Gettysburg Leadership Experience for Co-op Leaders

April 4-6, 2018, Gettysburg, PA

The approach of The Gettysburg Leadership Experience is to use the Battle of Gettysburg as a historical backdrop for exploring time-tested leadership approaches. Using a case study method, the two and one-half day workshop will focus on:

  • Anticipatory Leadership
  • Clarity of Communication
  • Transactional and Transformational Leadership
  • Predictable Surprises and Negotiating Difficult Conversations

These modules were specifically selected to help cooperative CEOs and Senior Leaders, address contemporary issues facing our industry and your co-op and its workforce specifically. NRECA has worked with FCC Services, and whose membership base is similar to NRECA’s, to hone and customize the case studies to ensure a solid connection with our industry.

You don’t have to be a history buff or Civil War expert to appreciate the real life leadership demonstrated in Gettysburg so many years ago. We believe the battlefield lessons will come alive for each participant. The program is limited to 30 participants, and we anticipate that the session will sell out quickly.
Gettysburg Leadership Experience for Co-op Leaders is part of the Board Leadership Certificate curriculum, BLC 941.2.

Upon completion of this 2.5 day course directors will earn two credits which can be applied to –

  • Earning the BLC
  • Earning credits after they have completed the BLC to attain Director Gold status
  • Continuing education to maintain the Director Gold certificate

What airport should I fly into to attend the Gettysburg Leadership Experience?

Most attendees that fly in for the Gettysburg Leadership Experience use Thurgood Marshall International Airport (Baltimore) - also referred to as Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). It's about a 60-mile drive from the airport to Gettysburg (a 90-minute drive). Both of the Washington airports (Ronald Reagan International Airport and Dulles International) are each over 80 miles away.

Are spouses/guests welcome to attend the Gettysburg Leadership Experience?

Spouses/guests are welcome to attend portions of the Gettysburg Leadership Experience including the trip on the morning of Day 1 to The Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park which includes the film, A New Birth of Freedom and a viewing of the Gettysburg Cyclorama oil paining. Spouses/guests are also welcome to attend the group dinner at the Dobbin House Tavern on the evening of Day 1 http://www.dobbinhouse.com/. Spouses/guests are not allowed to attend breakfasts, lunches, classroom sessions or battlefield tours. All spouses attending the program must register in advance. The fee for spouses/guests is $140.

What is the daily time schedule for the program?

  • ​​​​Day 1 begins with full hot breakfast at 7:00am (participants only) with class beginning at 8:00am. Lunch is provided at noon. The program adjourns at 5:00pm and the group dinner takes place at 6:00pm.
  • Day 2 begins with full hot breakfast at 7:00am (participants only) with class beginning at 8:00am. Lunch is provided at noon. The program adjourns at 5:00pm. Dinner on your own.
  • ​Day 3 begins with full hot breakfast at 7:00am (participants only) with class beginning at 8:00am. The program adjourns at noon.