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March 20-22, 2024

New Orleans, LA

Discover if our ACE Peer Group Program is right for you at this special event for prospective members. You’ll experience firsthand what a typical ACE Peer Group meeting entails, get to know some of our ACE members and alumni, and learn from our executive coaches and leading owners how to take your company to the next level.

If you decide to join the ACE Program, we will either create a new ACE group with your fellow attendees or if we believe one of our other ACE groups is a better fit for your particular needs and goals, we will recommend you be placed there. We’re currently running six ACE peer groups, and you will receive detailed information about each of them during the event so you can make an informed decision.

And if you decide our ACE Program is not right for you, you’re under no obligation to join.

This event and our ACE Peer Group Program are designed exclusively for owners. Register now at the link below and one of our executive coaches will be in touch to gather more information about you and your company.



Day One (Le Pavillon Hotel)

3:00 PM
All attendees meet in hotel meeting room 

3:00 - 3:45 PM
Welcome to Kick-Off: Past, Present, and Future of the ACE Peer Group 

4:00 - 5:00 PM
In breakout rooms: 3-Minute Individual Updates

5:00 PM

6:00 PM
Meet in lobby for group dinner – Antoine’s Restaurant.
*Sport Coat required - https://antoines.com/

Day Two (Le Pavillon Hotel)

7:00 AM
Breakfast at the hotel

8:00 – 9:30 AM
Financial Case Study Exercise

9:45 – 11:00 AM
Introduction to Issue Processing & Issue Processing #1

11:15 – Noon
Introduction to Strengths

Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch at Hotel

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Exercise - Red, Yellow, Green (Bring your Team Organization Chart)

2:00 - 2:45 pm
“You Can’t Do it Alone: Building a Winning Team” by Marty Grunder

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Discuss Winning with Accountability

3:45 – 5:00 PM
Process Issue #2

5:30 PM
Meet in lobby for group dinner

6:00 PM
Team & individual pictures on the lawn of Southern Yacht Club (SYC)

6:30 PM
Drinks and Dinner at SYC https://www.southernyachtclub.org/

Day Three (Le Pavillon Hotel)

7:00 AM
Breakfast at the hotel

8:00 - 9:30 AM
Exercise – Letter to Your Team

9:30 - 10:00 AM
ACE Draft for which Group best suits you!  Calendar planning for remainder of 2024 and Spring of 2025

12 Noon
Depart after Noon from MSY – New Orleans International Airport




Prospective ACE Member: $1,695

Your ACE Discovery Registration includes dinner on March 20 and 21; breakfast on the 21st and 22nd, and lunch on the 21st.
Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included.

Le Pavillon Hotel
833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3111

ACE Discovery is two nights, three days. We will reserve your room for you when we receive your registration.
You will receive a room confirmation from the hotel once the accommodation list is finalized.

$199/night Standard Room

We’re always happy to answer them. E-mail aces@mcfarlinstanford.com.