Strategy & Leadership in Transformational Times

Experience a moment that shaped history.

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Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times is a yearlong specialized seminar that aims to introduce students to the concepts of strategic thinking and leadership. Under the direction of Eisenhower Institute Chairman Emerita Susan Eisenhower, SALTT participants use case studies from contemporary geopolitics, history, business, and public policy to examine the tenets of strategic thinking, and how it can be used to address rapidly changing political, social, and business environments.

In the fall semester, Friday night and Saturday morning sessions will use the Second World War as a case study for the effective use of leadership and strategy. The spring semester will be dedicated to understanding how the Allies secured victory, culminating in visits to key archives in Washington D.C. and Carlisle and a trip to Normandy, France, in March 2020.

Not only will this case study add immeasurably to students’ understanding of this pivotal historic moment, SALTT participants will also gain a new perspective for understanding and practicing strategic thinking for use in their future careers in the private, public, or non-profit sectors.

The SALTT program will be comprised of competitively selected Gettysburg College students. The Eisenhower Institute is seeking students who are eager to learn and committed to this program. Applicants must successfully complete an application process and an interview. He or she must also be willing to commit a Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, and a Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon once a month—as well as four days at the end of the January break. Participants should also hold Spring Break (March 7-15) for travel to Normandy, and will need to have or acquire a passport by the end of the fall 2019 semester.

Program Schedule 2019-2020