National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute

Learn more ABOUT programs and events hosted by the National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute.

when people align their actions with their values, they unleash their best possible selves.

our mission

To inspire, equip, and connect people to live the values of the Medal of Honor, so that everyone can have a life of success and significance and realize the full potential of our nation.

Inspire:

Conspicuous courage in the moments that matter.

Equip:

Leaders at every age and stage to advance the greater good.

CONNECT:

A community and country connected through character.

We draw from the enduring values embodied in the Medal of Honor stories to strengthen:

INTEGRITY:

Being honest, keeping your word, and doing what is right, especially when it’s hard.

COURAGE:

Acting despite fear, danger, or hardship.

COMMITMENT:

Drawing on the internal force that binds you to an idea, relationship, or goal.

SACRIFICE:

Risking or giving up something of value for someone or something else.

CITIZENSHIP:

The responsibility to participate and contribute to your community, society, or nation.

PATRIOTISM:

The love, pride, and appreciation you have for your country.

JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY TO LIVE AND LEAD WITH HONOR

Learn more about how you can get involved in the current and future programs and events hosted by the National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

  • Leading in the moment: applying the Medal of Honor values to work and life
    • 3.5 Day Course | Arlington Texas

  • Above and Beyond: Discovering the Leader Within
    • 3 day course | Client location

  • Live conferences and workshops
  • k-12 Student and teacher initiatives
  • Book club and Recommended reading list
  • Medal of Honor recipient stories and videos
  • Weekly Medal of Honor Values email with program AND events updates

Learn more ABOUT programs and events hosted by the National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute.

OUR griffin INSTITUTE FLAGSHIP COURSE:

LEADING IN THE MOMENT

APPLYING THE MEDAL OF HONOR VALUES TO WORK AND LIFE

A cohort of select peer-leaders will participate in 4 days of highly interactive sessions and activities designed around the Medal of Honor values. Participants will learn from exceptional facilitators, highly successful military and corporate leaders, and from Medal of Honor recipients as they are guided through a transformational leadership development journey.

Partner with the nation's greatest heroes TO LIVE AND LEAD WITH HONOR.

THE ONLY IMMERSIVE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE GUIDED BY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, participants will explore their identity as Leaders of Character through the lens of our nation’s highest recognition — the Medal of Honor — and the values it embodies.

MAY 15 – 18, 2023

(SOLD OUT)  

OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2023

(SOLD OUT)

MARCH 07 – 10, 2024

(SOLD OUT)

MAY 13 – 17, 2024

(OPEN)

October 07-11, 2024

(OPEN)


EVENT locations AND EXPERIENCE sites

Meet medal of honor recipients

Experience heroic leadership firsthand-and in first person.

In addition to working with Medal of Honor Recipients, you will also partner directly with world-class facilitators, military leaders, and renowned influencers to challenge and strengthen how you lead in moments of chaos, calm, and crisis.

Live-action battle simulations

Put your real-world challenges in perspective with battle simulations led by U.S. Special Forces veterans.

Leaders act courageously and lead boldly in the face of fear and uncertainty—and you will get an opportunity to prove just that as you activate core concepts in real time across live-action Special Operations scenarios.

Learn what it takes to make tough calls, rise to the occasion, and lead in the moments that matter. 

EXPAND YOUR IMPACT RADIUS

Join a leadership cohort who will work together to sharpen one another during the course—and beyond.

In this deliberately challenging developmental environment, you will hear stories of those who changed the course of history—and be personally changed in the process. You will contribute to small and large group discussions to better understand leadership concepts on a more profound level and embed them into your daily life.

It is here you will foster lifelong connections with a diverse cohort who share a desire to learn how to live and lead with honor.

ESTABLISH YOUR LEADERSHIP IDENTITY

Take a stand that aligns your values with your attitudes, actions, and outcomes.

As you will learn from those who passed “the ultimate test,” ordinary people can do extraordinary things in extreme conditions if they are grounded in character and strong values.

You will leave the course not only knowing who you are as a Leader of Character, but also equipped with an action plan to develop those values within each member of your team.

Learn more ABOUT programs and events hosted by the National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute.

our CENTERS

center for
character excellence

Where Young Leaders Discover
the Hero Within

Inspiring Students Everywhere:

K-12 Honor Curriculum & Experiences

 

Promoting the values, behaviors, and choices of everyday heroes through interactive and immersive learning.

 

Equipping ‘Character Champions’: Resources for adults stewarding young leaders. 

 

Equipping adults with the tools, resources, and forums to support a thriving character ecosystem in every aspect of a young person’s life.

 

Connecting and Energizing: An engaged community of students and champions. 

 

Offering opportunities for students and teachers to support and encourage each other as they apply the lessons of Honor.

 

 

 

CENTER FOR
LEADERSHIP IN ACTION

Strengthening Today’s Leaders
to go Above and Beyond

Unrivaled Programs and Experiences: Development inspired by Honor.

 

Enhancing leadership skills and impact through immersive, in-person and virtual programs featuring Medal of Honor recipients and led by world-class instructors, experts, and facilitators.

 

Proven Tools and Solutions: Equipping leaders of character for real-world challenges.

 

Strengthening leadership impact through tested motivations, mindsets, and methods to succeed in leading with Honor.

 

Enduring Network of Leaders: Promoting Meaningful Relationships.

 

Connecting participants through their shared commitment to extending the impact of the lessons of Honor.

 

 

 

CENTER FOR
THE ELEVATION OF HONOR

Connecting People and Ideas
to Ignite Thought Leadership
and the Spirit of America 

Cutting-edge Conversations and Inquiry: 

Exploring Honor with leading minds.

 

Facilitating dialog, education, and examination of important Honor-related topics with thought leaders to advance our collective understanding and application.

 

Hub for Strategies and Solutions: Sharing resources and best practices.

 

Providing a central repository for Institute-inspired research, insights, strategies, and tools to help anyone better live and lead with Honor.

 

The Catalyst for Connection: Creating the Community of Honor.

 

An energizing forum for assembling experts and practitioners at all levels hungry to challenge, support, and sharpen each other on their common journey of Honor.

 

 

DYNAMIC CURRICULUM WITH LESSONS IN HEROIcs

Developed by leadership experts and inspired by Medal of Honor recipients.

The Griffin Institute explores and activates the stories, lessons, and values of Medal of Honor recipients through national and regional conferences, seminars, forums, 
team-building experiences, and immersive programs.  

esteemed speakers and inspirational thought leaders

Experience unique perspective from our nation’s finest.

Speakers will include Medal of Honor recipients, distinguished representatives of our nation’s top academies and universities, and leadership from all six branches of our Armed Forces.

state-of-the-art facilities

Immersive and interactive resources at your fingertips.

Embedded within the National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas, the Griffin Institute will feature a Conference Center and a 220-seat Theater, as well as flexible classrooms and meeting rooms to facilitate both in-person and online learning. 

our PEOPLE

anthony brock

Executive Director, National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute

Dr. Kevin Basik

Chief of Leadership Programs, National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute

Ellyn metcalf

Director, Center for Character Excellence, National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute

Rachel Raymer

Program Administrator, National Medal of Honor Griffin Institute

Ty schieber

Senior Consultant, Strategy and Business Management

rick rochelle

Executive VP — Strategy & Public Service, All American Leadership

kristin hoover

Executive Coach, CPCC, Leadership Coach Group