The Virginia Executive Institute Refresh (VEI-R) is a new offering by the Performance Management Group (PMG) within the L. Douglas Wilder School at Virginia Commonwealth University. This four-day event will foster a different framework that focuses on conversation, reading, reflection, writing, and self-development. We will use the theme of moral courage in our conversations to develop a personal examination of our own abilities, challenges, and goals.
The VEI Refresh will include an assessment of emotional intelligence and Strengths Deployment Inventory suite of assessments. Joining us will be guest speakers and conversation leads, General Anthony Zinni, Dr. Robert Vinson, and Ms. Cookie Scott. General Zinni will lead a fireside chat and discussion related to life lessons from leadership. Dr. Vinson will present on "Everyday People Doing Extraordinary Things" and engage participants in a conversation about moral courage. Recently retired Deputy Director for the Division of Administration for the Virginia Department of Corrections, Ms. Cookie Scott will engage participants in a discussion on women and the changing face of leadership.
In addition, it is our hope to create one of the most intimate, community focused experiences possible through both indoor and outdoor creative activities, periods of reflection, journaling, and connection with peers. We want people to think deeply, coach each other, and be inspired to do even better as leaders upon return to the workplace.