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ASP Retreat I

Mission Possible: A clear personal and professional vision, defined core values, and a compelling mission are required for success.

During this three-day retreat, you will disconnect from everyday busyness and connect with other doctors and spouses/so's attending. We will further assess where you are today, identify if this is really where you are meant to be, explore your biography, and clarify what your best destiny really is...if it were the best it can be.

“We cannot control the future; however, ASP allows you to get into creative cooperation with your best possible future.”

We will start with an overview of principle-centered, values-based Applied Strategic Planning (ASP). By learning the powerful ASP process, you will create a clear and inspiring vision of your best possible future, personally and professionally. We will assist you in crafting a functional personal mission and set of guiding core values. Plus, you will immediately begin to draft meaningful, attainable goals and objectives.

As a huge added benefit, you will increase your understanding of your partner’s hopes and dreams for their own and your shared future. Plus, you will learn principles of Steward leadership for you and Stewardship for your team—forging greater ownership and a more rewarding practice for all. The insightful information gained in this retreat and your new direction prepare you for Retreat II.

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ASP Retreat I


  • An inspiring and motivating personal vision.
  • Clear core values to guide you.
  • A functional personal mission statement.
  • Concrete personal goals and objectives to achieve your vision.
  • A deeper understanding of your partner(s) and team and how they fit into your new vision.
  • Learning values based, action-oriented ASP.
  • How to create a highly committed Steward Team.
  • How to prepare your team for the next retreat.

Who Should Participate:

Doctors/Professionals and their spouse or significant other. Each series is limited to eight doctors/professionals and a total of 16 people.

R.L. Frazer & Associates Faculty:

Dr. Bob Frazer, Dr. Jason Luchtefeld, Irene Oldfather, RDH, and Lisa Alvarado Frazer Steward Team

Visit our Calendar for upcoming course dates and registration information.

What Participants are Saying

Linda and I are enjoying some of the fruits of Applied Strategic Planning. I would pass on to your new students that my office has been on fire since the retreats.It is occasionally three steps forward and one step backwards, but we are definitely heading in the right direction and my team is still practicing the lessons you taught us. Can't recommend any planning course I've heard of more than what you took us through.

Dr. Rick Chapman, DDS
Plano, TX

What Participants are Saying

Thank you seems to be such an inadequate statement for the time we spent with you (during the New Patient Experience Practicum). For me it personally answered a lot of questions, but created even more - as any good paradigm shift does. We can all look back at "watershed" experiences in our careers; this has been one for me. It's more than just the practical application of Bob Barkley, it's the philosophy alive! For that I am eternally grateful.

Dr. Mark Adams, Prosthodontist
Flint, MI

What Participants are Saying

Bob, once again during your presentation you could have heard a pin drop in the audience. Every doctor and dental nurse was riveted on your every word. I received countless comments on how interesting and useful everything you have shared during each of your presentations over the last four years has been. Thank you.

Dr. Mike Cassidy, Jersey Dental Association
Channel Islands, UK

What Participants are Saying

Regarding "Attracting, Selecting, and Retaining High Achievers: A Hiring Program" November 25, 2012 Dear Bob and Angela, Sandy and I want to thank you for the enormous assistance you provided in helping us find an administrator for our Dermatology practice. Your formula to find an eagle to lead our office was a seasoned, systematic approach. It allowed us to identify and select a candidate that was a wonderful fit, taking into account technical abilities, aptitudes, experience and personality. During the process, we also learned a lot about ourselves, and as a result, how to better interface with this eagle. Working with you was also extremely enjoyable for us. Both of you were genuinely enthusiastic, friendly and fun to deal with during each step of the process. Our new administrator has now been with us for 3 months, which has given us time to assess her abilities and potential. We are very comfortable that you have helped us choose wisely, and that we selected an administrative leader who will help our practice grow and make our lives easier. We thank you very much for your committed, knowledgeable and kind help.

Richard D. Wortzel, MD, PhD; Sandra Horlick Wortzel, MD, Bucks Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
Langhorne, PA

What Participants are Saying

Bob, you have found your calling! You are indeed gifted with the ideal mix of speaking ability, facilitation skills, and personality. You have an enthusiasm for the process which is contagious, and you are grounded in the pragmatic.

Jim Miller, Former CEO, Independent Power Plant O & M - subsidiary of Baltimore Gas and Louisville Power

What Participants are Saying

Thank you so much for the fabulous Applied Strategic Planning sessions for the International College of Dentists. I have attached the final report with the Integrated Action Plans (IAP's) that were approved by the Board of Regents last fall in San Francisco. We have updated the IAP's for our Executive review held in January; I could send you those if you wish. Please let me know too if you would also like a scanned electronic copy of the report.

It is an exciting thing to see the wheels moving forward...with a firm direction no less.

Thank  you for all the work you have done to assist us in seeing the path to becoming a better organization. It is very much appreciated.

Carol I. Turner, Internationl College of Dentists
Rockville, MD

What Participants are Saying

I have to add my name to the list of those who sing your praise! The two-year experience of working with you on Applied Strategic Planning has been one of the truly great experiences of my time in dentistry. I believe that one of the highest titles that can be given to an individual is "teacher". You certainly have the right to that title, and we deeply appreciate what you have taught us!

Dr. John S. Findley, President Elect of the American Dental Association, Past President of Dallas County Dental Society & Texas Dental Association
Dallas, TX

What Participants are Saying

The Strategic Planning process gave me the opportunity and encouragement to focus on my mission and values and how I will express that with my goals. I have discovered that the course is just the beginning of an exciting, ongoing process.

Marilyn C. Thompson, spouse, wife of Bob Thompson, DDS
Minneapolis, MN