York Rite Leadership Program
Executive Leadership Training
How to Effectively Lead in a Volunteer Environment

Courses To Enhance Your Skills and Abilities to
Improve Your Masonic Organization

Problem Solving Through Effective Leadership

This program is designed to enhance your leadership abilities. The elements of this training are self improvement, understanding others, and powerful communication skills. In this training you will learn to create team bonding, empower individuals to be effective team leaders, and understand how to highlight the strengths and mitigate the weaknesses of every member. The outcome of this training is sure to improve the craft and you will notice improvements in your work and family life as well.

Leverage proven techniques used by successful corporations, augmented by our Masonic teachings and heritage, to effectively lead volunteers.

Established both in Masonry and Professionally, our Facilitators intentionally leverage the shared experience in training brought by all participants to provide alternative perspectives and examples relevant to the topics within each course.

Every organization benefits when they have great leaders. You have the opportunity to create positive improvements in our gentle fraternity. Learn these skills. Use them. Teach others.

This program is more than a decade of creating and refining an effective system. We have a philosophy of continuous improvement so continue to check back for new information.

All course material is grounded in time-tested and well-vetted practices. These classes are comparable to ones that global companies pay for their executives to attend. You can expect a high-quality experience with a ‘masonic spin’.

Each class, be it online or in-person, will give you actionable skills. It is up to you to decide to put those skills into action and to lead your organization to achieve its objectives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The York Rite Leadership organization is a Center of Excellence that delivers executive-class leadership training and coaching to all masonic leaders wherever dispersed.

The Leadership Award Coin is a prestigious symbol of your commitment to learning and practicing masonic leadership principles. 

The coin is given out for completion of the in-person classes. These classes are held at various events and are designated as the x02 classes.

When you attend the 102 you will receive the Personal Effectiveness coin segment. Attending the 202 class will earn you the Group Dynamics coin segment and attending the 402 class will earn you the Influential Communication coin segment.

Online class completion does not earn a coin segment. You must attend an in-person class.

Any member of the Masonic family may participate. We do ask that the youth be mature. For guidance, a young gentleman or lady who is between 14 and 18 and has a mature outlook may be admitted. Admission is always at the discretion of the instructor.

The current York Rite Leadership Training Program consists of six well-developed courses, exploring the theory and practice within three bodies of knowledge (BOK) that are designed to give you the skills to be a better leader of yourself and others.

The three BOKs are:
100 – Personal Effectiveness
200 – Group Dynamics
400 – Influential Communication

The online courses (101, 201, and 401) are theory based courses.

The in-person courses (102, 202, and 402) engage the students in the class in exercises putting into practice the concepts presented.

The in-person classes are held at the Grand Encampment Department Conferences and other events by demand.

Graduation from the program means you have completed at least one class from each of the bodies of knowledge, either online or in-person. Keep in mind that there is always more to learn and you are welcome to repeat any of the classes when they are offered.

A certificate of completion is provided for the completion of every course. 

Remember: Attending the in-person courses also results in receiving one of the coin segments.

There is no cost for the class itself. If you are attending an in-person class at a conference or at a sponsored event, there may be a fee required. You will be responsible for registering for the event and paying their fee, paying for any meals you wish to have, and your hotel and travel expenses.

The first step is to apply for admission. After you have been approved for admission, you will begin to receive notifications of classes as registration opens.

The link to attend online training is sent the day before the training, after enrollments have closed.

What Alumni Think

Max, Florida USA
The York Rite Leadership Program will help you understand yourself as a person and as a leader. Over the course of the program, the instructors explain how to implement a comprehensive range of leadership strategies. They lift the veil, enabling you to understand leadership in a new light. You’ll complete the program with a new arsenal of skills to succeed as a leader.
Jamison, Wisconsin USA
A very detailed presentation. I took 7 pages of detailed notes provided by the presenters and because of the virtual environment I was able to screen shot and keep some of the graphs and examples for my notes... I will be able to use these new thought processes and ideas to help be a better leader...
Glen, Oklahoma USA
I truly appreciate your presentation of the material provided. I think it is well laid out and makes good transitions from subject to subject. Facilitation was very strong and all the Presenters had a high level of understanding of the material which produced very good comprehension of those materials within the attendees.
Jake, Virginia USA
Excellent program with some very valuable insight.
Dennis, Nebraska USA
I attended last year as well as this year. I love the sessions and how the information was presented. Presenters are very good and the content was excellent.. I am looking forward to the 401 session.
Anthony, USA
Thank you and your excellent training staff for presenting the York Rite Leadership Training courses. They have been most valuable to me.
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