Leadership fun in New Orleans! (Part One)

I don’t get the opportunity often to travel for work, but when I got the email that the Rising Tide Leaders Retreat was going to be in New Orleans, Louisiana, I knew I had to go! The excitement grew over the next few months as I received more information about the event. You see, I just became the leader of Tuesdays Together Ann Arbor. I was so excited about the opportunity to learn from my group members and maybe, just maybe, getting the possibility to meet Natalie Franke, who started the organization!

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat | New Orleans

Spoiler Alert: I did get to meet her at the retreat! And she is just as lovely in person as she seemed to be online!

I spent the first day exploring the city! I’d never been to New Orleans before, so I wanted to experience EVERYTHING! Bourbon Street, Hand Grenades, Hurricanes, and jazz music. Oh, and beignets! Oh yes, I had beignets several times over my 3-day stay in NOLA! But, this post isn’t about having fun in NOLA, it’s about education….but fun was definitely had!!

Photo Credit: @Trevor_Mark

 

The retreat started on Sunday. I was BLOWN AWAY by how beautiful the event space was set up! Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel special! The retreat was held at the Pontchartrain Hotel in the Garden District.

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat | New Orleans

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat | New Orleans

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat | New Orleans

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat | New Orleans

And ohhhhh, the swag!!!!!

 

Check back later this week for a post featuring all the speakers and tidbits of wisdom I gained from each!

 

Photo Credit: Madison Short Photography