Year after year, the Gettysburg Foundation receives the highest endorsement from clients, many of which make return visits to Gettysburg. The Foundation has partnered with organizations ranging from the Boeing Company to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to the White House Military Office. Even the most casual student of history departs with a new respect and appreciation for the rich heritage of Gettysburg, inspired by the enduring leadership lessons demonstrated by Gettysburg’s leaders. Participants find lessons from the Gettysburg Battlefield are as applicable and relevant to organizations today as they were in 1863.
“The Gettysburg Executive experience is well worth any organization’s investment. The program dynamically brings to life relatable & inspirational Gettysburg senior leadership challenges & triumphs, as seen through an executive lens in order to produce actionable results.”
– Jeff Frazier, CVP, HR, Novo Nordisk, Inc.
“Given the constant demands of our thriving business, our executive team greatly valued the opportunity to spend a few dedicated days together participating in the Gettysburg Foundation’s Executive Program. The strategic and senior leadership complexities this Gettysburg experience afforded were immediately relatable to our specific business needs. We left inspired and equipped with new insights and practical actions to help us be a more effective executive team.”
– Jim Craigie, CEO, Church & Dwight
“As we all gathered at the airport on our way home, we reflected on what each of us got from [Footsteps] and it is not an understatement to say that it will be ‘life changing’.”
– Dan Bane, Chairman and CEO, Trader Joe’s
“In both the private sector and in government, the most prized attribute for any executive is leadership. Leaders impart vision, set the agenda and inspire. And most successful leaders are not “born”—they are made. The [Footsteps] experience is an ideal program to help “make” future leaders. In every case, the feedback from participants clearly indicated that their exposure to the Gettysburg battlefield, through the “lens” of leadership, was one of the best development opportunities they had ever encountered.”
– Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dan Christman, Fmr. Superintendent, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
“Both days of the conference worked exceptionally well together and I am convinced that it was an extraordinary experience for everyone....I believe the educational value of the program was unmistakable and I look forward to working with you in the years ahead to bring other groups of our talented Franklin & Marshall community to the battlefield.”
– Steve O’Day, J.D., Senior Associate Dean, Franklin and Marshall College