Vimy Ridge Leadership Experience

Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France

Arguably the most important battle to the formation of Canadian national identity, the Battle of Vimy Ridge occupies a special place in Canadian history—and for good reason. This leadership program explores the key decisions, leaders, and innovations that had a profound impact on not only the outcome of the First World War, but also Canada itself. This course explores pivotal events and judgments from the Canadian, British, and German perspectives. By visiting historically significant and remarkably preserved locations on the Western Front battlefield in northern France, participants will develop a greater sense of how to refine their individual leadership and organizational goals through small group discussion and exploration.

Key Leadership Lessons:

Cascading Strategic VisionCommunicating EffectivelyLateral & Vertical Alignment
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Selected Case Studies

  • Field Marshal Julian H.G. Byng
  • Gen. Sir Arthur William Currie
  • Ludwig Freiherr von Falkenhausen

Key Leadership Lessons

  • Vertical and horizontal alignment
  • Effective Communication
  • Communicating vision


The Vimy Ridge Leadership Experience is a five-day program. Battlefield Leadership provides transportation to and from the sites as well as meals and lodging. Customization is possible.


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