The Institute serves our mission through a combination of place, people, and process. One of the ways we do this is by inviting groups to have their important meetings on our campus using our conference facilities. Our clients come from many sectors including business, education, government, and nonprofit. Institute staff also hosts programs and delivers workshops.

If you have a need to bring people together, we want you to do your important, collaborative work here.

Conference Facilities

The Plan a Meeting section of our website has much more detail about our conference facilities, meeting and lodging rooms, dining options, and the amenities that encourage your group to relax and recharge together.

We’ve been hosting groups safely at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute throughout the COVID-19 pandemic – learn more about how we’re bringing people together during COVID.

Workshops, Activities, and Amenities

If your group would enjoy team building activities we have options unique to the Institute and our mountaintop location.

Cooking in the culinary classroom

Culinary Team Building

Your group will takeover our professional, educational kitchen in the Rock Chop or Pizza Challenge. Enjoy a little friendly competition and have a memorable time together.

You can cut out the competition aspect and enjoy wine and dessert-tasting with “Sips and Sweet.”

Four people playing bocce ball.

Activities, Sports, and S’mores

Keep it casual with bocce or horseshoes, or take it up a notch with volleyball and tennis.

We can have kayaks and canoes ready to paddle on Lake Abby. Request a fire in one of our many outdoor fire pits and have s’mores…even if our kitchen staff already wowed you with dessert.

Overlooking the Arkansas River Valley

Professional Development Workshops

Leadership training and collaborative problem solving are our specialties.

Workshops are delivered by our trained staff facilitators and based on the Rockefeller Ethic and they can be booked as standalone experiences or added to conferences already scheduled at the Institute.

Is connection and teamwork the priority, not an agenda?

We have just the thing – a mountaintop retreat! The Winthrop Rockefeller Retreat is perfect for groups up to 10. All retreat attendees are in a private building with a communal kitchen, living room, and patio and no other guests. Make yourselves at home and take advantage of the fun activities on our beautiful mountaintop campus!