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Join the George Washington Leadership Institute for online lectures that explore unique aspects of George Washington's leadership style, and learn how these timeless principles can be used by leaders today.

Programs will be held online and will include access to an exclusive opportunity to network with fellow alumni of the George Washington Leadership Institute.

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Cost

Members: $40/Lecture - $120 for series
Non Members: $50/Lecture - $135 for series

Location

Online

Develop Your Leadership Skills

These online events are ideal for executives, professionals, and individuals looking to develop their leadership and learn from the historic example of George Washington.

Individuals participating in one class or the series will come away with a better understanding of the principles of leadership as exemplified by George Washington and have a chance to reflect on their own leadership skills. These online events will cover the leadership principles of:

  • fostering teams and cooperation
  • strategic planning and vision
  • compromise and collaboration

Lecturers

This semester's lecturers include:

Kevin Butterfield, PhD, Executive Director of the Washington Library – The former Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage and Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma, his first book, The Making of Tocqueville's America: Law and Association in the Early United States, was published by the University of Chicago Press.

Joseph Stoltz, PhD, Director of the George Washington Leadership Institute – A former member of the United States Military Academy's Department of History, he studies the integration of the Continental Army and its French allies during the American War of Independence.

August 19 - Strategic Planning: The American War of Intependence

August 19 - Strategic Planning: The American War of Intependence

When the Continental Congress ordered George Washington to engineer American political independence from Great Britain, they assigned an extraordinarily complex strategic problem. Learn how George Washington worked his way through one of the most important strategic planning sessions in American history.

Taught by Joe Stoltz

September 16 - Communication and Compromise: The Constitutional Convention

September 16 - Communication and Compromise: The Constitutional Convention

The War of Independence didn't finish the American Revolution, a stable government was still needed. Learn about how George Washington and others overcame regional self-interest and partisan infighting to create "a more perfect union".

Taught by Kevin Butterfield

October 21 - Coalition Building: The French and Continental Armies

October 21 - Coalition Building: The French and Continental Armies

From September 28 to October 19, 1781, the French and Continental armies besieged Yorktown, Virginia. These two organizations came from very different cultures and had very different value systems. Learn how they overcame these differences to create a successful partnership.

Taught by Joe Stoltz

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