Leading For All

Veterans at The Missions Continues

TOGETHER WE CHOOSE TO LEAD FOR ALL

 

Leading For All is our newest leadership initiative to prepare veterans to become confident as a leader within their diverse communities across the country. Veterans will strengthen their self-awareness and learn practical applications to increase their ability to lead inclusively in the communities they live, work, and volunteer in.

Want to learn more about Leading For All?

Download the Leading For All prospectus here.

Registration Process

Cohort 2 | Spring 2023

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Registration has reached max applicants and has now been closed for LFA Cohort 2.

  • Orientation

    VIRTUAL

    Tuesday, February 21st, 8-9 PM ET Thursday, February 23rd, 6-7 PM ET

  • March 31- April 2, 2023

    IN-PERSON

    With travel day on March 30th to Chicago, IL.

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Leading For All is The Mission Continues’ newest leadership initiative to prepare veterans to lead in a way that truly brings people together. This intensive will allow veteran leaders to create and cultivate an environment where all feel valued and respected. Veterans will strengthen their self-awareness and learn practical applications to ensure they can lead in an inclusive and equitable manner that leverages the unique qualities, experiences, mindsets, and strengths that come together with a diverse population.

Through understanding their own and others’ perspectives and experiences, veteran leaders will be better prepared to seek out, consider, and factor those perspectives to more effectively lead in various areas of their lives. 

Benefits: 

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to lead effectively in the diverse groups that you are working and serving in
  • Engage in various methods of instruction including scenario-based learning, individual reflections
  • Hear from and network with subject matter experts, guest speakers, community members, and Mission Continues team members
  • Join our nationwide network of veteran alumni 
  • All travel expenses are paid to travel to cities for in-person sessions, no application or program tuition fees 

Registration Process:

 

 

Eligibility:  

  • Eager to learn and grow, and have a desire to build your leadership skills 
  • Interested in collaborative team-based work with other veterans 
  • Able to commit to the full weekend, including the Thursday beforehand for travel, one 1-hour virtual orientation, and no more than 3 hours of online pre-work
  • Comfortable engaging in an in-person learning environment 
  • US Military veteran (or current member of the National Guard or Reserves) 
  • Must reside in one of our eligible cities

 

The curriculum for Leading For All is designed to be an interactive, immersive learning experience that prepares veteran leaders to: 

  • Learn to lead more inclusively where you live, work, or serve  
  • Build confidence in leading diverse groups towards a common goal 
  • Develop an understanding of your own and others’ biases  
  • Explore the influence of social and positional power dynamics  
  • Strengthen skills for navigating difficult conversations  
  • Build a network of diverse veterans from across the country 
  • Generate visible impact through a volunteer experience in our host city  

Throughout the three-day intensive, veteran leaders will have the opportunity to engage in scenario-based learning with subject matter experts, small group conversations, panel discussions with veteran leaders, role-playing activities, and an opportunity to practice service leadership in the local community. Additionally, participants will receive support to apply their new knowledge and skills to develop a concrete action plan for inclusive leadership practices in their own contexts beyond this intensive. The aim of the weekend is to provide veteran leaders with exposure to varying experiences and perspectives — including their own — that facilitate their understanding that inclusive leadership leads to better solutions in diverse settings.

Time commitment 

Participating in Leading For All requires attendance at the full weekend event, including the Thursday beforehand for travel, one 1-hour virtual orientation, and no more than 3 hours of online pre-work 

Is this intensive only in person? 

Yes, this intensive is currently held over three days in-person. 

Who should apply? 

  • Eager to learn and grow, and have a desire to build your leadership skills 
  • Interested in collaborative team-based work with other veterans 
  • Able to commit to a full weekend, including the Thursday beforehand for travel 
  • Comfortable engaging in an in-person learning environment 
  • US Military veteran (or current member of the National Guard or Reserves) 
  • Must reside in one of our eligible cities

What does this intensive cost? 

Intensive: Free of cost. This is an investment in you and your leadership, courtesy of The Mission Continues’ community of donors. Additionally, we will cover the cost of transportation, hotel accommodation and most meals during our in-person intensive. 

Additional Questions: 

For additional questions regarding the intensive beyond our FAQ, contact Lauren Gilmartin, Director of Leadership Programs & Innovation, at lgilmartin@missioncontinues.org 

To sponsor the Leading For All, please contact Corporate Partnerships Manager, Melissa Gruber at mgruber@missioncontinues.org. 

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