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Reaching the Highest Peak

by Gettysburg College

*Remote Engagement -Virtual Calendar

Tue, Jan 12, 2021 4:00 PM –

Thu, Jan 21, 2021 5:30 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Event Title: Reaching the Highest Peak: How to Build an Effective Team
Organization: Break Term

The Garthwait Leadership Center (GLC) offers an innovative, two-week leadership development intensive designed for all Gettysburg students to learn and practice essential teamwork skills related to leadership, group dynamics, and decision-making. 


Engaging in teams of five or more, students participate in four virtual workshops built around Harvard Business Education’s award-winning, state-of-the-art, 90-minute, team-based simulation, which uses the dramatic context of a Mount Everest expedition to learn and apply teamwork principles. 


Team members communicate and collaborate in the simulation to maximize group achievement and avoid the perils that threaten the group’s ability to reach the Everest summit. Students also engage in readings, guided reflections, group discussions, and alumni-led conversations about effective teamwork to enhance the simulation experience. Students can register online individually or in teams of at least five people.

There are four sessions:

Program Orientation and Team Introduction


  • January 12 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. EST

How to Build Effective Teams, Featuring Gettysburg College Alumni


  • January 14 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Leadership and Team Simulation: Everest Expedition


  • January 19 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. EST

Simulation Debrief and Program Closing


  • January 21 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. EST

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