Leadership Development

The Diocese of Atlanta provides opportunities and programs for our communities to collaborate and engage in meaningful activities that promote leadership development.

Leadership Programs

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs are postponed. However, we encourage you to learn more and get in touch.

Steps to Lead (S2L) | Youth

Formatted as a weekend retreat, Steps to Lead (S2L) provides high school students with an opportunity to learn, reflect, and practice their use of leadership to make a lasting impact as disciples. Through activities facilitated by Bishop Wright, Dr. Mary Hooper, and Easton Davis, students will grow their capacity to use leadership to address tough problems through partnership and agency.


Who Should Attend?

High schoolers, especially rising 10th, 11th, 12th, and those graduating in May.


For More Information

Visit https://www.eycdioatl.org/steps-to-lead.html

Called to Lead (CSL) | Lay
A day of lay leadership development with Bishop Wright, Called to Lead (C2L), uses the Adaptive Leadership framework to engage lay leaders in collaborative learning in order to hone their leadership skills.


Who Should Attend?
All lay leaders are invited to C2L, including vestry members, members of Finance, Stewardship, Outreach and Evangelism committees, Formation ministry leaders, and all other parish lay leaders.


Topics Covered Have Included:
– Fundamentals of Adaptive Leadership: Technical & Adaptive challenges
– Purpose, Vision, and Mission
– Bridging the gap between aspirations and current reality
– Spiritual Formation of the vestry [Sources of Transformation/ Benedictine Spirituality]
– Building the vestry as a vital team [Managing Relationships, Processes, and Results]
– Tools for effective Stewardship of resources [Year-round Stewardship]
– Connecting to and serving the communities surrounding the church


For More Information
Contact Sally Ulrey: Sulrey@episcopalatlanta.org

Learning to Lead (L2L) | Clergy

A program for clergy entering new ministry settings, Learning 2 Lead (L2L) focuses on building leadership capacity through a deepening engagement of both mind and heart. This is done by embracing the Adaptive Leadership framework and using innovative and flexible pedagogical methods such as, case-in-point, personal reflection, case studies, failure stories, small groups, and experiential learning.


Who Should Attend?
Clergy entering new ministry settings.


For More Information
Contact Alicia Schuster Weltner: aschusterweltner@episcopalatlanta.org