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Answering the Call (ATC) is a five-session leadership development program open to alumni of service programs.

For one night a week for five weeks, participants come together with fellow servant leaders for small group learning and discussion. Sessions are led by facilitators who we have been selected and trained. There is no pre-work prior to the first session; participants are expected to complete reflection exercises in between each session that will require somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes to complete.

  • Each program is a series of five sessions over the course of five weeks with some homework in between

  • To graduate participants are required to:

    • Attend the first three hour introductory session

    • Attend at least 3 out of the 4 following 90-min remaining sessions but, we hope you attend all 5 sessions


  • Session 1: The Learning Journey Begins: Crafting a Personal Leadership Mission Statement

  • Session 2: Owning Your Shadow Mission & First Spark

  • Session 3: Why do I Serve?

  • Session 4: Envisioning the Future

  • Session 5: Listening for the Call & Special Servant Leader Guest

After completion of ATC you will be welcomed to join our follow-up programs and our vibrant alumni community!


In an effort to make this experience as accessible as possible, there is no registration fee for participating in this program. We do, however, ask for a donation to help offset the costs of running the program and support our efforts to grow this movement of servant leaders entering politics.

Please note: If you are an alumnus of a service program who is already 100% certain that you plan to run for office, this program may not be for you. We encourage you to reach out to us directly to explore how we might support your leadership development.

Programs like Answering the Call are important because they connect you with like-minded people from different walks of life. It opens your perspective and expands your understanding of issues in your community.
— Pete, ATC Summer 2017, US Marine Corps