Robert Prosperi


The battlefield provides a context within which participants can look at each leadership concept, see how it applied during the Battle of Gettysburg, and recognize how it can be applied to their own lives. I have a thorough knowledge of the battle and a lot of experience working with leadership groups, so I’m able to help GLE participants gain important leadership insights based on the history of the battle.

With a passion for history, particularly the Battle of Gettysburg, Licensed Battlefield Guide Bob Prosperi brings deep historical insight about this critical moment in our nation’s history to the Gettysburg Leadership Experience (GLE). A licensed guide for the past 24 years, including working with numerous leadership development groups, Bob believes that the battlefield delivers a powerful experience to help business leaders gain a deeper understanding of the lessons taught through GLE.

Additional Background

  • 17-year tenure working with the National Park Service at the Gettysburg National Military Park, including eight years as a park ranger
  • Has served as one of two Park historians since 2008
  • Past curator for education at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
  • Board director for the Gettysburg town cemetery, the site where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address
  • Veteran of the U.S. Army
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


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