Our curriculum is designed to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the future, while drawing on the lessons of the past. Our module components allow us to create a customized schedule that meets participant needs.

Washington's Integrated Approach to Strategy, Leadership, and Management

Washington's Integrated Approach to Strategy, Leadership, and Management

Utilizing specific examples from George Washington’s military and political career, this program explores the components of a successful strategy and the importance of fully integrating it with the best principles of leadership and management.

Leading in time of Change

Leading in time of Change

Credibility, Communication, Collaboration, and Vision are all essential characteristics for effective leadership, and Washington demonstrated these abilities. This session will explore examples of these traits in Washington’s own life and how these characteristics can be implemented in today’s leadership.

Character and Credibility in Decision-making

Character and Credibility in Decision-making

This session will explore Washington’s sense of character, integrity, and ethical behavior in the service of his country. This session will make the case that these same characteristics remain essential today for all those who serve.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

George Washington was a lifelong entrepreneur that constantly pushed his organizations, both private and public, to push the envelop of entrepreneurship.

Team Building and Team Leadership  the George Washington Way

Team Building and Team Leadership the George Washington Way

This module focuses on Washington's approach to building and managing teams, and explores both his time as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army but also his establishment of the executive branch of the Federal Government.

Tour of George Washington’s Mansion and Estate

Tour of George Washington’s Mansion and Estate

Learn from Washington’s best autobiography – his home. Not only is the Mansion one of the finest examples of American colonial architecture, but it was a reflection of his character and personality, as well as his vision for our new nation.  Hear stories of both the evolution of an 18th-century mansion, plantation and the man who called it home.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Viewing

Rare Books and Manuscripts Viewing

Step behind the “exhibition glass” and view firsthand authentic books and documents from Washington’s own library, learning more about the character of the leader through his own words and collection.

Whiskey Tasting

Whiskey Tasting

Explore Washington's efforts to both horizontally and vertically integrate his business operations at Mount Vernon, while also learning about 18th century-style American rye. 

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