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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Regional EPFP Leadership Forum

October 10-11, 2013
EPFP Fellows from the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio & Pennsylvania
Gettysburg National Military Park & the United States Army War College



Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Afternoon/Evening Arrival & Hotel Check-in
7:00 PM Dinner (on your own or small groups for networking)
Thursday, October 10, 2013 (Download PDF version of Thursday's draft agenda)
7:45 AM   Depart Hotel
8:30 AM Arrive at Gettysburg Visitors’ Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg (use main entrance, not Group Entrance, and meet in lobby for tickets)
9:15 AM Orientation & Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama
10:15 AM Pick up boxed lunches and board bus for a guided tour of the battlefield with discussion of strategic leadership. Noon lunch break at picnic tables.
2:30 PM Buses Return to the Visitors’ Center for self-guided Museum Tour or return to Carlisle.
5:30 PM
Reception for all Fellows at Dickinson College, Holland Union Building, Social Hall
6:45 PM Dinner by state groups, on your own or small groups for networking
Friday, October 11, 2013 (Download PDF version of Friday's draft agenda)
8:00 AM  War College Bus Arrives at Comfort Suites Hotel, 10 South Hanover Street, downtown Carlisle; (note: use public parking garage behind the hotel, please park there rather than at the War College Security Gate)
8:15 AM Depart for Army War College & Security Check
8:45 AM Debriefing the Gettysburg Battlefield Tour -- Lessons from Gettysburg – Charles D. Allen, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), PA EPFP Class of 2004-2005 (PDF of 2013 PowerPoint)
9:45 AM Preparing Strategic Leaders at the U.S. Army War College -- Colonel Robert M. Mundell, U.S. Army (PDF of 2013 PowerPoint)
10:30 AM Strategic Leadership: Vision and Culture -- Col. Charles Allen
11:30 AM War College Bookstore Visit (optional) and walk to Letort View Community Center for lunch
12:00 PM Luncheon at Letort View Community Center
12:30 PM Lunch presentation -- Managing Change and Curriculum Reform in Challenging Times -- Dr. Richard Lacquement, Dean, School of Strategic Landpower, U.S. Army War College
1:45 PM Adjournment; buses depart for Comfort Suites Hotel
2:00 PM

Fellows Return Home


Battle of Gettysburg summary from the History

Essay: Gettysburg lessons reverberate in a modern world

Essay: Reflections on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg

Ethical Leadership 

Driving Directions:

- to Gettysburg

- from Gettysburg

Essay: What Gettysburg proved

Additional recommended readings:

Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

The Civil War, by Bruce Catton