MPA's Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for 2022!

For more information contact Erika Brink, Psy.D. at [email protected].


What is the Leadership institute?

A free immersive experience for any MPA member interested in learning about leadership or their leadership style. (Please note, active MPA leaders are not eligible for this program.)

What is the commitment?

The Leadership Program is a 12-month commitment that begins in January of 2022 and ends in December of 2022. It is expected that the time commitment may change from month to month depending upon the activities that are planned. However, it is estimated that participants will spend about 4 hours a month engaged in leadership training. During months where the GC is meeting, the hours may increase.

What activities am I expected to do?

All participants are expected to attend 4 Governing Council Meetings throughout the year. Additionally, participant can choose one Executive Committee meeting to observe. Throughout the year there will be 4 leadership focused meetings. All participants will also be matched with a mentor and they are expected to meet with the mentor monthly. We also ask that participants join a committee or division! Lastly, participants are expected to attend Mental Health Day on the Hill and the Annual Convention.

What will I learn?

You will learn how MPA governance operates, more about your leadership style, and if leadership is for you. You will also make friends and connections!

Who is a good candidate?

Someone who is a member of MPA or is willing to become a member of MPA. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is interested in leadership or learning more about leadership. Active MPA leaders are not eligible for this program.

What is the cost?

The Leadership Program is free for all members. If you are not a member and are interested in applying, we will consider your application after the membership fee is paid.  

How do I sign up?

Applications are due Friday, October 31st for 2022.

Questions? Email Erika Brink at [email protected].