Steven B. Wiley and The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg to Host Allentown Charter School Students for a Leadership Development Experience

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Students from the Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School in Allentown, Pa. will receive a complimentary leadership development experience from The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg. The Gettysburg leadership experience is one that has helped thousands of the nation's executives from the top Fortune 100 companies develop their full potential as leaders.

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Nothing is more enjoyable and rewarding than watching these young adults soak up leadership lessons from Gettysburg. It is indeed our privilege to work with them. — Steven B. Wiley, president and founder, The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg

Ninth grade students from the Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School in Allentown, Pa. will soon embark on a Gettysburg leadership development experience sought after by some of the nation’s top executives.

Through a partnership between The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg founder and president Steven B. Wiley and the Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School, 30 ninth grade students will receive a complimentary leadership development experience offered by Wiley and the faculty of The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg on May 10 and 11. The experience will relate lessons learned from the Battle of Gettysburg to the daily challenges the students face in their school community.

The Lincoln Leadership Institute’s leadership development experience is one that has helped to develop thousands of the nation’s top executives from the majority of the Fortune 100 companies such as Apple, Bank of America, Pfizer, Federal Express, ExxonMobil and Time Warner, as well as scores of federal government agencies, including Homeland Security, Departments of Defense, Justice and Interior and over 75 Presidential Appointees and their teams.

In addition to the leadership experience, the students will meet with Lincoln Leadership Institute faculty and take part in a walking tour of downtown Gettysburg. In addition, students will visit the David Wills House—headquarters for The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg and the place where Lincoln put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address—and visit major interpretive points on the Gettysburg battlefield.

These offerings culminate to form The Lincoln Leadership Institute’s signature leadership development experience that uses the battlefield as a classroom, history as a metaphor and multimedia presentations to provide insight into historical characters.

The Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School is committed to creating a holistic and integrated learning community dedicated to the educational success of each student. The school serves sixth through ninth grade students who come from high-risk environments. Approximately 82 percent of the students are Latino, 15 percent are African-American and 3 percent are white. The school endeavors to equip its students with the necessary tools needed to achieve a quality education and develop their full potential in an “at-risk” world.

“We found that the students who have gone through the leadership program in the past have been transformed,” said Sandra Figueroa-Torres, Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School principal, CEO and founder. “They learn about leadership and understand the importance of leadership decisions and choices using the lessons learned from Gettysburg. These stories from the battle become real to them. I believe that this year the impact will be even greater than in the past.”

In order to make the visit to Gettysburg possible, The Lincoln Leadership Institute has joined the Gettysburg Hotel to provide complimentary transportation and lodging accommodations for the students during their visit.

“I appreciate the level of commitment from the entire team at The Lincoln Leadership Institute and how welcoming they have been to our students,” Figueroa-Torres said.

Wiley said this is the third year that The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg has provided this leadership development experience for the charter school’s students, and he’s thrilled to be offering the opportunity again.

“Nothing is more enjoyable and rewarding than watching these young adults soak up leadership lessons from Gettysburg. It is indeed our privilege to work with them,” Wiley said.

About Steven B. Wiley and The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg

What do the majority of Fortune 100 companies, such as Apple, Bank of America, Pfizer, Federal Express, ExxonMobil and Time Warner, scores of federal government agencies, including Homeland Security, Departments of Defense, Justice and Interior and over 75 Presidential Appointees and their teams all have in common?

When it comes to motivating, educating and developing their greatest asset, their people, they turn to Steven B. Wiley and The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg.

Steven B. Wiley is a proven entrepreneur, author and highly acclaimed speaker who has trained and entertained tens of thousands of top executives from around the world. He receives—without exception—the highest ratings possible from his audiences, which include the top executives from the world headquarters of Apple, Merck, State Farm, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, Black & Decker, Shell, IBM, Caterpillar, the L.A. Times, Orlando Sentinel, USA Today/Gannett, Pharmetica, Frigidaire, Century 21, Johnson & Johnson, PhRMA, ExxonMobil and the Ford Motor Company. His business experience includes the founding of three companies: two international franchise organizations and a national chain of fleet management centers. He has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar funding agreements for his own companies with some of the top venture capital organizations in the world.

Steve brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of successful marketing, negotiation, sales and business development. His lucrative and varied high-ticket consultative selling and negotiating experience began more than twenty years ago and includes tens of millions of dollars in the sales of companies, divisions, hard goods and services. His strong leadership ability has earned him recognition in top publications, including Venture Magazine, USA Today and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Steve’s speaking experience includes three years as National Spokesperson for the Quaker Oats/Pritikin Longevity Centers for whom he has been featured in television commercials and advertisements in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Over the past ten years, he has conducted thousands of seminars on negotiation, sales leadership and wellness for numerous public and private sector organizations.

He is the president of The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg and the founder of the Institute’s Communicating with Executive Presence program as well as its Transformational Journey from Gettysburg leadership development experience.

Through The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg, Civil War history becomes a metaphor, and the battlefield a classroom, as Steven B. Wiley leads your organization toward unprecedented success by developing leaders at all levels. Through the unique and creative use of historical metaphor and an examination of the lives of historical characters we develop “bookmarks” in the minds of participants.

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