Strategic Initiative:  Leadership Development Enhancements

Improve midshipmen leadership skills through better integration of leadership concepts and principles in the curriculum

Initiative Description:

  • Combines several existing efforts with new programs to further improve leadership teaching and learning in and out of the classroom
    • Leadership Education
      • Establish endowed Leadership Development Chair to lead curriculum development, and teach
      • Develop and update leadership case studies
      • Establish and coordinate an inspiring classroom guest speaker series
      • Establish funded Visiting Leadership Fellows who will bring mature leadership experience to the classroom
      • Improve midshipman leadership skills through better integration of leadership concepts and principles in the curriculum
    • Leadership Programs
      • Continue the highly successful Class of '38 Leaders Forum
      • Manage the Class of '38 Leadership Library and Class of '36 "Great Leaders Biography Wall"
      • Conduct an annual Naval Leadership Conference
    • Leadership Support
      • Provide foundation for midshipmen's personal leadership library
      • Fully endow the Distinguished Leadership Chair
      • Fully endow the Distinguished Chair in Ethics
      • Conduct summer leadership instructor training
      • Create a Leadership Enhancement Center

Expected Outcome/Benefit:

  • Improve leadership development and education
  • Enhance USNA's position as a national resource for the study of leadership
  • Provide midshipmen a broader opportunity to engage proven leaders
  • Allow leadership and ethics faculty to focus more on teaching and scholarship

Executive Sponsor:  Commandant

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