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Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

Experiential Opportunities

We offer a variety of experiential opportunities including National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and Staff Rides to historic destinations.

These experiences aim to provide unique opportunities for leadership practice in particular environments, and in turn foster greater bonds between USNA leaders in diverse departments on the yard. USNA influencers leave these experiential opportunities with a visual of real-world U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership.

Spring 2024 Experiential Opportunities

23 FEB to 25 FEB
New faculty and coaches have an opportunity to take part in a brief underway aboard an aircraft carrier. Gain a better understanding of the fleet. This experience is a bridge for civilians to connect lessons from the fleet into their spheres of influence.

18 MAR to 20 MAR
Discover the evolutions that midshipmen face when they explore the Marine Corps during Leatherneck and the challenges and obstacles that 2nd Lts face during The Basic School (TBS).

07 APR
Uncover Harriet Tubman’s story, experience, and efforts to discover the interconnected nature of thriving organizational operations.
More details in January 2024

09 APR (tentative) 1200 to 1315
Enjoy a brief outing on the Severn in the YPs. Discover how the YPs operate and the lessons that midshipmen learn in their time on the YPs.

More about Previously Offered Experiential Opportunities:

National Outdoor Leadership School - NOLS

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school designed to push participants out of their comfort zones and into environments that reveal full leadership potential.

The NOLS expedition helps Naval Academy staff of different departments come together, learn from one another, and share a common experience that will help them continue to connect with each other at the Academy. NOLS provides the unique opportunity to practice decision-making that carries real risk and consequences in austere environments.


Gettysburg Leadership Encounter

Experience this two-day leadership encounter in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Gettysburg program facilitates leadership development experiences on the site of one of the most significant engagements in our nation’s history.

Eastern Shore Staff Ride

This one day leadership experience explores the Underground Railroad network and delves into the leadership and logistical planning utilized by Harriet Tubman during the American Civil War.

Learn More

ITI encourages faculty, staff, and coaches to apply for these experiential learning opportunities offered throughout the year.
To learn more or register for our currently offered Experiential Opportunities, please contact Dr. Raver


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