OnCourse leads YPO chapter retreat in the Colorado wilderness.

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Jim is a regular speaker at monthly chapter meetings on topics such as Life Transition and Authentic Relationships. These are typically 45-minute presentations, followed by Q&A. Each presentation is tailored to the specific demographics of the chapter (e.g., members only, members and spouses, WPOers invited), after discussions with the Chapter Education Chair and Day Chair for the event.

Go to the Example Topics page for descriptions of Jim’s most popular events.

Chapter Integration and "Bonding" Events

Often, chapter officers lament that little intimacy exists within their chapter outside of the forum experience. They also struggle to integrate newer members and spouses into the flow of the chapter experience. To address these intimacy and integration issues, Jim and the OnCourse team create customized half-day and full-day chapter experiences, and multi-day chapter retreats, that engage members and spouses in forum-like discussions and challenging, team-building adventures. These events are a blend of teaching, small-group discussions and sharing, physical challenges, and uproarious socializing. The experiences range from emotionally gut-wrenching to hilariously gut-busting.

Go to the Example Topics page for an expanded description of Jim’s most popular chapter integration events.

  • Michael Kiolbassa
    YPO — San Antonio
    Jim’s chapter-retreat theme of “Get Connected” re-energized our chapter and was our highest-rated event of the year. Due to Jim’s impact we are now one of the healthiest YPO/WPO chapters in the U.S. with significant presence at the GLC and other International events.
  • Jim Ellis
    Dean – Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
    "Jim's presentation to our San Gabriel Valley WPO Chapter was spellbinding for our members. The dinner conversation afterward was as animated as I have ever seen it, ringing with thoughts from the talk. A truly memorable evening for our chapter. It was outstanding – not soon forgotten."
  • Sam Goodner
    YPO – Austin, TX
    "Jim Warner facilitated our YPO Presidents' Retreat in 2010. To say that our group is demanding and hard to manage would be an understatement, yet Jim received our highest speaker ratings of anyone in the past several years. The general consensus was that Jim was both thought-provoking and delivered great take-home value."
  • Melinda Hudson
    YPO Spouse – Sydney, Australia
    "Jim's and Judy's guidance at our spouse forum retreat has inspired me to seek deeper and more authentic relationships, not only with my forum, but with everyone in my life, including myself!"
  • Ashok Melwani
    YPO – Singapore
    "It has been several years since I attended the Transition Seminar with Jim, yet I can still hear my key lessons in Jim's own voice as clear as a bell. Jim guided me in both evoking the emotions I needed to explore and inspiring me to take action.”
  • Mike Abercrombie
    YPO – Los Angeles
    “As our chapter retreat resource, Jim inspired and encouraged 75 YPOers to have the difficult conversations and address the difficult issues we typically avoided. We grew closer as a chapter by walking a path of self-discovery together. When you are prepared to actively engage yourself and your colleagues in a process to create lasting results, Jim's your resource.”
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