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Past TDG Leadership learning Forums Hosted by the McCormick Foundation @ Cantigny  

We have held four  superb sessions @ Cantigny, attended by c. 20 -40 leaders from various organizations who are focused on developing internal leadership on a self-sustaining basis. And were looking for a leadership learning platform which Cantigny represents in my mind! Two full days, on 600 acre grounds, using the First Division Museum, and superb conference facilities. General Hal Nelson [U.S. Army Ret.] and I have facilitated several of these sessions together with Paul Herbert. Director of the First Division Museum. It’s a very intense, once in life-time, opportunity. It’s likely we will do this again for a sponsor organization.

Cantigny is the name of a small French town, the site of the first Allied victory in WWI against the German forces. It was the first led by the American Army, in which  Col. Robert McCormick was then serving. He later became head of The Chicago Tribune for years, a very influential newspaper, both locally and nationally. His estate, now c. 600 acres west of Chicago near Naperville, Illinois,  includes several Museums, a camp ground, an “idea” garden, the original McCormick mansion, a beautiful/challenging 18 hole public  “links” golf course, and many military tanks etc. spread over the huge  lawns.  It’s a wonderful place to visit for many reasons. We use the Museum’s 10 spectacular, large, galleries covering multiple U.S.Army Military engagements, of the famed First Division, in which Robert McCormick served, and The McCormick Foundation’s educational facilities which are attached. It’s a powerful location and backdrop  to study and absorb  in depth leadership lessons, american  military, political & professional history, personal achievements, and ponder application to today’s challenges, which often seem so overwhelmingly similar!!

Check out the materials in the  first four sections of the 2nd menu bar above.

Documents/presentations from  the sessions there, are under password protection, which you can get from me.

 

Richard E. Dooley

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