Onsite at West Point: Sept. 10-13
Online Pre-Work: Aug. 26-30 / Online Post-Work: Sept. 23-Oct. 21

Program Overview

Superior leadership principles, values, and ethics

A unique opportunity to have a blended, 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.

Client Results

Transformational, Innovative and Empowering

Joe DePinto, CEO
The training and development conducted by the Thayer Leader Development Group was truly outstanding. We held a two day session for several executives in our company, and all of us came away energized by what we learned and ready to take on the next leadership challenge. The topics taught were impactful, and the instructors were inspiring. I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to invest in the leadership development of their team.
Joe DePinto, CEO
Laura Mattimore, Director, Leadership Development
Thank you on behalf of P&G’s leadership team for an absolutely terrific experience. The concepts, tools and rich dialogue that you brought to our team have inspired us and stretched our thinking as we look for new approaches to how we grow and develop leaders at P&G. The time that you took upfront to understand our challenges and work with us to build a customized program is what made it so special. There are many insights that came from the session, which we will take forward. Thanks for sparking a whole new dimension of discussion and ideas.
Laura Mattimore, Director, Leadership Development
Bill Noble, Senior Vice President
We recently held a combination business meeting and training session with TLDG. It was a perfect complement to our strategic plan for 2013 to include the leadership training from TLDG into crafting our 2013 business execution plan. The instruction was fabulous, the venue of the historic Thayer Hotel and the business lessons that we experienced both in the classroom and on the Staff Ride were exactly what my team and I were looking for to begin what is sure to be a fabulous year! Based on this experience we are looking to bring another layer of leaders to the Thayer Hotel for leadership training.
Bill Noble, Senior Vice President

Program Agenda

Onsite at West Point: Sept. 10-13, Online Pre-Work: Aug. 26-30 / Online Post-Work: Sept. 23-Oct. 21

Pre-Work: August 26-30 Daily ​Online: Leading with Character & Competence
Tuesday, September 10 4:00 – 5:00 PM Check in at The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point
5:00 – 8:30 PM Academy Kickoff and Dinner
Wednesday, September 11 7:00 – 7:45 AM Breakfast
7:45 – 10:15 AM Accelerating your Leader Identity - BG (Ret.) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Enabling Effective Leadership - COL (Ret.) Sean Hannah, Ph.D.
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:15 – 6:15 PM West Point Staff Ride - COL (Ret.) Pilar Ryan, Ph.D.
SHOW MORE + 7:00 - 8:15 PM Dinner
Thursday, September 12 7:00 - 7:45 AM Breakfast
7:45 - 10:45 AM Trust: The Cornerstone of Leadership - COL (Ret.) Pat Sweeney, Ph.D.
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Keynote Address & Lunch: “Leading From The Decisive Point” - COL (Ret.) Lee Van Arsdale
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 5:30 PM Urban Orienteering - LTG (Ret.) Frank Kearney
5:30 - 5:40 PM Battle Buddy Action Learning Kick-Off
6:15 - 8:15 PM Battle Buddy Action Learning and Dinner
Friday, September 13 6:30 – 7:30 AM Military-Style Physical Training - Kate Wender
7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 AM Commander’s Call with Senior Advisors: LTG (Ret.) Frank Kearney & BG (Ret.) Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D.
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Action Planning & Academy Close - Karen Kuhla, Ph.D.
12:30 PM Lunch/Departure
Post-Work: Sept. 23-Oct. 21 Weekly Online: Leading with Purpose

Program Faculty

Leaders Building Leaders

Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead
(USA, Retired, USMA 1981)

In 2010, following 27 years of service in the U.S. Army and retiring after achieving the rank of Brigadier General, Becky founded her own company. In this capacity, she has worked in the corporate sector speaking on leadership, as well as in the academic sector (Harvard, Duke, Columbia University, Penn State, Ithaca College, Virginia Military Institute, McIntire School of Business at the University of Virginia, etc).  Becky and her book are the focus of the Thayer Leader Development Group’s first online leadership series.  

