The majority of our attendees participate in full-day programs. These can be customized in many ways, including amount of content, content type, and opportunities for receptions and networking.

Sample Full-Day Program

9:00am -- Arrival & Welcome
Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Washington Presidential Library

9:15am -- Washington’s Enduring Relevance: The Integration of Strategy, Leadership, and Management
Citing specific examples of George Washington’s military and political career, this session will explore the on-going dynamics of strategic development and highlight the importance of Washington integrating leadership, management, and strategy.

10:15am -- Break & Walk to Be Washington Theater

10:30am -- Be Washington
Be Washington Theater, Museum and Education Center

Participants step into the leadership role of George Washington in Mount Vernon’s newest digital interactive experience. Guests will face two scenarios that Washington faced as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and as the first President of the United States. Faced with the same information and choices as Washington, participants will use their own judgment to decide what to do in each situation. They will then have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership decisions, as well as the leadership of George Washington.

11:30am -- Lunch
Founders Terrace, Washington Presidential Library (Rain location: Bookout Reception Hall)

12:30pm -- Tour of Rare Books & Documents Room

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.

1:00pm -- Washington Leading Change

Credibility, Communication, Collaboration, and Vision are all essential characteristics for effective leadership, and Washington demonstrated these abilities through his time as Commander-in-Chief and as the first President of the United States. This session will explore examples of these traits in Washington’s own life and how these characteristics can be implemented in today’s leadership.

2:00pm -- Break

2:15pm -- George Washington: A Man of Character
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.

3:00pm -- Whiskey Tasting

3:30pm -- Tour of George Washington’s Mansion and Estate
Mount Vernon 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. The tour will conclude with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Washington tomb.

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