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September – December 2023




MHS Association Member: $350
MHS Association Non-Member: $550

Target Audience

New supervisors or managers and those preparing to supervise others with growing potential for leadership

Are you an emerging leader looking to make an impact and expand the way you view yourself, your work, and your sense of purpose? A 4-month virtual program, a-lead is a leadership formation academy that you can experience from your own location. Leadership is the art of motivating others to work together toward a common goal. Anabaptist leadership is doing so with the additional lens of service as an act of faith within your community. This program will focus on better understanding your leadership style and key skills for motivating others. Throughout the program, we will explore what these skills look like from an Anabaptist values perspective and how these skills can be practiced and applied to foster the best in yourself and others.

Program sessions will take place in September, October, November and December.


At the completion of a-lead, participants will have had the opportunity to:

  • develop shared sensibilities that reflect Anabaptist values that leaders will recognize and draw from;
  • operationalize learned knowledge and skills within the scope of job responsibilities; and
  • become motivated leaders equipped to maximize colleague relationships and seek to contribute to the greater good.


Four 3-hour interactive and instructional sessions will take place via videoconference, beginning at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST.

Pre-session reading and videos will be assigned to participants as well as follow-up work to review with your supervisor. Each session will alternate between multiple preceptor-led topics and small group breakout room discussions where topics will be fleshed out for your actual work environment.

During each session, the participants will address real challenges and opportunities and develop action plans to share with their supervisors and implement with their approval.

Supervisors will commit to supporting their attendance and reviewing their progress. Attendees must attend all 4 sessions in full, and complete post-session work to graduate from the program and receive certification.

The Preceptors for this program are leaders from MHS Association, MHS Consulting and other Anabaptist organizations.