Bill Rosenbach


At the beginning of each session, I work to create a climate of participation by asking pertinent questions that do not have one right answer. By focusing on the conceptual content of the module/case study rather than the historical military issues, this fosters proactive reflection.

Dr. William E. Rosenbach is a founding partner of the Gettysburg Leadership Experience. He continues to facilitate program sessions that embody the power of transformational leadership and enable each participant to apply the leadership lessons of the Battle of Gettysburg to their lives. Researching and teaching leadership for more than 40 years, Bill is the Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies and Professor of Management Emeritus at Gettysburg College.

Additional Background

  • He currently consults with business, government and not-for-profit organizations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emeritus and Saudi Arabia
  • Formerly served as the Professor/Department Head, Behavioral Sciences and Leadership with the U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Co-authored Contemporary Issues in Leadership (Editions 1-7), Leadership: Challenges for Today’s Managers, and Military Leadership (Editions 1-6), as well as more than fifty publications in scientific and professional journals and books
  • A graduate of the University of Colorado/Boulder, holding a PhD in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior)


Our faculty is made up of instructors and guides, many of whom are licensed battlefield guides. Instructors and guides are chosen for each session based upon the identified goals of the group.

Emergent Leaders (Young Professionals Program)

The Act of Followership is a critical leadership behavior. With insights gained from a uniquely tailored approach which integrates a number of our core learning modules, experiential exercises, and a Performance Relational Questionnaire (PRQ); Emergent Leaders are able learn and apply practicable skills that support and advance an organization’s strategic mission from within. Advance the career of your high-potential by providing the necessary tools to follow and influence peers and colleagues, by learning to ask the right first questions. This program is suited for the individual contributor and those new to management.

2022 Program Dates

Pursuit, Retreat and Resilience

The Pursuit, Retreat and Resilience Program is designed to continue the conversation and prepare effectively for organizational setbacks and reposition more rapidly when they occur. Build upon the lessons learned from your first visit and integrate new knowledge of Meade's Pursuit, Lee's Retreat to Virginia and Lincoln's Visit to Gettysburg. Position your leadership style to guide both people and processes during times of intense challenge and adversity, as we explore the continuation and impact of the Gettysburg Campaign through today's environment.

2021 Program Dates

2022 Program Dates

Women of Distinction

This three-day program integrates three central and distinct groups of women into the current Gettysburg Leadership Experience platform. These groups represent the professionals who attend, women leaders who currently shape the Gettysburg community, and the female historical protagonists who pivoted and put their lives on the line during the Battle of Gettysburg. Through this facilitative process, the program will provide a shared learning and leadership experience, coaching opportunities and connections to share challenges and successes, and an ongoing network of professionals from a variety of industries.

2021 Program Dates

2022 Program Dates

Open Enrollment Programs

Our open enrollment programs meet the needs of those seeking an exceptional leadership training opportunity on an individual or small-group basis.

The following Open Enrollment programs are available for individuals and small groups. To explore a customized Experience for your organization, please contact