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 kicked off Monday night with a welcome reception. On Tuesday morning, attendees departed for Washington’s Mount Vernon estate on the shores of the Potomac River, just outside the nation’s capital where scholars and leadership experts took 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 seamlessly blended the lessons of history with the leadership challenges of today. The Mount Vernon experience ended with a private tour of the mansion and grounds including exclusive access to the rare documents housed in the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, followed by dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn.
The event concluded 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.
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.
If you have any questions, contact Amanda Griffin, United Fresh Senior Director of Education & Member Programs, at 202.303.3412.