The Greenbrier Leadership Institute of the Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association was established in December of 2009. The mission of the Institute is to develop and deliver leadership programs and educational resources that promote character and enhanced leadership skills for the youth of West Virginia. Programs and resources developed are congruent with principle centered leadership embodied in the core values of truth, duty and honor stemming from the legacy of the Greenbrier Military School. Everything offered by the Institute encourages excellence in leadership and integrity in all who benefit from its services.
Beneficiaries of the Institute learn how to build in themselves and others timeless leadership qualities of integrity, vision, goal setting, planning, confidence, sound decision making, personal accountability, and mutual respect. These building blocks are promoted by the Institute as most important for leadership success in the 21st Century. Such attributes and skills are the foundation of responsible citizenship and leadership in the American Democratic System.
While the Institute is principally focused upon youth, in the interest of facilitating value in the total learning environment of the students, teachers and staff that work with students may also participate in our programs and services. Live programs for students as well as faculty and staff include presentations tailored to participant's unique needs; small group work and discussion; leadership style assessment exercises; and in-person follow up with participants to reinforce program learning and practical application. Instructional programs are currently conducted within the facilities of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, formerly the Greenbrier Military School campus, as well as participating schools.
In addition to providing live leadership programs, the Greenbrier Leadership Institute will be offering online programs and packaged educational materials including DVD programs available to schools and libraries across West Virginia. Access to existing programs and resources of the Institute may be gained by visiting gmsaa.org.