George Washington's Leadership Retreat

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George Washington's Leadership Retreat @ Mount Vernon Estate

Saturday, October 8, 2016


Depart from Marvin Center Great Hall

Cost: FREE 

Join the Center for Student Engagement on Saturday, October 8 for the inaugural George Washington’s Leadership Retreat at Mount Vernon Estate! This entirely FREE experience includes a transformative day of leadership training through the lens of George Washington’s life, admission to the Estate, complementary transportation and lunch, and a copy of George Washington’s Leadership Lessons. All GW students are welcome! Register at this link.



10:00am: Arrive at Estate


10:30am: The George Washington Challenge

Learn more about the leadership of George Washington through an explorative team activity that takes you through the galleries and exhibits of Mount Vernon’s museum and education center.  The conclusion of this session will include a follow-up discussion on the life, legacy, and leadership of George Washington.


11:30pm: Defining the Leadership of George Washington

George Washington’s biography is the ultimate leadership manual: a veritable primer on how to consistently lead with honor, courage, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to excellence.  Washington combined the roles of visionary, strategist, and executor masterfully – enabling him to realize some of the most remarkable achievements in human history.  This session will focus on many of the timeless leadership principles exemplified and executed by this remarkable hero and statesman.


1:00pm: Lunch


2:15pm:  The Man and His Mansion

Learn from Washington’s best autobiography – his home.  Not only is the Mansion one of his 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.


3:30pm: Depart from Mount Vernon Estate



Questions: Contact Natalie Hershberger @ [email protected]


George Washington's Leadership Retreat is made possible through the generous donations of alumni and friends.