the Amani Retreat

February 19-23, 2024

The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Charlotte, NC

an intimate Leadership Retreat

for Women Nonprofit Leaders & Professionals

Diverse Group of Women

Be our guest...

For more than a year, DAC has been preparing for your arrival. We’ve studied the data, we’ve talked to your peers, and we have heard overwhelmingly that you need space for a reprieve. This is why we have created this intimate retreat experience.

You care for those in your organization, community, and family. We want to extend that care to you. Come be our guest.

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Why Women Are Coming...

Balancing self care is a huge problem for me!

“I've been taught and trained to take care of my teams. I need to pour into me more!”

The Pressure to Always be ‘On’

“Finding the time for self-care and not feeling guilty or that you have to always ‘be-on’ and ‘available’ to be seen as an effective leader.”

Burnout is real

“Prioritizing time to take care of my mental health and well being. Personal time is often the first thing sacrificed when there is a need from my organization, family, or friends.”

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Your Registration Includes

  • Four Star Accommodations for 4-nights, 5 days
  • All learning sessions on emotional IQ, leadership development, wellness & more
  • Spa credit (valued at $250)
  • A relaxed schedule beginning daily at 11a
  • Nap hour
  • Wellness activities
  • Carefully curated swag
  • All scheduled meals
  • And many more surprises to come…

You can’t afford not to come

Leadership is more than the day-to-day grind. It requires innovation, creation, patience, juggling, insight, and timing. Let’s face it, it’s exhausting. Adding to that the complexities of being a woman in power in the nonprofit space, and the burnout is real.

Amani means peace in Swahili. This retreat is designed to bring you peace and help restore your balance.

the Amani retreat whisks you away for five days and four nights to carefully selected locations; the retreat is designed to be a departure from traditional leadership conferences by focusing on intentional space for rest and a curated schedule just for your needs.

the Amani Retreat

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About the Retreat


Essential and scientifically proven to be one of the most important aspects of success. Amani centers rest by slowing the pace, making space, and encouraging breaks. Rest is a foundational pillar of the

Amani Retreat series.


To restore one’s energy and joy in leadership, we must revive ourselves. Amani brings revival by intuitive activities and curated learning sessions designed to support and encourage our participants.


The opportunity to reflect on where we have been and where we are going fuels our ability to vision. The schedule of Amani is crafted to provide ample space for reflections both on oneself and the learnings.

Daily Schedule


Arrivals & Departures

  • Welcome Reception

*subject to change


  • Brunch
  • Session One
  • Session Two
  • Break
  • Session Three
  • Nap Hour


  • Brunch
  • Session Four
  • Session Five
  • Break
  • Session Six
  • Nap Hour


Group Spa Day

  • Breakfast
  • Spa Services
  • Lunch
  • Spa Amenities
  • Nap Hour
  • Sweet Dreams PJ Party

the Amani Retreat

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the Amani Retreat is a offering of Drew Alexander Consulting

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