Company Camps

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Conscious Leadership Mini-Camp for Companies and Organizations

The intention of a half-day or full-day Company Mini-Camp is to enable a leader, leadership team, vertical team, or an entire organization to explore the core concepts and models of conscious leadership, to experience a shift on one key issue that is causing counter-productive drama for an individual or group, and to leverage the models to address directly certain cross-cultural issues at the company that are interfering with maximum potential and creativity.

The Conscious Leadership models  offer a reliable path for leaders and their organizations to reach new heights of sustainable success. We do this by giving Mini-Camp attendees from your company the tools to shift beyond a limiting “below the line” culture of victimhood, blame and self-doubt to a thriving “above the line” self-rejuvenating culture of responsibility, creativity, authenticity, genius, and self-awareness.

"Across our portfolio, companies are recognizing the importance of Conscious Leadership as a critical skill in developing their organizations.”
― Seth Levine, Managing Director, Foundry Group

You can customize your Company Mini-Camp to include:

Your Company Mini-Camp will be facilitated by Sue Heilbronner, CEO of MergeLane, speaker, advisor, investor, mentor, executive coach, and conscious leadership facilitator.

Sue has engaged in this work with companies including G2 Crowd, Uptake, Echo Global Logistics, Montage Resorts, Mulesoft, Ghostery, PlanGrid, Gainsight, and more.

We expect to cover the following topics and models, including directly applying these models to live situations currently occurring within the participating team or across the company:

  • The importance of the distinction between Context and Content. Conscious leadership lives in the zone of context.
  • A clear and actionable definition of the distinction between operating in a context of “above the line” versus “below the line.” This distinction is at the heart of repeating drama patterns in organizations, and understanding this model immediately shifts the effectiveness of conversations across teams and companies.
  • The 8 Choices. These are the keystones of the Conscious Leadership practice. This model  provides meaningful intelligence on what behaviors and beliefs are the most significant limiting factors for a team.
  • The Drama Triangle. We will gain a working familiarity with this model, which lives “Below the Line.” The Triangle roles of Victim, Villain, and Hero encapsulate the go-to positions that create and perpetuate drama and limit organizational growth and creativity.
  • Willingness to Shift. We will cover the concept of willingness to shift out of a drama dynamic and into a place of what we call 100% responsibility. We will cover the difference between “wanting” to shift and being “willing” to shift and provide Willingness Questions to help teams discover when and where willingness to shift is present.
  • Shift Moves. We will cover various “moves” that can enable a willing leader to shift from Below to Above the line. These are actionable tools that will be immediately usable for organizations in the midst of challenging conversations.  

Would you like to learn more about scheduling a Conscious Leadership Mini-Camp at your company or organization? Contact us at hello@leadership.camp to learn more. If you’re interested in seeing what Mini-Camp is all about, join us for a public event. Send your team members to a public Mini-Camp in Boulder.

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Types of Camps

Leadership Camp
Join leaders excited to deepen their effectiveness, alignment, joy, and personal power.
Mini-Camp
Get a quick, actionable, immersive look at the principles of Conscious Leadership in this four-hour camp.
Couples Camp
Build the relationship you want most: romantic, business, familial and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Leadership Camp Called “Camp”?

Well, we like immersive programming that feels like camp: rich, connected, experiential, intense, fun, transformative.

What’s the schedule for Camp?

Attendance is expected at all sessions and activities, other than those listed as optional.

The schedule for three-day Leadership Camp is:

  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Session
  • Saturday: 7:30am-8:30am Yoga (optional); 9:00am - 5:00pm Session; 5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Activity (also mandatory)
  • Sunday: 7:30am - 8:30am Yoga (optional); 9:00am - 1:00pm Session

The schedule for two-day Leadership Camp is:

  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Session; 5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Activity (also mandatory)
  • Friday: 7:30am - 8:30am Yoga (optional); 9:00am - 5:00pm Session

The schedule for Mini-Camp is:

  • Half Day: Four-hour Session in the morning or afternoon

The schedule for Couples Camp is:

  • Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Session; 5:30pm - 7:00pm Evening Activity (also mandatory)
  • Sunday: 7:30am - 8:30am Yoga (optional); 9am - 5:00pm Session

How much does it cost to attend?

Leadership Camp — $1299 per person for the 3-day camp. $999 per person for the 2-day camp. We offer an early-bird discount and a discount of 10% for teams of 3 or more.

Mini-Camp — $199 per person for the 4-hour camp. We offer a discount of 10% for teams of 3 or more.

