Revolutionary Leadership Conference
The United Fresh Produce Association has partnered with the George Washington Leadership Institute to offer a unique educational experience focused on the principles exemplified by America’s greatest leader, George Washington. The Revolutionary Leadership Conference kicks off on Monday, April 9, 2018 with a welcoming reception at our host hotel in historic Old Town Alexandria.
On Tuesday morning, attendees will depart for Washington’s Mount Vernon estate on the shores of the Potomac River, just outside the nation’s capital. Here, scholars and leadership experts will take participants deep inside Washington’s character, motivations, and actions. Through thought-provoking presentations, engaging case studies, and behind-the-scenes experiences at Mount Vernon, the curriculum will seamlessly blend the lessons of history with the leadership challenges of today. The Mount Vernon experience will end with a private tour of the mansion and grounds, and dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn.
The event will conclude at breakfast on Wednesday, April 11, featuring a panel discussion with graduates from United Fresh’s Produce Industry Leadership Program, providing attendees with a better understanding of their own leadership styles. Panelists will span the 22 years of the program, sponsored by Dow DuPont Agriculture, bringing forward leadership lessons from their personal career journeys.
Monday, April 9, 2018
|6:00 – 7:00 pm||
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Depart for Mt .Vernon
|8:00 – 8:30 am||
Arrival and Breakfast
|8:30 – 10:00 am||
The Importance of Vision in Times of Uncertainty and Change
This session will explore the creation of the executive office by our country’s most influential political leader and how today’s leaders can follow Washington’s example to achieve real, positive change.
|10:15 – 11:45 am||
George Washington: The Importance of Character and Leadership
To succeed as a leader, you must have the trust of those you lead. So strong was Washington’s reputation for honesty and integrity that he remains an icon of those virtues to this day. Uncover the core values that drove Washington’s thoughts and actions, and use his example as an inspirational blueprint.
|11:45 am – 1:45 pm||
Buffet Lunch and Small Group Discussions
Small group discussions focused on a specific case study and moderated by Mount Vernon staff.
|2:00 – 3:30 pm||
The Political Leadership of George Washington
Starting with his time in the Virginia House of Burgesses through one of America’s most successful presidency, Washington developed and honed the tools to be both political savvy and a master of executing sound strategy. Learn more about how Washington evolved from losing his first political election to the honored political legacy he is known for today.
|3:30 – 4:30 pm||
Panel Discussion: Appreciating the Legacy of Washington’s Leadership
This panel discussion will be moderated by a senior leadership member of the Mount Vernon team, and will include a historian.
Reception and Tours of Reading Room and Rare Books Suite
Step behind the “exhibition glass” and view firsthand authentic documents and letters that were penned by George Washington or written to Washington, learning more about the character of the leader through his own words and collections.
Tour of Mansion and Grounds
Dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn
After dinner, the bus will depart for The Alexandrian Hotel.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
|8:30 – 10:00 am||
Breakfast General Session: Produce Industry Leadership Panel
Moderator: Tom Stenzel, United Fresh Produce Association
Attendees may depart for the airport immediately following the Panel Discussion.
Registration for the Revolutionary Leadership Conference includes:
- Reception on Monday night
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Tuesday
- Breakfast on Wednesday
- All classroom sessions and materials
- Tours of Mt. Vernon
Registration fees for the Revolutionary Leadership Conference are:
- United Fresh Member Rate: $795
- Non-Member Rate: $1,095
To register for the Revolutionary Leadership Conference, click here.
A block of rooms has been set aside at The Alexandrian at the group rate of $229/night. Rooms must be booked no later than Friday, March 9, 2018. To reserve a room, contact the hotel at 888-236-2427 and ask for the United Fresh rate or click here to book your room directly on the United Fresh group booking website.
If you have any questions, contact Amanda Griffin, United Fresh Senior Director of Education & Member Programs, at 202.303.3412.