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Leadership DC Seven and Four Day Programs

SEVEN-DAY PROGRAM

Day 1: Intro to Leadership and Business Leadership

  • Register and participate in an Orientation Session where you will get to know your fellow Leaders-of-Tomorrow and your Leadership Program Director who, along with your Teachers, will educate, engage and continually guide you in an investigation of Leadership in history, in other people and in yourselves. Receive your Leadership DC Student Reference Guide and Student Workbook and get started with your reading, exercises and assignments!
  • Welcome dinner and a leadership "Power Session" led by our Keynote Speaker and professional business coach, Linda Finkle. This interactive program will kick-start our overall look at Leadership and then focus in on Business Leadership. During this thought-provoking event, learn what it takes to be a leader.

Days 2, 5, 6, 7: Leadership Days in Washington, DC

  • Community Leadership at home and around the world: with a focus on volunteerism, international relations, and international concerns. We will investigate what it means to “pay it forward” during a community service project. We will consider the value of diversity, cultural differences, and the importance of effective international communication, while exploring Embassy Row. We will also visit U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, meet with a Holocaust survivor, analyze the concept of “human rights” and examine how leadership can grow through challenge and adversity.
  • Political Leadership in Washington, DC: with a focus on the three branches of the U.S. Government, individual liberty, and the process of promoting a cause /carrying out a vision through political channels. Hear a political leader and Washington, DC insider speak at the US Capitol and then stop for photo ops at the Supreme Court and the White House. Then you are off to Mt. Vernon, historic home of our first president. Our city tour of monuments and memorials will also focus on presidential leaders such as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A keepsake for our future leaders is the group photo with the US Capitol in the background. Our study of politics and government will be topped off by a stop at either the National Archives or the Museum of American History.
  • Military Leadership in the United States: with a focus on the ways in which military leaders serve one’s country. We will consider the traits of military leaders during visits to the WWII memorial, U.S. Marine Corps Memorial and Arlington Cemetery where we will see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Academic Leadership and the Humanities: with a focus on “America’s treasures”. Includes a stop at either: the National Air & Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, or the National Gallery of Art. We will explore the value of art and the humanities during our time at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
  • Farewell Pizza and Dance Party: Enjoy a farewell party to conclude and celebrate a week of hard work, personal growth, strengthened teams and friendships. At a private venue hosted by Leadership DC, revel to sounds mixed by an entertaining DJ.

Days 3, 4: Focus on Historical Leadership

  • Historical Leadership in Jamestown and Williamsburg:
    Travel south and focus on the unique leadership of the Colonial America. Through visits with costumed interpreters, we will analyze the migration of population to North America, study the roles and classes in society and evaluate historical decisions made by individuals, groups, and institutions in Colonial America. Our exploration of Jamestown’s recreated Powhatan village, English cargo ships and Fort along with our visit to Williamsburg’s “living museum” aids our imagination as we go back in time. Time on the motor coach is used for activities which build leadership skills.
  • Historical Leadership in Philadelphia, PA: Travel north and focus on leadership during Revolutionary times and during the creation of the Constitution of the United States. Examine “how our forefathers led us to freedom” during your time at the National Liberty Museum. Gain a cultural understanding of the people of the world and study the principles behind the U.S. Constitution at the Constitution Center. Enjoy a visit with one of our Founders (i.e. a costumed interpreter of Ben Franklin or other historic character). Through a stirring message about liberty, responsibility and possibility, learn how to use the leadership techniques the Founders discovered and how to accomplish great things through the spirit of cooperation. Time on the motor coach is used for activities which build leadership skills.

 

FOUR-DAY PROGRAM

During the four-day program leaders of tomorrow focus their time in and around Washington, DC.

Day 1: Intro to Leadership and Business Leadership

  • Register and participate in an Orientation Session where you will get to know your fellow Leaders-of-Tomorrow and your Leadership Program Director who, along with your Teachers, will educate, engage and continually guide you in an investigation of Leadership in history, in other people and in yourselves. Receive your Leadership DC Student Reference Guide and Student Workbook and get started with your reading, exercises and assignments!
  • Welcome dinner and a leadership "Power Session" led by our Keynote Speaker and professional business coach, Linda Finkle. This interactive program will kick-start our overall look at Leadership and then focus in on Business Leadership. During this thought-provoking event, learn what it takes to be a leader.

Days 2-4: Leadership Days in Washington, DC

  • Community Leadership at home and around the world: with a focus on volunteerism, international relations, and international concerns. We will investigate what it means to “pay it forward” during a community service project. We will consider the value of diversity, cultural differences, and the importance of effective international communication, while exploring Embassy Row. We will also visit U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, meet with a Holocaust survivor, analyze the concept of “human rights” and examine how leadership can grow through challenge and adversity.
  • Political Leadership in Washington, DC: with a focus on the three branches of the U.S. Government, individual liberty, and the process of promoting a cause /carrying out a vision through political channels. Hear a political leader and Washington, DC insider speak at the US Capitol and then stop for photo ops at the Supreme Court and the White House. Then you are off to Mt. Vernon, historic home of our first president. Our city tour of monuments and memorials will also focus on presidential leaders such as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A keepsake for our future leaders is the group photo with the US Capitol in the background. Our study of politics and government will be topped off by a stop at either the National Archives or the Museum of American History.
  • Military Leadership in the United States: with a focus on the ways in which military leaders serve one’s country. We will consider the traits of military leaders during visits to the WWII memorial, U.S. Marine Corps Memorial and Arlington Cemetery where we will see the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Academic Leadership and the Humanities: with a focus on “America’s treasures”. Includes a stop at either: the National Air & Space Museum or the National Museum of Natural History. We will explore the value of art and the humanities during our time at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Art