Executive Summit

TRG Executive Summit

Executive Summit at TRGCome together with executive arts leaders from around the United States and Canada or across UK and Europe, to learn how to effectively lead your arts organization toward sustainable revenue growth. You'll learn directly from TRG Arts consultants and clients about our approach, receive custom data analysis to benchmark your organization, as well as discuss what's working for you in peer-to-peer conversations. 

Upcoming dates

TRG typically holds Executive Summits in January, July, and October in North America and in March and September in the UK and Europe, and content is designed by TRG's President & CEO, Jill Robinson, for the senior leader at large and mid-sized cultural institutions.

To learn more about whether the Executive Summit is right for you, email .

North America

UK and Europe

July 20-21, 2017 (register) September 28-29, 2017
October 12-13, 2017 (register)  
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What can I expect?

"The Executive Summit is a seminar like no other, full of thought provoking questions, informative data, smart strategies, inspiring goals, and encouraging peer advice. I left Colorado Springs inspired and motivated to continue to lead Aspen Santa Fe Ballet with the highest level of efficiency possible."

Jean-Philippe Malaty, Executive Director, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

"This was a brilliant experience. A terrific blend of strategic and practical. The experience has changed the way I will look at my data and how I use it to act."

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, UK

Typical Agenda

Below, find the typical agenda for the Executive Summit. Every summit has its own unique flavor, and we've designed the curriculum to give you time to reflect, connect with your fellow attendees, and learn theory and practices for high-functioning arts executives.

9.6 – average rating out of 10
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Wednesday evening:

Cocktail Reception
Meet your colleagues and faculty for cocktails
if your travel schedule allows.


9 am: Welcome & Introductions: Your Goals for the Summit
10 am: Patron Loyalty: Your Organization’s Data Indicators
12 pm: Lunch break
1:30 pm: Leading toward Loyalty Part I: Opportunities & Challenges
4:30 pm: Adjourn to hotel before dinner
6 pm Dinner together

"Genuine, powerful, collaborative learning"
2016 UK and Europe delegate


9 am: Review and Respond
9:30 am: Leading toward Loyalty Part II: From Theory to Practice
11 am: Measuring Success In a “Big Data” world: What Key Performance Indicators are truly critical to track, to maximize patron revenue?
12 pm: Lunch & Roundtable Sessions 
2 pm: Cheers, Fears and Next Steps
3 pm: Adjourn 

100% of 2016 Executive Summit participants said that they had learned something strategic that will change the way they lead.

North America

UK and Europe

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Executive Summit in North America

Upcoming dates

July 20-21, 2017 & October 12-13, 2017

To request your invitation, simply email Jill Robinson, President & CEO at LetsTalk@trgarts.com. If you have already received your invitation, you may register for the upcoming North American Summits at the links below:

July 20-21, 2017 (register)
October 12-13, 2017(register)



The North American TRG Executive Summit is hosted in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The sessions are held at the TRG Arts Center for Results, TRG's corporate office. You'll stay at the Wyndham Mining Exchange. On Thursday evening, we host dinner at the five-star Broadmoor resort.

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TRG is able to host Executive Summits and other workshops in your community, customized to your needs. For more information, contact LetsTalk@trgarts.com.

Select Alumni of the North American TRG Executive Summit

  • Alley Theatre: Dean Gladden, Managing Director
  • Alliance Theatre: Mike Schleifer, Managing Director
  • Arena Stage: Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer
  • Arts Club Theatre Company: Peter Cathie White, Executive Director
  • Atlanta Symphony: Jennifer Barlament, Executive Director
  • Celebrity Series of Boston: Gary Dunning, President & Executive Director
  • Choral Arts Society of Washington: Debra Kraft, Executive Director
  • Cleveland Play House: Kevin Moore, Managing Director  
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center : Scott Levy, Producing Artistic Director & Director of Performing Arts
  • Des Moines Performing Arts: Jeff Chelesvig, President & CEO
  • Grant Park Music Festival: Paul Winberg, President & CEO
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Jason Palmquist, Executive Director
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts: Jamie Grant, Executive Director & CEO  
  • McCarter Theatre Center: Timothy Shields, Managing Director  
  • Miami City Ballet: Michael Scolamiero, Executive Director
  • Michigan Opera Theatre: Wayne Brown, President & CEO  
  • National Ballet of Canada: Barry Hughson, Executive Director
  • North Carolina Symphony: Sandi Macdonald, President & CEO  
  • Omaha Performing Arts: Joan Squires, President  
  • Pacific Symphony: John Forsyte, President  
  • Phoenix Theatre: Vincent VanVleet, Managing Director
  • Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts: Don Roth, Executive Director  
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company: Chris Jennings, Managing Director
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company: David Schmitz, Managing Director
  • Utah Symphony & Opera: Paul Meecham, President and CEO

Executive Summit in UK and Europe

This is an exclusive opportunity for Chief Executives in the UK and Europe to learn how to effectively lead your arts organization toward sustainable revenue growth through proven audience loyalty development and demand management strategies. Arts leaders can focus in an intensive, immersive environment, learning directly from world experts TRG Arts.  It is also a chance to discuss key issues for your organization in confidential and practical peer-to-peer conversations.

Upcoming dates

September 28-29, 2017

To reserve a space in the upcoming September 28-29, 2017 UK and Europe Executive Summit or to learn more about a future UK and Europe Executive Summit, simply email David Brownlee, Vice President for the UK and Europe at or call 020 7438 2040.

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The September 2017 UK and Europe TRG Executive Summit will be hosted in Dublin, Ireland.

TRG is able to host Executive Summits and other workshops in your community, customized to your needs. For more information, contact LetsTalk@trgarts.com.

Previous Participants of the UK and Europe TRG Executive Summit

  • Barbican - Louise Jeffreys, Director of Arts
  • Blackpool Grand - Ruth Eastwood, Chief Executive
  • Bolton Octagon - Roddy Gauld, Chief Executive
  • Jackson's Lane - James Tilston, Chief Executive
  • Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse - Deborah Aydon, Executive Director
  • New Vic Theatre - Fiona Wallace, Executive Director
  • New Wolsey Theatre - Sarah Holmes, Chief Executive
  • Nottingham Playhouse - Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive
  • Nuffield Theatre - Caroline Routh, Executive Director
  • Oxford Playhouse - Lousie Chantal, Director/CEO
  • Rose Theatre, Kingston - Robert O'Dowd, Chief Executive
  • Salisbury Playhouse - Sebastian Warrack, Executive Director
  • Sheffield Theatres - Dan Bates, Chief Executive
  • Soho Theatre - Mark Godfrey, Executive Director
  • The Dukes - Ivan Wadeson, Executive Director
  • Theatre by the Lake - Conrad Lynch, Artistic Director & Chief Executive
  • Unicorn Theatre - Anneliese Davidsen, Executive Director
  • Welsh National Opera - Leo Thomson, Managing Director
  • Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - Adrian Jackson, Chief Executive


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