACEO's members. The sessions are specifically designed for CEOs and senior leaders from small and mid-sized companies. All sessions will incorporate action learning to immerse participants in the process and give them hands-on experience with the content. Participants will engage with experts and peers to address the most pressing challenges and deepen their connections with fellow CEOs and executive leaders. Class size limited to 24 participants.

Weekly Schedule

  1. Strategic Planning: From Vision to Execution 
  2. Using Financial Data for Business Decisions 
  3. Marketing Your Business
  4. Talent Development: Coaching and Nurturing Employees/Succession Planning
  5. Achieving Results with and Through Others: Delegation and Accountability
  6. Effective Communication
  7. Managing Conflict
  8. Leading Effectively Through Change 

Pricing Options

$3,750 for the full program (VACEO member price: $2,750)
$2,200 for 4 sessions (VACEO member price: $1,700)
$600 per session (VACEO member price: $500)

Registration is limited to CEO and top-level leader(s) only; limit 3 individuals per company per year.  Each full-program registration reserves a “seat”; organizations may choose whom to send to each session; limit 3 unique individuals.

Please complete the below information to register.

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Are you a VACEO member?*




Indicate the number of sessions you are interested in attending:* 

Full Program (8 sessions)

Half Program (4 sessions)

Individual Sessions (1-3 sessions)

Once we receive your registration request, a representative from Executive Education will follow up directly with you for course preference and fee information.

Contact Joanne Even, business development director, with questions or to talk about designing a custom program, at for more information.

Executive Education

Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8019