Located on the Potomac River just 10 minutes from Reagan National Airport and 20 minutes from the White House, Alexandria, Virginia is home to not one, but three nationally-recognized leadership and team building institutes. With groundbreaking content, high-level facilitators and one-of-a-kind inspiring venues, the George Washington Leadership Institute at Mount Vernon, McChrystal Group and Building Momentum are renowned for their ability to ignite breakthrough thinking, innovation and passion.
Where else in the country can you hold a leadership development retreat on the estate of one of our nation’s greatest leaders and within minutes from today’s global power leaders? Alexandria’s historic backdrop offers the ideal location for executive to mid-size meetings up to 150. Step onto our cobblestone streets and stroll along the Potomac River waterfront to take advantage of the physical and mental space you need to think, innovate, strategize, collaborate, lead, learn and connect. The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™ offers customizable programs ranging from two hours to a full week and a one-stop concierge service to make it easy for you to help your organization achieve its best future.
Housed in the elegant Washington Presidential Library, George Washington Leadership Institute programs are held in an inspiring facility on the grounds of the first president’s breathtaking riverside estate and encourage reflection, senior executive development and strategic thinking, guided by the example of America’s most important leader. From one-day off-site board meetings to multi-day strategic retreats, their programs and curriculum are tailored to fit your organization’s objectives. The Leadership Institute faculty, both full-time and adjunct, are widely recognized for their years of practical CEO and teaching experience that will leave a lasting mark on your organization. Adaptable programs focus on Washington’s masterful leadership of change and his focus on character. Through the George Washington Leadership Institute, groups can also take advantage of other unforgettable meeting experiences such as whiskey tastings, tours of rare documents and books, appearances by historic interpreters and private after-hour tours of George Washington’s estate.
Founded by retired four-star general Stan McChrystal who led the United States’ premier military counter-terrorism force in Afghanistan and revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate, and located in historic Old Town Alexandria, the McChrystal Group offers customizable leadership development programs that span half a day to several days. The McChrystal Group Leadership Institute leverages academic research and a diverse depth of experience in military and business—captured in the best-selling book Team of Teams—to help clients build the leadership teams of tomorrow. Their state-of-the-art meeting space and network of speakers, provides a one-of-a-kind experience for executive leadership retreats, board meetings and other events. Programs are customized based on the group’s goals and interests and can include activities such as a morning monuments run in Washington, D.C., leadership panels and teambuilding activities.
From half-day experiences to immersive week-long “Innovation Boot Camps” to fun evening activities like “Wine and Welding,” Building Momentum customizes their training to each organization’s needs, creating a unique experience that will leave your team with the capacity to solve any problem. Whether your group would enjoy working with 3D printers, drones or other technology, take advantage of Building Momentum’s highly interactive approach to leadership development.
From groundbreaking content and facilitators to boutique accommodations and out-of-the ordinary activities, The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™ provides unique and inspiring leadership experiences. Let Visit Alexandria’s team offer complimentary concierge service to help you customize and package your experience to meet your organization’s unique needs, objectives and budget. Our complimentary planning support includes:
Through The Leadership Collection at Alexandria’s™ team will secure all transportation arrangements between your hotel and program venues. Visit Alexandria partners with a leading transportation company that offers full ground transportation management plus these added-value benefits:
Please note: Blackout dates may apply. A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required. Vehicle upgrades based on availability.