BATTLE-TESTED LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR EXECUTIVES: LESSONS FROM THE ARMY AND WEST POINT
November 12-15, 2019
Online Pre-Work: Oct. 28-Nov. 1 / Online Post-Work: Nov. 25-Dec. 23
Superior leadership principles, values, and ethics
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.
Transformational, Innovative and Empowering
Joe DePinto, CEO
Laura Mattimore, Director, Leadership Development
Bill Noble, Senior Vice President
November 12-15, 2019, Online Pre-Work: Oct. 28-Nov. 1 / Online Post-Work: Nov. 25-Dec. 23
|Pre-Work: Oct. 28 - Nov. 1||Daily||Online: Leading with Character & Competence|
|Tuesday, November 12||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, November 13||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 - LTG (Ret.) Frank Kearney|
|12:30 – 2:00 PM||Lunch|
|2:15 – 6:15 PM||West Point Staff Ride - COL (Ret.) Kevin Farrell, Ph.D.|
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|Thursday, November 14||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 - LTC (Ret.) Todd Gile|
|5:30 - 5:40 PM||Battle Buddy Action Learning Kick-Off|
|6:15 - 8:15 PM||Battle Buddy Action Learning and Dinner|
|Friday, November 15||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.|
|Post-Work: Nov. 25-Dec. 23||Weekly||Online: Leading with Purpose|
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Leaders Building Leaders
(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.
(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.
(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.
(USA, Retired, USMA 1986)
Todd Gile came to the Thayer Leader Development Group as the Director of Client Relations after a 23-year career as an Engineer Officer in the US Army. Todd brings a wealth of experience to the TLDG gained thru numerous positions in the Army as well as his recent experience working at Penn State University.
(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.
Online Pre-Work: October 28-November 1
Onsite: November 12-15, 2019
Online Post-Work: November 25-December 23
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 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 October 16. 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 October 30. For payment options, we accept cashier’s or corporate checks, electronic fund transfers, and credit cards.
Registration: Closes October 16, 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.
Deposits are non-refundable after October 30. Deposits may be transferred to another individual for the same program prior to November 6. 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. www.thethayerhotel.com
*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.