Date: Spring 2014
On November 10-12, 2013 the inaugural “by invitation” Williamsburg Leadership Institute took place in the Revolutionary City. ICMA colleagues became a citizen of Colonial Williamsburg and engaged for three days in a highly interactive leadership study that contrasts the core values of the founding fathers (who maintained continuity of purpose during times of civil unrest and social upheaval) with today’s turbulent times.
Leadership lessons begin as you talk with fellow citizen Thomas Jefferson, and continued with first-hand experiences, including time in George Wythe’s classroom of the political and cultural unrest as our nation was formed.
Between Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death” speech in March 1775 and the surrender of British Troops to George Washington at Yorktown in October of 1781 a profound change occurred in the way Virginians and other Colonial Americans came to define themselves. The American Revolution turned from political debate to armed combat and the people of Williamsburg were compelled to make difficult choices that caused them to break ties with Great Britain, reshape their concept of citizenship, and define the bounds of democracy and republican forms of government.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence. Voting for independence was one thing: winning it was another. Great Britain was the foremost military power of the age and Virginia was one of thirteen fledgling states struggling just to survive.
As citizens of revolutionary times we will engage in conversations that extract the relevance of Williamsburg in the 1770s with what is happening in our communities today. You will leave with a deeper appreciation and fresh perspective on change, civility, continuity, values, and leadership.
The Brick House
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Registration fee: $895 tuition per person. Registration fees include two dinners, two breakfasts, one lunch and a CWF Visitor Pass good for the length of your stay.
Registration deadline: ICMA will begin accepting applications for Sprint 2014. Successful candidates will be notified and confirmed as soon as payment is received. Payment in full for tuition and three nights lodging ($1,498) will be accepted at anytime but must be received no later than (to be announced). Space is limited to 18 ICMA Credentialed Managers or Candidates for Credentialing.
Lodging: Attendees will stayed at the Brick House, 136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23815, in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. The rate per night of $201 (includes taxes) for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be collected as part of the registration fee. Rooms may be available at this rate, before and after the institute as space is available.
Special thanks to:
The city of Williamsburg and to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation