October 19-22, 2023
The Cloister at Sea Island

You and your guests are invited to join us in beautiful Sea Island for AGC Georgia's Fall Leadership Conference. This annual conference brings members together for learning, recreation, socializing and fun you don't want to miss!

We are excited to offer leadership development seminars on the mornings of October 20 and 21. These programs are designed to provide valuable insights and practical tools to enhance your leadership effectiveness as both a team leader and team member. Afternoons during the conference are open for you to take advantage of area activities. On Saturday afternoon, join us to cheer on your favorite college football team on the big screens during our football party! Members attending this conference in the past tell us they most enjoy connecting with other industry professionals in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 19
  • Registration begins at 6:00 pm at Rainbow Island
  • New this Year! Welcome Supper with full band to follow
    (In case of bad weather, dinner will be move to the Mizner Ballroom)
Friday, October 20
  • Buffet breakfast served from 8:00 - 8:45 am
  • Leadership Development Session (9:00 am - Noon) 
  • Golf Tournament Tee Times at Seaside Course
  • Dinner for Young Leadership Program Members at 6:00 pm
  • Dinner for Executive Alliance Program Members at 6:00 pm
    Evening open for dinner for everyone else 

Saturday, October 21
  • Buffet Breakfast served from 8:00 - 8:45 am
  • Leadership Development Session (9:00 am - Noon)
  • Golf Tee Times at Retreat Course
  • AGC Georgia Sports Bar begins at 1:00 pm - sponsored by  
  • Closing Dinner begins at 6:30 pm at the Black Banks Terrace (In case of bad weather, dinner will be moved to the Ocean Room, Courtyard & Patio)
Sunday, October 22
  • Breakfast on your own
  • Hotel check-out is before 11:00 am

Reservation Information

Rooms start at $465 per night for The Cloister at Sea Island and $215 per night for the Inn at Sea Island.
Our rate ends on Monday, September 18, 2023 or when the contracted room block is filled, whichever comes first.

  • Book online  Click here 
  • Book by phone : Call 888-974-0382 and mention Associated General Contractors Georgia to receive our rates.
  • Rate is honored based on availability.

If you have any problems booking your room, please contact Machell Harper, director of member services, at harper@agcga.org or 678-298-4108. Once our room block is sold out, Machell will work through a wait list based on first-come, first-serve. There is no guarantee a room will become available, after the block sells out, but if you'd like to be put on a wait list, please connect with Machell. 


  1. Check-in is after 4:00 pm and Check-out is 12:00 pm.
  2. There is a penalty for cancellations received after September 18, 2023 -- forfeiture equal to two-nights.
  3. Self-serve parking is available for $25 per night and Valet Parking is available for $30 per night - Valet Parking is required for guests staying in The Cloister Main Building or Wings.

Spa Information: Please call (855) 572-4975 for Spa Information. AGC Georgia guests receive a 10% discount on spa services. 


Leadership Development Sessions 

What does high-stakes hostage and crisis negotiations have to do with business within an AGC Georgia member company?  We are all in a relationship-based business.  People matter.  And, how we communicate and negotiate with these individuals determines our success. In both cases, a lot of people are counting on us to communicate well under pressure!

Dan Oblinger is a consulting negotiator.  With 21 years of law enforcement experience, 14 years of service as a crisis and hostage negotiator, and 15 years experience consulting with the commercial construction industry, Dan is uniquely positioned to take us on a tour of highly effective communication habits and strategies. He works with firms to build cultures of active listening and negotiation.  Dan is no stranger to AGC Georgia. We are bringing him back by popular demand! His previous engagements were met with rave reviews.

We are excited for Dan to share three completely new experiences with us that will have practical and powerful impacts on our individual growth so we can nurture each of our organization's culture.

From Red to Black: The Two Conversations We Master to Preserve Profitability for Construction Projects

Where did all the money go?  Project delivery in 2023 has challenging elements.  Supply chains, labor challenges, coordination of resources, and uncertainty in the economic and political arena have affected contractors and clients alike.  

Dan will provide the principles and frameworks necessary to manage two critical conversations with clients: the negotiation of change orders and supplementals, and the recovery of accounts receivable that have severely aged!  Using proven methods adopted and modified from the world of hostage negotiation, you will use relationship-based negotiation to move projects out of the "red" and into the "black" all while preserving the relationship with your client.  Bring your hard hat because we will be doing some work!

Chief Listening and Negotiation Officer: How to Build a World-Class Communication Culture

Do you identify communication as a corporate value?  Do you want a team of excellent communicators in all sorts of corporate situations?  Then invest some time to examine best practices in corporate communication culture. 

Bring your worst case scenarios and see how a comprehensive, cultural approach to communication excellence can solve the nastiest problems in the construction industry.  This session is about planning and cultural improvement.  Learn what innovative companies are already doing to reduce confusion, retain talent, boost revenue, and capture the most valuable commodity for executives and leaders: strategic clarity.