Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership is a well-worn pursuit that often eludes even the most experienced seekers. When achieved, this invaluable skill reverberates within a team, an organization, the community, and even one’s family. An authentic leader truly grasps the three core elements of leadership: leading oneself, leading others, and building future leaders.


In Biltmore’s Authentic Leadership workshop, spend two full days on Biltmore Estate engaging in immersive learning, on-estate activities, and fine dining. During this experience, you will join other leaders on a exploration of self, and find the application of scientifically-backed tools and techniques to impact those around you both at work and in life outside the office. Steeped in leadership introspection, case studies, Biltmore best practices, immersive experiences, and results-driven methods, Authentic Leadership is a workshop experience that will elevate you as an authentic leader with immediate results.

  • Adapt and apply Biltmore best practices to your leadership role by taking a deep dive into the core elements of Authentic leadership: leading self, leading others, and building future leaders.
  • Gain an enlightened approach to purpose-driven leadership.
  • Discover your unique self-leadership style, focused on natural gifts and blind spots through a scientifically-based leadership assessment that serves as a living doucment for leadership growth in years to come.
  • Learn strategies to build a complementary team that grows future leaders with impact.
  • Engage in an immersive experience on Biltmore Estate, meet Biltmore leaders, and expand your understanding of authentic leadership at its best.

• Executives: Build a lasting legacy that inspires future leaders and empowers them to be the best versions of themselves.
• Entrepreneurs: Discover personal leadership strategies that can positively impact your team and life.
• Professionals: Become the best version of yourself and uphold the values and vision of your team and organization.​

“Thank you for a very enlightening, challlenging, and fun experience! I have attended quite a few conferences in my career and this event was one of (if not) the best I have participated in. The material was pertinent, the presenters were well informed and communicated excellently, and we had fun!” 

~ Director of Customer Engagement, HopeHealth, Inc.

This course offers two days (16 hours) of Biltmore Center for Professional Development® training with two facilitators. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m., and the workshop will last from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Workshop times will be confirmed once you are registered. The following items are included with your registration:

  • Two days of interactive training
  • Comprehensive reference materials
  • Immersive field experiences on Biltmore Estate, demonstrating Biltmore’s leadership practices in action
  • Opportunity to hear from current Biltmore leaders
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared by our award-winning chefs. Breakfast begins with registration at 8 a.m.
  • Follow-up coaching session 45-60 days following workshop completion
  • One daytime admission ticket to Biltmore House & Gardens. Details will be confirmed upon registration.
  • Participants receive corporate rates of 30-50% off lodging each night at The Inn on Biltmore Estate or Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. Accommodations are not included with registration.

Early Bird Pricing: $2,125

Early bird pricing of 15% off standard registration is available when booked 120 days or more before the course start date.
Sessions beginning after December 31, 2019: $2,275

Standard Pricing: $2,500

Standard registration is available when booked less than 120 days prior to the program start date.
Sessions beginning after December 31, 2019: $2,675

Alumni Pricing: $2,250

Alumni rate is available to Biltmore Center Alumni at any time.
Sessions beginning after December 31, 2019: $2,407

Other Discounts

Employees in Education: $2,250
Non-Profit Employees: $2,250
Sessions beginning after December 31, 2019: $2,407

Groups of 5 or more participants receive special pricing. For all discounts listed above, please call 828-225-1259 for registration.

*Biltmore Center offers and discounts cannot be combined. The number of seats in workshops are limited. Savings are based on the non-discounted Biltmore Center for Professional Development standard rate for professional development courses held at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.