Couples Camp — $699 per person for the 2-day. We offer an early-bird discount for $599.

Are there scholarships?

Yes! We have two scholarship seats each camp for participants who enhance racial diversity and for whom the scholarship will be a difference-maker in their ability to attend Camp. Apply here.

What else should I know about Camp?

Leadership Camp is an emotionally intense, introspective experience. We will be working to uncover often lifelong patterns that can facilitate leadership but also get in the way unconsciously. One thing we notice is that most of these patterns have deep and meaningful emotional connections. As leaders, we often suppress emotions as not being "allowed at work." Conscious leaders learn to be present and aware of the emotional underpinnings they bring to their work encounters, decisions, and judgments. Leadership Camp helps attendees explore their emotional substructure in a way that may feel direct and intense.

You will have full control over what you choose to share, but assume others will be sharing intimate and revealing information from which the entire group can learn. Be prepared for charged discussions. We believe noticing, naming and welcoming our patterns in an trusted group is key to  creating transformation and reducing drama at work.

If you've been waiting for a chance to deepen your self-awareness as a leader, Camp is for you.

Which Camp is right for me?

We offer three types of Camp

Leadership Camp: If you’re looking for a deep immersion into the principles of Conscious Leadership, self-awareness, and authenticity in service of optimizing your own leadership strengths and style. Leadership Camp is also a great option for a leadership team.

Couples Camp: If you’d like to enhance communication within or deepen a specific relationship, including your romantic relationship, your family relationships, or your business partnership.

Mini-Camp: If you’d like to learn the basic tenets of Conscious Leadership in a fast-paced, highly efficient half day with us.

We invite you to bring your entire team — executive or functional — to any of the three types of Camp. The teams who have done this reap tremendous rewards of quickly and efficiently creating a shared language of Conscious Leadership and also deepening the bond and increasing the candor across the team.


Where is Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp is in a beautiful, airy, bright office space in the center of Boulder, Colorado, the "happiest city" in the US and a hub for dynamic business. You can read more about Leadership Camp Headquarters.

Where should I stay during Leadership Camp?

Leadership Camp is headquartered in the center of the walking mall in Boulder, Colorado. Everything you do pertaining to Camp and the activities surrounding Camp can be done on foot.

Lodging near downtown Boulder is abundant, either in hotels like the St Julien or the Boulderado (closest), Embassy Suites or the Residence Inn (one mile), or Airbnb properties located near downtown.

Whatever you choose based on your budget, you'll find the experience of attending Camp beautiful and user-friendly. Learn more about the space and the dining, yoga, gyms, and other fun distractions near Camp HQ in our Lodging & Other Suggestions document.

What's the history of Leadership Camp? Did it start as a leadership training program for women leaders?

Leadership Camp started as a product of MergeLane, the VC fund for companies with at least one female in leadership. Read more about the history of Leadership Camp.

What will I get out of Camp?

Using the tools of Conscious Leadership, Leadership Camp will increase your command of the following key leadership and management skills:

  • Managing “down” — bringing out the very best in your team members; delegating; managing underperformers; appreciating overperformers
  • Managing “up” — optimizing your potential across and above the organization
  • Managing client relationships — creating win-win engagements; managing expectations; setting boundaries     
  • Giving and receiving feedback — resulting in more closeness (rather than more distance) after the exchange
  • Creating clean agreements (and cleaning up the messy ones) — reducing miscommunication
  • Building muscles around taking ownership over your own issues — creating less work for yourself and others
  • Running effective and productive meetings
  • Defining, adjusting, and managing roles & responsibilities
  • Eliminating drama and gossip; making “venting” productive
  • Creating an environment that welcomes candor and space for others to be candid around you
  • Bringing more authenticity to your relationships, enhancing communication, and building intimacy

What makes Camp unique from other leadership training programs?

Executive leadership training and CEO coaching programs are in abundance. You may be wondering what makes Leadership Camp unique. It’s this: Authenticity. We deliver programming that allows people to create for themselves increased permission to be who they are in their leadership and in their lives. Read more about our philosophy on Authenticity.

“Vulnerable, challenging, and transformative.”

Evan Hung
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Nikola Power

"A catalyst experience for emerging leaders and a challenging experience for seasoned ones."

Tracy Saville
Co-founder & CEO, Herba, Inc

"A catalyst experience for emerging leaders and a challenging experience for seasoned ones."

Tracy Saville
Co-founder & CEO, Herba, Inc

"This is REAL leadership exploration; none of that fluff that is typical of other leadership sessions.”

Dave Faulk
Talent and Organizational Development, G2

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