Every year the Chico Executive Group hosts events aimed specifically at bringing value to the local business community. While everyone is welcome, our events are designed with a focus on enriching CEO’s, Executives and Management Teams.

Previous CEG Symposium events:

Free Workshop with Patrick Lencioni – October 15, 2019, 3-5 PM

Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico

We have the incredible privilege of welcoming Patrick Lencioni back to Chico for his third time, but this time the event is ABSOLUTELY FREE! Patrick Lencioni has written and spoken widely on the topic of Organizational Health and how critical it is to employee retention.

The Engaged Manager Event will empower you and your  managers by giving you an actionable plan for positively transforming your manager/ employee relationships. Your managers will walk away from the event with a clear method to build trust and credibility with their direct reports.

The ultimate goal of the event is to help transform the North State’s business climate into a shining example of healthy organizations that attract and retain the very best talent, especially in the wake of the Camp and Carr Fires.

Not sure who Patrick is or if this event matters for your team? Check out the video below, then SIGN UP HERE! The event is free, but space is limited so sign up now.

For more information or to share the event with others, click here for an Informational Event Flyer that you can download.


2019 Symposium – March 28, 2019

In 2019 we welcomed a team from Echelon Front.  Echelon Front’s mission is to educate, train, mentor, and inspire leaders and organizations to achieve total victory. Echelon Front offers unmatched solutions in leadership, strategy, innovation, management, team building, contingency planning, and crisis management developed and proven in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams. The workshop focused on Extreme Ownership, a book recently released by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. At the Sierra Nevada Big Room, we had Flynn Cochran and Mike Sarraille who ran an energetic and highly practical workshop for our attendees.

Cochran serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Echelon Front, as well as leadership instructor, speaker and strategic advisor. He is a former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer, McKinsey & Co. Engagement Manager, and graduate of Harvard Business School. Flynn spent eight years in the Navy, six of them in the SEAL Teams. He served as an Assistant Platoon Commander and Platoon Commander at SEAL Team One and deployed three times to combat zones in support of the Global War on Terror.

Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, and now a leadership instructor, speaker and strategic advisor for Echelon Front. Mike served fifteen years as an officer in the SEAL Teams and five years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted Recon Marine and Scout-Sniper. Mike served in SEAL Team THREE, Task Unit Bruiser alongside Extreme Ownership authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin where he led major combat operations that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Ramadi in 2006. He is also President of Echelon Front Overwatch, a company that specializes in the recruiting, training and placement of U.S special operations forces veterans with companies seeking leaders with an Extreme Ownership mindset to build their ranks and dominate on their battlefields.

2018 Symposium – March 22, 2018

In 2018 we had the opportunity to host Patrick Lencioni, author and founder of Table Group Inc. If you are in leadership at any level of your company, you can’t afford to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Mr. Lencioni speak in our own Sierra Nevada Big Room. Tickets will go fast so reserve yours now!

Recognized as a true pioneer in leadership and business, Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling author and according to the Wall Street Journalone of the most in demand speakers in America.” In 2008 he was named by Fortune magazine as “one of the new gurus you should know.”

Author of 10 business books to date, Mr. Lencioni writes books that focus on topics ranging from organizational health and teamwork, to leadership and employee engagement. He is perhaps best known for his 2010 New York Times Bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Other books include The Advantage (2012) and The Five Temptations of a CEO, and his most recent work The Ideal Team Player (2016).

The event was held March 22, 2018 in the Sierra Nevada Big Room from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.

2017 Symposium

Patrick Lencioni, author and founder of Table Group Inc.

2016 Symposium

Joe Dillon, Lifetime Achievement Award Winning Speaker

At this event we had business owners, CEO’s, and Management teams and had an incredible morning with Joe Dillon at the Sierra Nevada Big Room. We learned about functioning at Peak Performance as we lead our companies. Joe talked about brain, body and relating at your best to people both personally and professionally.

2015 Symposium

Craig Weber, The Weber Consulting Group

We learned so much from Craig at the 2014 Symposium, we invited him back a second year to continue the conversation.

2014 Symposium

Craig Weber, Consultant, Author and Speaker

The Weber Consulting Group

Craig Weber is the author of the groundbreaking book, Conversational Capacity: The Key To Building Successful Teams That Perform When The Pressure Is On (McGraw-Hill, 2013), and the founder of The Weber Consulting Group – an alliance of experts committed to helping people build more resilient, healthy, and agile organizations. Craig helps an eclectic range of clients improve their performance by treating dialogue as a discipline. Clients include Boeing, Kaiser-Permanente and SunCorp, just to name a few.

2013 Symposium

Boaz Rauchwerger, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Author

In 2013 we had the privilege of brining Boaz Rauchwerger to Chico. Boaz, whose parents escaped from Europe in the late 30’s, was born in Israel. His family immigrated to the United States when he was 9. Although unable to speak the language at the time, he became a radio newscaster by the time he was in high school. Boaz has been a newspaper publisher, owned his own advertising agency, and has produced corporate films as well as a network television show. His Tiberias Success Formula has helped thousands of professionals, executives and employees to enhance and supercharge their careers and their lives. Over a 30-year span, Boaz, author of The Tiberias Transformation – How To Change Your Life In Less Than 8 Minutes A Day, has conducted thousands of seminars internationally on goal setting and high achievement. He has taught over half a million people how to supercharge their lives, their careers and how to add Power to their goals.