Presidential Leadership

From the Founding to the Present

Discover the Washington power community.

Students will become knowledgeable about the evolving powers of the presidency, focus on several of the most important presidents and the difficult decisions they faced, and come to appreciate the Washington power community in which presidents govern today.

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Washington D.C.

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March 16-22, 2019

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$1,745

Be President for a Week

Woven into each day’s activities is a focus on presidential decision making, which builds to a “Situation Room” simulation on the final day of the seminar.

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Tour the National Mall

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Presidential Historic Home Visits

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Case Study Simulation

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The Model Congress helped me find what I believe in, and allowed me a safe place to voice my opinion. I learned how to defend my position as well as strategically poke holes in the oppositions' arguments. Now I understand why it's important to learn about political issues.

– Hannah P., Hawai'i

Get the Experience

These are typical activities planned throughout the Presidential Leadership Seminar. To customize your experience, give us a call or send us an email with the additional educational experiences your school is interested in.

Seminar Specifics

  • Early Evening/Nighttime Tour of the National Mall

  • Tour of Mount Vernon (Mansion and Visitors Center); Special Session on the Life, Leadership, and Legacy of George Washington

  • Visit to Arlington National Cemetery

  • Case Study Simulation

  • Presidential Historical Homes visits

  • Lincoln Day: Morning in Gettysburg followed by afternoon at Ford’s Theater, Peterson House, Center for Education and Leadership; President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home; Itinerary Interspersed with a Speaker or Two on Lincoln’s Life, Personal Traits and Challenges, and Style of Leadership

  • Roosevelt Island Interpretive Walk

  • Speakers from different Think Tanks or Universities

Lodging and Transportation

  • College Campus Accommodations and Living

  • Breakfast and dinner each day of the seminar

  • Evening Play or Concert

  • Full-time presence of trained seminar staff to provide interpretation, facilitation, and supervision

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Questions?

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