3rd Annual Graduate Student & Alumni Leadership Development Weekend at West Point

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, NY

Friday April 13, 2018 & Saturday April 14, 2018


The Marist School of Management will be hosting its 3rd Annual Graduate Student and Alumni Leadership Development Weekend at West Point. This event will once again take place at the historic Thayer Hotel, on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Join us on Friday night for a networking event and dinner featuring this year's keynote speaker on leadership, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University and Partner at the law firm Rimon P.C.. Saturday morning features the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC), an outdoor laboratory which provides participants experience in functional leadership, effective followership, group and individual problem solving, and several aspects of group dynamics, including: conflict recognition and resolution, personal and group responsibility and communication with familiar and unfamiliar team members.

Building on our integrative experiential education, we have partnered with the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point (TLDG) to offer this program. The Mission of TLDG is to help build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in the United States Army leadership philosophy of “Be, Know, Do” and the United States Military Academy values of “Duty, Honor, Country,” in the inspirational venue of The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point.

TLDG starts building leaders with a simple premise: character is foundational to your ability to lead. Combine this with knowledge and action, and you unleash the “whole” leader every organization needs. All of the leadership and ethics training is led by TLDG faculty members who are some of the most highly regarded leadership experts in the world and most are graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. What sets their faculty apart is that they have extensive leadership experience leading large organizations, advanced degrees in leadership related fields, and have taught cadets or military officers. Additional information about TLDG is available at http://www.thayerleaderdevelopment.com.

Due to the limited number of participants allowed to attend this event, we will accept students on a first-come-first-serve basis. All meals and event activities will be paid for by the School of Management.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • 6:00-7:00 PM Cocktail Reception and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00 PM Dinner with Keynote speaker Stephen Joel Trachtenberg

Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • 7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast at MacArthur’s Restaurant
  • 8:00-11:30 AM Leader Reaction Course  – TLDG faculty TBD
  • 11:30-12:30 PM After Action Review (facilitated by TLDG and Marist)
  • 12:30-1:30 PM West Point Visitor Center & Museum (on your own)/Lunch at MacArthur’s Restaurant
  • 1:30-3:00 PM Duty, Honor, Country Guided Experience
  • 3:00 PM Depart Thayer Hotel 

Student and Alumni testimonials from past Graduate Student and Alumni Leadership Weekends

The School of Management’s Graduate Student and Alumni Leadership Weekends — which challenge MBA and MPA students and alumni to sharpen their professional skills while negotiating an outdoor obstacle course and taking part in an urban orienteering competition — is the subject of three videos produced by the Marist admissions department. Links to the videos, which were filmed in and around the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, are below. Also included below are two newsletter stories featuring the Leadership Weekends from the past two academic year's.




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