Leadership Through Followership
Followership is a comprehensive field of study within leadership and is critical to organizational success. Two crucial behaviors are exhibited by the most effective followers – Critical Thinking and Active Engagement. Critical thinkers bring creativity and innovation and offer constructive feedback to enhance results. Followers that are actively engaged take on initiatives and assume ownership for accomplishing goals.
Every individual in an organization, including the CEO, must balance the dual role of leader and follower, whether reporting to a board of directors, stakeholders, clients or colleagues—we are all held accountable to someone.
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If our open enrollment dates don't work with your schedule or you are interested in a quote for a custom program for your organization (12+ participants), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The custom modules and case studies selected for the program focus on followership behaviors, key lessons and leadership skills for high-potential, next generational leaders.
The assessment tool, Performance and Relationship Questionnaire is designed to identify how an individual responds and manages within their role as a follower. Participants will receive and discuss this profile during the program for full understanding of their personal follower strengths for future success. It is through this intentional design, coupled with pro-active reflection and powerful dialogue where participants can incorporate impactful followership into their leadership style.
Target Audience: High Potential and those new to management
Registration Fee: $2,375 per attendee
Registration includes networking receptions, meals (breakfasts, lunches, breaks, dinner one evening), battlefield tours and transportation with Licensed Battlefield Guides, instructors, facilitator, four learning modules, learning venue, journal, battlefield map, and attendee gift.
DAY 1 – DYNAMIC DISCOVERY
Learning Excursion: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Gain the full perspective to grasp the challenge ahead.
DAY 2 – SEIZE YOUR STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE
Case Study: The High Ground
Discover how to leverage your experience and landscape to claim your high ground.
Transactional & Transformational Leadership
Case Study: The Left Flank
Identify your areas of highest risk. How do you decide when to hold firm in the face of strong opposition?
DAY 2/3 – THE POWER OF FOLLOWERSHIP
The Dual Role of Leader and Follower
Assessment: Performance and Relationship Tool
Identify how you respond and manage within the role as a follower.
Case Study: Followership in the Field
Learn the skills of followership to make you professionally essential to your team, manager and organization.
DAY 4 – THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Self-Defined Strategy as a Follower
Case Study: Lee and Longstreet at the Moment of Decision
Reflect on your experience, the leadership lessons and implementing them into your organization.
Hear what others are saying:
"The Gettysburg Leadership Experience is exactly that: an AMAZING EXPERIENCE! It isn't just another training or conference; it's a full experience. The instructors and guides elevate the learning concepts to the next level. I have been impacted by this leadership training in a whole new way, and I have meaningful lessons to use and apply after leaving Gettysburg. This is hands down the leadership training you need to attend!"
"I left the GLE with a lot to reﬂect on. Finally a course that explains the equal importance of the leader AND the follower. Instead of learning about these concepts via graphs, visuals, and boring presentations, we learned about them on a battleﬁeld, where these leadership/followership lessons impacted our country in a great way and our very lives today. This was the most eﬀective self development training I have ever attended."
“Exemplary followers play a crucial role in determining organizational success because they are independent, innovative and willing to question leadership.”
Journal of Human Resources Studies
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