In the Footsteps of Leaders
In the Footsteps of Leaders, an educational component of the Gettysburg Foundation — the non-profit partner of the National Park Service at Gettysburg — uses the resources of the Gettysburg battlefield and the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center to help facilitate the development of effective leaders.
The Gettysburg Foundation's flagship leadership program, In the Footsteps of Leaders, is presented by business leaders and historians and uses Gettysburg’s legacy of courage, bravery and sacrifice to help today’s business, education and government leaders make decisions that positively affect their organization’s success.
Gettysburg Leadership in Battle Translates to Leadership in Daily Life
The three-day Battle of Gettysburg offers an engaging resource for the study of leadership: the complexity of the battle, the sizes of the armies and the wide spectrum of personalities offer an extensive range of perspectives that are useful in today's world:
•Strategic and visionary thinking
•Decision-making under pressure
Each Gettysburg Leadership Institute Program is a highly effective, personally tailored experiential learning tool. Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Gettysburg, Footsteps translates the leadership lessons learned from the battle into practical application for your organization.
Create a customized experience for your group. View sample itineraries for In the Footsteps of Leaders programs.
For customized itineraries, please contact the Gettysburg Foundation leadership team via e-mail or at 717-339-2151.
Gettysburg Leadership Institute Clients
Gettysburg Leadership Institute clients include:
- Boeing Co.
- Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney
- Carnegie Mellon Heinz College
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Crayola Corporation
- Dartmouth Athletic Department
- Deerfield Academy
- Farmer's Insurance
- Federal Executive Board
- Force 3
- Franklin and Marshall College
- Gettysburg College
- GGS Information Services, Inc.
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- International City/County Management Association
- Lockheed Martin
- McCormick Spice Company
- Mythics Inc. & Emergent, LLC
- Norwin School District
- Rex Heat Treat
- Sherwin-Williams Company
- St. Mark's School of Texas
- The Broad Center
- The Hershey Company
- Trader Joe’s
- University of Texas, Dallas McDermott Scholars
- Wasatch Electric
- White House Military Office
World Presidents' Organization
Leadership Institute Endorsements
Read what our clients have to say about the Leadership Institute.
Gettysburg Leadership Institute Partnerships
•The University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
•Franklin & Marshall College
•Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Meet members of the Gettysburg Foundation's In the Footsteps of Leaders staff.
Plan Your Gettysburg Leadership Experience
The Gettysburg Leadership Institute, In the Footsteps of Leaders, is tailored to the individual needs of companies and organizations — from a one-day experience on the Gettysburg battlefield to a three-day event that incorporates Gettysburg National Military Park, the Museum and Visitor Center, Soldiers’ National Cemetery and the town of Gettysburg. Additional programs examine the leadership styles of presidents Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower, both leaders for whom Gettysburg played a significant role.
For more information or to schedule a program for your organization, please contact the Gettysburg Foundation leadership team via e-mail or at 717-339-2151.