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Susan Eisenhower

Instructor

I grew up surrounded by people in leadership positions, and in my career have worked in areas of strategic importance to the US where good policy is made possible by the leadership of specific individuals, This decades-long exposure to strong and effective leaders contributes to what I’m able to share with GLE participants.

Working with the Gettysburg Leadership Experience (GLE) for 15 years, Susan Eisenhower brings the leadership lessons from the Battle of Gettysburg into the 20th century by discussing the life and leadership legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, two-term US President from 1953 – 1961 and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War Two, and also Susan’s grandfather. Her conversational style is full of relevant illustrations and stories of significant moments in leadership.

Following her leadership conversation, Susan brings participants to visit her grandparents’ farm in Gettysburg. “It’s an honor to take groups of the caliber who attend GLE to my grandparents’ farm, where I spent so much meaningful time growing up,” Susan says. “It was the center of our family life while our grandparents were alive, and I’m one of only four people who still spend time there.”

Additional Background

  • CEO and Chair of The Eisenhower Group, Inc. (EGI)
  • Had a distinguished career as a policy analyst
  • Conducted extensive executive training work on strategic leadership
  • Chair Emeritus at the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College
  • Served as president twice at the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College and holds a year-long seminar on strategy for competitively selected students
  • Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and a Distinguished Fellow at the Nixon Center, now called the Center for National Interest
  • Appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control
  • Member of MIT’s Energy Initiative Advisory Board
  • Serves as co-chair of NEAC, the Secretary of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Board
  • Served as a member of three blue ribbon commissions for the Department of Energy for three different secretaries
  • Served on the NASA Advisory Council
  • Served as a commissioner on the International Space Station Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force
  • Author of four trade press books and co-authored or co-edited four other books on international security issues, and is a sought-after media contributor

Faculty

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.

NEW PROGRAM AT GETTYSBURG FOR ALUMNI!

The Gettysburg Campaign Continues with:

Retreat & Resilience at the Gettysburg Leadership Experience
September 3-5, 2019

Gettysburg, PA
Registration Fee: $2,150

Announcing a new and distinct leadership development experience in Gettysburg for previous participants. This advanced Gettysburg Leadership Experience program is designed to help leaders continue the conversation and prepare effectively for organizational set backs and reposition more rapidly when they occur. Leverage the lessons you learned during your first session at Gettysburg and integrate new knowledge of Lee's Retreat to Virginia and Lincoln's Visit to Gettysburg and their courses of action. Position your leadership style to guide both people and processes during times of intense challenge and adversity.

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2019 FEATURED PROGRAMS

Open Enrollment Leadership Programs

  • April 23-25, 2019 - SOLD OUT
  • May 21-23, 2019 - SOLD OUT
  • June 10-13, 2019 Young Professionals Program - SOLD OUT
  • September 24-26, 2019 - WAIT LISTED
  • October 7-9, 2019 - NEW PROGRAM
  • October 15-17, 2019 - WAIT LISTED
  • November 12-14, 2019 - WAIT LISTED

NOTE:
A new Open Enrollment Program has been added because of the high demand.

Our open enrollment sessions 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 john.regentin@fccservices.com.