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Welcome to the Participants Page for:

The Leadership Course: Cancun 2019


11 Actions To Prepare You For Your Course…

In no particular order!  Do check back often as this page is the go-to place for everything related to your course and will be updated frequently.

1. Book Your Air Travel

Participants are responsible for booking their own air travel to Cancun, Mexico. The airport to fly into is the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Ground transportation from the airport (CUN) to the Ritz Carlton hotel is included in your course package.

Plan your flights:
ARRIVE: By 5:00pm on Monday, October 21st, 2019 for course check-in and to attend the Welcome Reception.

DEPARTURE: Anytime Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 (hotel check out is 12 noon)

Want to add a few days of R&R?  See action item #4 below. 

2. Confirm Your Passport Information


You will need a current passport to enter Mexico and, in some cases, you may also need a Visa.

U.S. & Canadian citizens must have valid passport to enter Mexico.
Non-U.S & Non-Canadian citizens will need a valid passport and may need a Visa to enter Mexico.

Click here for more information regarding passport and Visa requirements for travel to Mexico.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current means your passport does not expire within 6 months of the start date of your travel.

3. Bring A Guest

Bringing A Guest
You are welcome to bring a guest to Cancun who isn’t participating in the course. The cost for a ‘Non-Course’ Guest is $2,000.

The cost includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation (October 21st – checkout on October 30th)
  • The 2 dinner receptions- October 21st & October 29th
  • Airport transfers
  • Bellman and housekeeping gratuities

To register your ‘Non-Course’ Guest: 

  • Click Here to go back to the Registration Page
  • Choose “Already Registered”
  • Enter the email address used when registering and your Confirmation Number (in your Confirmation Email).
  • Click on “Modify”
  • There is a button to add a Non-Course Guest.

OR, you can email us: support@iem.events and we will get them set up for you! 

If your ‘Non-Course’ Guest is staying 3 days or less, we have a special reduced rate.  Email us for information.

If you have any questions or problems, please get in touch.


1-972-360-3196, ext 2 – International, from outside USA/Canada
1-888-200-3599, ext 2 – Direct from USA/Canada

4. Extend Your Stay

Want to come early or stay longer for a few days of R&R? You can extend your stay at this Forbes 5 Star Ritz Carlton for up 3 extra nights, both before and after the course, at our special group rate.  

Here’s how you do it:

  • Click here to go to the registration page.
  • Choose “Already Registered”
  • Enter the email address you used when registering and your Confirmation Number (in your Confirmation Email)
  • Click on “Modify”
  •  On the modification page, choose Registration
  • Select what you wish to add or change.

OR email us at support@iem.events and we will get you all set up!

If you have any questions or problems, please get in touch.

1-972-360-3196, ext 2 – International, from outside USA/Canada
1-888-200-3599, ext 2 – Direct from USA/Canada

5. Reserve Ground Transportation to The Ritz-Carlton


Ground transportation to The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Resort on arrival, and to the Cancun Airport on departure is included in the cost of your course.

To reserve your transportation between the Cancun Airport and The Ritz-Carlton, we require your flight information.

Click Here to enter your flight information.


    6. Consider Travel Insurance


    If for any reason you think you may have to cancel or change your plans, we recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance. Travelex Insurance Services provides this type of insurance at affordable rates.

    Click here to receive a travel insurance quote.

    NOTE: The full comprehensive plans require that you purchase within 21 and 30 days of making your initial registration deposit.

    7. Join the Pre-Classroom Webinars

    These Webinars are an opportunity to support your study and engagement with the Pre-Classroom Readings and Assignments. They are also a good place to get your questions about the material answered and share what is opening up as you engage with the Pre-Classroom Reading material.

    Thursday, Sept 12th Noon – 1pm CT >> COMPLETE

    Tuesday, Oct 1st Noon – 1pm CT >>COMPLETE

    >> Click to Assignments Page to view the recordings. 

    These webinars are NOT required. The recordings will be emailed to all participants that register and posted on the assignments page.


    8. Access the Pre-Classroom Readings & Assignments


    The Pre-Classroom Readings and Assignments are an integral part of the course and serve as the foundation for what happens beginning on Course Day One.

    You are required to read this material and complete the assignments before beginning the Course on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.

    Click here to access Pre-Classroom Readings and Assignments Page. Refer to your email from support@iem.events for the password.

    These assignments are for registered participants only. Do not share or distribute.


    9. Review What to Bring

    What to bring to your course:

    1. A tablet, laptop or smart phone
    You will need a device with the capability to access the internet and open PDF files to view assignments and handouts. Also, on a regular basis throughout the course we will provide an electronic link to the slides that have been delivered.

