The classroom model combines case studies, battle maps, video clips, PowerPoint slide content, facilitated general discussions, and small group work as part of the design. They are highly interactive among participants and strongly iterative between facilitators and the audience. The proprietary case studies act as the centerpiece, and the programs are designed modularly to accommodate differing delivery requirements. The general rule of thumb is two hours of program time for each case study included, with six to eight hours as an optimal program length. However, if a client wants a more lasting impact and a more focused deliverable as part of the process, a 1.5-day (12-hour) approach is recommended, and an overnight period and targeted work assignment figures into the reflection time for the participants. The minimum program time is four hours. Classroom programs are offered in three categories:
Battle-based Classroom Programs
Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy D-Day, Ia Drang Valley – Vietnam
Battlefield Leadership’s classroom programs are highly impactful and cost-effective formats for delivering the same leadership concepts and principles examined through our onsite battlefield programs. Because our battle-based classroom programs replicate all but the physical experience of being on location where these historic events occurred, participants in these classroom programs emerge with the same kind of focused strategies for leadership development and improvement in effectiveness as they do from our corresponding battlefield experiences.
Theme-based Classroom Programs
Leading in Crisis, Leading in Transition, Leading with Character, 3C Leaders
Participants in our classroom experiences can also benefit from our theme-based leadership programs. Our theme-based classroom programs focus on key thematic elements, and they contain cases based on individuals from different periods of history who were faced with similar challenges and who demonstrated similar principles through their leadership examples:
Specific Leader Based Programs
Churchill, Lincoln, Mandela, Shackleton
We also offer classroom leadership programs based on key figures from history, both past and contemporary, whose decisions and actions have had a pivotal role in shaping the history of their times, their countries, or the entire world. These individual-based classroom programs focus on notable leaders in history.