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Center for Experiential Leadership Development

Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS)

The Center for Experiential Leadership Development  (ELD) provides seminar training to the Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS) skippers and XO's through four leader development modules. These modules include topics on preparing to lead, leading crews, leading with the head, and leading with the heart. ELD works in cooperation with OSTS throughout the pre-deployment and post-deployment of the summer sailing experiences to assist with guided reflection and meaning-making. Midshipmen learn to apply leadership theory from the classroom in real world settings aboard the leadership "labs" of the 44 foot sailing vessels. For more information about OSTS, check out their site HERE.

OSTS trains about 250 midshipmen each summer, visiting 6 ports total:

  • Stamford, CT
  • Bristol, RI
  • Mystic, CT
  • Boston, MA
  • Freeport, NY
  • Port Jefferson, NY.

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