    NOTE: No open devices during the course sessions.  If you feel it is necessary you may take handwritten notes.

    2. Business Casual Attire
    The requisite attire for the course room is business to business casual. For leisure time resort casual is appropriate. You may want to bring a clothing layer in case the course room is cool.

    NOTE: Some restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton require that men wear jackets.

    10. Plan to Attend the Welcome & Completion Receptions

    Participants are encouraged attend to the Welcome Reception on Monday, October 21st from 7:00pm – 9:30pm (location TBA) for a casual evening to meet and mingle with each other. Light fare will be served.

    Following the final course session on Tuesday October 29th, join the Farewell Reception (location TBA).



    11. Review What You Agreed to When Registering


    It can be very easy to click those boxes saying ‘I Agree’ and then forget what we agreed to.  You may have noticed by now being a participant of the Leadership Course is NOT a normal experience!

    In fact we are committed, as the hosts of the course, that everything related to your participation and interaction with the course is an on-the-court opportunity to experience the course material in action.  For this reason we thought it would be useful to put the Terms & Conditions you agreed to at the time of registration (aka your word given) in a place that you could see it beyond when you clicked that  “I Agree” box.

    What follows are the Terms & Conditions you agreed to as a registrant of the course. We recommend you put these in existence for yourself in a way, in which they will be present for you when it comes time to keep your word.



    Participants must agree to these Terms & Conditions to complete their registration.

    For the purposes of the Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership Course the following Terms & Conditions will be related to as your word.

    I have read and understand the refund and transfer policy as stated.*

    Refunds will be provided for written or electronic cancellations received by July 25th, 2019. Any refund provided will be less the non-refundable hotel accommodation and registration fee of $2,500.

    A one time only transfer of your registration to a new registrant will be accepted up to October 1st, 2019. No refunds or transfers will be provided after the October 1st, 2019 deadline.

    I agree to pay any outstanding balance due by July 25th, 2019.

    I agree to thoroughly read all email communications from Innovative Event Management (IEM) and will respond to requests regarding my participation in the course and my travel plans.

    I agree to read and complete the assigned Pre-Classroom Reading & Assignments before the course begins, October 22nd, 2019. This reading will be approximately 150 pages and will be provided a minimum of 3 months prior to the start of the course.

    I agree to complete the Post Course Evaluation within 15 days after the completion of the course,
    November 14th, 2019.

    *We recommend you purchase travel interruption insurance. A link to a comprehensive plan has been provided at the bottom of your confirmation page. This plan will cover 100% of your trip costs including the tuition portion in the event you cancel due to unforeseen personal circumstances. We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen changes to your travel plans.

    Note: The full comprehensive plans require that you purchase within 21 and 30 days of making your initial trip deposit.



    Something Important to Know
    About this Course

    Given what we are promising you from your participation in the Leadership Course, plan to be free of any outside obligations. During each break (including the lunch break, the evenings and the non-session days) there will be assignments for you to complete individually and/or with your group. As a result, please plan to reserve the entire day and a portion of the evening of each class day, and a portion of the days between the two 3-day class sections of the course.

    The course is challenging, and will require a good deal of intellectual effort on your part inside and outside the classroom. Given all of the foregoing, it will support you in realizing the promise of the course if you think about it as a leadership intensive – something well beyond the average classroom experience.

    Additional Note About the Program

    While items of a personal nature are openly discussed throughout this course, we rely on you to maintain respect for each participant regardless of the material that is shared. Furthermore, consistent with professional business conduct and current United States laws, IEM and the Instructors do not tolerate any form of harassment, including sexual harassment, in our programs.


    Course Schedule

    Being A Leader Cancun 2019 Course Schedule

    ARRIVAL DAY:  Monday Oct 21, 2019 (Check-in 3:00 pm)

    COURSE DAYS 1-3:  Tuesday Oct 22 – Thursday Oct 24

    PRACTICE DAYS:  Friday Oct 25 – Saturday Oct 26

    COURSE DAYS 4-6:  Sunday Oct 27 – Tuesday Oct 29

    DEPARTURE DAY:  Wednesday Oct 30, 2019 (Check-out 12 noon)

    Local Information

    Time Zone: Central (CT)

    Climate in October:
    Average high: 86°F / 30°C
    Average low: 73°F / 23°C

    Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN)

    Questions? Contact Us:

    1-888-200-3599 – Direct from USA/Canada
    1-972-360-3196 – International, from outside USA/Canada

    Email: support@iem.events

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