Venterra Excellence Awards
All work and no play is…no fun! At Venterra, we work hard but we make time to have fun at work & celebrate individual, team and company success. As a result, customers enjoy doing business with us, employees want to work for us and stay with us and overall morale and productivity improves which lead to great business results!
Every year at our annual Venterra Excellence Awards events we get an opportunity to give back for all the hard work our teams put in the previous year. Appreciation is shown through awards of all types for individuals and teams, through heartfelt speeches from our executive team, by giving out tons of prizes, and by just having a chance to enjoy an all around amazing time!
To squeeze in as many good times as we could, our onsite 2023 Venterra Excellence Awards (or VEAs), were held as four separate events at Dave & Buster’s locations in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Orlando, and all four of the celebrations were great examples of our Leader Promise to “make time to have fun and celebrate success!”
Our teams got creative to embrace the VEA’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” theme by showing up with group costumes that included Pac-Man, minions, referees, and more. Each event started with a welcome presentation and an awards ceremony recognizing promotions and outstanding performance in 2022. Following the awards, our teams enjoyed some great music and food, and the afternoon was all about embracing their competitive side with video games and a networking scavenger hunt!
Venterra Leadership Conference
Venterra’s annual Leadership Conference brings together our Community Managers, Maintenance Managers, and other team leaders to learn, celebrate successes, and have a fantastic time! VLC is a great way for these individuals to hone their leadership skills and come back to their respective communities/offices with a fresh outlook on their role as an Experience Leader. Our leaders were excited to be back together under the same roof for an in-person event this year!
Venterra Leadership Conference 2022, took place in The Woodlands, TX where attendees learned from engaging speakers, enjoyed networking opportunities, took part in facilitated peer learning, joined in on valuable sessions and development-focused content, and, naturally, had a ton of fun!
The “Engage, Connect, & Lead” themed event included leadership lessons from our CEO, John Foresi, Chairman, Andrew Stewart, Executive Vice President of Property Operations & Asset Management, Bryan George, and Diversity Crew keynote speaker and author, Chris Moreland, a session on team member development from our COO, Richard Roos, insights into the economy’s impact on effective leadership from our Director of Research and Market Analytics, Brian DePratto, a keynote speech on developing multidimensional careers from internationally bestselling author Julie Winkle Giulioni, lessons on coaching and planning from the Venterra Leadership & Development team, and an informal panel conversation covering a range of topics.
In addition to lessons learned from VLC2022 sessions, conference attendees also got to take home some amazing memories from other activities during the three-day event. Leaders mixed and mingled over food and drinks at Bar Louie after checking in on day one, showed off their swinging skills at Top Golf during our Leader Appreciation Night, and, thanks to a variety of lawn and giant games outside the conference room, had a chance to embrace their competitive side between sessions.