The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is introducing a brand new program!
The 2018 Leadership Skills Retreat
We are now inviting combat-wounded veterans to apply for one of 12 available slots.
The event, to be held Nov. 12-15 in Colonial Williamsburg, will feature an intensive series of workshops, interactive sessions and speakers focused on building leadership, family and personal skills. During the retreat, participants will be armed with the skills and tools needed to advance their chosen careers as well as to support their personal relationships with their spouse, children and extended family.
The retreat – built around the theme “Turn the Page” – is open to combat-wounded U.S. veterans in various stages of their careers – whether they are about to embark on their civilian life, are currently employed or are in transition. Participants will be expected to engage fully in the retreat, from participating in intense, interactive workshops to undergoing individual career evaluations. For this reason, spouses and children are not invited.
To be considered, please submit a one-page self-nomination, answering in your own words these three questions:
- Why do you want to attend this retreat?
- What do you hope to learn during this retreat?
- How do you expect to apply the lessons learned in this retreat to your career and/or family?
Please feel free to share this opportunity with a combat-wounded veteran you think would benefit.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 15, and the 12 invited participants will be notified by October 12.
Submit Applications via e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 ‘Turn the Page’ Leadership Skills Retreat
Hosted by David Walker, President & CEO, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
In Collaboration with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
This three-day retreat, presented by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, will host 12 specially selected combat-wounded Veterans for an intensive series of workshops, interactive sessions and speakers focused on building leadership and personal skills. As a result of this event, participants will be armed with the skills and tools needed to advance their chosen careers as well as to support their personal relationships with their spouse and/or family.
Dates: November 12-15, 2018; Arrive Monday November 12th, depart Thursday November 15th.
Venue: Williamsburg Lodge, 310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA https://www.colonialwilliamsburghotels.com/accommodations/williamsburg-lodge/
Attendees: 12 hand-selected Veterans, outside speakers and facilitators, Coalition leadership
Agenda (subject to change):
3 – 5 p.m. Check-in/Registration
6 – 8 p.m. Reception and dinner
7:30 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome, introductions, overview of the retreat
David W. Walker, President & CEO, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.
Welcome remarks by Elisabeth Reiss, CW head of military outreach.
9:30 – 11:45 a.m. Session #1: Turn the Page: Writing Your Leadership And Team Story. Led by nationally acclaimed Dr. Johnny Parker, he will lead a four workshop in 2 segments on how to craft a leadership style that forms into your own powerful personal story.
11:45 – 1:15 a.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Session #2: Turn the Page: Writing Your Leadership And Team Story. Led by nationally acclaimed Dr. John Parker, will lead a four workshop in 2 segments on how to craft a leadership style that forms into your own powerful personal story.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Mitchell Reiss, President & CEO, Colonial Williamsburg (Anna to provide bio)
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Conclude Workshop.
6 – 8 p.m. Dinner & Speaker
Guest Speaker: Dr. Johnny Parker, Your Life/Leadership in 3D
Dream: Know your Story
Design: Align Your story
Destiny: Master Your Story
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries networking reception w/ CW Liberty Lounge volunteers
9:30 a.m. Housekeeping
Ongoing Laser Coaching – 20 to 30 minute one on one coaching sessions throughout the day.
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Guest Speaker: TBD
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session #3: Moving from Managing to Leading: TBD, leadership expert
11:30 – 12 noon Guest Speaker: TBD
12 – 1:15 p.m. Working Lunch
1:30 – 6:00 p.m. Visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area with Elisabeth Reiss and Anna Cordle
Final itinerary to include special visits with select Nation Builders, Fifes & Drums performance, general tour of Duke of Gloucester Street and a visit to the Liberty Lounge
6:15 – 8 p.m. Dinner at Shields Tavern
8 p.m. Shuttles transport group back to Williamsburg Lodge
8 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Departures
Each person receives a Certificate of Completion
Each person receives a copy of Johnny Parker’s book – Turn the Page: Unlocking the Story Within You and each person receives a copy of my Turn the Page Journal.
Cost for transportation and lodging provided by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes