Gettysburg Leadership Experience


Day One

3:00 — 5:00 PM
Check in Antrim 1844 Country House.
6:00 — 7:00 PM
The program begins with remarks by our historian Ed Ruggero who will present the historical background to the battle of Gettysburg. The discussion sets the stage for the battlefield visit the following day.
7:00 PM
5-Course Dinner in private dining room: discuss current leadership challenges

Day Two

7:00 AM
Full Breakfast on mansion veranda
8:00 AM
Depart Antrim Country House for battlefield by executive bus
8:30 — 10:30 AM
Day 1 (July 1, 1863) - The Improvised Battle

Leadership Moments:
  • Conveying Leader's Intent
  • Taking Charge
  • Relying on Subordinates to Assess and Make Critical Decisions
  • Losing Sight of the Objective
  • Synchronizing Assets
  • Strategy vs. Execution
10:30 — 12:00 PM
Day 2 (July 2, 1863) - The Orchestrated Battle

Leadership Moments:
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Role of the Individual in Shaping Events
  • Viewing the Tactical Battlefield
  • Strategy vs. Execution
12:00 — 1:00 PM
Lunch in historic Gettysburg
1:00 — 3:30 PM
Day 3 (July 3, 1863) - Act of Desperation or Coordinated Attack?

Leadership Moments:
  • Communicating Intent
  • Activity Doesn't Equate to Progress
  • Leadership by Example
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Strategy vs. Execution
3:30 PM
The Aftermath
  • Reflection at the National Cemetery
4:00 — 4:30 PM
Visit Gettysburg Museum
4:30 — 5:00 PM
En route to Antrim Country House
6:00 — 7:00 PM
Reception with re-enactor demonstration in Drawing Room
7:00 PM
5-Course Dinner in private dining room

Day Three

7:00 AM
Full breakfast on mansion veranda
8:00 — 11:00 AM
Leadership Workshop to discuss the application of principles learned on the Battlefield to leadership challenges today and how to develop a Personal Leadership Philosophy — The Leader's Compass.
11:00 AM
Hotel check-out and departure

Physical Activity

During our day on the field we will walk a total distance of less than two miles: one mile to retrace the final Confederate assault and shorter walks throughout the day. You always have the option of skipping these walks and riding the bus. The entire group will stay on the bus in the event of lightning.