Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point

Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for Executives: Lessons From the Army and West Point

Available dates

Dec 9—12, 2019
4 daysModules info
New York, New York, United States
USD 6900
USD 1725 per day
Mar 17—20, 2020
4 daysModules info
New York, New York, United States
USD 6900
USD 1725 per day
May 12—15, 2020
4 daysModules info
New York, New York, United States
USD 6900
USD 1725 per day
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About the course

A unique opportunity to have a fully immersive, exclusive, and interactive experience with role models who have demonstrated superior leadership skills in highly challenging and ever-changing situations leading teams and individuals in extraordinary circumstances. The faculty, all inspirational leaders of character, will lead and facilitate discussions and provide mentorship and guidance in small, interactive experiential sessions, which reflect the leadership principles, values, and ethics from the Army and West Point.

The faculty will bring theory to life and demonstrate meaningful connections between military leadership, and leadership in the corporate, governments, and non-profit sectors. Participants will actively hone these concepts and apply the skills through experiential activities, while simultaneously expanding their professional network.


Day 1

  • Check in at The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point
  • Academy Kickoff and Dinner

Day 2

  • Enhancing Your Leadership Identity - BG (Ret.) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D.
  • Enabling Effective Leadership - COL (Ret.) Sean Hannah, Ph.D.
  • West Point Staff Ride - COL (Ret.) Kevin Farrell, Ph.D.

Day 3

  • Trust: The Cornerstone of Leadership - COL (Ret.) Pat Sweeney, Ph.D.
  • Keynote Address & Lunch: “Leading From The Decisive Point” - COL (Ret.) Lee Van Arsdale
  • Urban Orienteering - LTG (Ret.) Frank Kearney
  • Battle Buddy Action Learning Kick-Off
  • Battle Buddy Action Learning and Dinner

Day 4

  • Military-Style Physical Training - Kate Wender
  • Commander’s Call with Senior Advisors: LTG (Ret.) Frank Kearney & BG (Ret.) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D.
  • Action Planning & Academy Close - Karen Kuhla, Ph.D.

Who should attend

Mid-to senior-level leaders, across all industries, who want proven, practical tools for what it means to be a more effective, inspiring leader.

Trust the experts

Sean Hannah

Professor Hannah holds an endowed chair in management at Wake Forest University School of Business. He is a retired US Army Colonel with vast practical experience leading complex organizations and developing leaders. He previously was the Director of Leadership and Management Programs at West Poi...


Frank Kearney

Expertise National security, leadership, leader development, organizational change, strategic planning, training management, counterterrorism and special operations, as well as organizational culture change Experience Frank retired in 2012 from the United States Army after 351⁄2 years of servi...


Maureen LeBoeuf

Expertise Leadership development, wellness, executive coach Experience Maureen spent 28 years in the U.S. Army, where she held various staff and leadership positions, as well as flying UH-1 helicopters in the continental United States and Europe. Most noteworthy was her assignment as the Prof...


Pilar Ryan

Expertise Leadership, history, staff ride leader Experience Colonel Ryan is a soldier-scholar who served in a variety of command and staff positions, stateside and overseas, during her 27-year Army career, including command of Bravo Battery, 1stBattalion, 30thField Artillery Regiment, the larg...


Patrick Sweeney

Expertise Leader and leadership development, trust, building and leading high performing teams, leading organizational change, leadership in dangerous contexts, and behavioral ethics Experience Dr. Patrick Sweeney is an experienced senior leader-practitioner and scholar whose research interes...


Lee Van Arsdale

Expertise: Leadership, team building, strategic planning and execution Experience: Lee A. Van Arsdale has served as a Soldier and business executive. As a Soldier, his assignments were primarily in Special Forces, with 11 years spent in the First Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Ai...


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