Lessons in Leadership in Relationship-Based Philanthropy: A Conversation with John Noseworthy, MD, President and CEO Emeritus, Mayo Clinic


as we discuss the impact of positive leadership and a relationship-based, benefactor-centric approach to philanthropy.  As leaders in this field, we are at our finest when we fully embrace the spirit and nobility of our profession and guide and mentor others on our teams to do so as well.  As part of the top-tier leadership structure at your institution, we invite you to join us for a unique executive leadership retreat.

Our honored guest for this session will be John Noseworthy, MD. As the Medical Director of Philanthropy for 5 years prior to his 9 years as CEO of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Noseworthy will share pivotal experiences, lessons and opportunities that were instrumental in Mayo’s exceptional success, -- not only as the premier medical institution in the United States, but particularly as a model for ground-breaking philanthropic achievements and insights.

This workshop is specifically designed for senior-level staff in key institutional decision-making roles. Small, intimate, intense. Participants will leave with a new mindset... and a deeper understanding of how to more powerfully impact their colleagues, effectively guiding their institutions, and connect more meaningfully with benefactors.


September 21, 2020


Halcyon Hotel at Cherry Creek

The Halcyon Hotel is offering a special rate of $259/night for Appreciative Philanthropy workshop participants. When making your reservations at the hotel, please be sure to let the hotel staff know that you are part of the Appreciative Philanthropy group.

Halcyon has agreed to honor the AP workshop rate from September 16-22, so you may want to consider extending your stay in the Mile-High City and enjoy a fabulous fall getaway in the mountains!

Make a reservation at Halcyon today!


How many registrants?

We are limiting this workshop to the first 30 institutional registrants (60 individual participants) to encourage dialogue and to allow ample opportunity for discussion and a vibrant exchange of ideas with John Noseworthy, MD and among peers and participants.

What are the workshop hours?

The workshop will begin on Sunday, September 20, 2020 with an orientation session from 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m. to be immediately followed by a welcome reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres on the Halcyon’s beautiful rooftop deck. On Monday, September 21, we will begin at 8 a.m. (with a continental breakfast provided from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) and will finish at 4:30 p.m. Lunch and break-time snacks will also be provided.

What to expect?

You will leave the workshop with a mindset shift, specific skills to lead and practice relational philanthropy, and new ideas on how to motivate and inspire your teams, your institutions and your benefactors.

Special Offer:

Register two leaders from the same institution (For Example, VP of Advancement and an institutional leader such as CEO, President, Chancellor) and save!

Click the drop-down menu below and select the "Multiple-Leadership" option for $2,495.00. 

Regular price $1,495.00