Learn from the past…
Prepare for the future.


The Battle of Yorktown was the decisive victory that led to American victory in the Revolutionary War and our independence.The Battle of Yorktown serves as a perfect “leadership laboratory” to consider enduring principles such as ethics, strategic planning, team building, decision-making, and conflict resolution to name but a few.

This workshop begins with a brief seminar to provide an overview and leadership context for the Battle of Yorktown.  This is designed to help participants gain a clearer understanding of the battle and its key leaders, as well as the critical events that preceded it. A leadership facilitator and a Revolutionary War historian will use the battlefield to illustrate critical leadership lessons and concepts. The day will conclude with a group discussion about the concepts and principles discussed throughout the day.  We will further consider how these leadership lessons apply to us as we face the challenges of a complex, fast paced, ever changing world where the actions of leaders can make all the difference. 

For this seminar, participants will stay in Colonial Williamsburg and visit the museum, as well as other village sites and surrounding areas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss leadership styles and their importance in leading an organization.

  • Understand and apply the concepts of adaptinnovate, and overcome effectively in an organization.

  • Open discussions around strategic leadership, strategic vision, crisis leadership, leading in a crisis, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence

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