Scott Taylor


I’ve spent a fair part of my career training and developing educators, so part of what I bring to Gettysburg Leadership Experience participants is an understanding of how adults learn and what the process requires in terms of effective program design and facilitation. I’ve had the chance to design and facilitate a variety of leadership programs and am able to draw on the work I’ve done across sectors to help all participants find relevance and meaning in the topics we cover.

Learning in advance about each Gettysburg Leadership Experience participant group’s industry allows facilitator Scott Taylor to identify their shared dilemmas, draw parallels with the experience of Gettysburg leaders, and develop discussion points to connect GLE lessons with modern-day challenges. “My style is interactive and engaging, and most importantly invites participants to think for themselves,” Scott says. “I like to ask questions and encourage participants to think critically and discuss their shared experiences so they’re able to identify how to move themselves, their teams and their organizations forward in a way that lives out values and improves performance.”

Additional Background

  • Program strategy and leadership consultant working with organizations from the private, public and non-profit sectors, such as Airbnb, Denver Public Schools and Global Citizen Year
  • Former senior executive with Teach for America, guiding outdoor expeditions for teenagers in North Carolina
  • Peace Corps Volunteer in Slovakia
  • Holds a master’s degree from Harvard's Kennedy School
  • Featured I Experience-Driven Leader Development by the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Co-chair of the board of an arts education organization serving students in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Volunteer City Guide in San Francisco.


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