The Align Weekend

Create space to re-imagine what’s next in your career

Apr
20

North Drive, Palatine IL

We’ve curated an incredible weekend to reflect, re-energize, and re-focus on creating alignment – through work and in life. Join us for a facilitated, strategic and challenging weekend that will move you toward clarity in:

Identifying what you’re great at, and how to communicate it

Defining what you love, and what the market demands

Applying strategy and action to get to fulfillment, through community

Participation is intentional and limited. Expect challenge, introspection, and progress, as well as new friendships and accountability.

FAQs

Where will the weekend activities take place?

We will be running the bulk of our sessions at our modern and bright meeting rooms within 625 N North Ct. in Palatine. Our dinner together on Friday evening will take place offsite, and we will have one excursion on Saturday evening. All of the above is included, and addresses / details will be shared after your application is approved.

What is the timing of the weekend?

Where will the weekend activities take place?
We will be running the bulk of our sessions at our modern and bright meeting rooms within 625 N North Ct. in Palatine. Our dinner together on Friday evening will take place offsite, and we will have one excursion on Saturday evening. All of the above is included, and addresses / details will be shared after your application is approved.
What is the timing of the weekend?
We will begin our time together at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 1 and conclude the evening with a dinner that lasts from 5 – 7 p.m. Breaking bread together is such an important part of the experience, so please make time to attend the dinner. We will have a full day on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

Who will lead the experience?

The Collective Academy Co-Founder Eric Connor and CEO Emily Drake will facilitate this strategic and challenging weekend. Both individuals are passionate entrepreneurs, licensed therapists and enthusiastic about facilitating insight for others. Read more about them here.

When is payment due?

The weekend investment is $1,695. A deposit of $250 is due upon completion of your application and you will receive an invoice for the balance of the fee due by Monday, April 9. Payment will be processed electronically. If for any reason you are not able to attend Align, your fee – less the deposit – is fully refundable up to one week in advance of the weekend.

What does my payment include?

In addition to access to facilitation, community, insight and strategy, participants in the Align Weekend also get resources, materials, and meals (dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday and lunch on Sunday). The books we will be pre-reading and preparing throughout include Braving the Wildnerness by Brené Brown, Originals by Adam Grant and Poke the Box by Seth Godin. You will also get access to – and interpretation of – the CliftonStrengths® assessment.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably – it’s the weekend, after all. On Saturday, in particular, we’ll be engaging in physical movement of some kind, so bring a change of clothes that’s truly active – you’ll get sweaty. But we’ll also be meditating and stretching and taking walks – to keep our “animal selves” in the game too.