Multiple (DC, Mount Vernon, Charlottesville, Orange, Gettysburg)
The Presidential Leadership Seminar
From the Founding to the Present: 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.
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.
Welcome to Washington, DC!
- Arrival and Check-In
- Welcome Dinner
- Program Orientation
- Opening Keynote Speaker
- Leadership Case Study Introduction
- Evening Tour of Washington, DC
- Morning Departure for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
- Special Tour of Gettysburg Battlefield
- Lunch and Briefing at Lincoln Leadership – The Wills House
- The Lincoln Cottage at the Old Soldier’s Home
- Ford’s Theater, The Peterson House and Center for Education and Leadership
- Evening Play at Ford’s Theater
The Modern Presidency Continued
- Visit the White House
- Simulation on Conflict and Crisis Management
- The Pentagon
- The Supreme Court and the President
- Final Case Study Competition
- Gala Dinner and Awards
- College Campus Accommodations and Living
- Breakfast and dinner each day
- 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
About Workshops Foundation
Since 1967, the Workshops Foundation has provided experience-based educational travel programs to highly motivated, academically prepared, and inquisitive people from across the United States and around the world. The majority of our programs have brought students and educators to Washington, D.C. for a more comprehensive understanding of leadership, civic education, the federal government, U.S. politics, American history, and global affairs. Programs available include simulations of the U.S. Congress, internships, academically themed seminars, professional development, and person-to-person exchange.