National Medal of Honor Center for Leadership

THE EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

What are your values?

How do they show up in your daily life, in your professional life, and in your day-to-day decision-making?

The National Medal of Honor Center for Leadership Program will be:

A sacred place to draw inspiration and knowledge from Medal of Honor recipients and their stories of valor.

A hub of nationwide collaboration through innovative educational programming.

A means to unite the Country around core leadership values to celebrate and carry forward.

A place to convene and invite discovery.

Developing Leaders through the Values of the Medal of Honor

Leadership and character development are lifelong journeys, and we strive to provide opportunities for people from all walks of life. We want to make leadership resources more accessible so everyone can learn from our Medal of Honor recipients and leadership experts. The Leadership program will offer a broad range of programs, courses, materials, and learning experiences to adult learners at all different stages of their leadership journey – whether in a boardroom, a classroom or in their personal lives. 

Our programming will help leaders in organizations build a values-based culture. Values are important for decision-making, and they are especially important in dispersed organizations where junior leaders and staff make autonomous decisions. This curriculum aims to help learners prepare to meet their own moments by putting them in interactive scenarios and situations that ask them to exercise the values of the Medal of Honor in the process of making tough decisions.

Programs will be available to everyone, no special invitation needed. But they are geared toward those that already hold a deep commitment to honoring the MOH recipient values of:

  • Integrity
  • COMMITMENT
  • COURAGE
  • SACRIFICE
  • CITIZENSHIP
  • PATRIOTISM

Recognizing that leadership is a lifelong journey, we want to expand access to values-based learning and leadership resources for diverse adult learners, including those who might not otherwise have such opportunities.

Dr. Justin Habash

Director of Education and Leadership Programs and Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University

A National Education Platform

The Leadership and Education Program will embrace and inspire learners of all ages to join us on their own journey to ground their motivations and purpose in these core values. The Leadership program will provide a value-based framework designed to immerse learners in the values of the Medal of Honor.

This immersive learning experience will offer interactive educational sessions in low-pressure environments, fostering opportunities to explore, practice, and refine the skills associated with the six core values – Courage, Integrity, Commitment, Sacrifice, Citizenship and Patriotism In collaboration with higher education institutions and businesses, we will design and deliver innovative, values-driven leadership development programs focused on the Medal of Honor values.  Delivered in two tracks, both emerging and experienced leaders will develop the necessary skills to meet their moment and become a force to inspire American leadership.
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Preparing leaders to meet their moment when it arrives

What You’ll Experience Through our Leadership Program :

  • Based on the values of the MOH Recipients – courage, integrity, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism – participants will explore how these values can guide their leadership decisions and actions in diverse situations.
  • How to handle leadership moments with complex ethical decision making based on the values.
  • Opportunities to experiment and refine your emerging skill sets.
    • Put participants in decision-making shoes
    • Learn from what manifests during role-play
    • Processing with a group of peers, well-researched educators and living recipients
    • Preparing leaders to meet their moment when it arrives
  • Real-life scenarios for engaging in value-based decision making through role-play and input from peers, educators and recipients
  • Transformative discussions about leadership guided by the six values including research-backed curricula with real-world case studies and inspiring examples.
  • How to define your personal value system and evaluate how your values integrate into your decision making process?

A Strong Foundation

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society (CMOHS) is already actively committed to education and outreach – addressing resiliency, educating America’s youth, and reaching our military, veteran, and business communities. They sponsor character development programs, the Medal of Honor Museum, and Citizen Honors Awards. Lessons and activities focus on wide-ranging subjects to show how ordinary people can make a difference. To date, more than 20,000 teachers have been trained to administer these vital programs nationwide. We are thrilled to be partnering with the CMOHS to expand the educational programming inspired by the six core values of the Medal of Honor.

Learn more about the Congressional Medal of Honor Society (CMOHS) here: www.cmohs.org

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Frequently Asked Questions:

The curriculum will be highly interactive, we’re always going to attempt to put the learner in the decision-making seat. The curriculum will be world class, developed by leading experts, and it will be accessible, delivered in a variety of formats and locations. We’ll create learning opportunities by offering in-person seminars and online classes that bring learners together with experts around critical ideas and topics in leadership.

We are launching with a series of short leadership seminars, where a panel of Medal of Honor recipients and outstanding leaders will answer questions and share experiences from their own leadership journeys. Each of our seminars will feature panels of leaders who will speak to the challenges and opportunities of values-based leadership based on their own extensive experience.  variety of formats and locations. We’ll create learning opportunities by offering in-person seminars and online classes that bring learners together with experts around critical ideas and topics in leadership.

One of the primary needs is extending the learning opportunities related to MOH values to adult learners from all walks of life. We also want to provide greater access to leadership resources to learners who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about leadership from our Medal of Honor recipients or leadership experts. There is a need for inspiration, and we want to expand the impact our recipients and their stories have on people and communities nationwide.

The six core values of the Medal of Honor – courage, integrity, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism –represent ideals of character that we should all aspire to. Having the Medal of Honor values, and the example the recipients set for all of us, as the cornerstone of this curriculum puts it on much firmer, more universal foundations than many leadership programs. This curriculum aims to help learners prepare to meet their own moments by putting them in interactive scenarios and situations that ask them to exercise these values in the process of making tough decisions.

Five years from now, we envision the Center offering a broad range of programs, courses, materials, and learning experiences to adult learners at all different stages of their leadership journey. We will also be offering a number of courses, fellowships, and leadership seminars through partnerships with different higher education institutions all across the country. We expect we will have a vibrant corporate training program where we partner with interested organizations to create customizable training solutions that help them build values-based organizational cultures where exceptional leaders can thrive.

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