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Gettysburg Leadership Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 8, 2019, 11:59 p.m.

Seminar Overview:

This intense, three-day seminar introduces Carleton students to the concepts of leadership and team building in the context of liberal arts and business careers, using a historical framework. Led by Carleton alum, Jeff Appelquist '80, author of Sacred Ground: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg & Little Bighorn, this seminar provides a unique opportunity for Carleton students to gain a better understanding of self and others at one of the most historically important locations in the United States. As part of the seminar, participants also tour various sites at the Gettysburg National Military Park and Battlefield.

By participating in this seminar, students will come away with:

  • a better understanding of their unique leadership essence;
  • a better understanding of the leadership dimensions that will enable them to lead effectively in the stress and chaos of a constantly changing professional environment; and
  • a personal commitment to a process of continuous leadership development.

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Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment is limited to twelve currently enrolled students. All participants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College. Participants are selected based on answers provided on the application and ability to share their obtained knowledge with the Carleton community once they return to campus.


Students may apply by completing the application process below. The deadline is February 8. Please submit a cover letter and a resume through the Tunnel and search for "Gettysburg."

Please include in the cover letter the answers to the following questions:

  • Briefly describe why you would like to attend the Gettysburg Leadership Program.
  • How might you share what you learn with others once you return to campus?
  • What you are currently involved in at Carleton outside of class?
  • What do you hope to gain from attending this seminar?
  • Why should the selection committee choose you?

We strongly encourage all applicants to come in to the Career Center and work with a counselor or a student career assistant on your application materials.

Travel Policies & Procedures

In the interest of student safety, improved communication, and fiscal responsibility, the following policies and procedures exist for students traveling on Carleton sponsored events:

  • All participants are required to complete a Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement form online. Any participant under the age of 18 must have the form completed by a parent or legal guardian. This form will be sent to all participants once the selection process is complete.
  • The necessary travel documents such as Driver’s Licenses, Visa’s, Passports, immunization records, etc. must be obtained before the College will make any travel arrangements
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This page was last updated on 20 February 2019