“As you so wonderfully illustrated, there are many corollaries between climbing and our daily striving to excel, to execute, to be leaders, producers and to conduct ourselves with integrity and a positive attitude.”

— C. O’Conner, JP Morgan

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Levine spent three years on the adjunct faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. 
West Point is one of the premier leader-development institutions in the world. It has been an evolving laboratory of leader development for over 200 years.  Producing US presidents, foreign heads of state, legendary military leaders, as well as renowned astronauts, engineers, university founders, and business leaders, it is unmatched in its commitment to institutional integrity, professional ethics, and developmental excellence.

In 2009, Forbes Magazine ranked West Point as the nation’s top college, beating out Princeton for the #1 spot. (read more)

Also read: How West Point beat the Ivies

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In 2010 Alison joined the Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG) at West Point as a strategic advisor. TLDG brings together the very best of proven leader-development practices, creativity, discipline, and team-focused developmental-activities. With world-recognized instructors who are the top scholars, researchers, and educators in all aspects of leader development, the Thayer LDG offers hands-on teaching from seasoned leadership practitioners who have successfully led organizations ranging in size from several dozen to several hundred people. This combination of cutting-edge scholarship with extensive live application is the TLDG’s unique positioning in the executive education space.

Current management thought-leaders are emphasizing the positive benefits of a robust connection between simultaneous government and civilian leadership initiatives on a global scale. One effort cannot succeed without the other. TLDG is positioned to be the center of this significant movement toward a world that needs public and private leaders of vision, integrity and unimpeachable character.

TLDG presents this opportunity in the unsurpassed venue of the luxurious and historic Thayer Hotel at West Point, which provides a great environment to “Build Your Leaders the West Point Way.”




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— B. Gallagher, Coleman Technologies