Image: Collage of 3 images from Leadership Grappone participants. 1st Image: LG class hiking on Mount Lafayette. Second Image: LG participants gathered together for the start of a half marathon. Image 3: LG participants hiking up a trail to Lonesome Lake

Uncovering Leadership Potential
Leadership Grappone

Image: Picture of white building at Canterbury Shaker Village

One of the sites where Leadership Grappone sessions are held is Canterbury Shaker Village.

What is Leadership Grappone?

Leadership Grappone (LG)  is a nine month leadership development program designed to teach self-regulation through self-reflection.  It was established in 2018 as a way to offer Grappone Team Members the opportunity to uncover and develop their leadership potential.


Who can participate?

Any Grappone Team Member may apply. With class sizes ranging from 10 to 14, on average we have about twice as many applicants as available spots each year. 


What do Leadership Grappone Participants Do and See? 

On their nine month journey, participants take part in two overnight retreats, as well as monthly daylong offsite meetings.  Each session is located in a different beautiful New Hampshire location, with the idea of exposing participants to all our state has to offer.  

Past sites have included Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, Canterbury Shaker Village, the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Nelson, Alnoba in Kensington, and the top of Mount Lafayette.

Image: Participants gathered in a class room

Leadership Grappone participants work with Amanda Grappone Osmer and Pamela Cole to learn more about emotional intelligence and how to apply that when interacting with fellow team members and our guests. 

Image: LG participants hiking down a mountain with other peaks in the distance

Subject matter experts in the areas of mindfulness and interpersonal communications deliver the bulk of the classroom training and their lessons are woven into participants' work and home lives to reinforce learning. The end of the LG experience is capped off with a physical challenge event which in the past has included a half marathon, hike or overnight experience in the White Mountains. By challenging ourselves physically, we discover so much about ourselves; the lessons learned on the trail translate into our everyday lives and have the power to make us better colleagues, parents, spouses, and neighbors.