Mission and Vision

MDD Vision

Leadership Development is grounded in UU principles and purposes, and accessible to all congregations. We seek to support individual spiritual maturity, develop leadership skills and advance thinking on leadership in the world from a UU perspective.

MDD Mission

Provide programming and leadership development services to member congregations of the MDD. It will provide people in the district with a sense of identity and purpose as congregational leaders. It will meet congregational needs by addressing issues of location of training opportunities, ease of access to learning, specific concerns of leadership in a congregational setting, and a variety of delivery methodologies

Commitment to:

  1. Understanding of common congregational needs in this area
  2. Regional training opportunities
  3. On-line materials when appropriate
  4. Curriculum with a logical progression
  5. Library
  6. Sustaining RLLS as part of the development program


Services are provided by MDD Staff members and several other qualified trainers and presenters.  Russell Lockwood Leadership School remains at the heart of leadership development in the district. Clusters of congregations are encouraged to cooperate in developing a schedule for leadership development opportunities in their region.