Lead Your Organization Into The Future With Wisdom
MEA’s retreat programs are dedicated to engaging teams to connect and co-create in a beautiful, natural setting. Your team will emerge reinvigorated with fresh perspectives to deliver your organization’s vision.
Welcome To The Next Generation Corporate Offsite
MEA’s corporate off-site retreat programs are a transformative travel experience curated by The New York Times best-selling author, industry disruptor, and MEA CEO and co-founder Chip Conley.
MEA’s academic-backed curriculum includes mind and heart-expanding activities. We manage everything – from logistics to farm-to-table cuisine. Whatever your retreat goals, MEA will help you realize them.
Did you know that MEA is the top-rated venue for Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Health and Wellness workshops for the last two consecutive years?
Empower Your Team
Choose from these retreat options.
Immerse your team into MEA’s week-long workshops, where they can connect and share midlife perspectives with members of the general public. See all Workshop options.
Campus Buyout Workshops
Bring your team together for a private, transformational learning experience at an MEA workshop, where you’ll have exclusive access to the entire campus in Santa Fe or Baja, Mexico. Group Size: 18-28
Let MEA curate a customized curriculum and retreat experience for your team in Santa Fe or Baja tailored to your organizational mission. Group Size: 18-28
Enroll your team members into MEA’s flagship online courses. Connect geographically dispersed colleagues with a deep dive into the topics of Purpose and Transitions.
Explore MEA's Stunning Campuses
MEA’s Baja, Mexico campus is our beachside classroom. Spend time together in bright, airy rooms next to a courtyard of bougainvilleas for breakout conversations. The rooms and grounds feature multiple pools and hottubs, massage rooms, a yoga studio, library, organic garden, and plenty of comfortable seating nooks for relaxing and reflecting.
After a careful selection process, we chose Santa Fe, New Mexico, a region with a rich history of creativity, inspiring spaces, and innovation coexisting with ancestry, as the spot for our U.S. campus. Here, we use nature as a teacher to deliver a wisdom-focused curriculum and a spirit-of-play experience. Whether it’s horseback riding and astronomy, cooking classes and music by the fire, or an immersion into regenerative ranching and soil science, your team will experience connection in new and unexpected ways. Santa Fe campus opening in 2024.
What does a week at Sabbatical Sessions look like?
Your stay will be self-guided from day-to-day and our weekly schedule will change only slightly depending on the expertise of our SabSesh facilitators. We’ve made it easy to participate in as much or as little as you like with regularly scheduled meals and daily sessions.
Why Do Organizations Need This?
Last year, burnout rose globally with U.S. workers showing the highest incidence of burnout (43%).
Over four million American workers quit their jobs each month.
70% of C-suite executives considered quitting to find a career that improved their mental health and well-being.
For the first time, there are now five generations in the workplace.
Need to reduce burnout in your organization? Are your teams struggling with working across generations? Do you have a retention problem? MEA will help you creatively resolve these problems.
MEA’s academic-backed curriculum is based on co-founder and CEO Chip Conley’s book Wisdom @ Work and delivers the tools and practices to create wise organizations. Our transformational learning and experiences are tailored to your mission and will improve your team’s EQ and lay the foundation for a growth mindset.
Venture Outside The Classroom
What Leaders Have to Say About MEA
"I decided to go to MEA when it first opened to reconnect with my purpose. I liked it so much that I recommended that we plan a private week with our members in Baja to go through the well-crafted MEA curriculum. I love that MEA's program helps our executives shift to a growth mindset and increase their resilience and creativity."
“I love the idea that society needs more Modern Elders who offer generosity without an agenda. MEA's articulation of the growing need of wisdom and emotional intelligence in a world obsessed with speed and digital intelligence is spot-on!" (endorsement from "Wisdom@Work")
"Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder is ultimately a book about how we can develop deeper connections, disrupt how we think about teaching and learning, and make more meaningful contributions in our lives and our careers. With stories, questions, and strategies, Chip shares his heart and wisdom on every page. This is exactly what we need right now!" (endorsement from "Wisdom@Work")
"The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) is the most prestigious peer-to-peer senior leader network in the world with over 30,000 members. After experiencing MEA myself, I was inspired to curate a transformational YPO private week, utilizing MEA programs at the beautiful Baja campus. It’s now a sold-out program with an extensive waiting list for future dates!"
"After having experienced MEA myself, I decided to convene a private workshop with senior physicians and health administrators to focus on creating a more human-centered health care landscape. It was a PHENOMENAL week … I can't say enough about MEA's curriculum to help spur innovation and connection, and renewal of spirit to lead change in healthcare."
“Attending MEA had a significant impact on my book of business, as well as my relationships with coworkers. I learned how deepening the relationships with my clients improves the quality of my work and the value that I deliver. I cannot recommend MEA enough for businesses looking to create 'human centered' connections, within their company and with customers.”
"The experience was profound. It opened up avenues that have changed my life…"
– Eric Schurenberg
Former CEO of Mansueto Ventures, home to Inc. and Fast Company
"I was completely blown away…We're planning on this being a yearly event."
– Nick Sonnenberg
Founder, Leverage. Author, Come Up for Air and Idea to Execution.