MPA Leadership Development Academy 

The Maryland Psychological Association is offering a unique leadership development opportunity for psychologists at all stages of their career. The Leadership Development Academy will enable emerging leaders to discover their unique leadership styles, develop individualized goals, learn how to build and manage teams and become more effective at operating within larger organizational structures. Our goal is to nurture future professional leaders reflecting the broad diversity of Maryland psychologists. Leadership scholars will get firsthand experience working with MPA committees and the board of directors, learn public advocacy skills, and learn how to promote the profession as well as themselves and their practices.

The call for applications to the academy is now closed. Scholars will be informed of acceptance by December 2021. Training will begin in January 2022 with 10 monthly sessions. Scholars will attend virtual seminars by leading experts in their fields with small group hands-on exercises for practical experience. Each scholar will be paired with a mentor to identify unique leadership styles and work towards leadership goals. The class will work together on an action project to be designed by the group. Throughout the academy, scholars will explore personal leadership values, attain new leadership competencies, and become part of a growing network of psychologist leaders. Scholars can earn continuing education credits.

MPA is also looking for mentors to help our scholars on their leadership journey.  Click here for more information. 

MPA would like to thank the Anxiety & Behavioral Health Center in Ijamsville, MD for serving as a sponsor of the MPA Leadership Development Academy. We appreciate your support! If you would like to be an academy sponsor, please contact MPA at [email protected] 



Leadership Academy Mentoring Program

Are you interested in helping MPA to train future leaders? Are you at a career stage where you want to give back to the profession and help prepare the next generation of psychologists?

The Maryland Psychological Association is offering a unique leadership development opportunity for psychologists at all career stages. The program, designed for psychologists with minimal to moderate leadership experience, consists of 10 sessions over the course of one year. Monthly 3-hour training sessions will be held on Friday afternoons in a small group format, meeting either in-person or virtually, with didactic and experiential components. Continuing Education credits will be offered where appropriate. Leadership fellows will work with a mentor to integrate and apply training materials and will devise a group leadership action project, in coordination with an MPA committee.

Come learn about MPA by attending committee and board meetings and MPA’S Legislative Day in Annapolis. Identify and strengthen personal leadership styles and values and explore alternatives.  Become part of a growing network of psychologist leaders.