“The Gettysburg Leadership Experience incorporates indoor
classroom instruction and outdoor battlefield tours daily. Appropriate clothing
for the elements is strongly suggested as you will be transitioning between
indoor instruction and outdoor battlefield tours throughout each day. Be sure
to consider waterproof footwear for these outings Pickett’s Charge is a one
mile walk through often muddy fields. If anyone is unable to walk this
distance, they may ride on the bus with an instructor to narrate and meet the group
at The Angle for conclusion.”
Gettysburg. For three tumultuous days in 1863, it was the backdrop for one of the Civil War’s most dynamic encounters. Decisions made, opportunities missed, passions sparked and conversations avoided changed the course of our country. Today, this historically sacred setting is the site of a powerful, soles-on-the-ground program that looks to those leaders, lessons and legacy with a clear, contemporary purpose: to set the stage for you to prepare for your greatest challenges.
NRECA has partnered with FCC Services, a consulting firm that serves the Farm Credit System, to offer the Gettysburg Leadership Experience to electric cooperative CEOs, senior leaders and directors.
Through classroom discussion, video illustrations and visits to the battlefield, participants will learn how to apply these timeless leadership lessons to current organizational situations and challenges.
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, senior leaders, and directors address contemporary issues facing our industry and your co-op and its workforce specifically. NRECA and FCC Services have worked together to hone and customize the case studies to ensure a solid connection with our industry.
Who Should Attend
This program is ideal for electric cooperative CEOs and senior leaders and directors or board chairs along with the CEO. Whether you intend to better your board, cooperative, or yourself, come claim your high ground. Capacity is limited.
To ensure an optimum learning experience, we suggest you obtain copies of the following material and view them prior to arriving to the event. Read
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara and/or watch Gettysburg (a movie starring Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels and Tom Berenger). The book or movie can be obtained from your local library or purchased in physical copy or downloaded from a variety of online sources.
Additional Suggested Reading
Clark, Champ -
Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide (The Civil War Series), Time-Life Books, 1985
Coddington, Edwin B. -
The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command, Touchstone, 1997
Foote, Shelby -
Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863, Modern Library; 1st edition, 1994
Guelzo, Allen C. -
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2013
McPherson, James M. -
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, Oxford University Press, 1988
Shaara, Jeff -
Gods and Generals: A Novel of the Civil War, Ballantine Books; 1st Thus. Edition, 1998
Tucker, Glenn - High Tide at Gettysburg: The Campaign in Pennsylvania, Literary Licensing, LLC, 2011
Leadership Skills Assessment
Drawn from the Electric Cooperative Employee Competencies, our Leadership Skills Assessment was designed to help you understand which of NRECA's supervisory, management and leadership courses and events may be most appropriate for you.
Gettysburg Leadership Experience for Co-op Leaders is being offered one additional time in October 2022: