West Point Leadership Center

West Point Leadership Center

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About the Center

The West Point Leadership Center operates within the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and aims to advance and nurture responsible leadership development within West Point, the Army, government entities, educational institutions, and corporations.

The West Point Leadership Center aims to advance and nurture responsible leadership development within West Point, the Army, government entities, educational institutions, and corporations. ​

Through speaker series, conferences, inter-collegiate exchanges, curriculum development, and sound research, the center’s impact will be experienced by cadets and leaders around the world. ​

West Point Leadership Center Projects

The West Point Leadership Center researches, teaches, and writes about character-based leadership. Our goal is to share expert knowledge on these topics to our U.S. Army and the world in order to facilitate conversations about leadership and character development. 

Leadership Idea Press

The goal of the leadership idea press is to distribute a leadership idea weekly to USMA, the Army, and the world. It therefore seeks to influence USMA and the army on leadership. The project also wants to ensure that West Point is the world’s preeminent leader development institution.

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Service through Entrepreneurship, Disruptions, and Innovation (STEDI) Project

Devotion to the teaching and study of service through entrepreneurship, disruption, and innovation methodologies that enable cadets to think critically and creatively as future junior officers.

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Hacking for Defense (H4D)

Teams of 3-5 students from interdisciplinary backgrounds work together to solve real-world national security challenges given to them by problem sponsors inside the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

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West Point Negotiation Project

The WPNP serves as a center of excellence for the United States Military Academy to train the corps in principled negotiation tactics, techniques, and procedures modeled by the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Learn more about the West Point Negotiation Project

Make a Difference

The West Point Leadership Center operates primarily through donations of time, talent, and financial resources. Though led by our officer and faculty and staff volunteers, our programs are enabled by donor support. Some are funded by single donors or organizations, but the WPLC also benefits from the many donors who provide single, modest donations or make small, recurring donations. 

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Cadet Engagement

The WPLC provides an environment to study leadership science, capture the essence of the processes that transform cadets into leaders, and tackle the issues facing leaders in today’s global society.

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Outreach & Impact

Operating at the nexus of the military, the private sector, government, technology, and society, a Leadership Center at West Point prepares leaders – ranging from cadets to statesmen – to tackle and resolve the world's most formidable challenges.

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Make a Difference

The West Point Leadership Center operates primarily through donations of time, talent, and financial resources. Some ways to help include:

  • Operating budgets for each program
    Center Coordinator
    Professor of Diversity and Inclusion 
    Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Professor of Character and Leadership Development

Host an Internship

WPLC also develops and executes numerous academic/work internships across the globe. If you are interested in supporting or hosting an internship for cadets, please contact us.