Unleash your power for growth, innovative thinking and leadership. Explore our retreats and workshops, or try any module of our 19-module Certificate Program in the Business of Meetings & Events.

“My experience as an event designer and producer helps me understand team dynamics—and how to create a space offering ‘permission to play’ with critical thinking based on your strategic vision and goals. You can utilize your creative mindset for maximum performance and solutioning.” —Dianne Devitt

Creative Leadership Retreats for Executive-Level Women

Our retreats for executive women center around the book, Called to Lead: Success Strategies for Women, the result of a collaboration with 17+ women including Pegine Echevarria and Dianne Devitt. The retreats include time for introspection and interaction, and exercises in professional development:

Welcome Gathering • Introductions • Personal Missions • Recreation and Well-Being • Tours • Training by Leading Business Coaches • Introspection and Interaction • Commitment Circle

Detailed information will be forthcoming for upcoming retreats and events. Please sign up for announcements and updates to our calendar.

Ignite Your Ability to Plan Powerful Meetings & Events

Invest in your personal and professional development. Our “Gold Standard” program will spark and sharpen your skills, and give you the tools and confidence to demonstrate your expertise to employers, colleagues and customers.

The Certificate in the Business of Meetings & Events™ qualifies you to plan exceptional events and manage risks. Choose one or all 19 modules. The program includes monthly town halls with Dianne, interviews with professionals, discussions, resources and more.

A few of the many events produced by Dianne Devitt.


The Event Academy for Design Thinking • EIC-Approved
Merging Strategy and Creative for Business Outcomes

As marketing or event industry professionals, we all want great ideas for our events, but how do we spark creativity and put it to work?

Based on decades of experience, I wrote What Color Is Your Event? The Industry Resource on How to Think and Plan Creatively, taught at New York University and developed industry-approved work- shops designed to stimulate and inspire.

We will look at the power of well-planned, well-designed, and well-executed events to energize people and make a difference.

Create a Culture of Creative Collaboration

Businesses, companies, and managers constantly reach for innovative ways to provide cutting-edge solutions for employees, staff, customers and potential clients.

Need new ideas? You’ve come to the right place, as “No Idea Is Out of Reach.” We help people, teams and companies think differently to uncover and reach their true potential!

If you would like to discuss the many options for creative or leadership training for women in your company, team or association, please contact me directly.

Creative leaders establish a safe and supportive environment that allows free-flowing interaction and engagement. —Dianne Devitt

Thank you for the inspiring workshop. This woke up the creative side of my brain and gave me several ideas on how to incorporate concepts throughout all aspects of events. Loved it! —Director of Meetings & Events, California Chamber of Commerce