West Point Society of Philadelphia

West Point Society of Philadelphia’s 2016 Leadership & Ethics Conference “Leading With Character”

Posted on November 22, 2016

West Point Society of Philadelphia 2016 Leadership and Ethics Conference


October 26, 2016 – West Point Society of Philadelphia, in partnership with Valley Forge Military Academy & College and Area Schools, supported by the Army ROTC Dauntless Battalion at Widener University sponsored the Fall 2016 Leadership & Ethics Conference (L&EC) for High School Juniors and their Faculty/Staff.

98 High School Students and 23 Faculty/Staff from 21 area High Schools explored ethical issues of Honor, Respect and Leadership as related to their own lives, other students and members of their communities.

The curriculum, adapted for this Conference, was developed by Chair for Character Development at the United States Military Academy. It was presented by Military and Civilian Leaders to 98 High School Students and 23 Faculty/Staff from 21 area High Schools who interactively explored critical leadership and ethical issues focused to:

  • Thinking critically about relevant ethical topics;
  • Examining values of Honor, Respect and Leadership;
  • Sharing learned values with Others;
  • Preparing Individual to be Leaders of Character in their High Schools and Communities.

Students and Faculty/Staff will take the values learned back to their peers, High Schools and Communities.


  • “I liked the honor discussion group the most because it really changed my point of view.”
  • “We had in depth conversations about ethics ad leadership and how they were connected.”
  • “The student discussions brought up challenging questions.”
  • “Enjoyed hearing opinions of other people who share same goals as me.”
  • “Everyone was respectful of others and discussions were very positive even though there were opposing views.”
  • “Positive environment to learn and grow together. No judgments.”


Conference photographs at:  https://sweetpotatophotography.shootproof.com/gallery/LEConference2016/


Ed Postell, LTC (Ret) ’71

WPSOP Leadership & Ethics Committee Chairman