Prior to retiring from the Army, Becky had over 15 years of executive‐level leadership experience, developing and training high-performing, complex and diverse teams capable of strategic planning and execution. She has a proven record of leading change, building successful teams in demanding environments (Afghanistan and Iraq, Germany, South America), and creating innovative solutions, systems and programs to complex problems. She is an experienced leader and logistician, a highly effective communicator, and a strategic planner with exceptional organizational skills. 

Becky is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and achieved an historic milestone as the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to General Officer. She was the senior Commanding General (equivalent to CEO) for logistics in Iraq, and was the first female in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level. In this capacity, she was responsible for leading over 200 multi‐disciplined units (20,000 military and 5,000 civilians) located across 55 different bases, providing supply, maintenance, transportation and distribution support to over 250,000 personnel serving in Iraq. 

Lieutenant General Frank Kearney
(USA, Retired, USMA 1976)

General Kearney is a 1976 graduate (BS) of the United States Military Academy and a 1985 graduate (MEd) of the University of South Carolina. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College as well as the United States Army War College. He has served in operational and command assignments at every level with combat tours in Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. General Kearney’s most recent assignments at the strategic and operational level focused on Special Operations and Counter-Terrorism. He planned and participated in the opening campaigns of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and commanded all Theater Special Operations forces in the middle-east including OIF and OEF from March 2005 to June 2007. General Kearney also served as the Deputy Combatant Commander for United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) from 2007-2010 and insured that the 62.000 operators of this command were properly trained and equipped for their global special operation’s missions. General Kearney oversaw the SOCOM requirements process, the execution of a 9 billion dollar budget and led the SOCOM Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) team for the 2010 QDR.

Brigadier General Maureen LeBoeuf, Ed.D.
(USA, Retired, St. Bonaventure 1976)

Maureen was born and raised in Olean, New York. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1976 and received a direct commission as Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Maureen holds a Masters and Doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Georgia; an Executive Diploma in Strategic Leadership, US Army War College; and an Executive Diploma in Management and Leadership, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Colonel Sean Hannah, Ph.D.
(USA, Retired, University of Nebraska)

Part of the TLDG faculty since its inception, COL (Ret.) Hannah holds a prestigious Endowed Chair and Full Professorship of Management at the Wake Forest University School of Business. He has conducted over 500 executive education and consulting engagements in the US, Europe and Asia; and has coached dozens of senior executives, to include CEOs and TMT members. He served in the Army for 26 years, including the founding Director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), the Army-wide center for character-based leadership; the Director of Leadership and Management Programs at West Point; and an Infantryman in Europe, Cuba, Panama, Southwest Asia, and US. He served in combat with the lead unit of 3d Armored Division in Desert Storm, where his unit received the Valorous Unit Award; and Operation Sea Signal (Panama and Cuba), and coordination cell for Joint Task Force Los Angeles (LA Riots). He was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and after the attack was assigned as the Budget Director of Resource Services-Washington, the organization that sustained the highest casualty rate in the attack, and led the reconstitution of that organization. He has served from tactical to strategic levels, having worked in the offices of two Chiefs of Staff of the Army and an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Colonel Pilar Ryan, Ph.D.
(USA, Retired, USMA 1986)

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 largest artillery battery in the Army at the time. Some of her other assignments include service in a tactical Military Intelligence battalion in Germany, executive officer of 1/30th Field Artillery Battalion, Deputy G2 (Intelligence) of III Corps Artillery, both at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, political-military planner and counter-proliferation strategist for United States Forces Korea, and executive officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategy and Policy, United States Forces Korea/Commanding General, Marine Corps Forces-Korea.

