Stepping away from the classroom and setting foot on the hallowed historic ground on the Gettysburg battlefield is very emotional for each and every client. My background in both teaching history and battlefield guiding brings experience and insight to this process for our clients. We use the battle of Gettysburg to teach the leadership tactics and styles displayed by both Union and Confederate officers and then tie these lessons into present day leadership styles. The lessons learned on the battlefield are very relevant to today’s leaders.
As a sixth-generation resident of Gettysburg, the historic battlefield holds special meaning for field guide Terry Fox, and it’s no surprise that he is both a Battlefield Guide Emeritus of the Gettysburg National Military Park and was part of the team that designed the Gettysburg Leadership Experience (GLE). In fact, he’s spent his entire career teaching American History, with 26 of his 33 years of teaching spent in Gettysburg schools. Today, he brings his expertise to GLE participants, leading them out to the battlefield.
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.
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.
Women of Distinction
This four-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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.