Open Enrollment Programs
Immersive programs for individuals and teams are blended learning experiences held regularly at The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point and reflect the comprehensive Thayer Leadership 4-pronged comprehensive learning approach to develop leaders of character. Designed for mid-to senior-level leaders, across all industries, who want proven, practical tools for what it means to be a more effective, inspiring leader. Open Enrollment is a fully interactive and exclusive experience that demonstrates the meaningful connections between military leadership, and leadership in the corporate, governments, and non-profit sectors. We inspire leaders to combine character with knowledge and action, in order to unleash the “whole leader”.
Participants receive practical, insightful guidance on how to:
- Explore your personal leadership principles and purpose
- Become more resilient in difficult times
- Leverage chaos to enhance mission success
- Develop and maintain trust
Ensuring unity of action to achieve the mission
- Leverage social networks, and much more.
Our faculty are all inspirational leaders of character who have demonstrated superior leadership skills in highly challenging and ever-changing situations leading teams and individuals in extraordinary circumstances. Their experiences and knowledge help facilitate discussions that bring theory to life and provide mentorship and guidance in small, interactive experiential sessions that reflect the leadership principles, values, and ethics from the Army and West Point. Participants actively hone these concepts and apply the skills through experiential activities, while simultaneously expanding their professional network.
We enhanced our onsite Open Enrollment programs with a blended learning approach that includes two of our Thayer Online courses! Participants begin their experience virtually with our “Leading with Character and Competence” online course prior to arriving at West Point, and continue with our “Leading with Purpose” online course following their program onsite. Although the learning activities are asynchronous, the online courses require participants to pace with their cohort through each lesson in order to enhance interactions and opportunities for shared-learnings. The multi-media activities include videos, readings, large and small group discussions, and self-reflections.
Note: Pre-work online course begins 2 weeks before the onsite program dates listed below, and is paced with one 45-minute lesson per day for five days. Post-work online course begins approximately 10 days after the conclusion of the onsite program, and is paced with one 45-minute lesson per week for five weeks.
For more information or help registering, please call (845) 446-4731 ext. 8924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Digital Open Enrollment Dates:
July 15, 2020 - September 3, 2020 - Values-Driven Leadership Journey: Lessons From The Army And West Point
September 16, 2020 - November 5, 2020 - Values-Driven Leadership Journey: Lessons From The Army And West Point
2020 Open Enrollment Dates at West Point:
Regrettably, due to the travel restrictions and reluctance of companies to direct travel of their employees, we have made the decision to cancel both Battle Tested OE’s in September and October as well as the Women’s Open Enrollment in October. If you are interested in hearing more about the digital Values-Driven Leadership Journey, please contact Thayer Leadership at email@example.com.
The faculty, all inspirational leaders of character and role models, facilitate classroom sessions that brings theory to life and demonstrates meaningful connections between military leadership, and leadership in the corporate, governments, and non-profit sectors; give keynote addresses; and provide mentorship and guidance in small interactive experiential sessions that reflect the leadership principles, values, and ethics from the Army and West Point.
The faculty for the online courses are:
A few of the onsite program faculty are:
This was one of the most beneficial and illuminating courses on development I have attended. In addition to enjoying every moment of curriculum and time with the instructors, it left me with life lessons that will drive me in both a personal and professional capacity.
- Eileen Braden (U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Vice President of Political Affairs and Federation Relations)
Leadership is a concept that seems mysterious even if you read a lot about it. This program really helped lift the veil for me.
- Jim Rhinehart (Kast – Senior Project Manager)
Thayer not only explains the principals of leadership but provides the time / means to reflect and compare with peers to reinforce how similar we are in struggles and ways to improve.
- David Zorrilla (KAST – Chief Estimator)
You will make amazing connections, learn from brilliant leaders in a safe setting. I highly recommend the women's only open enrollment. It gives you a chance to be your authentic self without having the usual stereotype thinking going on.
- Kim Markgraf (USAA – Assistant Vice President of IT)
Amazing amount of information that is extremely relevant and beneficial to all leaders at all levels. Valuable investment in yourself.
- Mike MacDonald (KAST – Project Executive)
Thayer Leadership is an opportunity to grow, develop and learn new things, regardless of your level of leadership ability. It is a well rounded program that focuses not only on the mind, but also the body. Be prepared to walk away a better person and of course, a stronger leader.
- Ashlee Figg (KAST – Business Development)
I met some amazing women who inspired me and learned a lot about myself and communicating with others. The most valuable and influential thing I took was to create a leadership philosophy. It sets in stone ones values, creates accountability and lets others know what to expect from you.
- Katy Haney (National Gypsum Company – Research Technician, R&D)
"Most important things leaders do: 1) accomplish the mission 2) take care of their people"
Colonel James M. Johnson, Ph.D.,(USA, Retired, USMA 1969)