Colonel Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D.
(USA, Retired, USMA 1982)

Dr. Patrick Sweeney is an experienced senior leader-practitioner and scholar whose research interests focus on character and identity development, trust, and building teams. For the past two years, he has served as the Director of Leadership, Character, and Business Ethics Initiatives at the School of Business, Wake Forest University. Prior to this position, he served over 29 years in the United States Army and retired as a Colonel. During his military career, he served in leadership assignments both in the United States and abroad to include: Deputy and Acting Head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, at the United States Military Academy at West Point for five years; Director, Eisenhower Leader Development Graduate Education Program, a joint venture with Columbia University, for five years at West Point; Liaison Officer for the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom I; Commander of a 450-person artillery unit and Chief of Staff of a 1600-person organization in the 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He also served as the Executive Officer and Researcher for West Point’s Center for Leadership and Organization Research supervising the execution of several major projects to include: the study of tacit knowledge for military leadership with Yale University and a longitudinal study of cadets’ leader and character development. 

Colonel Lee Van Arsdale
(USA, Retired, USMA 1974)

Lee 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 (Airborne). In the course of his 25 year Army career, Lee served in three combat zones in leadership positions, and was decorated for valor with the Silver Star and with the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. Additionally, he participated in numerous classified operations, on a global scale, while in a leadership capacity. Following his military career, Lee was the Assistant General Manager for National Security Response at the Bechtel Nevada Corporation; he incorporated Unconventional Solutions, Inc., a private consulting firm; he was the founding Executive Director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Institute for Security Studies, and was the Chief Executive Officer of Triple Canopy, Inc., an integrated security solutions company. 


Online Pre-Work: August 26-30
Onsite: September 10-13, 2019
Online Post-Work: September 23-October 21

Where: On-site at the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY

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


Program Fee: $6,900 all inclusive

Program fee includes all online courses, program materials, program-related meals, and guest room accommodations at The Historic Thayer Hotel at West
Point. A deposit of $3,000 is due no later than August 10. Registration after this date will require full payment. Spaces are guaranteed once deposit has been received and your application have been reviewed. The final payment is due by August 10. For payment options, we accept cashier’s or corporate checks, electronic fund transfers, and credit cards.

Registration: Closes August 10, 2019

Early registration is strongly encouraged. Registration is limited to 33 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces are guaranteed once deposit has been received. Please email the completed registration form to

For more information, please call 845-446-4731 ext. 7998.

Cancellation Policy:

Deposits are non-refundable after August 10. Deposits may be transferred to another individual for the same program prior to August 10. If full payment has been received, but no replacement can attend this program, the deposit will be forfeited; and the balance can be applied to another open enrollment program during the same calendar year. In the unlikely event TLDG reschedules the program, participants will receive their deposit and/or their full payments.

Accommodations: The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, located on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy* and along the banks of the majestic Hudson River, has hosted distinguished patrons, including U.S. Presidents and heads of state. It offers a unique, inspiring venue--a living museum--to experience leadership principles and applications where history has, and is, occurring. Each participant will stay in a luxurious room located on site of the conference.

*Security information and a current government-issued photo ID is required for all visitors to access the U.S. Military Academy.
 Travel: Attendees are responsible for the arrangement and payment of their travel.

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Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for Executives

Onsite at West Point: Sept. 10-13, Online Pre-Work: Aug. 26-30 / Online Post-Work: Sept. 23-Oct. 21

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Program Fee: $6,900 (All Inclusive)

Program fee includes all online courses, program materials, program-related meals, and guest room accommodations at The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point. A deposit of $3,000 is due upon invoice at registration by August 10. Registration after this date will require full payment. Spaces are guaranteed once deposit has been received and your application have been reviewed. The final payment is due by August 10. Payment options are listed below.

Thayer Leader Development Group
674 Thayer Rd
West Point, NY 10996
Corporate office located off the lobby of The Thayer Hotel

(United States)  1.800.247.5047, ext. 7998
(Worldwide)  +1.845-446-4731, ext. 7998


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