TDG Leadership learning Forum Hosted by the McCormick Foundation
Cantigny 10 – 1 & 2 – 2012
This will be our third session @ Cantigny, primarily attended by c.35 leaders from various organizations who are focused on developing internal leadership on a self-sustaining basis. And are 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.
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.
TDG, Inc., 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!!
For the next LLF scheduled there, October 1-2, 2012, we will continue to put up on this website, all the general materials, but will also make available in Ecto all the speaker hand outs/presentations to avoid the usual fuss of a notebook/ holepunching, etc. If you have not yet been invited into Ecto, please connect with me to arrange that @ 508-771-0534 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard E. Dooley 6-24-12